"Nash has provided a solid work that at least gets people talking about naval logistics from an historical perspective and undoubtedly should encourage further research and writing."
--International Journal of Maritime History

"Much as a civil engineer might regard the layers of urban infrastructure in assessing the city design and function, Nash reminds us of the absolute necessity this dutifully learned and refined maritime art constitutes in naval logistics and strategy. The heretofore unfamiliar reader might well regard this collaboration born of necessity with something approaching a sense of wonder: the willingness of these naval commands to find the common tools, language, and procedures needed to maintain and improve a pivotal logistical feature that sustains international naval operations to this day."
--The Journal of Military History

"Nash's study, a tour de force which draws on archives and private papers in Britain and the USA, is therefore all the more valuable. . . . Nash has satisfied, in a way that other recent books which celebrate the centenary of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary do not, the need to set down our coporate memory of how we reached our current standard of excellence at mobile logistics. . . . This book is the first of its kind on logistics, and it is an important book which deserves to become a standard work of reference on the subject, and one which will hopefully inspire others to investigate the subject."
--The Naval Review UK

An Erudite Volume
--Naval Historical Review