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The Hostile Sky

by James W. Vernon

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

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The Invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945

by Samuel Eliot Morison

The eleventh recounts the U.S. Navy's role in the invasion of Normandy—the largest and most complicated military operation ever undertaken. Involving...

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The Japanese Navy in World War II

by David C. Evans

First published in 1986 and lauded by historians and World War II buffs eager for the Japanese viewpoint, this collection of essays makes significant...

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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 Kissing Sailor

by Lawrence Verria

Also Available as an Audio Edition from Audible via Amazon On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times...

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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 Erminio Bagnasco

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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The Measure of a Man

by Kathleen Broome Williams

Maj. Roger G. B. Broome, USMCR, died from wounds received on Saipan before his daughter had a chance to know him. Now a well-known naval historian...

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The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945

by Poul Grooss

From the shelling of the fort at Westerplatte, on the Polish coast, on 1 September 1939, to the loss of thousands of German refugees at sea in May...

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The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1940-1943

by Jack Green

This was the first English-language account of the naval war to take advantage of the research in all languages to provide a comprehensive record of...

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The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II

by Robert J. Cressman

Ten years after the close of World War II, the U.S. Navy published a chronology of its operations in the war. Long out of print, the work focused on...

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The Purge of the Thirtieth Division

by Major General Henry Dozier Russell

Watch Larry Kaplan's "Eight Bells Lecture" at the Naval War College Museum here. "Anyone interested in the political conflict...

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THE QUIET WARRIOR

The Quiet Warrior

by Thomas B. Buell

Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first...

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The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942

by Samuel Eliot Morison

The first two volumes of this firsthand history of the U.S. Navy in World War II covered operations in the Atlantic from September 1939 to June 1943...

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THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain

by Anthony J. Cumming

This persuasive study attacks the key myths surrounding the Battle of Britain to revise the relative status of maritime and aviation factors in the...

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