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Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and popular. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University
Harvard University
in 1912, and taught history at the university for 40 years. He won Pulitzer Prizes
Pulitzer Prizes
for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), a biography of Christopher Columbus, and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959). In 1942, he was commissioned to write a history of United States
United States
naval operations in World War II, which was published in 15 volumes between 1947 and 1962. Morison wrote the popular Oxford History of the American People (1965), and co-authored the classic textbook The Growth of the American Republic (1930) with Henry Steele Commager. Over the course of his distinguished career, Morison received eleven honorary doctoral degrees, and garnered numerous literary prizes, military honors, and national awards from both foreign countries and the United States, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, the Balzan Prize, the Legion of Merit, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[1]

Contents

1 Early life (1887–1912) 2 Scholar and historian (1913–1941) 3 Naval war service (1942–1952) 4 Later years (1953–1976) 5 Death and legacy 6 Criticism

6.1 Slavery 6.2 Battle of Savo Island 6.3 "Dago navy"

7 Honors and awards 8 Works 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life (1887–1912)[edit] Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison was born July 9, 1887, in Boston, Massachusetts, to John Holmes Morison (1856–1911) and Emily Marshall (Eliot) Morison (1857–1925). He was named for his maternal grandfather Samuel Eliot—a historian, educator, and public-minded citizen of Boston
Boston
and Hartford, Connecticut. The Eliot family, which produced generations of prominent American intellectuals, descended from Andrew Eliot, who moved to Boston
Boston
in the 1660s from the English village of East Coker. The most famous of this Andrew Eliot's direct descendants was poet T.S. Eliot, who titled the second of his Four Quartets
Four Quartets
"East Coker".[2] Morison attended Noble and Greenough School
Noble and Greenough School
(1897–1901) and St. Paul's (1901–1903) prior to entering Harvard University, where he was a member of the Phoenix S K Club. At the age of fourteen, he learned to sail, and soon after learned horsemanship—both skills would serve him well in his later historical writings.[3] He earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degree from Harvard in 1908. After studying at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques (1908–1909), Morison returned to Harvard. Scholar and historian (1913–1941)[edit] Originally intending to major in mathematics until Albert Bushnell Hart talked him into researching some papers of an ancestor stored in his wine cellar,[4] Morison's Harvard dissertation was the basis for his first book The Life and Letters of Harrison Gray Otis, Federalist, 1765–1848 (1913), which sold 700 copies. After earning his Ph.D. at Harvard, Morison became an instructor in history at the University of California, Berkeley in 1912. In 1915 he returned to Harvard and took a position as an instructor. During World War I
World War I
he served as a private in the US Army. He also served as the American Delegate on the Baltic Commission of the Paris Peace Conference until June 17, 1919.[1] In 1922–1925 Morison taught at Oxford University
Oxford University
as the first Harmsworth Professor of American History.[5] In 1925 he returned to Harvard, where he was appointed a full professor. One of several subjects that fascinated Morison was the history of New England. As early as 1921 he published The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860. In the 1930s Morison published a series of books on the history of Harvard University
Harvard University
and New England, including Builders of the Bay Colony: A Gallery of Our Intellectual Ancestors (1930), The Founding of Harvard College (1935), Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century (1936), Three Centuries of Harvard: 1636–1936 (1936), and The Puritan
Puritan
Pronaos (1936). In later years, he would return to the subject of New England
New England
history, writing The Ropemakers of Plymouth (1950) and The Story of the 'Old Colony' of New Plymouth (1956) and editing the definitive work, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620–1647 (1952).[1] During his time at Harvard, Morison became the last professor to arrive on campus via horseback.[6] He was chosen to speak at the 300th Anniversary celebration of Harvard in 1936 and a recording of his speech is included as part of the "Harvard Voices" collection.[7] In 1938 Morison was elected as an honorary member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. In 1940, Morison published Portuguese Voyages to America in the Fifteenth Century, a book that presaged his succeeding publications on the explorer, Christopher Columbus. In 1941, Morison was named Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard. For Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), Morison combined his personal interest in sailing with his scholarship by actually sailing to the various places that Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
explored. The Harvard Columbus Expedition, led by Morison and including his wife and Captain John W. McElroy, Herbert F. Hossmer, Jr., Richard S. Colley, Dr. Clifton W. Anderson, Kenneth R. Spear and Richard Spear, left on 28 August 1939 aboard the 147 foot ketch Capitana for the Azores
Azores
and Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal
from which they sailed on the 45 foot ketch Mary Otis to retrace Columbus' route using manuscripts and records of his voyages reaching Trinidad
Trinidad
by way of Cadiz, Madeira, and the Canary Islands.[8] After following the coast of South and Central America
Central America
the expedition returned to Trinidad
Trinidad
on 15 December 1939.[8] The expedition returned to New York on 2 February 1940 aboard the United Fruit liner Veragua.[8] The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
in 1943. Naval war service (1942–1952)[edit] In 1942, Morison met with his friend President Franklin D. Roosevelt and offered to write a history of United States Navy
United States Navy
operations during the war from an insider's perspective by taking part in operations and documenting them. The President and Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Navy
Frank Knox agreed to the proposal. On May 5, 1942, Morison was commissioned a lieutenant commander in the US Naval Reserve, and was called at once to active duty.[1] Gregory Pfitzer explained his procedures:

He gained berths on patrol boats, destroyers, and heavy cruisers; participated in planning sessions for invasions; witnessed sea battles; narrowly escaped death at the hands of a kamikaze pilot; and conducted post-operational interviews with commanders in the Pacific theater.[9]

Morison worked with a team of researchers to prepare the History of United States
United States
Naval Operations in World War II, published in 15 volumes between 1947–1962, documenting everything from strategy and tactics to technology and the exploits of individuals. British military historian Sir John Keegan called it the best to come out of that conflict. Issued as The Rising Sun in the Pacific in 1948, Volume 3 won the Bancroft Prize in 1949.[1] Morison was promoted to the rank of captain on December 15, 1945. On August 1, 1951, he was transferred to the Honorary Retired List of the Naval Reserve and was promoted to Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral
on the basis of combat awards.[1] In History as a Literary Art: An Appeal to Young Historians (1946), Morison argued that vivid writing springs from the synergy of experience and research:

American historians, in their eagerness to present facts and their laudable concern to tell the truth, have neglected the literary aspects of their craft. They have forgotten that there is an art of writing history.[10]

Later years (1953–1976)[edit] In 1955, Morison retired from Harvard University.[1] He devoted the rest of his life to writing. In quick succession, Morison wrote Christopher Columbus, Mariner (1955), Freedom in Contemporary Society (1956), The Story of the 'Old Colony' of New Plymouth, 1620–1692 (1956), Nathaniel Holmes Morison (1957), William Hickling Prescott (1958), Strategy and Compromise (1958), and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959), which earned Morison his second Pulitzer Prize. In the early 1960s, Morison's focus returned to his New England
New England
youth, writing The Story of Mount Desert Island, Maine
Maine
(1960), One Boy's Boston, 1887–1901 (1962), Introduction to Whaler Out of New Bedford (1962), and A History of the Constitution of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(1963). In 1963, The Two-Ocean War was published, a one-volume abridged history of the United States Navy
United States Navy
in World War II. In 1964, Morison received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
from President Lyndon B. Johnson. In presenting the distinguished historian with the highest civilian award in the United States, Johnson noted:

Scholar and sailor, this amphibious historian has combined a life of action and literary craftsmanship to lead two generations of Americans on countless voyages of discovery.[11]

Morison's later years would also be devoted to books on exploration, such as The Caribbean
Caribbean
as Columbus Saw It (1964), Spring Tides (1965), The European Discovery of America (1971–1974), and Samuel de Champlain: Father of New France
New France
(1972). His research for the latter book included sailing many of the routes taken by Champlain, and tracing others by airplane. Morison's first marriage to Elizabeth S. Greene produced four children—one of whom, Emily Morison Beck, became editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.[12] Elizabeth died August 20, 1945. In 1949, Morison married Baltimore
Baltimore
widow Priscilla Barton. Priscilla died February 22, 1973. Death and legacy[edit] Morison died of a stroke on May 15, 1976. His ashes are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Northeast Harbor, Maine. He enjoyed considerable recognition during his lifetime, receiving two Pulitzers, two Bancroft Prizes, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Emerson-Thoreau Medal (1961), and numerous honorary degrees, military awards, and honors from foreign nations.[13] On July 19, 1979, the frigate USS Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison was launched, honoring Morison and his contributions to the United States
United States
Navy. Morison's legacy is also sustained by the United States
United States
Naval History and Heritage Command's Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Naval History Scholarship.[14] Boston's Commonwealth Avenue Mall features a bronze statue depicting Morison in sailor's oilskin. Morison's last known public appearance was on April 8, 1976, when he served as the ribbon cutter to open the USS Constitution Museum. "The Museum's research library and an annual award given by the Museum for scholarship in history are both named in his honor."[15] The museum gives the annual Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Award to a person whose public service has enhanced the image of the USS Constitution, and who reflects the best of Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison: artful scholarship, patriotic pride, and eclectic interest in the sea and things maritime. In 1976, the American Heritage magazine initiated an award named in honor of Morison called the Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Award, honoring an American author whose work shows "that good history is literature as well as high scholarship."[16] It lasted two years. Since 1982, the Naval Order of the United States
United States
gives an honor in Morison's name, the Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Award for Naval Literature, for significant works about the US Navy. In 1985, the Society for Military History established the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize, recognizing an author's body of contributions in the field of military history. Criticism[edit] Slavery[edit] Morison was criticized by some African-American scholars for his treatment of American slavery in early editions of his book The Growth of the American Republic, which he co-wrote with Henry Steele Commager and later with Commager's student William E. Leuchtenburg.[17] The book originated as Morison's two-volume Oxford History of the United States ( Oxford University
Oxford University
Press, 1927). First published in 1930, the first two editions of the textbook, according to these critics, echoed the thesis of American Negro Slavery (1918) by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips. This view, sometimes called the Phillips school of slavery historiography, was considered an authoritative interpretation of the history of American slavery during the first half of the twentieth century,[18] despite the intense criticism by some African-American scholars for its alleged racist underpinnings. Phillips's theories remained authoritative, considered by many white scholars to be ground-breaking and progressive when first proposed. In 1944, the NAACP
NAACP
began its criticism of The Growth of the American Republic. In 1950, Morison, while denying any racist intent—he noted his daughter's marriage to the son of Joel Elias Spingarn, the former President of the NAACP—reluctantly agreed to most of the demanded changes.[19] Morison refused to eliminate references to slaves who were loyal and devoted to their masters because they were treated well, and to some positive "civilizing" effects of the American system of slavery. Morison also refused to remove references to stereotypes of African Americans that he believed were vital in accurately depicting the racist nature of American culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—an era when even the most enlightened progressive thinkers routinely explained many aspects of human behavior as a result of innate racial or ethnic characteristics.[20] In the 1962 edition of the textbook, Morison removed additional content that these critics found offensive.[17] Battle of Savo Island[edit] In his semi-official account of the Battle of Savo Island, a disastrous defeat for the U.S. Navy in World War II, Morison partly blamed the defeat on the failure of an Australian aircrew to inform the Americans of the approaching Japanese forces. Morison appears to have based this story on inaccurate, now refuted, information. On October 21, 2014 the US Navy issued a letter of apology to the last surviving member of the RAAF Hudson crew, who had sighted and duly reported the approach of the Japanese Naval Task Force; the letter states that "RAdm. Morison's criticism was unwarranted".[21] "Dago navy"[edit] Some degree of criticism has been leveled at Morison for his description of the Italian Regia Marina
Regia Marina
as having been considered by British seamen as nothing but a joke, and which he explicitly called "Dago Navy". It ought to be noted that at that time Dago was a commonly used Italian put down by the British much as the word Hun was used of the Germans. Italian historian Giorgio Giorgerini wrote that this use of an ethnic slur is the proof of a rather gratuitous and offensive attitude towards the Italian Navy that could have been at least more prudent in its expression.[22] Honors and awards[edit] Award ribbons

1st Row Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
with "V" device Navy Unit Commendation Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
(1964)

2nd Row World War I
World War I
Victory Medal American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with battle star

3rd Row Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with six battle stars World War II
World War II
Victory Medal Officer, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
(1961)

4th Row Commander, Order of the White Rose of Finland Commander, Order of Isabella the Catholic
Order of Isabella the Catholic
(1963) Philippine Liberation Medal

Other honors

Honorary Member of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Society of the Cincinnati
Society of the Cincinnati
(1938) Vuelo Panamericano Medal (Republic of Cuba) (1943)

Honorary degrees

Trinity College, Hartford
Trinity College, Hartford
(1935) Amherst College
Amherst College
(1936) Harvard University
Harvard University
(1936) Union College
Union College
(1939) Columbia University
Columbia University
(1942) Yale University
Yale University
(1949) Williams College
Williams College
(1950) University of Oxford
University of Oxford
(1951) Bucknell University
Bucknell University
(1960) Boston
Boston
College (1961) College of the Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross
(1962)

Literary prizes

Loubat Prize (1938) for The Founding of Harvard College (1935) and Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century (1936) Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
(1943) for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942) Bancroft Prize (1949) for The Rising Sun in the Pacific (1948) Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
(1960) for John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959) American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Emerson-Thoreau Medal (1961) American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal (1962) Balzan Prize
Balzan Prize
(1962) for History of United States
United States
Naval Operations in World War II
World War II
(1963)[13] Bancroft Prize (1972) for The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages (1971)

Works[edit] Main article: Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison bibliography The following is a list of books written by Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison, arranged alphabetically.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942.[23] American Contributions to the Strategy of World War II. London: Oxford University Press, 1958. The Ancient Classics in a Modern Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1939. Builders of the Bay Colony. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. By Land and By Sea. New York: Knopf, 1953. The Caribbean
Caribbean
as Columbus Saw It. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. (with Mauricio Obregon) Christopher Columbus, Mariner. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955.[24] The Class Lives of Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
and Nathaniel Homes Morison, Harvard 1839. Boston: Privately printed, 1926. The Conservative American Revolution. Washington, DC: Society of the Cincinnati, 1976. Doctor Morison's Farewell to the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Boston: Merrymount Press, 1939. The European Discovery of America. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971–1974. The Events of the Year MDCCCCXXXV. Boston: Merrymount Press, 1936. The Founding of Harvard College. Cambridge: Harvard University
Harvard University
Press, 1935. Francis Parkman. Boston: Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Historical Society, 1973. Freedom in Contemporary Society. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. The Growth of the American Republic 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1930.[25] Harrison Gray Otis, 1765–1848: The Urbane Federalist. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century. 2 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936. Harvard Guide to American History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963. (with Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Frederick Merk, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., and Paul Herman Buck) Historical Background for the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Tercentenary in 1930. Boston: Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Tercentenary, Inc., 1928, 1930. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission. Texts of Inscriptions As Revised By Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1930. History As A Literary Art. Boston: Old South Association, 1946.[26] A History of the Constitution of Massachusetts. Boston: Special Commission on Revision of the Constitution, 1963. A History of the Constitution of Massachusetts. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1917. History of United States
United States
Naval Operations in World War II. 15 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947–1962. An Hour of American History: From Columbus to Coolidge. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1929. Introduction to Whaler Out of New Bedford. New Bedford: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1962. John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1959.[27] Life and Letters of Harrison Gray Otis. 2 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913.[28] Life in Washington a Century and a Half Ago. Washington, DC: Cosmos Club, 1968. The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783–1860. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1921. Nathaniel Homes Morison. Baltimore: Peabody Institute, 1957. A New and Fresh English Translation of the Letter of Columbus Announcing the Discovery of America. Madrid: Graficas Yagues, 1959. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620–1647. Editor. New York: Knopf, 1952. Old Bruin: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, 1796–1858. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967. One Boy's Boston, 1887–1901. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. The Oxford History of the American People. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Oxford History of the United States. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1927. The Pilgrim Fathers: Their Significance in History. Boston: Merrymount Press, 1937. Portuguese Voyages to America in the Fifteenth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University
Harvard University
Press, 1940. A Prologue to American History: An Inaugural Lecture. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922. The Proprietors of Peterborough, New Hampshire. Peterborough: Historical Society, 1930. The Puritan
Puritan
Pronaos. New York: New York University Press, 1936. Ropemakers of Plymouth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison. Edited by Emily Morison Beck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Samuel de Champlain: Father of New France. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972. The Scholar in American: Past, Present, and Future. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. The Second Voyage of Christopher Columbus. New York: Oxford University Press, 1939. Sources and Documents Illustrating the American Revolution, 1764–1788, and the Formation of the Federal Constitution. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923. Spring Tides. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. The Story of Mount Desert Island, Maine. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1960. The Story of the 'Old Colony' of New Plymouth, 1620–1692. New York: Knopf, 1956. Strategy and Compromise. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958. These Forty Years. Boston: Privately printed, 1948. (Address to the 40th Reunion, Harvard Class of 1908) Three Centuries of Harvard, 1636–1936. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936. The Two Ocean War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963. Vistas of History. New York: Knopf, 1964. William Hickling Prescott. Boston: Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Historical Society, 1958. The Young Man Washington. Cambridge: Harvard University
Harvard University
Press, 1932.[29]

References[edit]

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Rear Admiral
Samuel Eliot
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Morison". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved October 19, 2011.  ^ Sailer, Steve. " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison And America's Displaced Protestant Establishment". VDare. Retrieved October 26, 2011.  ^ Washburn, Wilcomb E. " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison, Historian" in The William and Mary Quarterly July 1979, pp. 325-352. ^ Carrigg, John (Fall 1994). " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison and His Catholic Sympathies". The Dawson Newsletter. Retrieved October 26, 2011.  ^ http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/history/HarmsworthLectures ^ Harvard Gazette http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/12/scholars-venerable/ ^ Harvard Voices Collection https://soundcloud.com/#harvard/samuel-eliot-morison-1936?in=harvard/sets/harvard-voices ^ a b c "Samuel E. Morison's Columbus Expedition Reaches United States After Five Months of Following Explorer's Courses". The Harvard Crimson. The Harvard Crimson. February 2, 1940. Retrieved 4 September 2014.  ^ Gregory M. Pfitzer in Kelly Boyd, ed. (1999). Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing vol 2. p. 839. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Hornfischer, James D. "Revisiting Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison's Landmark History". Smithsonian.com. Retrieved November 9, 2011.  ^ "Remarks at the Presentation of the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved October 25, 2011.  ^ Martin, Douglas (March 31, 2004). "Emily Morison Beck, 88, Who Edited Bartlett's Quotations, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2011.  ^ a b "Prizewinners". International Balzan Prize
Balzan Prize
Foundation. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.  ^ " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Naval History Scholarship". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 25 October 2011.  ^ USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Page http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/about-us/mission-and-history/samuel-eliot-morison/ ^ Albin Krebs (September 29, 1977). "Notes on People". New York Times. Retrieved December 23, 2017.  ^ a b Zimmerman, Jonathan. "Brown-ing the American Textbook". History of Education Quarterly. Archived from the original on March 18, 2005. Retrieved March 18, 2005.  ^ Revisiting Blassingame's The Slave Community: The Scholars Respond. Ed. Al-Tony Gilmore. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1978, pp x–xi, ISBN 0-8371-9879-8. ^ Jumonville, Neil. Henry Steele Commager: Midcentury Liberalism and the History of the Present. The University of North Carolina Press, 1999, p. 147. ^ Gossett, Thomas F. (1963). Race: The History of an Idea in America. New York: Oxford University
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Press.  ^ Harvey, Adam (28 October 2014). "Eric Geddes: Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath". ABC News. Retrieved 29 October 2014.  ^ Giorgerini, Giorgio (2002). La guerra italiana sul mare : la marina tra vittoria e sconfitta : 1940-1943 (1. ed. Oscar storia. ed.). Milano: Mondadori. pp. 24–5. ISBN 9788804501503.  ^ books.google.com ^ books.google.com ^ books.google.com ^ www.wiu.edu ^ books.google.com ^ archive.org ^ " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison Bibliography". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

Cunliffe, Marcus, and Robin W. Winks, eds. Pastmasters: some essays on American historians (Harper & Row, 1975). Keegan, John. The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare. New York: Viking, 1989. Morison, Samuel Eliot. "The Gilberts & Marshalls" in Life Magazine, May 22, 1944. Pfitzer, Gregory M. Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison's Historical World: In Quest of a New Parkman. Boston: Northeastern, 1991. Taylor, P.A.M. " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison, Historian" Journal of American Studies (1977) 11#1 13-26. Washburn, Wilcomb E. " Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison, Historian" The William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, Vol. XXXVI, July 1979. in JSTOR Faith of a Historian Presidential address read at the annual dinner of the American Historical Association
American Historical Association
in Chicago on December 29, 1950. American Historical Review 56:2 (January 1951): 261-75.

External links[edit]

Official United States Navy
United States Navy
Biography Adm Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison at Find a Grave

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William Roscoe Thayer
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Jean Jules Jusserand
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Charles Homer Haskins
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Edward Potts Cheyney
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Woodrow Wilson
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Dana Carleton Munro
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James Henry Breasted
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James Harvey Robinson
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Herbert Eugene Bolton
(1932) Charles A. Beard
Charles A. Beard
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Michael Rostovtzeff
(1935) Charles Howard McIlwain (1936) Guy Stanton Ford (1937) Laurence M. Larson (1938) William Scott Ferguson (1939) Max Farrand
Max Farrand
(1940) James Westfall Thompson (1941) Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. (1942) Nellie Neilson (1943) William Linn Westermann
William Linn Westermann
(1944) Carlton J. H. Hayes (1945) Sidney Bradshaw Fay (1946) Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
(1947) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1948) Conyers Read (1949) Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison (1950)

1951–1975

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Lynn Thorndike
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Walter Prescott Webb
(1958) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
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C. Vann Woodward
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1976–2000

Richard B. Morris (1976) Charles Gibson (1977) William J. Bouwsma (1978) John Hope Franklin (1979) David H. Pinkney (1980) Bernard Bailyn (1981) Gordon A. Craig
Gordon A. Craig
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Natalie Zemon Davis
(1987) Akira Iriye (1988) Louis R. Harlan (1989) David Herlihy (1990) William Leuchtenburg (1991) Frederic Wakeman (1992) Louise A. Tilly (1993) Thomas C. Holt (1994) John Henry Coatsworth (1995) Caroline Bynum (1996) Joyce Appleby (1997) Joseph C. Miller (1998) Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton
(1999) Eric Foner
Eric Foner
(2000)

2001–Present

William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson
(2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan
James J. Sheehan
(2005) Linda K. Kerber (2006) Barbara Weinstein (2007) Gabrielle M. Spiegel (2008) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
(2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton
(2011) William Cronon
William Cronon
(2012) Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
(2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Biography or Autobiography (1926–1950)

Harvey Cushing
Harvey Cushing
(1926) Emory Holloway (1927) Charles Edward Russell
Charles Edward Russell
(1928) Burton J. Hendrick (1929) Marquis James
Marquis James
(1930) Henry James (1931) Henry F. Pringle (1932) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1933) Tyler Dennett (1934) Douglas S. Freeman
Douglas S. Freeman
(1935) Ralph Barton Perry (1936) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1937) Odell Shepard/ Marquis James
Marquis James
(1938) Carl Van Doren (1939) Ray Stannard Baker
Ray Stannard Baker
(1940) Ola Elizabeth Winslow (1941) Forrest Wilson (1942) Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison (1943) Carleton Mabee (1944) Russel Blaine Nye (1945) Linnie Marsh Wolfe (1946) William Allen White
William Allen White
(1947) Margaret Clapp
Margaret Clapp
(1948) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1949) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1950)

Complete list (1917–1925) (1926–1950) (1951–1975) (1976–2000) (2001–2025)

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Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Biography or Autobiography (1951–1975)

Margaret Louise Coit (1951) Merlo J. Pusey (1952) David J. Mays (1953) Charles A. Lindbergh (1954) William S. White (1955) Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (1956) John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1957) Douglas S. Freeman, John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth (1958) Arthur Walworth (1959) Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot
Morison (1960) David Donald (1961) Leon Edel
Leon Edel
(1963) Walter Jackson Bate
Walter Jackson Bate
(1964) Ernest Samuels (1965) Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
(1966) Justin Kaplan (1967) George Frost Kennan (1968) Benjamin Lawrence Reid (1969) Thomas Harry Williams (1970) Lawrence Thompson (1971) Joseph P. Lash
Joseph P. Lash
(1972) W. A. Swanberg (1973) Louis Sheaffer (1974) Robert Caro
Robert Caro
(1975)

Complete list (1917–1925) (1926–1950) (1951–1975) (1976–2000) (2001–2025)

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