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John Guilmartin

John Guilmartin; B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1962; M.A., 1969; Ph.D., 1971, Princeton University.

Professor Guilmartin is an authority on military history, maritime history, and the history of technology. He is an early modern Europeanist whose research focuses primarily on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He also is interested in aerospace history and has written about the Vietnam war and the Gulf war.

Professor Guilmartin is well known for his Gunpowder and Galleys: Changing Technology and Mediterranean Warfare in the Sixteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974; 2nd, revised, edition, London: Conway Maritime Press, 2003). More recently he has published Galleons and Galleys(London: Cassell, 2002)"The Cutting Edge: An Analysis of the Spanish Invasion and Overthrow of the Inca Empire, 1532-1539 (Kenneth J. Andrien and Rolena Adorno, eds., Transatlantic Encounters: Europeans and Andeans in the Sixteenth Century; Berkeley, University of California Press, 1991): 40-69 and A Very Short War: The Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M Press, 1995).

Professor Guilmartin is currently working on a general military history of the Vietnam war for Harvard University Press, tentatively titled The Unending War.