Admiral Stavridis to discuss new book at The BookMark


Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) will be at The BookMark Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans.” He will also sign copies of another new book, “The Leader’s Bookshelf.”

A voyage through the world’s most important bodies of water, “Sea Power” examines the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in the world's current geopolitical path, told by the only admiral to serve as supreme allied commander of NATO. In his book, Stavridis shows how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, how naval power has helped create the world we live in today, and how it will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Along the way, he offers insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the submarine conflicts of the Cold War.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stavridis spent more than 35 years on active service in the U.S. Navy. He commanded destroyers and a carrier strike group in combat and served for seven years as a four-star admiral, including nearly four years as the first Navy officer chosen as supreme allied commander for global operations at NATO. After retiring from the Navy, he was named dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has written articles on global security issues for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Atlantic. His previous books include “Destroyer Captain: Lessons of a First Command” and “The Accidental Admiral: A Sailor Takes Command at NATO.”