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Naval Institute Press

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  • My Men are My Heroesby Nathaniel R. Helms

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn?t... more...

  • Circle of Treasonby Sandra V. Grimes; Jeanne Vertefeuille

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Circle of Treason details the authors? personal involvement in the hunt for and eventual identification of a Soviet mole in the CIA during the 1980s and 1990s. The search for the presumed traitor was necessitated by the loss of almost all of the CIA?s large stable of Soviet intelligence officers working for the United States against their homeland.... more...

  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971)by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 64.95

    Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand... more...

  • Admiral De Grasse and American Independenceby Charles Lee Lewis

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American independence in the battle off Cape Henry in 1781. The battle off Cape Henry had ultimate effects more important than those of Waterloo. De Grasse?s action entailed upon the British the final loss of the thirteen... more...

  • Sea Powerby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 47.95

    A classic work widely acknowledged over the past 20 years as the definitive text on its subject. All aspects of over 2,000 years of naval history are covered, from Greek and Roman galley warfare to Vietnam and beyond, with emphasis on the evolution of strategy, tactics, and weapons development. With 14 authors it is not so much a symposium as a continuous... more...

  • The Edge of Valorby John J. Gobbell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Commander Todd Ingram, commanding officer of the destroyer, USS Maxwell (DD-525) met Soviet Navy officer Eduard Dezhnev in 1942 when the starshiy leytenant (senior lieutenant) was Naval Attaché to the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco. They became close friends, or so Ingram thought, until he discovered Dezhnev was a spy and had directly contributed... more...

  • Millions for Defenseby Frederick C Leiner

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s—“millions for defense, not a cent for tribute.? Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France?s galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and as they teetered towards open war, were disturbed by their country?s lack of warships. Provoked... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combatby Wayne P. Hughes

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical evolution of tactics, analysis, and fleet operations, and today it can serve as a primer for anyone who wants to learn how navies fight and win.... more...

  • Contrails Over the Mojaveby George J. Marrett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes off where Tom Wolfe?s The Right Stuff ended in 1963. Marrett started the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB only two weeks after the school?s commander, Col. Chuck Yeager, ejected from a Lockheed NF-104 trying to set a world altitude record. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing... more...