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Overdue and Presumed Lost

by Martin Sheridan

The USS Bullhead was the last American naval vessel lost in World War II. This history of the submarine--from launch to disappearance--is told by the...

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Under Two Flags

by William M. Fowler Jr.

Vividly written and well researched by a noted historian of the period, this succinct history credits the Union Navy as an essential element in the...

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The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II

by Carl Boyd

When first published in 1995, this book was hailed as an absolutely indispensable contribution to the history of the Pacific War. Drawing heavily...

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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 Harbor...

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Beyond the Barrier

by Eugene Rodgers

When this book originally appeared in 1990, it was hailed as an important new work because of the author's access to Adm. Richard E. Byrd's just-...

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Brave Ship, Brave Men

by Arnold S. Lott

A masterpiece of World War II heroism, this book catches the spirit and tone of an incredible fighting ship, the USS Aaron Ward, a destroyer-turned-...

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ONE HUNDRED DAYS

One Hundred Days

by Sandy Woodward

Written by the man who masterminded the British victory in the Falklands, this engrossing memoir chronicles events in the spring of 1982 following...

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Proudly We Served

by Mary Pat Kelly

Few Americans know the history-changing story of the men of the USS Mason, the only African-American sailors to take a World War II warship into...

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Red Scorpion

by Peter T. Sasgen

The USS Rasher had an extraordinary record in World War II: she sank 18 enemy ships and destroyed 99,901 tons--the second highest tonnage of the war...

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Subchaser

by Edward P. Stafford

In a wartime Navy of giant carriers and battleships, tiny wooden subchasers did not command much attention. Yet these 110-foot warships, manned...

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GOLDEN THIRTEEN

The Golden Thirteen

by Paul Stillwell

In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them...

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Alone on Guadalcanal

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This remarkable memoir tells the compelling story of the near-mythic British district officer who helped shape the first great Allied...

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THE BIG E

The Big E

by Edward P. Stafford

A lasting memorial to the USS Enterprise, this classic tale of the carrier that contributed more than any other single warship to the naval victory...

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The Sand Pebbles

by Richard McKenna

Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed...

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CAN DO!

Can Do!

by William Bradford Huie

When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public...

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