Dr Herbert P LePore is a retired senior federal government historian, and a retired college professor, having taught for many years at different Department of Defense venues, and colleges and universities, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Brigham Young University.
Dr LePore has published numerous articles in both military and civilian journals. He co-authored a book on the first Gulf-War. Prior to this book, he has written and published a definitive work on the dynamics of the failure of naval disarmament between World War I and World War II.
2013 0-7734-4471-8 A most thorough examination of the political, cultural, economic, psychological, and racial discrimination issues, including physical violence that brought about the implementation of ignominious, unwarranted, and unprecedented state and federal exclusionary legislation against Chinese and Japanese immigrants living in California and adjoining states during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
2003 0-7734-6614-2 This book is an historical study about the convening and subsequent failures of naval disarmament treaty conferences during the 1920s and 1930s. It shows the pre-existing unwillingness of major naval powers to relinquish their large navies – no matter the cost – because of their mutual distrust. The monograph examines the roles of the politicians, diplomats, and naval hierarchies, weaving the human element into the study of naval doctrine and technology, world events, and the influence of these factors upon the treaties. The book examines why naval disarmament failed, alluding to issues such as isolationism, failure of diplomacy, old grudges, lack of substantive communication, and non-existence of supervision mechanisms necessary to safeguard disarmament treaties. It concludes by briefly looking at what has happened to naval disarmament since World War II.