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  • Descent into Darknessby Edward C. Raymer

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma , and Utah lie paralyzed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a crack team of U.S. Navy salvage divers headed by Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers have been given a Herculean task: rescue the sailors and Marines... more...

  • No Surrenderby Hiroo Onoda

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that... more...

  • Pushing the Envelopeby Marion Carl; Barrett Tillman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...

  • The Sailor's Homerby Dennis L. Noble

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    In 1966, The Sand Pebbles captivated moviegoers across the United States, introducing many Americans to the little-known China Station of the 1920s. Based upon a novel by first-time novelist, Richard McKenna, the importance of The Sand Pebbles in contributing to popular history cannot be understated. Despite the importance of The Sand Pebbles... more...

  • "The Three Musketeers of the Army Air Forces"by Robert O. Harder

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    While scores of books have been published about the atomic bombings that helped end World War II, little has been written about the personal lives and relationship of the three men that led the raid. Paul Tibbets, Tom Ferebee, and Ted Dutch? Van Kirk exemplified what Life Magazine meant when in 1942 it called the B-17 pilot, bombardier, and navigator... more...

  • Embassy to the Eastern Courtsby Andrew C. Jampoler

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, the U.S. found its merchants and traders locked out of their traditional markets in Europe and the Caribbean. Hoping for new and profitable American trade relationships, President Andrew Jackson dispatched an unemployed ship-owner and merchant with no diplomatic experience on a secret mission to negotiate... more...

  • Syren's Songby Claude G. Berube

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    When the Sri Lankan navy is unexpectedly attacked by a resurgent and separatist Tamil Tiger organization, the government issues a letter of marque to former U.S. Navy officer Connor Stark. The head of the private security company Highland Maritime Defense, Stark and his eclectic compatriots accept the challenge, only to soon learn that the Sea Tigers... 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...

  • Bioterror in the 21st Centuryby Daniel M Gerstein

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    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...