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Naval Institute Press

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  • Dr. Spaceby Bob Ward

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Written by veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward, who spent years investigating his subject, this biography presents a revealing but even-handed portrait of the father of modern rocketry. As he chronicles Wernher von Braun's life, Ward explodes many myths and misconceptions about the controversial genius who was a hero to some, a villain to others.... more...

  • We Were Piratesby Robert Schultz; James Shell

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    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$ 37.99

    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...

  • Bioterror in the 21st Centuryby Daniel M Gerstein

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    Daniel Gerstein draws on twenty-nine years of experience in the security and defense sectors to address the threat of bioterrorism. He argues that bioterrorism is a very real threat to humankind due to the 21st century?s confluence of globalization, terrorism and biotechnology. Each of these three components of bioterrorism is experiencing unprecedented... more...

  • SEAL of Honorby Gary Williams

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation?s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement... more...

  • Project Azorianby Norman C. Polmar; Michael White

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Militant Islamist Ideologyby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    A top adviser at the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism argues that winning the war against Militant Islamists requires a more nuanced understanding of their ideology. His book is among the first attempts to deconstruct and marginalize al-Qaida ideology using Islamic based arguments. By clearly defining the differences between Islam,... more...

  • Warriors and Wizardsby Martin J. Bollinger

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    In August 1943 the Luftwaffe began using radio-controlled anti-ship glide bombs, and within weeks they had sunk one battleship, crippled another, wrecked two cruisers, and destroyed numerous merchant ships. Yet a year later the Germans abandoned their use, defeated in part by electronic systems to jam the radio links that guided the bombs. Drawing... more...

  • In the Gray Areaby Seth W. B. Folsom

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    In the Gray Area builds on Seth Folsom?s earlier award-winning memoir, The Highway War, which described his 2003 command of one of the first Marine light armored reconnaissance battalion companies to march on Baghdad. In February 2008, he was deployed to Iraq again as the leader of a U.S. Marine advisor team embedded with an Iraqi army infantry... more...

  • The Last Lincoln Conspiratorby Andrew C. A. Jampoler

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Despite all that has been written about the April 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surrattthe only conspirator who got awayremains untold and largely unknown. The capture and shooting of John Wilkes Booth twelve days after he shot Lincoln is a well-known and well-covered story. The fate of the eight other accomplices... more...