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GUIDING LIGHTS

Guiding Lights

by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot

In this easy-to-use reference, Naval Academy English professor Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot tells the stories behind sixty of the Academy's monuments and...

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Harnessing the Sky

by Frederick M. Trapnell Jr.

Harnessing the Sky is one of the last untold stories in 100 years of naval aviation. This biography of Vice Adm. Frederick M. Trapnell explores the...

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Heroes in Dungarees

by John Bunker

A World War II merchant seaman, John Bunker takes a thorough look at the American merchant marines' significant contributions to the war effort....

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Home Squadron

by James C. Rentfrow

This study examines the transformation of the United States Navy as a fighting organization that took place on the North Atlantic Station between...

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Honor, Courage, Commitment

by J. F. Leahy

J. F. Leahy chronicles the transition of eighty-one men and women from civilians to sailors at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes...

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Hunting the Essex

by Midshipman Allen Francis Gardiner

This previously unpublished journal provides an eyewitness account of the epic chase of the USS Essex that was the inspiration for the film Master...

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Intrepid Sailors

by Chipp Reid

Named a "Notable Naval Book of 2012" by Proceedings Magazine Intrepid Sailors tells one of the greatest sea stories in the history of the U...

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IRON MEN AND TIN FISH

Iron Men and Tin Fish

by Anthony Newpower

Building his case out of original research from U.S., British, and German archives, and from interviews with submarine veterans, Anthony Newpower...

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JOHN PAUL JONES

John Paul Jones

by Joseph Callo

This fresh look at America's first sea warrior avoids both the hero worship of past biographies and the inaccurate and denigrating views of more...

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John Paul Jones

by Lincoln Lorenz

This is the true life story of the Scottish gardener’s son, John Paul, who became America’s greatest naval hero, John Paul Jones. British midshipman...

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Keep From All Thoughtful Men

by Jim Lacey

Keep from All Thoughtful Men overturns much accepted historical dogma on how World War II strategy was planned and implemented. It is taken for...

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KIMMEL, SHORT, AND PEARL HARBOR

Kimmel, Short, and Pearl Harbor

by Fred Borch

In late 1995 amidst heated debate over the blame placed on Rear Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Maj. Gen. Walter C. Short for the devastation of the...

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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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Leyte, June 1944-January 1945

by Samuel Eliot Morison

The twelfth volume returns to the Pacific for a dramatic retelling of one of the greatest naval battles of all time. The determining factors in the...

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Man of War Life

by Charles Nordhoff

In 1844, when barely 14, Charles Nordhoff managed to talk his way into the U.S. Navy. He was better educated than most of his fellow seamen, and was...

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