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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 years...

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STARS IN BLUE

STARS IN BLUE

by James E. Wise, Jr.

James Wise - Naval Institute Press Author of the Year, Third Prize The lives of movie stars are often more closely followed than those of political...

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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 and Rosario "Zip" Rausa

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

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...

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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 biography focuses on a 1944 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who was one of only fifty Jewish midshipmen commissioned in his...

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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 the...

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BRIDGE AT DONG HA

THE BRIDGE AT DONG HA

by John Grider Miller

THE BRIDGE AT DONG HA is also Availble in an Audio Edition from Audible via Amazon. This is the true story of the legendary Vietnam War hero John...

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THE CAPTAIN WHO BURNED HIS SHIPS

by Gordon S. Brown

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, who was a key figure in the development of the early U.S. Navy.  Having come to America...

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THE DUST OF KANDAHAR

by Johnathan 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

"A compelling portrait of a quiet hero, of the racial climate between 1926 and 1959, and of the last days of propeller-driven naval aviation....

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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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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE

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...

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THE HOSTILE SKY

by James W. Vernon

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

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