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FINDING AMELIA

FINDING AMELIA

by Ric Gillespie

In the seventy years since the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan during a flight over the Central Pacific, their fate has...

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GUNBIRD DRIVER

GUNBIRD DRIVER

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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

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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

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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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A PRIVATEER'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD

A PRIVATEER'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD

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In 1719, Captain George Shelvocke, a poverty-stricken former Royal Navy officer, was appointed to command the Speedwell, a ship sent to prey on the...

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AGAINST THE TIDE

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 Against the Tide is a leadership book that illustrates how Adm. Hyman Rickover made a unique impact on American and Navy culture. Dave Oliver...

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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

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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

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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 Edict of Nantes in 1685, found himself condemned,...

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LANDSMAN HAY

LANDSMAN HAY

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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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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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