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JOHN PAUL JONES

JOHN PAUL JONES

by Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.)

Winner of the Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for Excellence in Naval Literature.    "Rash, charmed, passionate, ceaseless–John...

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JOHN PAUL JONES

JOHN PAUL JONES

by Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.)

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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JOHN PAUL JONES

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This is the true life story of the adventurous Scottish gardener’s son, John Paul, who became America’s greatest naval hero, John...

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LADY IN THE NAVY

LADY IN THE NAVY

by Joy Bright Hancock

When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright...

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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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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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LEJEUNE

LEJEUNE

by Merrill L. Bartlett

Bluejacket Paperback Book Series This well-documented and hard-hitting biography of the thirteenth commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps succeeds in...

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LIFE OF A SAILOR

LIFE OF A SAILOR

by Frederick Chamier

Frederick Chamier went to sea in 1809 as an officer in the Royal Navy. Like his contemporary Captain Frederick Marryat, he enjoyed a successful...

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MAGNIFICENT MITSCHER

MAGNIFICENT MITSCHER

by Theodore Taylor

Air Admiral Marc Mitscher, who led the U.S. attack across the Pacific, is a legend in military circles for developing an entirely new concept of war...

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MAN OF WAR LIFE

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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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MASTER OF SEAPOWER

by CDR Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)

This is the first time in paperback for this standard biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, who was the controversial architect of the American...

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MEMOIRS

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These celebrated memoirs are the story of WWII, as told from the perspective of the German Navy’s Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz. Credited with...

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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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NAVIGATING THE SEVEN SEAS

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Essential reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program! Two high-achieving African Americans in the U.S. Navy...

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NIMITZ

NIMITZ

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Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published...

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