Craig Lee Symonds is a retired professor and former chairman of the history department at the United States Naval Academy. He earned both his MA (1969) and Ph.D. (1976) from the University of Florida.
Books in order of publication:
Charleston Blockade: The Journals of John B. Marchand, USN, edited by Craig Symonds. (Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 1976.
Navalists and Antinavalists: The Naval Policy Debate in the United States, 1785–1827. (University of Delaware Press, 1980).
New Aspects of Naval History, edited by Craig Symonds. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1981).
A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War. (Annapolis, MD: Nautical and Aviation Press, 1983).
William H. Parker (1985). Craig Symonds (ed.). Recollections of a Naval Officer, 1841–1865. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution. (Annapolis, MD: Nautical and Aviation Press, 1986).
Alvah F. Hunter (1987). Craig Symonds (ed.). A Year on a Monitor. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press. (reprint 1991)
Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography. New York: Norton. 1992.
Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas, by Craig Symonds with William J. Clipson. (Annapolis, MD: Nautical and Aviation, 1992).
The Naval Institute Historical Atlas of the U.S. Navy. Illustrator William J. Clipson. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. 1995.
Stonewall of the West: Patrick Cleburne and the Civil War. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1997).
Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999).
American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg. New York: HarperCollins. 2001.
Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History. New York: Oxford University Press. 2005.
Lincoln and his Admirals. New York: Oxford University Press. 2008.
The Battle of Midway. New York: Oxford University Press. 2011.
The Civil War at Sea. New York: Oxford University Press. 2012.
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Oxford University Press. 2014.
World War Two at Sea: A Global History. Oxford University Press. 2018..
Nimitz at War: Command Leadership from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. Oxford University Press. 2022.