"A well-organized and insightful collection of documents relating to American maritime history between the end of the Civil War and into the present."
--Book News

"This ambitious two-volume set...offers endless opportunities for scholars, teachers, and lay readers alike. An invaluable teaching resource and highly entertaining addition to the field of American maritime history."
--The Northern Mariner

"An excellent collection of primary documents."
--International Journal of Maritime History

"A valuable tool for those engaged in teaching the maritime history of the United States of America, promoting a critical sense in their students, and giving them a wider perception of the maritime past…Not only valuable but also highly recommendable."
--International Journal of Maritime Archaeology v 39, iss 1

"A very illuminating and instructive addition to the body of maritime history. It even explains some now quite obscure history."
--Work Boat Review