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Neptune's Inferno
Neptune's Inferno
Written by James D. Hornfischer
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ISBN: 9780553908077
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Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: January 25, 2011
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here...

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Neptune's Inferno
Neptune's Inferno
Written by James D. Hornfischer, Read by Robertson Dean
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ISBN: 9780307881281
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Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $25.00

With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new information. Now he does the same for the...

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Hitler's U-Boat War
Hitler's U-Boat War
Written by Clay Blair
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ISBN: 9780307874375
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Hitler's U-Boat War
The Hunters, 1939-1942
Written by Clay Blair


Format: eBook, 848 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $14.99

Clay Blair's best-selling naval classic Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, is regarded as the definitive account of that decisive phase of the war in the Pacific. Nine years in the making, Hitler's U-boat War is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine war against the... Read more >
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Intrepid
Intrepid
Written by Bill White and Robert Gandt, Foreword by John McCain
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ISBN: 9780767929981
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Intrepid
The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship
Written by Bill White and Robert Gandt
Foreword by John McCain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City

The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has... Read more >
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Two Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Introduction by Gary Kinder
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ISBN: 9780307424877
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Two Years Before the Mast
A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
Written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Introduction by Gary Kinder


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he... Read more >
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Nelson's Officers and Midshipmen
Nelson's Officers and Midshipmen
Written by Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Illustrated by Steve Noon
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ISBN: 9781846033797
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Nelson's Officers and Midshipmen

Written by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $18.95

Immortalized in literature through such characters as C. S. Forester's 'Horatio Hornblower' and Patrick O'Brian's 'Jack Aubrey', the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) ran the ships that defended Great Britain against the threat of French invasion. This period saw the Royal... Read more >
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Empires of the Sea
Empires of the Sea
Written by Roger Crowley
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ISBN: 9780812977646
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Empires of the Sea
The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Written by Roger Crowley


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.00

In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic clash between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world. In Empires... Read more >
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F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War
F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War
Written by Warren Thompson, Illustrated by Mark Styling
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ISBN: 9781846034114
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F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War

Written by Warren Thompson
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $22.95

The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans.

Drawing from a vast repository of personal... Read more >
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Ship of Ghosts
Ship of Ghosts
Written by James D. Hornfischer
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ISBN: 9780307490889
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Ship of Ghosts
The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno.

"Son, we’re going to Hell."

The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite... Read more >
Tripoli
Tripoli
Written by David Smethurst
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ISBN: 9780307548283
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Tripoli
The United States' First War on Terror
Written by David Smethurst


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $7.99

THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM EATON AND THE UNITED STATES’ FIRST ATTEMPT AT REGIME CHANGE

April 27, 1805. The impasse in the four-year war between the Barbary pirate state of Tripoli and the United States is about to be broken. William Eaton has led his ragtag army of Greeks, Arabs, and U.S... Read more >
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The Bravest Man
The Bravest Man
Written by William Tuohy
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ISBN: 9780307554871
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The Bravest Man
Richard O'Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang
Written by William Tuohy


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $7.99

“There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.”
–Richard O’Kane

Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his consummate skill and heroism as a submarine skipper, sank more enemy ships and saved more downed fliers than anyone else.

Now Pulitzer... Read more >
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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship
Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship
Written by Robert Forczyk, Illustrated by Howard Gerrard and Ian Palmer
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ISBN: 9781846033308
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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship
Yellow Sea 1904-05
Written by Robert Forczyk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard and Ian Palmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $18.95

The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. What began as differing expansionist interests in Manchuria and Korea developed into a full-blown war in 1904, with an unexpected outcome. Watched by... Read more >
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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
Written by James D. Hornfischer
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ISBN: 9780307487308
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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno.

“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”

With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel... Read more >
Napoleon in Egypt
Napoleon in Egypt
Written by Paul Strathern
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ISBN: 9780553905885
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Napoleon in Egypt

Written by Paul Strathern


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $13.99

“Europe is a molehill….”
Everything here is worn out…tiny Europe has not enough to offer.
We must set off for the Orient; that is where all the greatest glory is to be achieved.”
—Napoleon


Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably... Read more >
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Intrepid
Intrepid
Written by Bill White and Robert Gandt, Foreword by John McCain
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767930970
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Intrepid
The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship
Written by Bill White and Robert Gandt
Foreword by John McCain


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City

The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has... Read more >
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Empires of the Sea
Empires of the Sea
Written by Roger Crowley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588367334
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Empires of the Sea
The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Written by Roger Crowley


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $11.99

In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the... Read more >
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Last Flag Down
Last Flag Down
Written by John Baldwin and Ron Powers
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ISBN: 9780307236562
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Last Flag Down
The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
Written by John Baldwin and Ron Powers


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $14.95

As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world’s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider’s... Read more >
Raising the Hunley
Raising the Hunley
Written by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf
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ISBN: 9780307416483
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Raising the Hunley
The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
Written by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

The history of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century the fate of the... Read more >
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A Time to Die
A Time to Die
Written by Robert Moore
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ISBN: 9780307419699
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A Time to Die
The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy
Written by Robert Moore


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

Ona quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions--one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world--shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia’s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor.

Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account... Read more >
U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts
U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts
Written by Gordon Williamson
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ISBN: 9781846031335
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U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts
The Battle of the Atlantic
Written by Gordon Williamson


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $17.95

Winston Churchill claimed that the "U-boat peril" was the only thing that ever frightened him during World War II. A formidable foe, the U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, successfully stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoy ships. It was not until the destroyer... Read more >
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Simple Courage
Simple Courage
Written by Frank Delaney
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ISBN: 9780812975956
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Simple Courage
The True Story of Peril on the Sea
Written by Frank Delaney


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.00

“HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS.”
–old folk prayer

In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12... Read more >
At All Costs
At All Costs
Written by Sam Moses
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ISBN: 9780345476746
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At All Costs
How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II
Written by Sam Moses


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $15.95

In this gripping, page-turning account, Sam Moses has told a story in the tradition of Sebastian Junger’s A Perfect Storm, Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers, and Hampton Sides’s Ghost Soldiers. It’s a story about the heroism of two men in battle at sea during World War II, and one woman fleeing Nazi... Read more >
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Ship of Ghosts
Ship of Ghosts
Written by James D. Hornfischer
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ISBN: 9780553384505
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Ship of Ghosts
The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2007
Price: $20.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Son, we’re going to Hell."

The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the... Read more >
Last Flag Down
Last Flag Down
Written by John Baldwin and Ron Powers
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ISBN: 9780307394248
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Last Flag Down
The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
Written by John Baldwin and Ron Powers


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $11.99

As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world’s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider’s... Read more >
Tripoli
Tripoli
Written by David Smethurst
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ISBN: 9780891418597
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Tripoli
The United States' First War on Terror
Written by David Smethurst


Format: Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $7.99

THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM EATON AND THE UNITED STATES’ FIRST ATTEMPT AT REGIME CHANGE

April 27, 1805. The impasse in the four-year war between the Barbary pirate state of Tripoli and the United States is about to be broken. William Eaton has led his ragtag army of Greeks, Arabs, and U.S... Read more >
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