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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1921. Hardcover. xiii, , 410, frontis illustration. Maps. Tables. Appendix. Index. Rear hinge weak. Ink notation on fep. William Sowden Sims (October 15, 1858 – September 25, 1936) was an admiral in the United States Navy who fought during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to modernize the navy. During World War I he commanded all United States naval forces operating in Europe. He also served twice as president of the Naval War College. In March 1897, shortly after his promotion to lieutenant, Sims was assigned as the military attache to Paris and St. Petersburg. In this position he became aware of naval technology developments in Europe as well attaining familiarity with European politics which would assist him during WWI. Burton Hendrick won the Pulitzer Prize for History for The Victory at Sea, which he co-authored with William Sowden Sims, the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, and the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Training of An American.