Bibliography of the U.S. Coast Guard History

Books, articles, papers, theses, and dissertations on all aspects of Coast Guard history.

The following is a bibliography of published and unpublished scholarship and writings that cover the history the Coast Guard.  The Historian's Office would like to acknowledge the pioneering work of a previous Coast Guard historian, Truman Strobridge, who compiled the first complete Coast Guard bibliography.  We also wish to thank two preeminent historians of Coast Guard history for their assistance in compiling and updating this version of the bibliography: Dr. Dennis Noble, USCG (Ret.) and William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.).  We welcome any comments or suggestions regarding the bibliography and its content and organization.  If you know of any appropriate works that do not appear in the bibliography, please let us know by emailing the Historian's Office at