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William Dargan (1799-1867): An Honourable Life

by Fergus Mulligan

THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT RAILWAy ENGINEER WILLIAM DARGAN (1799-1867), WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. The son of a County Carlow farmer, he began his career in...


Eden Halt

by Ross Skelton

‘We read, as if memory is being assembled in front of us. It is that precision, the beautifully executed detail, makes Eden Halt a deeply moving memoir.’ RODDY DOYLE. Shaken by the end of his marriage and...


The Wild West: 365 Days

by Michael Wallis & Robert McCubbin

The Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys, gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming,...


Cleveland's Harbor: The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

by Jay C. Ehle

On July 22, 1796, General Moses Cleveland established the mouth of the Cuyahoga River as the port of entry for the Ohio frontier. He could not have foretold the developments that would turn this hostile marsh...


Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

by Charles P. Hamblen & Walter L. Powell

Charles P. Hamblen's posthumous text provides the first account in more than 25 years of soldiers from the Nutmeg State and their role during the Battle of Gettysburg.Dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts...


Chickamauga: And Other Civil War Stories

by Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote's monumental historical trilogy, "The Civil War: A Narrative," is our window into the day-by-day unfolding of our nation's defining event.  Now Foote reveals the deeper human truth behind the...


Fire from the Sky: Seawolf Gunships in the Mekong Delta

by Richard C. Knott

This is the dramatic history of the HAL-3 Seawolves, the U.S. Navy's first and only helicopter gunship squadron of the Vietnam War. The squadron was established "in country" to support the fast, pugnacious river...


Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam

by Stephen Gray

A member of Light Attack Squadron 212 s "Rampant Raiders," A-4 pilot Stephen R. Gray writes about his experiences flying combat sorties from the deck of an aircraft carrier during one of the most intense periods...


Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

by Keith Bird

From 1928 to 1943, Erich Raeder led the German navy during the last turbulent years of the Weimar Republic, the rise of Hitler, and through World War II, yet until now there has not been a full-length biography...


You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger

by Roger Hall

With a sharp eye and wry wit, Roger Hall recounts his experiences as an American Army officer assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. First published in 1957 to critical and popular...


Submarine Stories: Recollections from the Diesel Boats

by Paul L. Stillwell

Culled from many never-before-published narratives and oral histories conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Naval Institute, Submarine Stories presents nearly five dozen first-person accounts from men who...


On the Warpath in the Pacific: Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers

by Clark Reynolds

When J.J. Clark graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at the end of World War I he was ready to be a pioneer in one of the great transformations of the U.S. Navy in the twentieth century - the change from a...


Honor, Courage, Commitment: Navy Boot Camp

by John F. Leahy

J. F. Leahy chronicles the transition of eighty-one men and women from civilians to sailors at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Granted unlimited and unprecedented access to the...


The Blitzkrieg Legend

by Karl-Heinz Frieser

Here, for the first time in English, is an illuminating new German perspective on the decisive Blitzkrieg campaign of 1940. Karl-Heinz Frieser's account provides the definitive explanation for Germany's startling...


Flash Point North Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crisis

by Richard Mobley

During a dark period of U.S. military history in the late 1960s, North Korean forces captured an American naval vessel and shot down an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, taking the lives of thirty-one U.S. sailors...


Resurrection: Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor

by Daniel Madsen

The attack on Pearl Harbor is a topic of perennial interest to the American public, and a long line of popular books and movies have focused on the attack or events leading up to it. This work takes an entirely...


Blue & Gray Navies: The Civil War Afloat

by Spencer C. Tucker

A longtime military history professor at Virginia Military Institute and prolific author, Spencer Tucker examines the important roles played by the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War. His book...


The U.S. Navy Against the Axis: Surface Combat, 1941-1945

by Vincent O'Hara

Naval historian Vincent O Hara recounts here the dramatic story of the U.S. Navy s surface fleet in World War II, especially its ship-to-ship combat. He suggests that the fleet s role in America s ultimate victory...


Battle Line: The United States Navy 1919-1939

by Thomas C. Hone & Trent Hone

A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then...


Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson

by Steven Maffeo

In today's world of satellites and electronic spying it is hard to appreciate the difficulties involved two centuries ago in collecting and disseminating

secret intelligence in a time of war. This book provides...