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THE ELUSIVE ENEMY

by Douglas Ford

Douglas Ford introduces a new perspective on why the U.S. Navy carried out its Pacific campaigns in the manner it did as he explores the evolution of...

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THE FAST CARRIERS

by Clark G. Reynolds

This classic study is considered essential reading for its analysis of fast aircraft carrier development in WWII. It provides a fascinating record...

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THE FIRST TEAM

THE FIRST TEAM

by John Lundstrom

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational...

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THE FIRST TEAM AND THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN

THE FIRST TEAM AND THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN

by John Lundstrom

From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers through the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this...

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FLEET THE GODS FORGOT

THE FLEET THE GODS FORGOT

by W.G. Winslow

The tragic and heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese...

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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 GATHERING STORM

by Geirr H. Haarr

This is a superb survey of the fierce naval struggles, from 1939 up to the invasion of the Norway in April 1940. Beginning with the sinking of the...

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THE GERMAN FLEET AT WAR, 1939-1945

by Vincent P. O'Hara

The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles...

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THE GERMAN INVASION OF NORWAY

by Geirr H. Haarr

This major history documents the German invasion of Norway, focusing on the events at sea. The first operation in which the air force, army, and navy...

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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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THE INVASION OF FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945

by Samuel Eliot Morison, with a new Introduction by David C. Isby

Samuel Eliot Morison's acclaimed multivolume The History of United States Naval Operations in World War II are being published by the Naval...

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THE JET RACE AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR

THE JET RACE AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR

by Sterling Michael Pavelec

Initially caught off guard by the German military build-up, particularly in aviation technology, Britain and the United States, by 1935, were racing...

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THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES: LUZON, MINDANAO, THE VISAYAS, 1944–1945

by Samuel Eliot Morison

After crushing Japanese naval power in the Pacific at Leyte Gulf, the U.S. moved to liberate the Philippines. Admiral Morison describes a series of...

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THE LITTORIO CLASS

by Ermino Bagnasco and Augusto De Toro

For its final battleship design Italy ignored all treaty restrictions on tonnage, and produced one of Europe's largest and most powerful capital...

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