Books by John Lehman

Released: June 5, 2018

"Valuable for students of naval strategy and geopolitics as well as of Cold War history."
Former Secretary of the Navy Lehman (On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy, 2001, etc.) unfolds the Ronald Reagan-era strategy to reclaim United States dominance on the high seas and contain the Soviet fleet. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"On Seas of Glory delves no deeper than the History Channel would, but its digressions, anecdotes, and prejudices make for an entertaining read."
Bombastic title aside, an engaging if quirky history of the US Navy. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1992

"An articulate presentation of the case that the Presidency has primacy in military and national-security affairs."
Drawing heavily on his extensive government experience, Lehman, Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan, offers a highly polemical analysis of the tension between the legislative and executive branches in America's decisions to go to war. Read full book review >