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LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOWS

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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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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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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...

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by Saburo Sakai

Saburo Sakai was Japan's greatest fighter pilot to survive World War II, and his memoir is one of the most popular and enduring books written on...

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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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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

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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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DESTROYER CAPTAIN

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by USN, Adm. James Stavridis

This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a...

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FIGHTING SPIRIT

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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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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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<a href="/store/books/happy-birthday-celebrating-241-years-navy/captains-old-steam-navy">CAPTAINS OF THE OLD STEAM NAVY</a>

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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<a href="/store/books/happy-birthday-celebrating-241-years-navy/command-under-sail">COMMAND UNDER SAIL</a>

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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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/forecastle-cabin">FROM FORECASTLE TO CABIN</a>

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

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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

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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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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/man-war-life">MAN OF WAR LIFE</a>

by Charles Nordhoff

In 1844, when barely 14, Charles Nordhoff managed to talk his way into the U.S. Navy. He was better educated than most of his fellow seamen, and was...

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