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One Marine's War

by Gerald A. Meehl

One Marine’s War recounts the experiences of Robert Sheeks, a Marine combat interpreter, and how he underwent a remarkable transformation as a...

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Papa Topside

by Helen A. Siiteri

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 Ellise

by Dirk Anthony Ballendorf

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

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POTOMAC FEVER

Potomac Fever

by J. William Middendorf II

A dozen years out of Harvard, investment banker Bill Middendorf’s salary hit $250,000 a year; another dozen years, with his own firm and a seat on...

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PREPARING FOR VICTORY

Preparing for Victory

by David J. Ulbrich

Preparing for Victory explains how and why Commandant Thomas Holcomb successfully supervised the dramatic expansion of the Marine Corps from 18,000...

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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 Carl

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

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Pushing the Limits

by Carl LaVO

Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminiscences that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service, but naval historian Carl LaVO...

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Quarterdeck and Bridge

by James C. Bradford

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

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 history....

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REPORT ON EXPERIENCE

Report on Experience

by John Mulgan

Report on Experience is a compelling memoir written by a quietly heroic author. This brilliantly written work provides insight both into the mind of...

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RICKOVER

Rickover

by Francis Duncan

As the father of the nuclear powered Navy, Adm. Hyman G. Rickover was a pivotal figure in twentieth-century American history. While many books have...

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Rolling Home

by William Morris Barnes

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...

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Rough Rider

by M. David Key

Rough Rider is a snapshot study of the significant career of President Theodore Roosevelt. Partly biographical sketch and partly analysis, the book...

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SAILOR FROM OKLAHOMA

Sailor from Oklahoma

by Floyd Beaver

Sailor from Oklahoma presents the life of the enlisted seaman, both before and during the war, as seen through the eyes of a young sailor from the...

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