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Naval Institute Press

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  • Sole Survivors of the Seaby James E. Jr Wise

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver--are based on a wide array of... more...

  • At Close Quartersby Robert J. Bulkley

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders... more...

  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...

  • OSS in Chinaby Maochun Yu

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    Maochun Yu tells the story of the intelligence activities of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in China during World War II. Drawing on recently released classified materials from the U.S. National Archives and on previously unopened Chinese documents, Yu reveals the immense and complex challenges the agency and its director, General William... more...

  • Disaster on the Mississippiby Gene Salecker

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Gene Eric Salecker is a retired university police officer and middle school social studies teacher, currently working as an author, substitute teacher, and consultant for the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas. He is married and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and pets. more...

  • Airpower Rebornby John Andreas Olsen

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Airpower Reborn offers a conceptual approach to warfare that emphasizes airpower?s unique capability to achieve strategic effects. Six world-leading theorists argue that a viable strategy must transcend the purely military sphere, view the adversary as a multi-dimensional system, and pursue systemic paralysis and strategic effects rather than military... more...

  • The Military Advantage, 2015by Terry Howell

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Terry Howell is the Director of Strategic Alliance and Outreach programs for Military.com. Terry is a retired Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer. He last served as a career development advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, benefits and transition counseling to service members and their families. While at Military.com, Terry has worked... more...

  • We Were Piratesby Robert Schultz; James Shell

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    A sailor?s extraordinary experiences on an American submarine in the Pacific are candidly reported in this eyewitness account of war from a torpedoman?s perspective. Robert Hunt managed to survive twelve consecutive war patrols on the submarine USS Tambor . During the course of the war, Hunt was everywhere that mattered in the Pacific. He stood... more...

  • From Storm to Freedomby John R. Ballard

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    Covering both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom as two campaigns within a single, if discontinuous, conflict, this book analyzes the strategic interaction between Iraq and the United States from 1990 to 2010 and the key operational decisions that determined the course of the war. The author?s assessment of the long war against Iraq... more...

  • Project Azorianby Norman C. Polmar; Michael White

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks, and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in early August 1974. This audacious effort was carried out under the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored... more...