Category Archives: ARJ Reading List

Book Review: Engineering the F-4 Phantom II: Parts Into Systems


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arj73-bookAuthor: Glenn E. Bugos

Publisher: Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

Copyright Date: 1996

Hard/Softcover/Digital: Hardcover, 258 pages, http://www.amazon.com/Engineering-F-4-Phantom-II-Systems/dp/1557500894

Reviewed by: Lee Vinsel, Program on Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute
of Technology
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Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force


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Grounded The Case for Abolishing the US Air ForceAuthor(s): Robert M. Farley

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

Copyright Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-0813144955 (hardcover);
978-0813144979 (ePub)

Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 264 pages

Reviewed by: Aleisha R. Jenkins-Bey, Assistant Editor, Defense ARJ

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Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War


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enginners-of-victory-bookAuthor(s): Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

Copyright Date: 2013

Available Online: http://www.amazon.com/Engineers-Victory-Problem-Solvers-Turned/dp/0812979397

Hard/Softcover: Softcover, 480 pages

Reviewed by: Dr. Glen R. Asner, Senior Historian, Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Agents of INNOVATION: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet That Defeated the Japanese Navy


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ARJ-68-book-reviewAuthor(s): John T. Kuehn

Publisher:  Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland

Copyright Date: 2008

ISBN-10: 1591144485
ISBN-13: 978-1591144489

Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 296 pages

Reviewed by: Robert G. “Bob” Keane
Mr. Keane is currently the President of Ship Design USA, Inc.

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Defense Acquisition Reform, 1960 – 2009: An Elusive Goal


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book-defense-acquisition-reformAuthor(s): J. Ronald Fox

Publisher: Center of Military History, United States Army

Copyright Date: 2011

Available Online: http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/051/51-3-1/index.html

Hard/Softcover: PDF, 287 pages

Reviewed by:  John Alic, former staff member of the congressional Office of Technology Assessment

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Democracy’s Arsenal: Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry


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democracy-arsenal-bookAuthor(s): Jacques S. Gansler

Publisher:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

Copyright Date: 2011

ISBN: 978-0262072991

Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 432 pages

Reviewed by: Professor Steven A. Jones, Defense Systems Management College, Defense Acquisition University

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The Age of Invincible: The Ship That Defined the Modern Royal Navy


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age-of-invincible-bookAuthor(s): Nick Childs

Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime

Copyright Date: 2009

ISBN: 978-1844158577

Hard/Softcover:  Hardcover, 208 pages

Reviewed by: Professor David Andrews, FREng, RCNC, Professor of Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, and former Project Director, Defence Procurement Agency, United Kingdom, Ministry of Defence

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The Collins Class Submarine Story: Steel, Spies, and Spin


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collins-class-submarine-bookAuthor(s): Peter Yule and Derek Woolner

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Copyright Date: 2008

ISBN: 978-0521868945

Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 402 pages

Reviewed by: John F. Schank, Senior Operations Research Analyst, RAND Corporation

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The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business


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the-visible-hand-bookAuthor(s): Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Copyright Date: 1993

ISBN: 978-0674940529

Hard/Softcover: Both, 624 pages

Reviewed by: Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Professor of Industry and Business at National Defense University and a member of the Defense ARJ Research Advisory Board. Dr. Hensel’s PhD is from Harvard University, where she learned from Dr. Chandler himself.

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Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960


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rearming-the-cold-war-bookAuthor(s):  Elliott V. Converse III

Publisher: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Copyright Date: 2012

Available Online: http://history.defense.gov

Hard/Softcover:  Hardcover, 781 pages

Reviewed by: Dr. Roy Wood, Dean, Defense Systems Management College, DAU

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