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Angelo State history instructor publishes first book

Dr. Bradley Cesario's book is "New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Navalism, 1884-1914".
Credit: ASU

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Dr. Bradley Cesario, Angelo State University history faculty, has published his first book, "New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Navalism, 1884-1914," through De Gruyter, an international publishing house based in Berlin, Germany, that specializes in academic literature.

Published as part of the De Gruyter "Studies in Military History" series, "New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Navalism, 1884-1914" examines one form of the British navalist movement: directed navalism.

According to an ASU press release, "Directed navalism consisted of a cooperative, symbiotic working relationship between three elite and self-selecting groups: serving naval officers, the press and politicians. Directed navalism meant agitation for a specific, achievable goal. It was the bedrock upon which the more popular and ultimately more successful cultural navalism of fleet reviews and music halls was built."

"New Crusade" is available through De Gruyter, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other online booksellers.

An ASU faculty member since 2020, Cesario teaches U.S. history and U.S. military history. He previously taught at Texas A&M University and served as the historian in residence at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at Texas A&M. He also worked as a research assistant for the Naval Order of the United States from 2016-2017.

In addition to his book, Cesario has published feature articles for the DPAA and five book reviews and he has presented research papers at professional conferences in Texas, Ohio and London, England.

Cesario received a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, along with master's and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M.

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