Norman Friedman

Norman Friedman, Ph.D., is an American author and naval analyst. He has written over 30 books on naval matters, and appeared on television programs on PBS and the Discovery Networks.

Norman Friedman
OccupationWriter, Analyst, Historian
EducationColumbia University
PeriodWorld War I, World War II, Modern Age


Friedman holds a doctorate in theoretical physics, completing his dissertation “Additonal Scattering of Bloch Electrons by Simultaneous Imputity and Lattice Interaction” in 1974 Columbia University. From 1973 to 1984, he was at the Hudson Institute, becoming Deputy Director for National Security Affairs. He then worked for the United States Navy as in-house consultant. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a futurologist for the United States Marine Corps.[1]

Awards and honors

Selected Books

  • U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History - ISBN 0-87021-739-9
  • U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History - ISBN 978-0-87021-715-9
  • Naval Radar - ISBN 978-0-87021-967-2
  • U.S. Naval WeaponsISBN 978-0-85177-240-0
  • Modern Warship: Design and Development - ISBN 978-0-83176-082-3
  • Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems - ISBN 978-1-55750-262-9
  • Seapower As Strategy: Navies and National Interests - ISBN 978-1-55750-291-9
  • Network-Centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars - ISBN 978-1-59114-286-7
  • Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War - ISBN 978-1-59114-287-4
  • Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War - ISBN 978-1-59114-290-4
  • Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era - ISBN 978-1-59114-555-4
  • Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines and ASW Weapons of All NationsISBN 978-1-84832-100-7
  • Network-Centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars - ISBN 978-1-59114-286-7
  • The British Battleship: 1906-1946 - ISBN 978-1-84832-225-7
  • British Cruisers of the Victorian Era - ISBN 978-1-84832-099-4
  • British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After - ISBN 978-1-84832-078-9
  • British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War - ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9
  • British Destroyers and Frigates: The Second World War and After - ISBN 978-1-84832-015-4
  • Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology - ISBN 978-1-84832-189-2

See also


  2. "Event Speakers - U.S. Naval Institute".
  3. "Latest NOUS Awards". Naval Order of the United States. Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  4. "Previous Morison Book Awards". Naval Order of the United States, New York Commandery. Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
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