Controversy over naming of new Navy cargo ship

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While it is not my intention to spark a political debate on this blog, I thought this was interesting news story.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/17/ship.cesar.chavez/index.html?hpt=C2

The Library has many great sources on the history of naming ships in the United States Navy, including Robert Nesser’s Ship Names of the United States Navy: Their Meaning and Origin (call # VA61 .N4).  Stop by to take a look at this book and others.