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Naval Institute Press

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Taiwan's Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • The CIA's Russiansby John Limond Hart

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    During the Cold War a number of high-ranking Soviet citizens spied for the CIA, providing the United States with valuable information while putting themselves and their families in great danger. In this book a seasoned CIA field operator and station chief looks at what drove these agents to betray their own country. Unlike many authors who write about... more...

  • The Spearheadersby James J. Altieri; Mir Bahmanyar

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria. Only two American divisions had arrived in the European theatre. Stationed in Ireland, they were green, untested troops, their combat... more...

  • On Boardby Paul Ignatius

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Insights into important events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by a former secretary of the Navy and participant in many of the events he describes. The Great Depression of the 1930s, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and Vietnam are recalled from the author's perspectives, first as a teenager in the 1930s, then as a... more...

  • Through the Wheatby Edwin Howard Simmons; Joseph H. Alexander

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    U.S. Marine participation in World War I is known as a defining moment in the Marine Corps' great history. It is a story of exceptional heroism and significant operational achievements, along with lessons learned the hard way. The Marines entered World War I as a small force of seagoing light infantry that had rarely faced a well-armed enemy. On a... more...

  • Admiral William A. Moffettby William F. Trimble

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Naval aviation historian William F. Trimble provides a clear and detailed portrait of the man who took on the challenge of forming an aeronautical bureau within the U.S. Navy in 1921 and then nurtured the early development of naval aviation. Describing Admiral William A. Moffett as one of the first high-ranking naval officers to appreciate the importance... more...

  • Splinter Fleetby Theodore Treadwell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable? work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys... more...