|Born||1946 (age 76–77)|
|Occupation||Author, Analyst, Strategist, Historian|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Period||World War I, World War II, Modern Age|
|Genre||Naval Historical, Analysis, and Strategy|
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Norman Friedman (born 1946) is an American internationally known author and analyst, strategist, and historian. He has written over 30 books and numerous articles on naval and other military matters, has worked for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and has appeared on television programs including PBS, the Discovery Channel, C-SPAN, and National Geographic.
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Friedman holds a bachelor's and a doctorate from Columbia University in theoretical physics, completing his dissertation Additional Scattering of Bloch Electrons by Simultaneous Imputity and Lattice Interaction in 1974. From 1973 to 1984, he was at the Hudson Institute, becoming Deputy Director for National Security Affairs. He then worked for the United States Navy as in-house consultant. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a futurologist for the United States Marine Corps. He has held the position of Visiting Professor of Operations Research, University College, University of London.
Friedman's articles have appeared in Joint Forces Quarterly, Jane's International Defence Review, Asian Pacific Defence Reporter, Defense Electronics, The Journal of Electronic Defense, The International Countermeasures Handbook, Armada, Defence, ORBIS, Military Technology, Naval Forces, Jane's Navy International, Signal, The Wall Street Journal (U.S., European, and Far Eastern editions), DPA, RUSI Journal, and the Journal of Cold War Studies, among others.
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Awards and honors
- Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War won the 2001 Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature for the best military history book of 2000 from the British Royal United Services Institute.
- Seapower As Strategy: Navies and National Interests won the 2002 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature
- —; Baker, A. D. III; Raven, Alan (1984). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History (First ed.). Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1682477595. LCCN 84014767. OCLC 12502364. OL 2852386M. Retrieved 17 August 2022 – via the Internet Archive.
- — (1 September 1991). "The Future Shape of the U. S. Navy". The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. American Academy of Political and Social Science. 517 (1): 106–119. doi:10.1177/0002716291517001008. eISSN 1552-3349. ISSN 0002-7162. JSTOR 1047189. OCLC 1479265. S2CID 145473559.
- — (15 May 2006). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems (5th ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1557502629. LCCN 2005031194. OCLC 1131518158. OL 3415017M – via Google Books.
- U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History, ISBN 978-1-55750-250-6
- U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History, ISBN 0-87021-739-9
- U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History, ISBN 978-0-87021-715-9
- U.S. Small Combatants, Including PT Boats, Subchasers, and the Brown-Water Navy: An Illustrated Design History, ISBN 978-0-87021-713-5
- U.S. Naval Weapons, ISBN 978-0-85177-240-0
- U.S. Naval Weapons: Every Gun, Missile, Mine and Torpedo Used by the U.S. Navy from 1883 to the Present Day, ISBN 978-0-87021-735-7
- Naval Radar, ISBN 978-0-87021-967-2
- American and British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919–1941, ISBN 978-1-59114-380-2
- Battleship Design and Development 1905–1945, ISBN 978-0-83170-700-2
- Modern Warship: Design and Development, ISBN 978-0-83176-082-3
- Submarine Design and Development, ISBN 978-0-87021-954-2
- Seapower as Strategy: Navies and National Interests, ISBN 978-1-55750-291-9
- The US Maritime Strategy, ISBN 978-0-71060-500-9
- Postwar Naval Revolution, ISBN 978-0-85177-414-5
- Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, ISBN 978-1-59114-287-4
- Desert Victory: The War for Kuwait, ISBN 978-1-55750-254-4
- Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War, ISBN 978-1-59114-290-4
- Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era, ISBN 978-1-59114-555-4
- Naval Weapons of World War One: Guns, Torpedoes, Mines and ASW Weapons of All Nations, ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7
- Network-Centric Warfare: How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars, ISBN 978-1-59114-286-7
- British Carrier Aviation: The Evolution of the Ships and Their Aircraft, ISBN 978-0-87021-054-9
- The British Battleship: 1906–1946, ISBN 978-1-84832-225-7
- British Cruisers of the Victorian Era, ISBN 978-1-84832-099-4
- British Cruisers: Two World Wars and After, ISBN 978-1-84832-078-9
- British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War, ISBN 978-1-84832-049-9
- British Destroyers and Frigates: The Second World War and After, ISBN 978-1-84832-015-4
- Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology, ISBN 978-1-84832-189-2
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ORP Piorun (G65)
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- ^ "BOOKSHELF - The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War". Columbia College Today. Vol. 26, no. 4. Columbia College. 1 May 2000. ISSN 0572-7820. LCCN sn85006502. OCLC 12357245. Archived from the original on 10 June 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
- ^ "BOOKSHELF - Norman Friedman '67". Columbia College Today. Vol. 29, no. 4. Columbia College. 1 March 2003. ISSN 0572-7820. LCCN sn85006502. OCLC 12357245. Archived from the original on 10 June 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
- ^ Friedman, Norman (22 October 2014). "Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactic and Technology". Seaforth Publishing. Retrieved 4 October 2021 – via PlayGoogle.
- ^ "Norman Friedman Biography". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
- ^ "Event Speakers - U.S. Naval Institute". usni.org. Archived from the original on 2017-12-24. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- ^ "Latest NOUS Awards". Naval Order of the United States. Archived from the original on 2017-06-03. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- ^ "Previous Morison Book Awards". Naval Order of the United States, New York Commandery. Archived from the original on August 27, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
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