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War of the Whales: A True Story
War of the Whales: A True Story
by Josh Horwitz
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Two men face off against an all-powerful navyand#8212;and the fate of the oceanand#8217;s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;I andgt;War of the Whalesandlt;/Iandgt; is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney... (read more)

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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
by Geoff Dyer
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From a writer whose books succeed in either subverting or creating genres comes a unique look at an inaccessible world: life on board an American aircraft carrier.   At once deft travelogue, unerring social observation, and honed comedy, this book... (read more)

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The Naval War of 1812 (Modern Library War)
The Naval War of 1812 (Modern Library War)
by Theodore Roosevelt
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"A classic of naval history."  --Edmund Morris "An excellent book in every respect, and shows in so young an author the best promises for a good historian." --The New York... (read more)

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The Real Team
The Real Team
by Richard Marcinko
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Richard Marcinko first exploded out of the clandestine world of special forces/unconventional warfare with his #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography Rogue Warrior®. Now, after coauthoring five consecutive New York Times bestselling Rogue... (read more)

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Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
by James D Hornfischer
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The author of "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" chronicles the untold story of one of World War IIs most celebrated warships, the U.S.S. "Houston," and the survivors who were captured and made slaves on Japans infamous Burma-Thailand Death Railway.... (read more)

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The Pirate Wars
The Pirate Wars
by Peter Earle
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The Pirate Wars takes the romantic fable of oceangoing Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture, and murder on the high seas. Noted maritime historian Peter Earle charts... (read more)

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First Class: Women Join the Ranks at the Naval Academy (Bluejacket Books)
First Class: Women Join the Ranks at the Naval Academy (Bluejacket Books)
by Sharon Hanley Disher
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One of the trailblazing women in the Class of 1980 presents a dramatic and some-times disturbing novel about female midshipmen.... (read more)

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The Sand Pebbles (Bluejacket Books)
The Sand Pebbles (Bluejacket Books)
by Richard Mckenna
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Set in China on the eve of revolution, this novel tells the story of a U.S. Navy gunboat and her dedicated crew of "Sand Pebbles."... (read more)

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Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine
Big Red: Three Months on Board a Trident Nuclear Submarine
by Douglas C Waller
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The Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced, a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. It is an 18,750-ton steel monster, taller in... (read more)

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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
by Craig L Symonds
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On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along 50 miles of French coastline to battle German forces on the beaches of Normandy. D-Day, as it would come to be known, would eventually lead to the liberation of Western Europe, and was a critical step... (read more)

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The Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759: Britain's Other Trafalgar
The Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759: Britain's Other Trafalgar
by Nicholas Tracy
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Revered naval theorist, Alfred Thayer Mahan, thought the Battle of Quiberon Bay (20 Nov 1759) was as significant as Nelson's victory in 1805, calling it 'the Trafalgar of this war the Seven Years War]'. Arguably it was even more vital. Britain in 1759... (read more)

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The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare
by John Keegan
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Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: The Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the long... (read more)

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Moon Men Return: USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts
Moon Men Return: USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts
by Scott W. Carmichael
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This book documents the role played by USS Hornet (CVS-12) in the recovery of the Apollo 11 Command Module after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on 24 July 1969. The book covers a period of time leading up to the recovery of Apollo 11, from... (read more)

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The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History
The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History
by Peter Maas
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On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged into the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend... (read more)

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Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
by Tom Nagorski
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Ghost Soldiers meets The Perfect Storm in the remarkable true story of the sinking of the S.S. City of Benares In September 1940, ninety lucky English children were placed aboard the S.S. City of Benares by their parents, bound from Liverpool to Canada... (read more)

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One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U.S. Navy, 1890-1990
One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U.S. Navy, 1890-1990
by George W. Baer
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A navy is a state's main instrument of maritime force. What it should do, what doctrine it holds, what ships it deploys, and how it fights are determined by practical political and military choices in relation to national needs. Choices are made... (read more)

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New Vanguard #208: US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
New Vanguard #208: US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
by Ryan K. Noppen
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Ryan Noppen is a military author and aviation analyst originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. A Master of Arts holder from Purdue University, he specialized in the history of aviation, completing a major thesis on German trans-Atlantic aviation in the... (read more)

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American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)
American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)
by Jonathan R Dull
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For its first eighty-five years, the United States was only a minor naval power. Its fledgling fleet had been virtually annihilated during the War of Independence and was mostly trapped in port by the end of the War of 1812. How this meager presence... (read more)

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Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership
Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership
by Donald T Phillips
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This case study in leadership uses the Coast Guard as an example for other organizations who want to imbue leadership to every single one of its members.... (read more)

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Nelson's Purse: The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures
Nelson's Purse: The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures
by Martyn Downer
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Much has been written about Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, whose glorious naval career ended at the Battle of Trafalgar, where the half-blind, one-armed Nelson, wearing a blood-stained purse, gave his life to secure Britain's supremacy for another century.... (read more)

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