From the earliest days of recorded warfare, sea power has played a role in history. From the Battle of Salamis in 480 AD to today’s modern warships sitting off the coast of an enemy with missiles aimed at key targets, the strategy, tactics and logistics of naval warfare have been key ingredients in shaping the world as we know it today. Sea Power: A Naval History, edited by E. B. Potter, (Naval Institute Press 2nd Ed., 1981), presents a compelling history of the world’s navies. Originally published in 1960 with Admiral Chester Nimitz, Sea Power traces the impact of naval power through lively descriptions in which the personalities that shaped events stand out as sharply as the events themselves. From biremes and triremes to nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the call of the sea has been wedded to the quest for world domination. Join us as we follow the development of power and influence through the ages, capturing critical battles, technological developments and innovations, and the major figures and events which determined the fate of power and influence of empires through the ages.