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DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT

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The first volume of Lewis’ biography covers David Glasgow Farragut’s long career in the navy before the Civil War. He was about sixty...

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EDWARD PREBLE

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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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FROM TRAFALGAR TO THE CHESAPEAKE

FROM TRAFALGAR TO THE CHESAPEAKE

by William Stanhope Lovell

Introduction by Ruddock F. Mackay Readers who love a great sea story from the age of fighting sail will enjoy this lively narrative by outspoken...

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GOING BACK

GOING BACK

by Charles J. Furey

Like millions of other young Americans in the 1930s, Charles Furey grew up surrounded by the images and memories of World War I, not knowing that he...

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HE WHO DARES

HE WHO DARES

by David Sutherland

It is surprising that with the passing of more than fifty years there are any firsthand accounts left of World War II that are worth the telling, but...

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IN THE GRAY AREA

IN THE GRAY AREA

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Lt. Col. Seth Folsom, USMC is the recipient of the 2011 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award presented on behalf of the Marine Corps Heritage...

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INTREPID WOMAN

INTREPID WOMAN

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with...

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JOHN PAUL JONES

JOHN PAUL JONES

by Samuel Eliot Morison

It vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant trade to his...

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LEADERSHIP IN WAR

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In this controversial study, Correlli Barnett examines the strengths and weaknesses of twenty wartime leaders in the nineteenth and early twentieth...

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MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

by Samuel Pepys

Originally published by Pepys in June 1690, this is a defense of his administration of the Royal Navy and a criticism of his opponents. While Pepys...

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NOTHING TOO DARING

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Commodore David Dixon Porter made history when he took the Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry in the War of 1812. He...

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

by David Curtis Skaggs

Co-winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's 2007 John Lyman Book Award for Biography and Autobiography   Hailed for his...

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ONE MARINE'S WAR

by Gerald A. Meehl

An unusual account of a young American in combat in the Pacific during World War II, this book describes the experiences of a Marine language officer...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE DEWEY

RECOLLECTIONS OF A NAVAL OFFICER, 1841-1865

by William Harwar Parker

An engaging memoir of a naval officer who went south to fight for the Confederacy. See Related Items: Confederate Admiral

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