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WHALE HUNTER

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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...

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DESTROYER CAPTAIN

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by USN, Adm. 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...

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FIGHTING SPIRIT

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by Robert D. Eldridge

Fighting Spirit is essential reading for anyone interested in the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Pacific War. Maj. Horie was one of only four Japanese...

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

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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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by Saburo Sakai

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...

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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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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-boat...

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THE QUIET WARRIOR

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by Thomas B. Buell

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...

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<a href="/store/books/fall-2016-catalog/different-kind-victory">A Different Kind of Victory</a>

by James Leutze

Recipient of the 1982 John Lyman Book Award for United States Naval History, this biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart unites fifty-five significant...

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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/battleship-sailor">BATTLESHIP SAILOR</a>

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 Harbor...

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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/faithful-warriors">FAITHFUL WARRIORS</a>

by Lt. Col Dean Ladd USMCR (Ret.)

Faithful Warriors is a memoir of World War II in the Pacific by a combat veteran of the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Written with award-...

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LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOWS

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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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<a href="/store/books/biography-memoirs/grace-hopper">GRACE HOPPER</a>

by Kathleen Broom Williams

When Grace Hopper retired as a rear admiral from the U.S. Navy in 1986, she was the first woman restricted line officer to reach flag rank and, at...

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THE ANGEL OF DIEN BIEN PHU

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by Genèvieve de Galard

Geneviève de Galard was a flight nurse for the French Air Force who received the name of the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu" during the French war in...

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This view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug is far different from those written from a flag bridge vantage. A Navy radio man, Ted Mason...

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