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Great NEW reads from Sea History Press ... The Skipper

&~ theEagle

The Skipper & the Eagle by Captain Gordon McGowan, USCG (Ret.) with an Introduction by Admiral Robert]. Papp, fr., Commandant, US Coast Guard The year was 1946, the place was bomb-shattered Bremerhaven. Amid the confusion of bombed cities, displaced persons, and food and housing shortages, Commander Gordon McGowan, US Coast Guard, found himself the master of a three-masted barque, a battered prize of war which he had to transform into a well-found Coast Guard training ship able to make a transAdantic voyage under sail. With her carryover crew of German seamen and neophyte Coast Guard personnel, the barque found new life and a great adventure under the calm and gentle leadership of a Coast Guard officer. In Admiral Papp's words, "... in his simple effort to document a small portion of

Eagle's history, [McGowan] related a story of courage, initiative, humility and devotion to duty which stands the test of time, and should serve as both a lesson and example for the young public servants that the Coast Guard Academy strives to develop." The Skipper & the Eagle is hearty fare and ranks near the top of seagoing literature. There isn't a dull page in it. To order your copy, visit our Ship's Store at www.seahistory.org, or call 914 737-7878, ext. 0.

Hardcover, 255 pages, 36 illustrations • Sale Price $20 + $4 s/h in US; call for international rates

Our Flag Was Still There: 1he Sea History Press Guide to the War of1812 Its History and Bicentennial Commemorations Maritime historian and award-winning author William H. White will guide readers through the highlights of both the land campaigns and the sea battles and answer the questions: "What really happened?" and "Why does it matter?"

Our Flag Was Still There will serve as a guidebook to the upcoming bicentennial celebrations across the country beginning in 2012: the OpSail tall ship and naval ship parade up the east coast and in the Great Lakes, exhibits, reenactments, concerts, air shows, fireworks and more. To order your copy, visit the National Maritime Historical Society's Ship's Store at www.seahistory.org, or call 914 7377878, ext. 0.

Softcover, illustrated • Sale Price $15 + $4 s/h in US; call for international rates

NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY www.seahistory.org • 914 737-7878 • 5 John Walsh Blvd., PO Box 68, Peekskill, NY 10566

Sea History 140 - Autumn 2012  

10 A Forest of Assassins: The US Merchant Marine Under Fire During the Vietnam War, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD • 14 The War of 1812:...

Sea History 140 - Autumn 2012  

10 A Forest of Assassins: The US Merchant Marine Under Fire During the Vietnam War, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD • 14 The War of 1812:...

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