JOEL IRA HOLWITT is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the nuclear fast-attack submarine USS Houston. His Ph.D. in history is from Ohio State University. His residence is in San Antonio, Texas.
"Joel Holwitt's 'Execute Against Japan' is a wonderful military history that examines with sophistication the development of ideas within the U.S. Navy about unrestricted submarine warfare. It is a major contribution to the history of World War II." - Williamson Murray, author of The Iraq War: A Military History "It is a complex story of diplomacy, politics, and doctrinal debate, involving strong personalities and powerful intellects. It is well told and will reward the general reader and the specialist in naval history alike." - John F. Guilmartin Jr., professor of history, Ohio State University"