Frank Uhlig, Jr., is special projects editor at the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland. His articles on naval matters have been published in such magazines as Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings . For farther reading: The Influence of Seapower Upon History , by Alfred Thayer Mahan (Hill and Wang, 1957); Admirals of the American Empire , by Richard S. West, Jr. (Bobbs-Merrill, 1948); and From Midshipman to Rear Admiral , by Bradley A. Fiske (Century, 1919).