Author: Mark Peattie

Professor Mark Peattie is a leading expert in the Imperial Japanese Navy. He is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and profession of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. His books, Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941 (Naval Institute Press: 1994), with David Evans and Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Airpower 1909-1941. (Naval Institute Press: 2002) are the premier works on the subject. Some of Professor Peattie's other works include Japanese Wartime Empire, 1937-1945 (Princeton University Press: 1996) editor and The Japanese Colonial Empire: The Vicissitudes of Its Fifty-Year History (Yomiuri Press: 1996) in Japanese. 



Japanese chapter


Naval Radar

Japanese Naval Bases Map




This acclaimed sequal to the Peattie/Evans prizewinning work Kaigun illuminates the rise of Japanese naval aviation. It is the most detailed account available in English of Japan's naval air forces. Order from:

Naval Institute Sunburst