Search for Books

Your tax-deductible gift to the Naval Institute Press underwrites worthy books that might not otherwise be published.

Biography & Memoirs

If you are a member, log in to receive member pricing

    
105-120 of 171 Products
Grid List
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...

$27.95 List Price
$22.36 Member Price

MAN OF WAR LIFE

by

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...

$27.95 List Price
$16.77 Member Price

ROLLING HOME

by

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...

$27.95 List Price
$16.77 Member Price
SLAVER CAPTAIN

SLAVER CAPTAIN

by

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 years...

$27.95 List Price
$22.36 Member Price
THACH WEAVE

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...

$27.95 List Price
$22.36 Member Price
TRUE BELIEVER

TRUE BELIEVER

by Scott W. Carmichael

Read the extensive feature article on Montes in April 18, 2013 issue of The Washington Post magazine "Several years ago, I informed the Federal...

$27.95 List Price
$22.36 Member Price
WHALE HUNTER

WHALE HUNTER

by Nelson Cole Haley

A harpooner in the whale ship Charles W. Morgan from 1849 to 1853, Nelson Cole Haley embarked on a hunt that took him from New Bedford, Massachusetts...

$27.95 List Price
$22.26 Member Price
DESTROYER CAPTAIN

DESTROYER CAPTAIN

by Admiral James Stavridis

This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a...

$26.95 List Price
$21.56 Member Price
FIGHTING SPIRIT

FIGHTING SPIRIT

by Yoshitaka Horie

This is the only memoir available in English by a Japanese military officer who helped plan the Battle of Iwo Jima. Yoshitake Horie, a Japanese field...

$26.95 List Price
$10.78 Clear The Decks Price *
ALONE ON GUADALCANAL

ALONE ON GUADALCANAL

by W.F. Martin Clemens

This remarkable memoir tells the compelling story of the near-mythic British district officer who helped shape the first great Allied...

$25.95 List Price
$20.76 Member Price
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...

$25.95 List Price
$20.76 Member Price

SAMURAI!

by

Saburo Sakai was Japan's greatest fighter pilot to survive World War II, and his memoir is one of the most popular and enduring books written on...

$25.95 List Price
$20.76 Member Price
THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

by Terence Roberston

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded "the Wolf of the Atlantic," for his exploits as one of the Kriegsmarine's finest U...

$25.95 List Price
$20.76 Member Price
THE QUIET WARRIOR

THE QUIET WARRIOR

by CDR Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)

Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first...

$25.95 List Price
$20.76 Member Price
BATTLESHIP SAILOR

BATTLESHIP SAILOR

by Theodore C. Mason

Vigorous and highly readable, this portrait of the enlisted man's life aboard the U.S. battleship California depicts the devastation at Pearl...

$24.95 List Price
$19.96 Member Price

Clear the Decks


 
 

Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Wed, 2014-10-01

The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M...

Maritime Security Dialogue

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

View All

From the Press

Blog Talk Radio Interview

Sun, 2014-10-05

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Sun, 2014-10-05

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership