Naval History Magazine - February 2000 Volume 14 Number 1

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The construction story of the gunboats made famous by Richard McKenna’s novel—soon to be re-released by the Naval Institute Press—and the classic motion picture starring...

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Highlights

  • 'Strong Feelings About the Sea and Seamen'
    An interview with Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan

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  • The Real Sand Pebbles
    By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The construction story of the gunboats made famous by Richard McKenna’s novel—soon to be re-released by the Naval Institute Press—and the classic motion picture starring Steve McQueen is one chock-full of problems that...

  • JFK's Marines
    By Colonel John G. Miller, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    When President John F. Kennedy (here, receiving military honors with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David M. Shoup) visited the "Eighth and Eye" Barracks in 1962, he verified that Thomas Jefferson's...

  • Deep Secrets Revealed
    By Norman Polmar

    Two enduring mysteries from the 1960s came closer to being solved in the past year with the discovery of astronaut Gus Grissom's space capsule, Liberty Bell 7 (being raised at right), in July 1999 and the Israeli...


 
 

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