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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...

  • Gunbird Driverby David A. Ballentine

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Gunbird Driver is a memoir of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E's in Marine Observation Squadron 6. The book provides information about the missions, operations, and the living conditions at Ky Ha, and about the fellow Marines with whom he served. It also contains several chapters on shipboard operation... more...

  • Gunn Sightsby Tom Gunn

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Tom Gunn had a life-altering career change in 1975 when he went from an eight-year stint as staff lawyer with the U.S. Senate to a job in aerospace sales and marketing at McDonnell Douglas. He knew a lot about military appropriations and classified developments, but almost nothing about marketing. Over the next twenty-two years, however, Gunn and... 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...

  • Harrier IIby Lon O. Nordeen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    When the first Harrier strike fighter was introduced by the Royal Air Force in the late 1960s, it was hailed as a technological breakthrough with its speed, vertical, short takeoff and landing capability (V/STOL). Today, the Harrier II is one of the top weapons of choice for ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who need effective air support. This... 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...

  • Against the Tideby Dave Oliver

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Admiral Hyman Rickover personally revolutionized naval warfare and altered the outcome of the Cold War. Concurrently he drove innovation into American industry -- which in the decades since has proven to be a wellspring of power for American technology. As a touchstone of his success, during Rickover?s stewardship the Russians had literally dozens... 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...

  • Iwoby Richard Wheeler

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, resulting in the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, is documented with a personal touch; the author himself was a member of that company. It is a searing and unique account of that battle, told from the perspective of both the gallant U.S. Marines who invaded the island and the brave... more...