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PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

Pushing the Envelope

by Maj. Gen. Marion Carl

First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts...

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South Pacific Cauldron

by Alan Rems

While the Pacific War has been widely studied by military historians and venerated in popular culture through movies and other media, the fighting in...

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SOUTH PACIFIC DESTROYER

South Pacific Destroyer

by Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr.

Today only a select few know firsthand what it is like to feel their ship shudder from the blast of their own guns, watch enemy guns flash back, and...

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Storm Landings

by Col. Joseph H. Alexander USMC (Ret.)

The Pacific War changed abruptly in November 1943 when Admiral Chester Nimitz unleashed a relentless 18-month, 4,000-mile offensive across the...

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The Battle of Midway

by Thomas C. Hone

The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant...

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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 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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BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF

Battle of Leyte Gulf

by Thomas J. Cutler

The last great naval battle of World War II, Leyte Gulf also is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought anywhere, and this book has been...

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Black Sheep

by John F. Wukovitz

Named a Proceedings Notable Naval Books of 2011 The turbulent life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the top U.S. Marine ace of the Pacific, is...

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Corsair

by Barrett Tillman

This is the remarkable story of an airplane that became a legend--with a sleek silhouette and bent wings, it doubled as a day and night fighter,...

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Destined for Glory

by Thomas Wildenburg

On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan's carrier force sent to neutralize Midway, changing the course of...

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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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Japanese Destroyer Captain

by Capt. Tameichi Hara

This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for...

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Midway

by Mitsuo Fuchida

Also Available as an Audio Edition from Audible via Amazon This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955 and was...

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Neither Sharks Nor Wolves

by Timothy Mulligan

Although countless books have been written about the U-boat war in the Atlantic, precious few facts have come to light about the men who served in...

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