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by Townsend Hoopes

A haunting portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the mid-twentieth century, this biography takes a penetrating look at...

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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/five-down-no-glory">FIVE DOWN, NO GLORY</a>

by Richard K. Smith

Frank G. Tinker, Jr., a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1933, flew in combat with Soviet airmen during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Flying...

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FROM ANNAPOLIS TO SCAPA FLOW

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by Edward L. Beach Sr.

Fans of Edward L. Beach Jr.'s books, including his classic submarine novel Run Silent, Run Deep and his 200-year history of the U.S. Navy, will be...

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ON THE WARPATH IN THE PACIFIC

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by Clark G. Reynolds

When J.J. Clark graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at the end of World War I he was ready to be a pioneer in one of the great transformations of...

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REAPER LEADER

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by Steve Ewing

Although Jimmy Flatley had much to do with the U.S. victory over Japan, few outside the close-knit naval aviation community have heard his colorful...

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BY ORDER OF THE KAISER

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by Terrell D. Gottschall

This biography—the first in English—of the prominent pre-World War I German naval officer Otto von Diederichs examines the evolution of the Imperial...

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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/hero-air">HERO OF THE AIR</a>

by William F. Trimble

This book focuses on the role of Glenn H. Curtiss in the origins of aviation in the United States Navy. A self-taught mechanic and inventor, Curtiss...

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HONORABLE SURVIVOR

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by Lynne Joiner

Honorable Survivor weaves John S. Service’s extraordinary story into the fabric of a watershed moment in our history when World War II was ending,...

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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/quarterdeck-and-bridge">QUARTERDECK AND BRIDGE</a>

by James C. Bradford

This superb collection of biographical essays tells the story of the U.S. Navy through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions. The...

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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/sailors-homer">THE SAILOR&#039;S HOMER</a>

by Dennis L. Noble

There are virtually no biographies of naval enlisted personnel, making Dennis L. Noble’s book wholly unique. Richard McKenna was an enlisted sailor...

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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/we-recall">AS WE RECALL</a>

by James A. Sagerholm

As We Recall is the first book of its kind. A collection of reminiscences written by members of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1952, it is a...

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FIGHTING ADMIRALS OF WORLD WAR II

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by David Wragg

Control of the sea was a crucial element in the outcome of World War II. The U-boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys...

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FOR COUNTRY AND CORPS

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by Gail B. Shisler

Oliver P. Smith fought at Peleliu and Okinawa and then commanded the 1st Marine Division in Korea during the assault at Inchon, the recapture of...

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QUEST FOR GLORY

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by Robert J. Schneller

To win glory and power, to be renowned throughout posterity—such was the ambition that fueled Dahlgren's controversial rise to eminence during the...

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UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

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by Walter Ludde-Neurath

The administration of Karl Dönitz, head of state and supreme commander of Germany's armed forces following Hitler's suicide, marks a key period in...

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