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Proudly We Served

by Mary Pat Kelly

Few Americans know the history-changing story of the men of the USS Mason, the only African-American sailors to take a World War II warship into...

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Shepherds of the Sea

by Robert F. Cross

This compelling tale of courage, heroism, and terror is told in the words of ninety-one sailors and officers interviewed by the author about their...

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The Spearheaders

by James Altieri

The outlook for a victory by the Allied Powers was in doubt in 1942. When only two untested American divisions arrived in the European theatre, Gen....

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The U.S. Navy Against the Axis

by Vincent P. O'Hara

The U.S. Navy against the Axis tells the story of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet in World War II with an emphasis on ship-to-ship combat. The book...

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The War in the South Pacific

by Jon Diamond

The Japanese invaded the Solomon Islands in May 1942 and in July began construction of a large airfield on Guadalcanal. In February 1943, after an...

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THE WILL TO WIN

The Will to Win

by Paul F. Braim

Called the Army's "greatest combat general" by President Truman, James Van Fleet led American and allied forces to battlefield victory during a...

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ALEUTIANS, GILBERTS AND MARSHALLS, JUNE 1942 - APRIL 1944

Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1941-April 1944

by Samuel Eliot Morison

Volume 7 picks up operations in the Aleutians after the Battle of Midway and carries through to the capture of Attu and Kiska, including the Battle...

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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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BLACK MAY

Black May

by Michael Gannon

For three years German U-boats turned the Atlantic Ocean into a killing field, but in May 1943, the Allies struck back successfully and reversed the...

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BREAKING THE BISMARCKS BARRIER, 22 July 1942- 1 May 1944

Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944

by Samuel Eliot Morison

Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier, 22 July 1942 – 1 May 1944, Volume 6 in the series, examines the drive up from Guadalcanal and New Guinea to the...

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CORAL SEA, MIDWAY AND SUBMARINE ACTIONS, May 1942- August 1942

Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions, May 1942-August 1942

by Samuel Eliot Morison

Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions, May 1942-August 1942, Volume 4 in the series, is a detailed look at two of the pivotal naval engagements of...

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EDSON'S RAIDERS

Edson's Raiders

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

Under the fiery leadership of Merritt "Red Mike" Edson, the 1st Marine Raider Battalion provided the vanguard of a strategic experiment with seaborne...

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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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NEW GUINEA AND THE MARIANAS, MARCH 1944 - AUGUST 1944

New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944

by Samuel Eliot Morison

Volume 8 covers five of the most eventful months of the Pacific war. From the end of the Marshall Islands campaign to the recovery of Guam, Morison...

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OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICAN WATERS, OCTOBER 1942 - JUNE 1943

Operations in North African Waters, October 1942-June 1943

by Samuel Eliot Morison

The second volume covers the naval aspects of Operation Torch, the North African campaign that carried out the plan favored by President Roosevelt...

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