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Sailor in the White House

by Robert F. Cross

Now available in paperback, Robert F. Cross’ Sailor in the White House remains one of the most interesting and intimate books about Franklin D....

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Samurai!

by Saburo Sakai

Saburo Sakai is Japan’s greatest fighter pilot to survive World War II, and his powerful memoir has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring...

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SAVING BIG BEN

Saving Big Ben

by John R. Satterfield

Father Joe O’Callahan, S.J. was the unlikeliest war hero. A bespectacled math professor from Holy Cross, he became the U.S. Navy’s first Jesuit...

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SLAVER CAPTAIN

Slaver Captain

by John Newton

An Anglican clergyman best remembered as the author of the hymn "Amazing Grace", John Newton was engaged in the slave trade for the first thirty...

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STARS IN BLUE

Stars in Blue

by James E. Wise Jr.

The lives of movie stars are often more closely followed than those of political leaders, sports figures, or sometimes one's own relatives, but even...

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TAIWAN'S STATESMAN

Taiwan's Statesman

by Richard C. Kagan

A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and...

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TENNESSEE PATRIOT

Tennessee Patriot

by William P. Lawrence

Bill Lawrence served his country for thirty-seven years in a remarkable naval career filled with triumphs and adversities. A naval aviator and test...

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Thach Weave

by Steve Ewing

This biography completes a trilogy on the three Navy fighter pilots--Jimmie Thach, Butch O'Hare, and Jimmy Flatley--who developed sweeping...

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That Hamilton Woman

by Barry Gough

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, England’s greatest sailor, fell deeply in love with Emma Hamilton in the years before Trafalgar. This, together...

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The Ablest Navigator

by J. Wandres

This action-packed tale focuses on a young U.S. Naval Academy graduate who helped create the Israeli Navy and led it into battle at the onset of...

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THE ANGEL OF DIEN BIEN PHU

The Angel of Dien Bien Phu

by Genèvieve de Galard

Geneviève de Galard was a flight nurse for the French Air Force who received the name of the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu" during the French war in...

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The Captain Who Burned His Ships

by Gordon S. Brown

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy. It is at the same time a biography...

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The Dust of Kandahar

by Jonathan S. Addleton

“Some of the most important work in Afghanistan was done quietly behind the scenes by civilians striving to create a functioning nation that...

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THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN

The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown

by Theodore Taylor

Jesse Leroy Brown was born in 1926 to sharecroppers in the segregated South. An outstanding student and top athlete, he set his sights on becoming a...

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The Galloping Ghost

by Carl LaVO

Eugene Fluckey was one of the great naval heroes of World War II. His exploits as captain of the submarine USS Barb revolutionized undersea warfare...

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