Sir Julian Corbett was regarded as one of the greatest naval historians of the early twentieth century. Long after his death, his books are still in print and have become classics of naval history. Despite his prominence, his two volume "Maritime Operations in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905" was never available to the public during his lifetime. This work first appeared in 1914 as a confidential publication of the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty War Staff of the Royal Navy. As noted in the Introduction to Volume I, Corbett dealt not with "minute details and themes, such as the effect of shot on armor, but a continuous narrative that demonstrated the interrelationship of land and sea events as they impinged on each other in conception, execution and results. Thus political objectives, geographic factors, and the machinery of government all could be seen working together as part of a whole." Corbett's work delineated the differences between maritime and land warfare, while also exploring their interaction. Published in hardcover by the Naval Institute Press in 1994, both volumes are now available in paperback for the first time.