Ronald Spector is an award-winning scholar of modern military history and has taught at the National War College and the U.S. Army War College. He has taught as a visiting professor in universities around the world.
"Teetering On the Brink Of Respectability." Journal of American History 93, no. 4 (March 2007): 1159-60.
"After Hiroshima: Allied Military Occupations and the Fate of Japan's Asian Empire 1945-1947." The Journal of Military History, 69, no. 4 (October 2005): 1121-1136.
At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century. New York: Viking Press, 2001. Winner, 2002 Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History; named one of the "Best Books of 2001" by The Washington Post.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History. New York: Oxford University Press: 1999. Co-edited with Fred Anderson, John W. Chambers, Lynn Eden and Joseph Glathaar. Winner, 2001 "Distinguished Reference Book Award" of the Society for Military History.
Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan. New York: Free Press and Macmillan, 1984. Winner, 1986, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Prize For Naval History; named one of the "Best Books of 1984" by the American Library Association and "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times Book Review.