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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

by Correlli Barnett

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

by Merrill L. Bartlett

This well-documented and hard-hitting biography of the thirteenth commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps succeeds in converting John A. Lejeune from a...

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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

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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Master of Seapower

by Thomas B. Buell

A comprehensive biography of the most powerful naval officer in the history of the United States who was the controversial architect of the American...

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MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

Memoires of the Royal Navy, 1690

by Samuel Pepys

Originally published by Pepys in June 1690, this is a defense of his administration of the Royal Navy and a criticism of his opponents. While Pepys...

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Memoirs

by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz

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

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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

by Master Chief Melvin G. Williams Sr. USN (Ret.)

Essential reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program Navigating the Seven Seas is an account of the...

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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 USS Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry during the War of...

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

Oliver Hazard Perry

by David Curtis Skaggs

Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We...

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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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On War and Politics

by Arnold L. Punaro

After being wounded and awarded the Bronze Star for valor as a Marine infantry platoon commander in Vietnam, Arnold Punaro thought he’d left...

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