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INTREPID WOMAN

INTREPID WOMAN

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with...

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JOHN PAUL JONES

JOHN PAUL JONES

by Samuel Eliot Morison

It vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant trade to his...

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LEADERSHIP IN WAR

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In this controversial study, Correlli Barnett examines the strengths and weaknesses of twenty wartime leaders in the nineteenth and early twentieth...

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MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

by Samuel Pepys

Originally published by Pepys in June 1690, this is a defense of his administration of the Royal Navy and a criticism of his opponents. While Pepys...

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NOTHING TOO DARING

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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

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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

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  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

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Sergeant Major Devaney’s They Were Heroes presents moving portraits of warriors who have not been fully celebrated. His stories recognize the...

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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

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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

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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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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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