Ph.D. - University of Virginia
M.A. - Michigan State University
B.A. - Michigan State University
Jim Bradford taught at the Naval Academy, 1973-8. While
teaching at Texas A&M University, since 1981, he taught
in Malaysia, 1987-88; and was a Visiting Professor at
the Air War College, 1995-97. He served as president of
the North American Society for Oceanic History,
A Companion to
American Military History,
2 vols. ed. Blackwell 2010
Encyclopedia of Military History,
2 vols. ed. Routledge, 2006
Atlas of American
Military History, ed., Oxford University Press,
The Papers of John
Paul Jones, 10 reels of microfilm & guide. Chadwyck-Healey,
Bridge: Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders, ed.
Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Cultures: The Military Dimension, ed. Texas A&M
University Press, 1997.
Crucible of Empire:
The Spanish-American War & Its Aftermath, ed .Naval
Institute Press, 1993.
Admirals of the New
Steel Navy: Makers of the American Naval Tradition,
Naval Institute Press, 1990. Chinese language edition,
Captains of the Old
Steam Navy: Makers of the American Naval Tradition,
Naval Institute Press, 1986.
Command Under Sail:
Makers of the American Naval Tradition, 1775-1850,
ed. Naval Institute Press, 1985. Chinese language
Anne Arundel County
Maryland: A Bicentennial History, 1649-1977,
ed. Annapolis and Anne Arundel Bicentennial Committee,
Articles and Book Chapters
Battlefield, Normandy, France,” in Fields of
Conflict: Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire
to the Korean War, ed. by Douglas Scott, Lawrence
Babits, and Charles Haeker (Westport: Praeger, 2007)
“The Effects of the
Vietnam War on the U.S. Navy,” in From Quagmire to
Détente: The Cold War from 1963 to 1975, ed. by
Malcolm Muir , Jr. and Mark F. Wilkinson (Lexington,
Va., VMI, 2005), 268-283.
"Samuel Nicholas: Senior
Officer, Continental Marines," in The Commandants of
the Marine Corps, ed by Allan Millett and Jack
Shulminson. Naval Institute Press, 2004, pp. 17-26.
“John Paul Jones and
Guerre de Razzia,” The Northern Mariner, 13:4
(October 2003), 1-16.
"The Battle of Flamborough
Head," in Great American Naval Battles, ed. By
Jack Sweetman. Naval Institute Press, 1998, pp. 27-47.
“Two Centuries of Warfare
for Profit: French and American Privateering,
1680-1865.” in Pirates, ed. by David Cordingly.
London: Salamander Books, 1996, pp. 164-87.
"Naval Developments in the
Late 19th Century," in Sea Power: A Naval
History, 2nd ed. by E. B. Potter.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981, pp. 155-63.
"The Navies of the American
Revolution," in In Peace and War: Interpretations of
American Naval History,1775-1978, ed. By Kenneth J.
Hagan Westport: Greenwood Press, 1978, pp.3-26; rev.
Bradford is currently working on a an encyclopedia of
American naval history and a biography of John Paul Jones.