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TEDDY SUHREN

Teddy Suhren

by Teddy Suhren

Teddy Suhren, the commander of U-564, was one of the most successful U-boat skippers of World War II. He is said to have fired more successful...

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Thach Weave

by Steve Ewing

This biography completes a trilogy on the three Navy fighter pilots--Jimmie Thach, Butch O'Hare, and Jimmy Flatley--who developed sweeping...

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The Accidental Admiral

by Admiral James Stavridis

After he was selected to be NATO’s sixteenth Supreme Allied Commander, The New York Times described Jim Stavridis as a “Renaissance...

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The Dust of Kandahar

by Jonathan S. Addleton

The Dust of Kandahar provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. Ambassador Addleton movingly...

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Admiral de Grasse and American Independence

by Charles Lee Lewis

The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American...

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Alfred Thayer Mahan

by Robert Seager II

President Theodore Roosevelt called him “one of the greatest and most useful influences in American life.” In the words of Robert Seager II, Mahan...

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BENEATH THE WAVES

Beneath the Waves

by Edward F. Finch

Capt. Edward “Ned” Latimer Beach, Jr. USN is known primarily for his bestselling novel Run Silent, Run Deep, which was made into a film in 1958...

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Black Shoe Carrier Admiral

by Lundstrom John B.

“It is very difficult to turn around a half century of conventional wisdom, but John Lundstrom has done it. In a careful but readable way, he...

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BOUND FOR AFRICA

Bound for Africa

by Douglas H. Hubbard Jr.

Bound For Africa is the story of one man’s introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishing...

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CANARIS

Canaris

by Michael Mueller

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwehr—Hitler's intelligence service—from 1935 to 1944. Initially a supporter of Hitler, Canaris came to...

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CAPTAIN BLIGH'S SECOND CHANCE

Captain Bligh's Second Chance

by Lt. George Tobin

Shortly after the Bounty mutiny, William Bligh was commissioned to lead another voyage on the Providence in 1791— a journey that culminated in the...

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CAPTAIN COOK'S WAR AND PEACE

Captain Cook's War and Peace

by John Robson

The author of two critically acclaimed books on Captain Cook, John Robson has now turned his attention to the decade leading up to Cook's famous 1768...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE DEWEY

Commodores

by Leonard F. Guttridge

This lively history of the U.S. Navy in the age of sail is filled with brilliant insights and daring assessments of famous naval figures.

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David Glasgow Farragut

by Charles Lee Lewis

The first volume of Lewis’ masterful biography of David Glasgow Farragut’s long career in the U.S. Navy covers his life before the Civil War....

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Edward Preble

by Christopher McKee

Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee’s biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early...

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