CONTENTS Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Sinking Fast: The Surface Navy, 1945-1950 2. The Surface Navy Enters the Missile Age, 1950-1955 3. The Burke Years: Prosperity and Problems for the Surface Navy, 1955-1961 4. Caught in the Doldrums: Surface Warfare, 1961-1965 5. Shocks to the System: Vietnam and the Eilat, 1965-1970 6. The Zumwalt Years and Their Immediate Aftermath: Troubles and Triumphs, 1970-1975 Postscript: The Surface Navy Resurgent, 1975-1991 Abbreviations Glossary Notes Bibliography Index Dr. Malcolm Muir, Jr., is professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Austin Peay State University. He is author of The Iowa Class Battleships: Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, and Wisconsin, published by Blanford Press in 1987, and has written extensively for naval and military history journals. Dr. Muir earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in 1976. He resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, with his wife.