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Uniforms of the United States Navy, 1900-1967

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1967

Seller ID: 2287655

Condition: Near Fine


Spine edges lightly creased, faint smudges to front wrapper. 1967 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. No illustrations. A history of uniforms of the United States Navy from 1900-1967. View more info

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The Record of the Mediterranean Cruise of the United States Ship Saratoga CVA-60, Fall, Winter, Spring, 1959-1960

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: H. G. Roebuck and Son, Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 2291347

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper, ink date on title page. Ink notes by previous owner on VA-34 Blue Blasters pages, providing names, nicknames, and assignments of other members. 1960 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was the second of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1950s. Saratoga was the sixth U.S. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the Battles of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in 1956, she spent most of her career in th... View more info

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Lieutenant Ralph Osborn Aboard a Torpedo Boat Destroyer: Being the Story of How Ralph Osborn Became a Lieutenant and of His Cruise in an American Torpedo Boat Destroyer in West Indian Waters (The United States Naval Series)

By: Beach, Edward L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: W.A. Wilde Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2104094

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of jacket flap laid in. An exceptional copy. 1912 Hard Cover. 342, [8] pp. 8vo. Includes frontispiece and four plates in text, all by Frank T. Merrill. A naval adventure written for a juvenile audience, part of the popular Ralph Osborn series, this installment featuring the protagonist aboard a U.S. torpedo boat destroyer. View more info

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Hitler's U-Boat War, in Two Volumes: The Hunters, 1939-1942; The Hunted, 1942-1945

By: Blair, Clay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285061

Condition: Near Fine


Book club editions. Ink name and date on front endpaper of each volume. 1996 Hard Cover. xviii, [14], 809; xvi, [16], 909 pp. 8vo. The Hunters: Clay Blair's best-selling naval classic Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, is regarded as the definitive account of that decisive phase of the war in the Pacific. Nine years in the making, Hitler's U-boat War is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine war against the Allies, or The Battle of the Atlantic. It is an epic sea story, the most arduous and prolonged naval battle in all history. For a period of n... View more info

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Paul Jones: Founder of the American Navy - A History, in Two Volumes

By: Buell, Augustus C.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292849

Condition: Very Good


1902 printing. Spine and edges a bit rubbed. xv, [1], 328, [6]; vii, [1], 379, [5] pp. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece of Paul Jones in first volume, etched portrait frontispiece in second volume. Also includes a map of the British Isles, an outboard profile of the Bon Homme Richard, a plan of the battle of the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, and a facsimile of an letter from Paul Jones to George Washington. View more info

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Uncle Sam's Navy: The Ships and Men of the American Fleet

By: Daniel, Hawthorne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Seller ID: 2291338

Condition: Good


No jacket. Board edges rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Illustrated in black-and-white with official U.S. Navy photographs. Describes and depicts U.S. Naval ships including battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, and other ships and shore establishments. View more info

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1812: The Navy's War

By: Daughan, George C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2013

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292520

ISBN: 0465085997

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2013 Trade Paperback. When war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. British naval aggression made it clear that the ocean would be the war's primary battlefield-but America's navy, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British fleet of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews managed to turn the tide of the war, besting the haughty skippers of the mighty Royal Navy and cementing America... View more info

History of the War of the Union, Civil, Military & Naval, in Three Volumes

By: Duyckinck, E.A. [Evert Augustus]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Johnson, Fry & Company: 1862

Seller ID: 2294653

Condition: Good


Some binding repair, boards and edges rubbed with some drying of leather, ink name and address on front flyleaf. 1862 Full-Leather. Complete in three volumes, published individually from 1862-1865. ii, 620; 660; 642 pp. 4to. Original dark brown leather, black stamped decorations, gilt titles, all edges gilt Engraved plates from photographs and paintings by Alonzo Chappel throughout. A contemporary account of the American Civil War. View more info

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Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II

By: Gannon, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291521

ISBN: 1591143020

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. xxii, 490 pp. In the first eight months of 1942, German submarines sank nearly 400 Allied freighters and tankers along the U.S. Atlantic coast with a loss of more than 5,000 merchant seamen and sailors--twice the number of fatalities at Pearl Harbor. This book helps readers understand the complexities of the long Battle of the Atlantic by examining those disastrous early days of war and following the U-boats into action. The book traces the voyages of five U-boats to their destinations as they sink twenty-five ships unmolested by the U.S. Navy... View more info

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Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942

By: Hickam, Homer H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2206841

ISBN: 0870217585

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Spine cloth lightly creased. Jacket excellent. 1989 Hard Cover. xvi, [4], 367 pp. 8vo. By the author of Rocket Boys, which inspired the film October Sky. In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area Torpedo Junction. And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunn... View more info

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To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991

By: Howarth, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Seller ID: 2203256

ISBN: 0394576624

Condition: Near Fine


Near FineOne inch tear to top edge of jacket front and bottom edge of jacket rear. 1991 Hard Cover. xv, 620 pp. To Shining Sea is a landmark work of naval history--the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. From John Paul Jones’s defiant cry I have not yet begun to fight, to the war in the Persian Gulf, Stephen Howarth chronicles the epic story of the United States Navy. Here are the first engagements of the tiny Continental Navy, the fight against the Barbary pirates, the watershed clash of the Monitor and the Merrimack, the de... View more info

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The U-Boat War in the Caribbean

By: Kelshall, Gaylord T.M.; Messimer, Dwight R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285130

ISBN: 1557504520

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. 1994 Hard Cover. xviii, [4], 514, [5] pp. 8vo. First American edition of the work first published in Trinidad and Tobago in 1988, with a new foreword by Dwight R. Messimer. An account of submarine warfare in the Caribbean during World War II, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The New American Navy, in Two Volumes

By: Long, John D.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York: The Outlook Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2120498

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front hinge of first volume just starting. 1903 Hard Cover. xix, 287; xi, 238 pp. 8vo. Top edge gilt. Includes plates from illustrations by Henry Reuterdahl and photographs, and four maps. A history of the United States Navy in the late 19th century. View more info

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Charleston Blockade: The Journals of John B. Marchand, U.S. Navy, 1861-1862

By: Marchand, John B.; Symonds, Craig L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Naval War College Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2208436

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. xiii, 287 pp. Students of the American Civil War, whose ranks are legion, have paid vigorous attention to the many facets of the Union blockade of the Southern Confederacy. Questions of its strategic and economic impact are frequently debated, as are the important problems of logistics and diplomacy. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the participants themselves. The men who served on the blockading ships of the U.S. Navy performed the most tedious, if not the most perilous, task of the war. This volume is about one of them: Com... View more info

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Faith of My Fathers

By: McCain, John; Salter, Mark

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Seller ID: 1518108

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition.Near Fine. 1999 Hard Cover. 349 pp. John McCain's grandfather was rail thin, a gaunt, hawk-faced man known as Slew by his fellow officers and, affectionately, as Popeye by the sailors who served under him. McCain Sr. played the horses, drank bourbon and water, and rolled his own cirgarettes with one hand. more significantly, he was one of the Navy's greatest commanders, who led the air craft carrier of the Third Fleet in key battles during World War II. John McCain's father followed a similar path, one that was equally distinguished by heroic service in the Navy as a submarin... View more info

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U.S. Official Pictures of the World War, Showing America's Participation, Selected from the Official Files of the War Department, with Unofficial Introductory Photographs [with] The United States Navy in the World War: Official Pictures, Selected from the Files of the Navy Department, the War Department and the United States Marine Corps, with Supplemental Photographs from Unofficial Sources

By: Moore, William E.; Russell, James C.; Denby, Edwin

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Pictorial Bureau / Eames-Luckett Corp.: 1920

Seller ID: 2293327

Condition: Good


Binding shaken, ink name and date on front endpaper. Properly recased, this would be an excellent copy. 1920 Large Hardcover. Two works in one volume: U.S. Official Pictures of the World War, Showing America's Participation; The United States Navy in the World War. 576, [34]; 320 pp. Debossed two-tone binding design showing a standing soldier firing a rifle with a fallen ally at his feet. A collection of sepia photographs depicting the United States military's role in World War I. View more info

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I-Boat Captain: How Japan's Submarines Almost Defeated the U.S. Navy in the Pacific (Illustrated)

By: Orita, Zenji; Harrington, Joseph D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Major Books: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2263601

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition (BCE). Jacket lightly toned. Page ridges faintly foxed. 1976 Hard Cover. 317 pp. Zenji Orita was a leading Japanese submarine captain whose exploits in World War II ranged over the entire Pacific, and who launched the first human torpedoes against U.S. ships at Ulithi Atoll in 1944. Now Commander Orita tells his fascinating story... View more info

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Hands Off: A History of the Monroe Doctrine

By: Perkins, Dexter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288727

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, article glued to rear paste-down endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 455 pp. The Monroe Doctrine was a United States policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas beginning in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.[1] At the same time, the doctrine noted that the U.S. would recognize and not interfere with existing ... View more info

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The Hatchet of the United States Ship George Washington

By: Pollock, Captain Edwin T.; Bloomhardt, Paul F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: J.J. Little & Ives, Co.: 1919

Seller ID: 2202696

Condition: Very Good


Ink note on front endpaper, pages toned. 1919 Large Hardcover. 274 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. SS George Washington was an ocean liner built in 1908 for the Bremen-based North German Lloyd and was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. The ship was also known as USS George Washington (ID-3018) and USAT George Washington in service of the United States Navy and United States Army, respectively, during World War I. In the interwar period, she reverted to her original name of SS George Washington. During World War II, the ship was known as both US... View more info

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The Battle of the River Plate

By: Pope, Dudley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2204415

ISBN: 0870210181

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue of 1974 revised edition. Corners bumped.Jacket corners bumped. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [4], 219 pp. The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of the Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located in the South Atlantic a long time before the war began, and had been commerce raiding after the war began in September 1939. One of the hunting groups sent by the British Admiralty to search for Graf Spee, comprising three Royal Navy cruise... View more info

Image for History of the Confederate States Navy from its Organization to the Surrender of its Last Vessel. Its Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States; the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and upon the High Seas; Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-Clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History.

History of the Confederate States Navy from its Organization to the Surrender of its Last Vessel. Its Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States; the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and upon the High Seas; Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-Clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History.

By: Scharf, J. [John] Thomas

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Rogers & Sherwood: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2187992

Condition: Good


First edition. Appears to have been recased using the original boards and backstrip, which were likely trimmed at that point (they are flush with the page edges). A few light creases and spots to backstrip, minor loss from board corners. 1887 Hard Cover. x, 824 pp. 8vo. Original drab boards, paper spine label. A history of naval warfare during the American Civil War, by a former Confederate officer, who was among the first American historians to use newspapers as an authoritative source. Still considered an authoritative source, despite the expected prejudice in favor of the Confederacy. Howes... View more info

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Naval Strategies in the Civil War: Confederate Innovations and Federal Opportunism

By: Simson, Jay W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cumberland House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283505

ISBN: 1581821956

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 2001 Trade Paperback. One of the most overlooked aspects of the American Civil War is the naval strategy played out by the U.S. Navy and the fledgling Confederate Navy, which may make this the first book to compare and contrast the strategic concepts of the Southern Secretary of the Navy Stephen R. Mallory against his Northern counterpart, Gideon Welles. Both men had to accomplish much and were given great latitude in achieving their goals. View more info

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The Airships Akron and Macon: Flying Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy

By: Smith, Richard K.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1982

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2287335

ISBN: 0870210653

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. Rear jacket panel creased. 1982 Large Hardcover. xxii, 228 pp. Richard K. Smith was curious about the big rigid airships of the 1920s and 1930s. He wondered why they had disappeared from the scene of aeronautics. Two of them, the Akron and the Macon, had actually hangared airplanes. Why had such an airplane-carrying airship not been accepted? View more info

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The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277990

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain along edge of front jacket flap, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. Spine slightly cocked, faint stain to page ridge. 1962 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate Navy was a very small collection of nearly anything that would float -- mostly small, unmilitary vessels and a few captured Union ships; there was not one real warship in the fleet. The North had men-of-war and a large fleet of merchant ships that could be armed quickly. As a result, the North was soon... View more info

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Running Critical: The Silent War, Rickover, and General Dynamics

By: Tyler, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292550

ISBN: 0060153776

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket, lightly rubbed. 1986 Hard Cover. Based on diaries, tape recordings, confidential documents, and exclusive interviews, this expose illustrates fundamental weaknesses in the defense industry by chronicling the scandalous dealings between the U.S. Navy and General Dynamics. View more info

Image for United States in War with Spain and The History of Cuba. A Thrilling Account of the Land and Naval Operations of American Soldiers and Sailors in Our War with Spain, and the Heroic Struggles of Cuban Patriots Against Spanish Tyranny. Including a Description and History of Cuba, Spain, Philippine Islands, Our Army and Navy, Fighting Strength, Coast Defenses, and Our Relations with Other Nations, Etc., Etc.

United States in War with Spain and The History of Cuba. A Thrilling Account of the Land and Naval Operations of American Soldiers and Sailors in Our War with Spain, and the Heroic Struggles of Cuban Patriots Against Spanish Tyranny. Including a Description and History of Cuba, Spain, Philippine Islands, Our Army and Navy, Fighting Strength, Coast Defenses, and Our Relations with Other Nations, Etc., Etc.

By: White, Trumbull

Price: $15.00

Publisher: International Publishing Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 2290364

Condition: Good


Salesman's dummy. No jacket. Bottom corner of rear board bumped, board corners bumped, spine from a different copy glued to front paste-down endpaper, front hinge starting. 1898 Hard Cover. 560 pp. United States in War with Spain and The History of Cuba. A Thrilling Account of the Land and Naval Operations of American Soldiers and Sailors in Our War with Spain, and the Heroic Struggles of Cuban Patriots Against Spanish Tyranny. Including a Description and History of Cuba, Spain, Philippine Islands, Our Army and Navy, Fighting Strength, Coast Defenses, and Our Relations with Other Nations, Etc.... View more info

Image for The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

The Pictorial History of the Great Civil War: Its Causes, Origins, Conduct and Results. Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Its Battles by Land and Sea, with Graphic Descriptions of Heroic Deeds Achieved by Armies and Individuals; Narratives of Personal Adventure; Thrilling Incidents; Daring Exploits; Wonderful Escapes; Life in Camp, Field, and Hospital; Adventures at Sea; Blockade Life, Etc., Etc., Containing Carefully Prepared Biographies of the Leading Generals and Naval Commanders of Both the North and the South.

By: Wilson, John Laird

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The National Publishing Co. / J.R. Jones: 1881

Seller ID: 2291645

Condition: Very Good


Hinges beginning to weaken, edges a bit rubbed, spine gilt mostly rubbed away, pencil name on front endpaper. 1881 Hard Cover. iv, 976, [4] pp. Green cloth, black titles and decorations, gilt embellishments on front board and spine. A fairly early history of the American Civil War, illustrated with engravings of battles and portraits of many leading generals. View more info

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The Navy in Newport (Images of America)

By: Wyld, Lionel D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194932

ISBN: 0738535508

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. Known throughout the world as The City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island, has a long history of maritime activity. Since the Colonial period, Newport has been recognized as both an important seaport for the mercantile trade and a harbor of inestimable value for naval vessels. I n 1869, the U.S. Navy opened its pioneer site in the region, the Naval Torpedo station on Goat Island in Newport harbor. The Naval War College on Coasters Harbor Island and the Naval Training Station soon followed. The navy's pres... View more info