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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...


The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Strait

by Walter G. Winslow

Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait.


Horrible Shipwreck!

by Andrew C. Jampoler

On August 25, 1833, the British convict transport Amphitrite, filled with more than one hundred women prisoners and their children, together with a crew of sixteen, left London for the convict colony in New...


On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam

by John B. Nichols & Barrett Tillman

Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot in the war, and Barrett...


Brave Ship, Brave Men

by Arnold S. Lott

Nimitz called this book about the USS Aaron Ward on the radar picket line in the Pacific, "the finest story of the war that I have been privileged to read."


The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814

by Anthony S. Pitch

With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch tells the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington in the summer of 1814, an episode many call a defining moment in the coming-of-age...


Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer

by Jr. , Robert O. Wray

Designed for busy junior officers in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine, this primer teaches the basics of leadership in five sequential steps. It begins with a useful overview of major leadership...


The Lost Battalion of Tet: The Breakout of 2/12th Cavalry at Hue

by Charles A Krohn

Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, this new paperback edition brings back into print a book that became an essential source for a 2006 study of the battle by the U.S. Army s...


Into the Tiger's Jaw: America's First Black Marine Aviator

by Frank E. Peterson Jr. & J. Alfred Phelps

Lt. General Frank E. Petersen’s autobiography provides a critical examination of this remarkable Marine’s career, from his accomplishments as the first black pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps to his promotion...


The Marines Take Anbar: The Four Year Fight Against al Qaeda

by Robert H. Shultz

“The Marines’ campaign to secure Anbar Province in Iraq will rank as one of the Corps’ historic battle achievements. Dick Shultz's brilliant account of that campaign is rich in lessons learned and examples...


Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower

by Thomas Wildenberg

On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan's carrier force at Midway and changed the course of the Pacific war. As Wildenberg demonstrates in this book, the key ingredient...


The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

by Roger Thurow

The story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger illuminates the challenges, and vital necessity, of transforming Africa’s agriculture sector


1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

by Charles Emmerson

Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspectives...


Museographs: Shaker Design

by Caron Caswell Lazar

Escape to the perfect world! A world where prejudice is passé, order is normal, and function is favored. This is the world of the Shakers.

Best-known as an eighteenth-century utopian religious community, and...


Romanov Riches: Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars

by Solomon Volkov

In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between...


The Long Road Home

by Ben Shephard

At the end of World War II, long before an Allied victory was assured and before the scope of the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler would come into focus or even assume the name of the Holocaust, Allied forces...


Mad as Hell

by Dominic Sandbrook

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” The words of Howard Beale, the fictional anchorman in the 1970s hit film Network, struck a chord with a generation of Americans. From the disgrace...


Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques

by Walther G. Von Krenner, Damon Apodaca & Ken Jeremiah

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its...