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JOHN PAUL JONES

John Paul Jones

by Joseph Callo

This fresh look at America's first sea warrior avoids both the hero worship of past biographies and the inaccurate and denigrating views of more...

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LeJeune

by Merrill L. Bartlett

This well-documented and hard-hitting biography of the thirteenth commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps succeeds in converting John A. Lejeune from a...

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My Men are My Heroes

by Nathaniel R. Helms

This is the first paperback edition of the riveting story of legendary U.S. Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal. It is a page-turning account of Kasal...

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Navigating the Seven Seas

by Master Chief Melvin G. Williams Sr. USN (Ret.)

Essential reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program Navigating the Seven Seas is an account of the...

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That Hamilton Woman

by Barry Gough

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, England’s greatest sailor, fell deeply in love with Emma Hamilton in the years before Trafalgar. This, together...

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TIN CAN MAN

Tin Can Man

by E. J. Jernigan

E.J. Jernigan's memoir offers readers a fascinating glimpse of life as an enlisted man aboard the USS Saufley, one of the most highly decorated...

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TRUE BELIEVER

True Believer

by Scott W. Carmichael

Ana Montes appeared to be a model employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), advancing quickly through the ranks to become its top analyst on...

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U-BOAT ACE

U-Boat Ace

by Jordan Vause

An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat...

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AMERICA'S FIRST FROGMAN

America's First Frogman

by Elizabeth Kaufman Bush

Although bad eyesight kept him from receiving a commission in the U.S. Navy when he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933, Draper Kauffman became...

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CAVIAR AND COMMISSARS

Caviar and Commissars

by Kemp Tolley

Gifted storyteller Kemp Tolley guides readers through the lively world of a young naval attaché in Moscow from 1942 to 1944. His absorbing tale...

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CONFEDERATE ADMIRAL

Confederate Admiral

by Craig L. Symonds

A leading historian of both the American Civil War and American naval history takes a fresh look at Franklin Buchanan, the U.S. Naval Academy’s first...

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PETE ELLIS

Pete Ellise

by Dirk Anthony Ballendorf

Few Marines have had more impact on the Corps's history than Pete Ellis, and none have been more controversial. This biography of the brilliant yet...

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SHOOTING THE WAR

Shooting the War

by Otto Giese

The war diary of former German naval officer Otto Giese recounts a seafaring career of extraordinary scope. It begins with the dawn of World War II,...

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THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN

The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown

by Theodore Taylor

Jesse Leroy Brown was born in 1926 to sharecroppers in the segregated South. An outstanding student and top athlete, he set his sights on becoming a...

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VIETNAM MEMOIRS

Vietnam Memoirs

by J. Robert Falabella

A U.S. Army chaplain for the 25th Infantry Division recounts his experiences sharing the hardships and dangers that made up the daily routine of a...

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