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PREPARING FOR VICTORY

Preparing for Victory

by David J. Ulbrich

Preparing for Victory explains how and why Commandant Thomas Holcomb successfully supervised the dramatic expansion of the Marine Corps from 18,000...

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REPORT ON EXPERIENCE

Report on Experience

by John Mulgan

Report on Experience is a compelling memoir written by a quietly heroic author. This brilliantly written work provides insight both into the mind of...

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MUSTIN

Mustin

by John Fass Morton

Three generations of a distinguished naval family are profiled in this biography whose publication coincides with the commissioning of the USS Mustin...

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Admiral de Grasse and American Independence

by Charles Lee Lewis

The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American...

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Alfred Thayer Mahan

by Robert Seager II

President Theodore Roosevelt called him “one of the greatest and most useful influences in American life.” In the words of Robert Seager II, Mahan...

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BENEATH THE WAVES

Beneath the Waves

by Edward F. Finch

Capt. Edward “Ned” Latimer Beach, Jr. USN is known primarily for his bestselling novel Run Silent, Run Deep, which was made into a film in 1958...

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Black Shoe Carrier Admiral

by Lundstrom John B.

“It is very difficult to turn around a half century of conventional wisdom, but John Lundstrom has done it. In a careful but readable way, he...

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BOUND FOR AFRICA

Bound for Africa

by Douglas H. Hubbard Jr.

Bound For Africa is the story of one man’s introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishing...

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CANARIS

Canaris

by Michael Mueller

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwehr—Hitler's intelligence service—from 1935 to 1944. Initially a supporter of Hitler, Canaris came to...

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CAPTAIN BLIGH'S SECOND CHANCE

Captain Bligh's Second Chance

by Lt. George Tobin

Shortly after the Bounty mutiny, William Bligh was commissioned to lead another voyage on the Providence in 1791— a journey that culminated in the...

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CAPTAIN COOK'S WAR AND PEACE

Captain Cook's War and Peace

by John Robson

The author of two critically acclaimed books on Captain Cook, John Robson has now turned his attention to the decade leading up to Cook's famous 1768...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE DEWEY

Commodores

by Leonard F. Guttridge

This lively history of the U.S. Navy in the age of sail is filled with brilliant insights and daring assessments of famous naval figures.

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David Glasgow Farragut

by Charles Lee Lewis

The first volume of Lewis’ masterful biography of David Glasgow Farragut’s long career in the U.S. Navy covers his life before the Civil War....

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Edward Preble

by Christopher McKee

Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee’s biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early...

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FLYING UPSIDE DOWN

Flying Upside Down

by Mark Hinebaugh

It won't take the reader of this book long to realize that Antarctica is not the place for the faint of heart. A single mistake can kill you, and...

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