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SAILOR FROM OKLAHOMA

SAILOR FROM OKLAHOMA

by Floyd Beaver

Floyd Beaver left Oklahoma to enlist in the U.S. Navy on June 6, 1939, and over the course of World War II served in fifteen ships. He saw combat in...

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STARS IN BLUE

STARS IN BLUE

by James E. Wise, Jr.

James Wise - Naval Institute Press Author of the Year, Third Prize The lives of movie stars are often more closely followed than those of political...

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THROUGH THE VALLEY

by William Reeder Jr.

Advance Praise for Through the Valley “Colonel Reeder's story of how he became the last soldier captured by the enemy in South Vietnam and...

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GUNBIRD DRIVER

GUNBIRD DRIVER

by David A. Ballentine

David Ballentine recalls his experiences as a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E with Marine Observation Squadron Six in Vietnam. Like any good war...

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IN LOVE AND WAR, REVISED AND UPDATED

IN LOVE AND WAR, REVISED AND UPDATED

by Jim Stockdale and Sybil Stockdale

A unique American chronicle of a Navy family's life during the Vietnam War years, this widely acclaimed memoir has been updated to include an...

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TENNESSEE PATRIOT

TENNESSEE PATRIOT

by William P. Lawrence and Rosario "Zip" Rausa

Bill Lawrence served his country for thirty-seven years in a remarkable naval career filled with triumphs and adversities. A naval aviator and test...

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THE CAPTAIN WHO BURNED HIS SHIPS

by Gordon S. Brown

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, who was a key figure in the development of the early U.S. Navy.  Having come to America...

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VON RICHTHOFEN

by Richard Townshend Bickers

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CAPTAIN'S WIFE

by Abby Jane Morrell

"By turns feisty, opinionated, inquisitive, and contemplative, Abby Morrell lives and breathes on these pages. Many will want to read Captain...

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CAPTAINS OF THE OLD STEAM NAVY

by James C. Bradford, Editor

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, Editor

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 Captain Samuel Samuels

“How he [Capt. Samuel Samuels] ends his narrative is just as compelling as how he begins, and his words will haunt readers long after they...

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GALLEY SLAVE

GALLEY SLAVE

by Jean Marteilhe

This is the remarkable memoir of Jean Marteilhe of Bergerac, who, after the revocation of the Edictof Nantes in 1685, found himself condemned, like...

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LANDSMAN HAY

LANDSMAN HAY

by Robert Hay, Abridged and Edited by Vincent McInerney

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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MAN OF WAR LIFE

by Charles Nordoff, Abridged and Edited by Vincent McInerney

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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