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David Glasgow Farragut

by Charles Lee Lewis

The first volume of Lewis’ masterful biography of David Glasgow Farragut’s long career in the U.S. Navy covers his life before the Civil War....

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Edward Preble

by Christopher McKee

Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee’s biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early...

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FLYING UPSIDE DOWN

Flying Upside Down

by Mark Hinebaugh

It won't take the reader of this book long to realize that Antarctica is not the place for the faint of heart. A single mistake can kill you, and...

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FROM TRAFALGAR TO THE CHESAPEAKE

From Trafalgar to the Chesapeake

by William Stanhope Lovell

Introduction by Ruddock F. Mackay Readers who love a great sea story from the age of fighting sail will enjoy this lively narrative by outspoken...

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GOING BACK

Going Back

by Charles J. Furey

Like millions of other young Americans in the 1930s, Charles Furey grew up surrounded by the images and memories of World War I, not knowing that he...

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HE WHO DARES

HE WHO DARES

by David Sutherland

It is surprising that with the passing of more than fifty years there are any firsthand accounts left of World War II that are worth the telling, but...

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IN THE GRAY AREA

In the Gray Area

by Lt. Col. Seth W.B. Folsom USMC

In the Gray Area is a Marine officer’s reflection of his tour of duty as the leader for an advisor team embedded with an Iraqi Army infantry...

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INTREPID WOMAN

Intrepid Woman

by Betty Lussier

A teenager on a Maryland farm 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

This book 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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John Paul Jones

by Lincoln Lorenz

This is the true life story of the Scottish gardener’s son, John Paul, who became America’s greatest naval hero, John Paul Jones. British midshipman...

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Leadership in War

by Correlli Barnett

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

by David F. Long

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

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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

Oliver Hazard Perry

by David Curtis Skaggs

Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We...

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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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