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Driven Patriot

by Townsend Hoopes

A haunting portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the mid-twentieth century, this biography takes a penetrating look at...

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A Country Such as This

by James Webb

The innocence the 1950s and turbulence of the 1960s and 70s--years when America reached out and touched the heavens, only to be torn apart by...

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JOHN PAUL JONES

John Paul Jones

by Samuel Eliot Morison

This book vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant trade to his...

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SECRET MISSIONS

Secret Missions

by Ellis M. Zacharias

An instant bestseller when it was first published in 1946, this memoir recounts the author's nearly forty years of service in naval intelligence...

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Brown Water, Black Berets

by Thomas J. Cutler

The men of the U.S. Navy's brown-water force played a vital but often overlooked role in the Vietnam War. Known for their black berets and limitless...

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Lady in the Navy

by Joy Bright Hancock

When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright...

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The American Black Chamber

by Herbert O. Yardley

During the 1920s Herbert O. Yardley was chief of the first peacetime cryptanalytic organization in the United States, the ancestor of today's...

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YANGTZE PATROL

Yangtze Patrol

by Kemp Tolley

The U.S. Navy's patrol of the Yangtze River began in 1854 when the USS Susquehanna was sent to China to safeguard increasing American commerce in the...

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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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COMMAND OF THE SEAS

Command of the Seas

by The Honorable John Lehman

This infectiously readable memoir by the most colorful and controversial Navy Secretary in memory provides the inside story of the origins and...

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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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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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