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NAVIGATING THE SEVEN SEAS

by Master Chief Melvin G. Williams Sr., USN (Ret.), and Vice Admiral Melvin G. Williams Jr., USN (Ret.)

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

by E. B. Potter

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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NOTHING TOO DARING

by David F. Long

Commodore David Dixon Porter made history when he took the Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry in the War of 1812. He...

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

by David Curtis Skaggs

Co-winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's 2007 John Lyman Book Award for Biography and Autobiography   Hailed for his...

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ON BOARD

ON BOARD

by Paul R. Ignatius

Insights into significant events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by Paul Ignatius, a former secretary of the Navy and past...

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ONE MARINE'S WAR

by Gerald A. Meehl

An unusual account of a young American in combat in the Pacific during World War II, this book describes the experiences of a Marine language officer...

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PAPA TOPSIDE

PAPA TOPSIDE

by Helen A. Siiteri (editor)

A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, George F. Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables used by...

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PETE ELLIS

PETE ELLIS

by Dirk Anthony Balendorf and Merrill L. Bartlett

Few Marines have had more impact on the Corps' history than Pete Ellis, and none have been more controversial. This biography of the brilliant...

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POTOMAC FEVER

POTOMAC FEVER

by J. William Middendorf II

After a highly successful career in investment banking, J. William Middendorf became a leader of Senator Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign...

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PREPARING FOR VICTORY

PREPARING FOR VICTORY

by David J. Ulbrich

Winner of the "2012 Gen. Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award" as presented by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation  Recipient of...

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PRISONER OF WAR

by John M. McGrath

John M. McGrath, a young Navy pilot who was captured in 1967 after being shot down over Vietnam, vividly presents a straightforward and compelling...

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PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

by Maj. Gen. Marion E. Carl, USMC with Barrett Tillman

First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Marion Carl's imposing list...

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PUSHING THE LIMITS

by Carl LaVO

Praise for PUSHING THE LIMITS “Pushing the Limits is a quick and enjoyable read, and includes an excellent collection of photographs, mostly...

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QUARTERDECK AND BRIDGE

QUARTERDECK AND BRIDGE

by James C. Bradford (editor)

This superb collection of biographical essays tells the story of the U.S. Navy through the lives of the officers who forged its traditions. The...

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REMINISCENCES

REMINISCENCES

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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