The Admirals: Canada’s Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century fills an important void in the history of Canada’s navy. Those who carry the burden of high command have a critical niche in not only guiding the day-to-day concerns of running an armed service but in ensuring that it is ready to face the challenges of the future. Canada’s leading naval historians present analytical articles on the officers who led the navy from its foundation in 1910 to the unification in 1968. Six former Maritime Commanders provide personal reflections on command. The result is a valuable biographical compendium for anyone interested in the history of the Canadian Navy, the Canadian Forces, or military and naval leadership in general.
Michael Whitby is a Senior Naval Historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage, DND, and co-author of The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War.
Richard H. Gimblett is an historian and defence policy analyst, and Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. Among many other publications he has authored major studies of Canada's role in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War and in the War Against Terrorism.
Peter Haydon is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax. A long time commentator and analyst of Canadian naval affairs, his most important work is The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: Canadian Involvement Reconsidered.