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STARS IN BLUE

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by James E. Wise Jr.

The lives of movie stars are often more closely followed than those of political leaders, sports figures, or sometimes one's own relatives, but even...

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<a href="/store/books/spring-2016-catalog/through-valley">Through the Valley</a>

by William Reeder Jr.

Through the Valley is the captivating memoir of the last U.S. Army soldier taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. A narrative of courage, hope, and...

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GUNBIRD DRIVER

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by David A. Ballentine

Gunbird Driver is a memoir of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E's in Marine Observation Squadron 6. The...

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IN LOVE AND WAR, REVISED AND UPDATED

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by Jim 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

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by William P. Lawrence

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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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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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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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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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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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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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/rolling-home">ROLLING HOME</a>

by William Morris Barnes

Barnes was born in 1850 into a ship owning family in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a boy. At the outbreak of the First...

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SLAVER CAPTAIN

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by John Newton

An Anglican clergyman best remembered as the author of the hymn "Amazing Grace", John Newton was engaged in the slave trade for the first thirty...

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