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Naval Institute Press

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  • An Untaken Roadby Steven A. Pomeroy

    Naval Institute Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    The history of the American mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) reveals the interactions of strategy, technology, and context. Its tale began with nuclear strategists demanding second-strike weapons to ensure national survival. Many, including Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Reagan, drew confidence from ICBMs housed within underground... more...

  • Practise to Deceiveby Barton Whaley; A. Denis Clift

    Naval Institute Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Some cultures are clearly more deceptive than others but only during any given slice of time. No single culture has excelled in deceptiveness throughout its history. While the Chinese did rise to the highest level of military deviousness during the time of Sun Tzu (c.350 BC), they had low levels before Master Sun, and afterwards largely lost it during... more...

  • "A Magnificent Fight"by Robert J. Cressman

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used or available-- to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama. 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...

  • The 14-Hour Warby James E. Jr Wise; Scott Baron

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...

  • 21st Century Ellisby Brent Friedman

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Captain B. A. Friedman is a field artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University and is pursuing a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies through the Naval War College. He resides with his lovely wife Ashton... more...

  • 21st Century Mahanby Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Alfred Thayer Mahan?s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings are often dismissed as irrelevant to today?s problems. This collection of five of Mahan?s essays, along with Benjamin Armstrong?s informative introductions, illustrates why Mahan?s work remains relevant to the... more...

  • 21st Century Simsby Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    For more than two decades at the beginning of the 20th century William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught style all-big-gun battleship, to his development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he was a central figure in helping... more...

  • The Ablest Navigatorby J. Wandres

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    This action-packed biography focuses on a 1944 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who was one of only fifty Jewish midshipmen commissioned in his class during World War II. In the Pacific, Lt. Shulman s destroyer survived both a typhoon and a Japanese kamikaze aircraft attack. After leaving the U.S. Navy and returning to civilian life, he volunteered... more...

  • The Accidental Admiralby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Despite demonstrated prowess in the handling of ships and sailors, five years after receiving his commission, Jim Stavridis was planning on getting out of the Navy and going to law school. His assignments officer, a young lieutenant commander by the name of Mike Mullen (who would go on to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs) noticed something special... more...