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SAVING BIG BEN

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 changes in...

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<a href="/store/books/fall-2016-catalog/hamilton-woman">That Hamilton Woman</a>

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 with his...

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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

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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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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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by Jonathan S. Addleton

The Dust of Kandahar provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. Ambassador Addleton movingly describes...

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THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN

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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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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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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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by Terence Roberston

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded "the Wolf of the Atlantic," for his exploits as one of the Kriegsmarine's finest U-boat...

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<a href="/store/books/aviation/hostile-sky">THE HOSTILE SKY</a>

by James W. Vernon

In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy’s aviation cadet training program. By the end...

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