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NOTHING TOO DARING

by David F. Long

Commodore David Dixon Porter made history when he took the Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry in the War of 1812. He...

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

by David Curtis Skaggs

Co-winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's 2007 John Lyman Book Award for Biography and Autobiography   Hailed for his...

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ONE MARINE'S WAR

by Gerald A. Meehl

An unusual account of a young American in combat in the Pacific during World War II, this book describes the experiences of a Marine language officer...

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE DEWEY

RECOLLECTIONS OF A NAVAL OFFICER, 1841-1865

by William Harwar Parker

An engaging memoir of a naval officer who went south to fight for the Confederacy. See Related Items: Confederate Admiral

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SAVING BIG BEN

SAVING BIG BEN

by John R. Satterfield

Father Joseph T. O'Callahan was the first military chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. An unlikely war hero, the bespectacled math professor...

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THE MEASURE OF A MAN

by Kathleen Broome Williams

  BOOK NEWS: The Measure of a Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan by Naval Institute Press   Maj. Roger G. B. Broome, USMCR, died...

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THEY WERE HEROES

by SgtMaj David K. Devaney, USMC (Ret.)

* Praise for THEY WERE HEROES *  “Devaney’s extraordinary book is a lasting tribute to these unsung American heroes. Thanks to...

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THOMAS AP CATESBY JONES

THOMAS AP CATESBY JONES

by Gene A. Smith

Thomas ap Catesby Jones was one of the most controversial officers in the U.S. Navy during the first half of the nineteenth century. A fascinating...

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TRAILBLAZER

TRAILBLAZER

by Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr., USN (Ret.), with Paul Stillwell

A Proceedings Magazine 2010 Notable Naval Book A Navy pioneer, Vice Adm. Samuel Gravely was the first African American to be commissioned a flag...

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WE WERE PIRATES

WE WERE PIRATES

by Robert Schultz and James Shell

A sailor's extraordinary experiences on board an American submarine in the Pacific are candidly reported in this eyewitness account of war from a...

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WHERE YOUTH AND LAUGHTER GO

by LtCol Seth W. B. Folsom, USMC

  BOOK NEWS: Where Youth and Laughter Go: With "The Cutting Edge" in Afghanistan by Naval Institute Press   SNEAK PEEK: Where...

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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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PREPARING FOR VICTORY

PREPARING FOR VICTORY

by David J. Ulbrich

Winner of the "2012 Gen. Wallace M. Greene, Jr. Award" as presented by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation  Recipient of...

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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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ADMIRALS OF THE NEW STEEL NAVY

by James C. Bradford, Editor

This collection of interpretive, biographical essays on the admirals of the new steel navy continues the story of the development of the American...

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