Publications of Alex Roland


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

Journal Articles

  1. Roland, A, A History of War in 100 Battles, Journal of Military History, vol. 79 no. 2 (2015), pp. 475-475
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Roland, A, Containers and causality, Technology and Culture, vol. 48 no. 2 (April, 2007), pp. 386-392
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. Roland, A, Heyday of the boffins, Minerva, vol. 46 no. 1 (March, 2008), pp. 159-163
  8. Roland, A, Is military technology deterministic?, Vulcan, vol. 7 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 19-33
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Roland, A, Priorities in space for the USA, Space Policy, vol. 3 no. 2 (January, 1987), pp. 104-111
  14. 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
  15. Roland, A, Reconsidering a century of flight, British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 39 no. 1 (March, 2006), pp. 145-146
  16. Roland, A, Reinventing the Propeller: Aeronautical Specialty and the Triumph of the Modern Airplane by Jeremy R. Kinney, Technology and Culture, vol. 59 no. 4 (2018), pp. 987-988, Project Muse
  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
  18. 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
  19. Roland, A, Sean F. Johnston. The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity. xi + 313 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. $62.99 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 104 no. 3 (September, 2013), pp. 648-649, University of Chicago Press
  20. Roland, A, Ships for this new ocean, Futures, vol. 41 no. 8 (October, 2009), pp. 523-530
  21. Roland, A, The state of space history, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 220-222
  22. 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
  23. Roland, A, Theories and Models of Technological Change: Semantics and Substance, Science, Technology, & Human Values, vol. 17 no. 1 (January, 1992), pp. 79-100
  24. Roland, A, Was the nuclear arms race deterministic?, Technology and Culture, vol. 51 no. 2 (April, 2010), pp. 444-461
  25. 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

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

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".)