James E. Wise, Jr.

James E. Wise, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) became a naval aviator after graduation from Northwestern University in 1953. He served as ship's Intelligence Officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS America (CVA-66) during the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors--and later in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. He subsequently commanded various naval intelligence units. Since retirement from the Navy, Captain Wise has held several senior executive posts in private sector companies. Known for his strong ties to actors in Hollywood, Mr. Wise has written and co-authored more than a dozen books, many of them featuring stories of movie actors who served in the armed forces. They include the Naval Institute Press titles Stars in Blue, Stars in the Corps, and International Stars at War.

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STARS IN BLUE
James Wise - Naval Institute Press Author of the Year, Third Prize The lives of movie stars are... Read More
INTERNATIONAL STARS AT WAR
The last in a popular series on movie stars in the military, this handsome book provides readers... Read More
SHOOTING THE WAR
The war diary of former German naval officer Otto Giese recounts a seafaring career of... Read More
SOLDIERS LOST AT SEA
Heroism, tragedy, devotion to duty, and scandal are just a few of the ingredients that make up this... Read More
STARS IN BLUE
"Exciting evidence that the acting profession is best practiced by those who have known... Read More
SOLE SURVIVORS OF THE SEA
The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this... Read More
THE SILVER STAR
  Capt. Wise Naval Institute Press 2008 Author of the Year - 3rd Prize... Read More
DANGEROUS GAMES
Reminding readers that the Cold War was actually a time of hot wars, spying, murders, defections,... Read More
THE 14-HOUR WAR
A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew... Read More
WOMEN AT WAR
Wise and Baron relate the compelling war experiences of thirty American female soldiers in the war... Read More
Author Events
Meet the Author & Book Signings
16-20 May, "37th Koh Tang/Mayaguez Veterans Organization Reunion," Camden Hotel & Conference... Read More
Meet the Author & Book Signings
16-20 May, "37th Koh Tang/Mayaguez Veterans Organization Reunion," Camden Hotel & Conference... Read More
Live Radio Interview
2:00pm Pacific, w/host Rod Utech, POW/MIA Radio, co/ The American Freedom Network / http://www.... Read More
Live Radio Interview
2:00pm Pacific, w/host Rod Utech, POW/MIA Radio, co/ The American Freedom Network / http://www.... Read More

 
 

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2016 Naval History Conference

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Tue, 2016-07-26

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