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Wood

Virginia Steele Wood was the Library of Congress Naval & Maritime History Reference Librarian for 32 years. Her publications include the award-winning, Live Oaking: Southern Timber for Tall Ships. She has served on the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History, and is a member of the Board of Directors, Naval Historical Foundation.

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Wertheim

Eric Wertheim is a defense consultant, columnist, and author specializing in naval and air force issues. As an author and editor, he tracks, analyzes, and compiles data and photography on every vessel, aircraft, and major weapon system in every naval and paranaval force in the world--from Albania to Zimbabwe. The work is published as the Naval Institute Press' definitive Guide to Combat Fleets of the World.

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Naval Institute Guide to COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD, 15th Edition
Internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the world's naval and... Read More
THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD, 16th Edition
Called “the nation’s premier naval reference book,” The Naval Institute Guide to... Read More
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Noon, "MacArthur Memorial Week," Milwaukee War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.,... Read More
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8:00pm-11:00pm Eastern, “Future Firepower,” The Discovery Channel, More info here: http://dsc.... Read More
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Symonds

Craig L. Symonds taught history at the U.S. Naval Academy for thirty years. He is the author or editor of 22 books including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History (Oxford, 2005), which won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize, and Lincoln and his Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War (Oxford, 2008), which won the Barondess Prize, the Laney Prize, the Lyman Prize, and the Lincoln Prize for 2009.

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THE NAVAL INSTITUTE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE U.S. NAVY
From the Battle of Flamborough Head during the American Revolution to the naval air wars over... Read More
CONFEDERATE ADMIRAL
Winner of the 1999 John Lyman Book Award (NASOH) for best biography, this vivid, well-paced study... Read More
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9:00am, "Civil War at Sea" Symposium, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,... Read More
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Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis assumed duties as Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009. Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.

A Surface Warfare Officer, he commanded the Destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) from 1993-1995, completing UN/NATO deployments to Haiti and Bosnia, and a combat cruise to the Arabian Gulf. Barry won the Battenberg Cup as the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet under his command.

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COMMAND AT SEA, 5TH EDITION
Long considered the bible of commanding officers at sea, this classic guide covers virtually every... Read More
DIVISION OFFICER'S GUIDE, 11TH EDITION
Since 1952 this classic handbook has helped young naval officers take charge of their first... Read More
WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE, Fifteenth Edition
Almost as essential to a successful bridge watch as a helm, this guide has long been a primary... Read More
DESTROYER CAPTAIN
This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry reveals the... Read More
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11 - 13 Feb., U.S. Naval Institute Booth #930, 2014 WEST Conference & Exposition, San Diego... Read More
Meet the Authors & Book Signings
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Shenk

Robert Shenk, a widely published professor of English at the University of New Orleans, is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He lives in Mandeville, LA.

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AUTHORS AT SEA
Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the authors featured in this collection of works by eminent... Read More
THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO NAVAL WRITING, 3RD EDITION
Written by a naval officer who taught English at two service academies, this is the third edition... Read More
AMERICA’S BLACK SEA FLEET
SeaWaves Magazine’s “2013 Best Book of the Year Award” NASOH'S 2012 "... Read More
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1:00pm Eastern, w/host John Gresham, "Military Monday" on Blog Talk Radio ~ Read More
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7:00pm Eastern, w/host John Batchelor, “The John Batchelor Show,” WABC News Talk Radio Network, NYC Read More
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6:00pm, NOLA Chapter of the NOUS, Vacherie Restaurant, 827 Toulouse, New Orleans, LA Read More
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Reynolds

Clark G. Reynolds was professor emeritus of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is also the author of On the Warpath in the Pacific: Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers and Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy.

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ADMIRAL JOHN H. TOWERS
Drawing extensively on private papers never before examined, the author paints a revealing picture... Read More
FAMOUS AMERICAN ADMIRALS
When first published in 1978, this book was immediately recognized as a useful and interesting... Read More
NAVIES IN HISTORY
This general history of the world's navies treats all major powers through the ages, from the... Read More
ON THE WARPATH IN THE PACIFIC
When J.J. "Jocko" Clark graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy during World War I, he was... Read More
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Raymer

Cdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), served thirty years in the U.S. Navy. Descent into Darkness was his only book. He died in 1997.

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Pitch

Anthony S. Pitch is the author of a number of books including The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, a selection of the History Book Club and winner of the Arline Custer Memorial Prize and Maryland Historical Society’s annual book award. He has been featured on outlets ranging from NPR to The History Channel to C-Span to Fox News and is a highly sought-after public speaker. A former journalist in England, Africa, and Israel, Pitch has been a broadcast editor for the Associated Press and a senior writer for US News and World Report’s Books division.

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BURNING OF WASHINGTON
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Noon & 3:30pm, "The Star Spangled Banner Weekend," Visitor's Center, Fort... Read More
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9:00pm, "The War of 1812" National Premiere on Public Television.  Check your... Read More
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Swanson

Bruce Swanson was a well-known authority on Chinese maritime affairs at the time of his death in 2007. Fluent in Mandarin, he served as a naval officer in Asia and later as a civilian analyst.

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A PLAIN SAILORMAN IN CHINA
“A Plain Sailorman in China is beautifully written and a pleasure to read; an inspiration.... Read More
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2:00pm, Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market St., Leesburg, VA Read More
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Noon, “Eight Bells Lecture Series,” Naval War College Museum, 686 Cushing Rd., Newport, RI Read More
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Macris

Jeffrey R. Macris, a resident of the Persian Gulf for several years, is a Permanent Military Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, with a PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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