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Publications of Alex Roland    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Roland, A, Delta of Power The Military-Industrial Complex (August, 2021), pp. 304 pages, JHU Press, ISBN 1421441810  [abs]
  2. Roland, A; Bolster, WJ; Keyssar, A, The Way of the Ship America's Maritime History Reenvisoned, 1600-2000 (November, 2017), pp. 556 pages, WILEY, ISBN 1684421500  [abs]
  3. Roland, A, War and Technology A Very Short Introduction (2016), pp. 152 pages, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0190605383  [abs]
  4. Galison, P; Roland, A, Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century (March, 2013), pp. 383 pages, Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN 940114379X  [abs]
  5. Roland, A; Bolster, WJ; Keyssar, A, The Way of the Ship America's Maritime History Reenvisoned, 1600-2000 (2008), pp. 564 pages, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0470136006  [abs]
  6. with Roland, A; Roland, POHA; Shiman, P, Strategic Computing DARPA and the Quest for Machine Intelligence, 1983-1993 (2002), pp. 478 pages, M I T PRESS, ISBN 0262182262  [abs]
  7. Galison, P; Roland, A, Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century, edited by Peter Galison and Alex Roland (February, 2001), pp. 383 pages, SPRINGER, ISBN 0792367421 (paperback ed. 2001.)  [abs]
  8. Roland, A, The Military-Industrial Complex (2001), Society for the History of Technology and the American HIstorical Association
  10. Roland, A, A Spacefaring People Perspectives on Early Space Flight (1985), pp. 270 pages  [abs]
  11. Preston, RA; Wise, SF, Men in Arms A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society (1979), pp. 478 pages, Holt McDougal
  12. Roland, A, Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (1978), pp. 270 pages

Journal Articles

  1. Roland, A, Is military technology deterministic?, Vulcan, vol. 7 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 19-33 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Roland, A, Craig L. Symonds, World War II at Sea: A Global History, Annales Canadiennes D'Histoire / Canadian Journal of History, vol. 54 no. 1-2 (September, 2019), pp. 269-271, University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress) [doi]
  3. Roland, A, Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States by Hermione Giffard, Technology and Culture, vol. 58 no. 3 (2017), pp. 878-879, Project Muse [doi]
  4. Roland, A, America Inc.? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State by Linda Weiss, Technology and Culture, vol. 57 no. 3 (2016), pp. 694-696, Project Muse [doi]
  5. Roland, A, A History of War in 100 Battles, Journal of Military History, vol. 79 no. 2 (2015), pp. 475-475
  6. Roland, A, Rockets and Revolution: A Cultural History of Early Spaceflight by Michael G. Smith, Journal of World History, vol. 26 no. 3 (2015), pp. 684-686, Project Muse [doi]
  7. Roland, A, Robert G. Ferguson. NASA's First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008. viii + 293 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013. $20 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 105 no. 4 (December, 2014), pp. 866-867, University of Chicago Press [doi]
  8. Roland, A, Rebecca Slayton. Arguments That Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949–2012. xi + 325 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2013. $35 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 105 no. 3 (September, 2014), pp. 671-672, University of Chicago Press [doi]
  9. Roland, A, On the water: Stories from Maritime America National Museum of American history, Washington, D.C., Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 3 (July, 2010), pp. 723-727 [doi]
  10. Roland, A, Was the nuclear arms race deterministic?, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 2 (April, 2010), pp. 444-461 [doi]
  11. Roland, A, The state of space history, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 220-222 [doi]
  12. Roland, A, Ships for this new ocean, Futures, vol. 41 no. 8 (October, 2009), pp. 523-530 [doi]  [abs]
  13. Roland, A, Heyday of the boffins, Minerva, vol. 46 no. 1 (March, 2008), pp. 159-163 [doi]
  14. Roland, A, Containers and causality, Technology and Culture, vol. 48 no. 2 (April, 2007), pp. 386-392 [doi]
  15. Roland, A, The worst century ever: William Pfaff, the bullet's song: Romantic violence and Utopia, Technology and Culture, vol. 47 no. 3 (July, 2006), pp. 597-606 [doi]
  16. Roland, A, Reconsidering a century of flight, British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 39 no. 1 (March, 2006), pp. 145-146 [doi]
  17. Roland, A, Once More into the Stirrups: Lynn White jr., Medieval Technology and Social Change, Technology and Culture, vol. 44 no. 3 (January, 2003), pp. 574-585 [doi]
  18. Roland, A, What Hath Kranzberg wrought? Or, does the history of technology matter?, Technology and Culture, vol. 38 no. 3 (January, 1997), pp. 697-712 [doi]
  19. Long, PO; Roland, A, Military secrecy in antiquity and early medieval Europe: A critical reassessment, History and Technology, vol. 11 no. 2 (January, 1994), pp. 259-290 [doi]
  20. Roland, A, Celebration or education? the goals of the u.s. national air and space museum, History and Technology, vol. 10 no. 1 (January, 1993), pp. 77-89 [doi]
  21. Roland, A, Theories and Models of Technological Change: Semantics and Substance, Science, Technology, & Human Values, vol. 17 no. 1 (January, 1992), pp. 79-100 [doi]
  22. ROLAND, A, Hephaestus and History Scientists, Engineers, and War in Western Experience, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 577 no. 1 (January, 1989), pp. 51-60 [doi]
  23. Roland, A, Priorities in space for the USA, Space Policy, vol. 3 no. 2 (January, 1987), pp. 104-111 [doi]  [abs]

Papers Published

  1. Roland, A, The lonely race to mars: The future of manned spaceflight, in Space Policy Alternatives (January, 2019), pp. 35-49, ISBN 9780367288488 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Roland, A, Secrecy, technology, and war: Greek fire and the defense of byzantium, 678-1204, in Warfare in the Dark Ages (May, 2017), pp. 419-443, ISBN 9780754625575
  3. Theodore Ropp, Introduction, in War in the Modern World (2000), pp. 3-10, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press

Papers In Progress

  1. with Raymond Ashley, Jeffrey Bolster, Alexander Keyssar, and David Sicilia, A Maritime History of the United States (2003)
  2. Understanding War, edited by Richard H. Kohn and Alex Roland (2002) (includes introduction co-authored with Kohn, and chapter entitled "Technology and War".)

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