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Publications of Alex Roland    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Books   
@book{fds7218,
   Author = {A. Roland and Philip Shiman},
   Title = {Strategic Computing: DARPA and the Quest for Machine
             Intelligence, 1983-1993},
   Publisher = {Cambridge, MA: MIT Press},
   Year = {2002},
   Key = {fds7218}
}

@book{fds7217,
   Title = {The Military-industrial Complex},
   Publisher = {Washington: American Historical Association},
   Year = {2001},
   Key = {fds7217}
}

@book{fds7216,
   Title = {Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century},
   Publisher = {Dordrecht, Ned.: Kluwer},
   Editor = {Peter Galison and Alex Roland},
   Year = {2000},
   Key = {fds7216}
}

@book{fds359321,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {MODEL RESEARCH: THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR
             AERONAUTICS 1915-1958.},
   Year = {1985},
   Month = {December},
   Abstract = {Throughout most of its history, the National Advisory
             Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was arguably the most
             important and productive aeronautical research establishment
             in the world. This book examines the NACA as an institution,
             attempting to explain how and why it functioned and to
             evaluate it as a research organization. Although the NACA's
             technical achievements permeate the story, this book is not
             a technical history. It is primarily a political and
             institutional history focusing on the NACA as a model
             research organization. The principal themes of this story
             are three: First are the institutional considerations. The
             second theme encompasses personnel policies and how they
             shaped NACA research. Finally, it is shown how research
             equipment shaped the NACA's program fully as much as did its
             organization and personnel.},
   Key = {fds359321}
}


%% Journal Articles   
@article{fds352487,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Is military technology deterministic?},
   Journal = {Vulcan},
   Volume = {7},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {19-33},
   Year = {2020},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22134603-00701002},
   Abstract = {In their papers prepared for this volume, Kelly DeVries and
             David Zimmerman explore the differing viewpoints on
             technological determinism that military historians bring to
             bear on premodern and modern warfare. This paper analyzes
             their respective arguments, including DeVries's introduction
             of the concepts of effectiveness, invincibility, and
             decisiveness; it focuses primarily on technological
             determinism. It explores some concepts of historical
             causation and concludes that nothing in human behavior is
             deterministic. It recommends language that can help
             historians avoid this rhetorical battleground and speak more
             clearly and judiciously about the factors that shape warfare
             and affect its outcome.},
   Doi = {10.1163/22134603-00701002},
   Key = {fds352487}
}

@article{fds331088,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and
             the United States by Hermione Giffard},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {58},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {878-879},
   Publisher = {Project Muse},
   Year = {2017},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2017.0093},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2017.0093},
   Key = {fds331088}
}

@article{fds326517,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {America Inc.? Innovation and Enterprise in the National
             Security State by Linda Weiss},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {57},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {694-696},
   Publisher = {Project Muse},
   Year = {2016},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2016.0092},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2016.0092},
   Key = {fds326517}
}

@article{fds333666,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {A History of War in 100 Battles},
   Journal = {Journal of Military History},
   Volume = {79},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {475-475},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {April},
   Key = {fds333666}
}

@article{fds326518,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Rockets and Revolution: A Cultural History of Early
             Spaceflight by Michael G. Smith},
   Journal = {Journal of World History},
   Volume = {26},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {684-686},
   Publisher = {Project Muse},
   Year = {2015},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jwh.2015.0019},
   Doi = {10.1353/jwh.2015.0019},
   Key = {fds326518}
}

@article{fds333667,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {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).},
   Journal = {Isis},
   Volume = {105},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {866-867},
   Publisher = {University of Chicago Press},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {December},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/680298},
   Doi = {10.1086/680298},
   Key = {fds333667}
}

@article{fds331089,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {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).},
   Journal = {Isis},
   Volume = {105},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {671-672},
   Publisher = {University of Chicago Press},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {September},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/679175},
   Doi = {10.1086/679175},
   Key = {fds331089}
}

@article{fds359306,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {On the water: Stories from Maritime America National Museum
             of American history, Washington, D.C.},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {51},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {723-727},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {July},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2010.0025},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2010.0025},
   Key = {fds359306}
}

@article{fds359307,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Was the nuclear arms race deterministic?},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {51},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {444-461},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {April},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.0.0457},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.0.0457},
   Key = {fds359307}
}

@article{fds359308,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {The state of space history},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {51},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {220-222},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.0.0416},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.0.0416},
   Key = {fds359308}
}

@article{fds359309,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Ships for this new ocean},
   Journal = {Futures},
   Volume = {41},
   Number = {8},
   Pages = {523-530},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2009.04.020},
   Abstract = {The voyages of Christopher Columbus are invoked by Americans
             more than any other historical analog to capture the ethos
             of the manned space program. A better analogy would be Leif
             Ericksson. He and his fellow Norsemen reached North America
             five centuries before Columbus by travelling in the most
             remarkable sailing vessels of their time. Not until
             Columbus, however, did Europeans have at their disposal a
             robust maritime technology that would allow them to not only
             reach the Western hemisphere but also to sail back and forth
             to Europe reliably. Over the last forty-five years, the
             United States has developed space launch vehicles that can
             carry astronauts to near-Earth orbit and even to the moon.
             It has failed, however, to develop the space ship that can
             do for the United States what the caravel did for Columbus.
             The current program to build a new suite of launch vehicles
             simply recycles old technology. It builds longships, not
             caravels. To achieve its goals for manned spaceflight, NASA
             must first build a safe, reliable, and economical launch
             vehicle. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights
             reserved.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.futures.2009.04.020},
   Key = {fds359309}
}

@article{fds359310,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Heyday of the boffins},
   Journal = {Minerva},
   Volume = {46},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {159-163},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-007-9083-6},
   Doi = {10.1007/s11024-007-9083-6},
   Key = {fds359310}
}

@article{fds359311,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Containers and causality},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {48},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {386-392},
   Year = {2007},
   Month = {April},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2007.0087},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2007.0087},
   Key = {fds359311}
}

@article{fds359312,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {The worst century ever: William Pfaff, the bullet's song:
             Romantic violence and Utopia},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {597-606},
   Year = {2006},
   Month = {July},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2006.0198},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2006.0198},
   Key = {fds359312}
}

@article{fds359313,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Reconsidering a century of flight},
   Journal = {British Journal for the History of Science},
   Volume = {39},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {145-146},
   Year = {2006},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007087406407895},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0007087406407895},
   Key = {fds359313}
}

@article{fds359314,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Once More into the Stirrups: Lynn White jr., Medieval
             Technology and Social Change},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {44},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {574-585},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/tech.2003.0131},
   Doi = {10.1353/tech.2003.0131},
   Key = {fds359314}
}

@article{fds359315,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {What Hath Kranzberg wrought? Or, does the history of
             technology matter?},
   Journal = {Technology and Culture},
   Volume = {38},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {697-712},
   Year = {1997},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3106860},
   Doi = {10.2307/3106860},
   Key = {fds359315}
}

@article{fds359316,
   Author = {Long, PO and Roland, A},
   Title = {Military secrecy in antiquity and early medieval Europe: A
             critical reassessment},
   Journal = {History and Technology},
   Volume = {11},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {259-290},
   Year = {1994},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07341519408581866},
   Doi = {10.1080/07341519408581866},
   Key = {fds359316}
}

@article{fds359317,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Celebration or education? the goals of the u.s. national air
             and space museum},
   Journal = {History and Technology},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {77-89},
   Year = {1993},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07341519308581837},
   Doi = {10.1080/07341519308581837},
   Key = {fds359317}
}

@article{fds359318,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Theories and Models of Technological Change: Semantics and
             Substance},
   Journal = {Science, Technology, & Human Values},
   Volume = {17},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {79-100},
   Year = {1992},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/016224399201700105},
   Doi = {10.1177/016224399201700105},
   Key = {fds359318}
}

@article{fds359319,
   Author = {ROLAND, A},
   Title = {Hephaestus and History Scientists, Engineers, and War in
             Western Experience},
   Journal = {Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
   Volume = {577},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {51-60},
   Year = {1989},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.1989.tb15049.x},
   Doi = {10.1111/j.1749-6632.1989.tb15049.x},
   Key = {fds359319}
}

@article{fds359320,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Priorities in space for the USA},
   Journal = {Space Policy},
   Volume = {3},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {104-111},
   Year = {1987},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0265-9646(87)90006-3},
   Abstract = {This article follows the story of Shuttle development, in
             the context of the history of the US space programme from
             Apollo to the Space Station. The Shuttle was chosen as one
             of a series of 'space spectaculars' and has proven to be
             prohibitively expensive and unreliable, practical only for a
             very limited number of specialized missions. The Space
             Station, too, cannot be economically supplied, even if the
             USA could afford to build it. The author concludes that NASA
             should cancel the Space Station and the replacement orbiter
             for Challenger, and engage on a major programme of launch
             vehicle development, independent of the US military. The aim
             should be a dramatic reduction of launch vehicle costs,
             making spaceflight practical, and a truly independent NASA
             which could restore the USA to space preeminence. ©
             1987.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0265-9646(87)90006-3},
   Key = {fds359320}
}


%% Papers Published   
@article{fds359304,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {The lonely race to mars: The future of manned
             spaceflight},
   Pages = {35-49},
   Booktitle = {Space Policy Alternatives},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780367288488},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429307232-4},
   Abstract = {The primary argument for manned spaceflight has always been
             prestige. The enthusiasm to put men in space began after
             Sputnik, when the Soviet Union seemed to have stolen a march
             on the United States. The John F. Kennedy Space Center was
             originally planned to handle 50 Apollo launches a year. By
             1965 most of the money for the program was spent in any
             case, invested in research and development on the huge
             Saturn launch vehicle and the Apollo spacecraft and in the
             facilities at Houston and Cape Canaveral that would launch
             and control the manned missions. The consensus was strong
             enough to sustain the Apollo program through the dark days
             after the Apollo fire of 1967 and through seven of the
             projected nine trips to the moon. Congressional support for
             National Aeronautics and Space Administration in general and
             the manned space program in particular has remained strong
             through good times and bad.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9780429307232-4},
   Key = {fds359304}
}

@article{fds359305,
   Author = {Roland, A},
   Title = {Secrecy, technology, and war: Greek fire and the defense of
             byzantium, 678-1204},
   Pages = {419-443},
   Booktitle = {Warfare in the Dark Ages},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   ISBN = {9780754625575},
   Key = {fds359305}
}

@article{fds7219,
   Author = {Theodore Ropp},
   Title = {Introduction},
   Pages = {3-10},
   Booktitle = {War in the Modern World},
   Publisher = {Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press},
   Year = {2000},
   Key = {fds7219}
}


%% Papers In Progress   
@article{fds7221,
   Author = {A. Roland and Raymond Ashley and Jeffrey Bolster and Alexander Keyssar and David Sicilia},
   Title = {A Maritime History of the United States},
   Year = {2003},
   Key = {fds7221}
}

@article{fds7220,
   Title = {Understanding War},
   Editor = {Richard H. Kohn and Alex Roland},
   Year = {2002},
   Key = {fds7220}
}


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