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Battleship Sailor

by Theodore C. Mason

Vigorous and highly readable, this portrait of the enlisted man's life aboard the U.S. battleship California depicts the devastation at Pearl Harbor...

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Faithful Warriors

by Lt. Col Dean Ladd USMCR (Ret.)

Faithful Warriors is a memoir of World War II in the Pacific by a combat veteran of the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Written with award-...

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LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOWS

Laughter in the Shadows

by Stuart Methven

This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its "finest hours."...

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Alone on Guadalcanal

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This remarkable memoir tells the compelling story of the near-mythic British district officer who helped shape the first great Allied...

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Reminiscences

by Douglas MacArthur

Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's memoir spans more than half a century of modern history....

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Samurai!

by Saburo Sakai

Saburo Sakai is Japan’s greatest fighter pilot to survive World War II, and his powerful memoir has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring...

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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

The Golden Horseshoe

by Terence Roberston

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded "the Wolf of the Atlantic," for his exploits as one of the Kriegsmarine's finest U-boat...

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THE QUIET WARRIOR

The Quiet Warrior

by Thomas B. Buell

Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first...

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FIGHTING SPIRIT

Fighting Spirit

by Robert D. Eldridge

Fighting Spirit is essential reading for anyone interested in the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Pacific War. Maj. Horie was one of only four Japanese...

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Captain's Wife

by Abby Jane Morrell

During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea. Among the first, and most...

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Captains of the Old Steam Navy

by James C. Bradford

Now in paperback for the first time, this collection of biographical essays delves into the careers of thirteen colorful naval leaders who guided the...

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Command Under Sail

by James C. Bradford

This entertaining collection of essays takes a biographical approach to early American naval history. The period from 1775 to 1850 was a trying time...

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From Forecastle to Cabin

by Samuel Samuels

This is the autobiography of an American who ran away to sea at the age of 11 and charts his rise from the lowliest seaman to the command of his own...

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GALLEY SLAVE

Galley Slave

by Jean Marteilhe

This remarkable memoir tells of the miseries of Jean Marteilhe of Bergerac, 'a Protestant condemned to the Galleys of France for his Religion', who,...

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LANDSMAN HAY

Landsman Hay

by Robert Hay

In 1803, at the age of fourteen, Robert Hay joined the Royal Navy and spent the next eight years at sea. His colorful memoir describes a sailor s...

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