Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1st.ed., 1998. Xiv + 340 pp. Black cloth ; gilt. 23 x 16cm. FINE. [See also No. 45] Renowned international naval historians gather annually at the US Naval Academy in order to reveal their latest research on all aspects of naval history. These are the printed papers of the 13th Symposium held in 1997. Under six headings, historians provide 17 papers that include : Franco-Dutch War in the West Indies 1672-1678. "Never So Critical a Situation as at the Present" : English Provincial Reaction to John Paul Jones 1778-1779. Representing the Royal Navy in 1795 : Admiral Howe’s ‘Glorious First of June’ on the London Stage. Experimenting with Reform : Thomas ap Catesby Jones and the U.S. Navy’s First Ordnance Survey 1833-4. Naval Strategy and the Origins of the Second World War in the Mediterranean 1938-1940. The Baltic in Soviet Strategy 1920-1940. National Rearmament and American Assistance : The Case of the French Navy during the 1950s. A Useful Navy for 2017 : What Can Naval History Tell Us ? Etc., etc.