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Publications of Alex Roland    :recent first  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Roland, A, Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (1978), pp. 270 pages
  2. Preston, RA; Wise, SF, Men in Arms A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society (1979), pp. 478 pages, Holt McDougal
  3. Roland, A, A Spacefaring People Perspectives on Early Space Flight (1985), pp. 270 pages  [abs]
  5. Roland, A, The Military-Industrial Complex (2001), Society for the History of Technology and the American HIstorical Association
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. Galison, P; Roland, A, Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century (March, 2013), pp. 383 pages, Springer Science & Business Media, ISBN 940114379X  [abs]
  10. Roland, A, War and Technology A Very Short Introduction (2016), pp. 152 pages, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0190605383  [abs]
  11. 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]
  12. Roland, A, Delta of Power The Military-Industrial Complex (August, 2021), pp. 304 pages, JHU Press, ISBN 1421441810  [abs]

Journal Articles

  1. Roland, A, Priorities in space for the USA, Space Policy, vol. 3 no. 2 (January, 1987), pp. 104-111 [doi]  [abs]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. Roland, A, Reconsidering a century of flight, British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 39 no. 1 (March, 2006), pp. 145-146 [doi]
  9. 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]
  10. Roland, A, Containers and causality, Technology and Culture, vol. 48 no. 2 (April, 2007), pp. 386-392 [doi]
  11. Roland, A, Heyday of the boffins, Minerva, vol. 46 no. 1 (March, 2008), pp. 159-163 [doi]
  12. Roland, A, Ships for this new ocean, Futures, vol. 41 no. 8 (October, 2009), pp. 523-530 [doi]  [abs]
  13. Roland, A, The state of space history, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 220-222 [doi]
  14. Roland, A, Was the nuclear arms race deterministic?, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 2 (April, 2010), pp. 444-461 [doi]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. Roland, A, A History of War in 100 Battles, Journal of Military History, vol. 79 no. 2 (2015), pp. 475-475
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. Roland, A, Is military technology deterministic?, Vulcan, vol. 7 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 19-33 [doi]  [abs]

Papers Published

  1. Theodore Ropp, Introduction, in War in the Modern World (2000), pp. 3-10, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press
  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. 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]

Papers In Progress

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

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