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A DIFFERENT KIND OF VICTORY

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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BATTLESHIP SAILOR

BATTLESHIP SAILOR

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...

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FAITHFUL WARRIORS

FAITHFUL WARRIORS

by Lt. Col. Dean Ladd, USMCR (Ret.) and Steven Weingartner

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

LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOWS

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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GRACE HOPPER

GRACE HOPPER

by Kathleen Broome 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

THE ANGEL OF DIEN BIEN PHU

by Genevieve de Galard

As the only French woman among some 11,000 defenders at Dien Bien Phu, Geneviève de Galard had a unique perspective of the siege and fall of...

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WE WILL STAND BY YOU

WE WILL STAND BY YOU

by Theodore C. Mason

Bluejacket Paperback Book Series This view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug is far different from those written from a flag bridge...

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ZUMWALT

by Larry Berman

“Zumwalt was an iconic figure for generations of sailors who served under his command or who were motivated by his example. His dedication to...

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BLACK SHEEP

by John F. Wukovits

Named a Proceedings Notable Naval Books of 2011 The turbulent life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the top U.S. Marine ace of the Pacific, is...

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FATEFUL RENDEZVOUS

FATEFUL RENDEZVOUS

by Steve Ewing and John B. Lundstrom

Fighter pilot Butch O'Hare became one of America's heroes in 1942 when he saved the carrier Lexington in what has been called the most daring...

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JAPANESE DESTROYER CAPTAIN

by Capt. Tameichi Hara with Fred Saito and Roger Pineau

Also Avaible in an Audio Edition from Audible via Amazon. This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States...

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MAGNIFICENT MITSCHER

MAGNIFICENT MITSCHER

by Theodore Taylor

Air Admiral Marc Mitscher, who led the U.S. attack across the Pacific, is a legend in military circles for developing an entirely new concept of war...

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ADMIRAL ARLEIGH BURKE

ADMIRAL ARLEIGH BURKE

by E.B. Potter

Arleigh Burke is considered the father of the modern U.S. Navy to many. Sea warrior, strategist, and unparalleled service leader, Burke had an impact...

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DESTROYER CAPTAIN

by Admiral James Stavridis

DESTROYER CAPTAIN is also Availble as an Audio Edition from Audible via Amazon “The window into the thoughts and feelings of one of the Navy...

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DR. SPACE

DR. SPACE

by Bob Ward

Written by veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward, who spent years investigating his subject, this biography presents a revealing but even-handed...

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