Associate Professor, Faculty Fellow
History and American Studies
Dr. William P. Leeman is an Associate Professor of History, director of the Pell Honors Program, and a faculty fellow of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. After earning his B.A. degree from Providence College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University, he taught American history at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Edited by John B. Hattendorf and William P. Leeman
William P. Leeman
Summary: Although Theodore Roosevelt has been the subject of numerous books, there has not been a single volume that traces Roosevelt’s interaction with the U.S. Navy from his work as a naval historian in the 1880s through his leadership of the Navy as president in the early twentieth century. The editors of this volume fill in this gap in the historical literature. Each essay in this collection by leading historians of American naval history will cover one aspect of Roosevelt’s relationship with the Navy while addressing the unifying theme of his use of history and America’s naval heritage to advocate for strengthening and modernizing the Navy during his own lifetime.
Leeman, William P. “From Knowledge, Sea Power: Theodore Roosevelt, Naval Education, and the New Navy.” Forging the Trident: Theodore Roosevelt and the United States Navy, Naval Institute Press, 2020, pp. 82-108.
McKillop Library Main Collection: E757 .F67 2020