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Joe Rochefort's War

by Elliot Carlson

Elliot Carlson’s award-winning biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort is the first to be written about the officer who headed Station Hypo, the U.S. Navy’s...

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No Surrender

by Hiroo Onoda

In the Spring of 1974, 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year...

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Nomonhan, 1939

by Stuart D. Goldman

Stuart Goldman convincingly argues that a little-known, but intense Soviet-Japanese conflict along the Manchurian-Mongolian frontier at Nomonhan...

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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 First South Pacific Campaign

by John B. Lundstrom

On May 7 and 8, 1942, fast carrier task forces from the United States and Imperial Japanese met in combat for the first time in the Battle of the...

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"A" Force

by Whitney T. Bendeck

“A” Force explores an area of World War II deception history that has often been neglected. While older studies have focused on the D-day deception...

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"The Three Musketeers of the Army Air Forces"

by Robert O. Harder

While scores of books have been published about the atomic bombings that helped end World War II, little has been written about the personal lives...

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21st Century Patton

by J. Furman Daniel III

While General George S. Patton Jr. remains an iconic figure seventy years after his death, few fully appreciate him as a strategic thinker. Indeed,...

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32 in'44

by Rodney K. Watterson

After averaging the completion of less than two submarines a year in the 1930s, the Portsmouth Navy Yard completed an astonishing thirty-two...

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A BATTLE HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY

A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy

by Paul S. Dull

For almost 20 years, more than 200 reels of microfilmed Japanese naval records remained in the custody of the U.S. Naval History Division, virtually...

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A Home on the Rolling Main

by A. G. F. Ditcham

From first joining the Royal Navy in 1940 until the end of the campaign against Japan, Tony Ditcham was in the front line of the naval war. After...

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A Magnificent Fight

by Robert J. Cressman

Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese land-based bombers pounded Wake Island, the American advanced base that was key to the U.S. Navy’s...

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A Prisoner's Duty

by Robert C. Doyle

Throughout our nation's history American servicemen and civilians have resisted captivity in every form, drawing on special powers of ingenuity,...

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A Special Valor

by Richard Wheeler

If the U.S. Marines gave birth to a legend in the halls of Montezuma in the nineteenth century, they added glorious luster to it with their heroism...

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AGENTS OF INNOVATION

Agents of Innovation

by John T. Kuehn

Agents of Innovation examines the influence of the General Board of the Navy as agents of innovation during the period between World Wars I and II....

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