Neil Baird

Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.

BOOK REVIEW | Prisoner of the Samurai – Surviving the sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

 

By James Gee and Rosalie H. Smith. Edited by Allyson Smith

A fascinating tale of courage, endurance and forgiveness told as part of his psychological recovery process after the end of World War II by a young man who had deferred his university studies at nineteen to join the US Marine Corps. His recollections were recorded by a nurse whose daughter found and edited her manuscript many years later. Fortunately, she managed to have it published by the always innovative and adventurous Casemate Publishers.

BOOK REVIEW | Alfred Thayer Mahan – The Man and his Letters

By Robert Seager II

As far as the United States Navy is concerned, Mahan is right up there with Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and von Clausewitz as a military, particularly naval theorist. He is there regarded as being significantly more important than Germany’s von Tirpitz or Britain’s father of modern naval warfare, Admiral Jacky Fisher.

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