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Gift Books The Pen and the Sword The Kissing Sailor Cats in the Navy Dogs in the Navy U.S. Submarines Since 1945 U.S. Aircraft Carriers, Revised Edition U.S. Battleship U.S. Cruisers U.S. Destroyers, Revised Edition U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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From 1939 to 1999, the Institute’s offices were in the Academy museum building, Preble Hall. From 1939 to 1999, the Institute’s offices were in the Academy museum building, Preble Hall.

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The first Naval Institute Press fiction title arrived with a bang in 1984 when the staff worked with unknown would-be novelist Tom Clancy, rejected elsewhere, and published The Hunt for Red October, which would become a bestselling novel and film and launch Clancy on his mega-novelist career.


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The Mystery Behind the Photo that Ended World War II

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U.S. Navy aviators play with the ship’s cat while awaiting instruction in the briefing room of a carrier in the Atlantic. As with many photos released during World War II, the name of the ship was not disclosed, but it was probably the USS Ranger (CV 4), 1944. (U.S. Naval Institute photo archive)

The sender of this postcard hoped that the black cat on the gun would bring the recipient good luck during World War I. (Author’s collection)

CATS IN THE NAVY Marine corporal Edward Burkhardt with Suribachi Sue, 1945. Joe Rosenthal took a different photo of Burckhardt with Sue that appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. Rosenthal’s photo of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi would become one of the most iconic images of the war. (NARA)

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A sailor carries one of the 250 pets allowed to board USS Abraham Lincoln when the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo threatened U.S. bases in the Philippines. (U.S. Naval Institute photo archive)

DOGS IN THE NAVY By Scot Christenson Tex of submarine rescue ship USS Florikan sprawls in his own hammock, which helped prevent seasickness. (U.S. Naval Institute photo archive)

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“U.S. Submarines since 1945, Revised Edition by Norman Friedman is a must read for all professionals, designers and scholars of modern submarines.” —The Australian Naval Institute “Considered to be one of the most comprehensive books on the subject of American submarines, this book is a standard for both novices and experts in the field.” —Marine Insight “Profusely illustrated throughout, U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History is a definitive study that is impressively well written, organized and presented, making it an ideal, essential, and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library American Naval History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.” —The Midwest Book Review


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An Illustrated Design History

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Special Editions Battleship Massachusetts Aircraft Carrier Intrepid Battle of Guadalcanal Battle of Tarawa Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen Battleship Tirpitz Battleship Alabama Battleship Texas Battleship Iowa

Aerial view of ships formation during battle operation of Tarawa. Landing craft, looking like waterbugs, make for the beach. (U.S. Naval Institute photo archive)


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U.S. NAVY ATTACK AIRCRAFT, 1920–2020 By Norman Friedman

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A New Kind of Attack Bomber

Chapter Three


A standard two-seat DT, with the pilot’s seat moved forward and a gunner’s position added. This one was built under license by Lowe, Willard, & Fowler (LWF). When not on wheels, the DT-2 had twin floats. NHHC

The first DT-1 was also a single-seater, with the pilot abaft the wing. The second and third prototypes were modified as DT-2s: the pilot was moved forward to a position under the leading edge of the wing, and a gunner’s cockpit (with one 0.30-calibre machine gun) placed abaft the wing. To offset the additional weight, the standard 400-hp Liberty engine was replaced by a higher-compression version developing 450 hp. The DT-1 and the first DT-2 had their radiators on the sides of the fuselage. The third aircraft was

rearranged, the radiator moving to the conventional position in the nose. To solve oil cooling problems, an external oil cooler was installed on the left-hand walkway. This version was ordered into production, which was considerable by contemporary standards: thirty-eight DT-2s from Douglas Santa Monica, eleven from Dayton-Wright, twenty by Lowe, Willard, & Fowler (LWF, in New York City), and six by the Naval Aircraft Factory. The DT-2s were delivered in 1922–24. Production aircraft had modified vertical tails with “balanced” rudders (the axis not The unfortunate Skyshark. U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

The DT became BuAer’s engine test bed. The DT-4 (BuAer A-6423) was powered by a 650-hp Wright T-2 engine. Note the radiator alongside the pilot’s cockpit. The engine was light enough to be substituted for the original Liberty without structural change, adding 250 hp. Two DT-4s were later given geared T-2Bs as DT-5s. NHHC

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only for ground running; flight engines were not delivered until March 1950. The first flight was promising, but the XT40 encountered continuing issues, to the point that in October 1950 serious consideration was given to installing a Pratt & Whitney T34 instead—but the T34 had no contraprop. An engine problem caused the 19 December 1950 crash of the first prototype.34 The second airplane was almost complete when the first crashed. A series of engine failures postponed its first full flight. There were “liftoffs” in June 1951 and January 1952, but the first full flight was made only on 4 April 1952. A production T40-A-6 replaced the prototype engine, and the first servicetest airplane flew on 10 June 1953. A near-crash in

October revealed that stresses on the propeller and gearbox exceeded those allowed for: the airplane was not rigid enough between engine and gearbox. The fuselage was stiffened, but by that time production aircraft had been canceled.35 The project had one important by-product. Heinemann realized that his airplane would be faster than the terminal velocity of the existing twothousand-pound bomb. He therefore developed a new streamlined bomb shape, which would not contribute undue drag on the aircraft. He claimed that an A2D with the three new type bombs would be 50 mph faster than one carrying three of the old type. The new shape was adopted for the Mk 80 series bombs that U.S. aircraft still carry.36

This considerably refined sketch design (Model 593-7) was submitted on 25 March 1949, just before cancellation of the supercarrier. The only obvious difference from the A3D as built was the rooster tail. At this stage the payload was 6,000 pounds of bombs. Takeoff weight had been reduced to 72,500 pounds. On that basis the airplane could take off from a Midway-class carrier using a catapult plus JATO in a twenty-five-knot wind; without JATO but with the catapult it could take off in a 43.9-knot wind. Maximum sea-level speed was 563 knots (Mach 0.852); combat radius was 1,700 nautical miles at Mach 0.832. Model 593-8 (13 May 1949) was substantially the A3D as built but still with J40s. Heinemann managed to cut takeoff weight to 68,000 pounds. Combat radius was 1,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85; maximum speed at sea level was 568 knots (Mach 0.860). At 40,000 feet that fell to 511 knots (Mach 0.889). AUTHOR’S COLLECTION

Curtiss was runner-up to Douglas with this shoulder-wing bomber, its engines in its wing roots. Span was eighty-one feet, length eight-three feet one inch and height twenty-three feet five inches. Normal gross weight was 87,000 pounds. North American submitted a somewhat similar design. NHHC


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BATTLESHIP BISMARCK A Design and Operational History By William J. Garzke Jr., Robert O. Dulin Jr., and William Jurens with James Cameron $105 | Holiday Price: $52.50 Hardcover | 9 x 11½ | 624 pgs 180 b/w photos, 35 line drawings 978-1-59114-569-1


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ussian and Soviet Battleships is the definitive English language overview of Russian and Soviet battleships, from the ironclad Petr Velikii of 1869 to Stalin’s final projects. Meticulously researched, this work describes and illustrates the design histories, technical details, characteristics, and service histories of the forty seagoing battleships that served in the Russian and Soviet Navies. This is the first book about Russian battleships to draw from Russian language materials, including books and articles published since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Some one hundred drawings of ships and design studies, many specially commissioned for this book, are showcased, as well as one hundred photographs, many of them never published in the west.


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“This is a magnificent production. The technical and operational level of detail will delight the most demanding rivet-counter, but the nine hundred high quality illustrations—3D renderings, color and B&W photos, and line drawing—elevate Battleships of the Iowa Class into a class of its own. The translation from the French original is excellent. Highly recommended.” —Vincent P. O’Hara, author of U.S. Navy against the Axis, Struggle for the Middle Sea, and Torch “. . . .The most spectacular and comprehensive account of . . . legendary battleships ever produced. It contains a staggering number of photographs, laying out the battleships’ story right up until the present day as preserved/ museum ships.” —Warships: International Fleet Review


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A Design and Operational History

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By Philippe Caresse; Translated by Bruce Taylor

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The Career of the Battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) • 327 CHARACTERISTICS AND PROTECTION OF THE MAIN ARMAMENT (16-INCH)


Caliber Elevation Muzzle velocity (AP) Theoretical rate of fire Barrel life with full charge

Training speed Elevation speed Recoil Range by elevation

Protection Face Side Roof Rear Barbette

50 +45° to –5° 2,425 ft/sec 2 shells/min 290–350 firings, increased to 1,500 with the addition of a wear-reduction jacket placed round each powder bag in the 1980s 4°/sec 12°/sec 47 in 17,750 yds at 10° 23,900 yds at 15° 29,000 yds at 20° 33,300 yds at 25° 36,700 yds at 30° 39,500 yds at 35° 41,430 yds at 40° 42,345 yds at 45°


Armor penetration

26 in at 10,000 yds 20 in at 20,000 yds 15 in at 30,000 yds 11 in at 40,000 yds

Despite the gravity of these events, morale remained good in New Jersey. Admiral Halsey often visited the men at their quarters, would not hesitate to join the crew of a turret for a cup of coffee, and shared Thanksgiving dinner with the men on November 23, 1944. He disembarked on January 27, 1945, to be replaced two days later by Rear Adm. Oscar C. Badger. Meanwhile, New Jersey’s sister Wisconsin had reached Ulithi on December 9 to reinforce the Third Fleet. On the 11th, Task Group 38.2 sailed for Luzon but a week later were assailed by Typhoon Cobra (known as “Halsey’s Typhoon”) while still three hundred miles short of its destination. The destroyers Hull (DD 350), Monaghan (DD 354), and Spence (DD 512) foundered with heavy loss of life in a sixty-five-foot swell and winds in excess

of 100 knots, which eventually claimed 790 lives. New Jersey, rolling through 20 to 25 degrees, had one of her Kingfishers washed away. Once calm had been restored, TG 38.2 refueled 250 miles east of the Philippines before returning to Ulithi on the 24th. The holiday season was spent at anchor, and on January 26, 1945, Capt. Edmund Wooldridge took command of New Jersey, with the following days being spent in antiaircraft exercises.

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Admiral Halsey joins his sailors for a meal in New Jersey. USN

View of the after superstructure of Iowa in 1944.

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“Her admirers will be grateful to Commander Stafford for preserving so much of her so well.”—New York Times “The unbelievable career of the bravest and most effective warship America ever built, excitingly recorded.” —Life “An action-packed drama of living men in a ship with a soul.”—San Francisco Examiner “After reading Commander Stafford’s lovingly detailed saga, you may well wonder: Why didn’t they preserve the Big E for posterity, just as they did Old Ironsides.”—Arizona Republic


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The Story of the USS Enterprise, Illustrated Edition

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By Edward P. Stafford; Introduction by Paul Stillwell


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desperately trying to repair the bomb damage of Santa Cruz. Yamamoto was in better shape. At his command were two light carriers, five battleships, and ten cruisers with their supporting destroyers. Submarines from both sides prowled along the approach and retirement courses of their enemies and land-based aircraft from Espiritu overlapped others from Rabaul. Henderson Field itself, the objective, buzzed with Army, Navy, and Marine Corps planes and was, in effect, a fixed but unsinkable carrier. After Santa Cruz the Big E returned to her anchorage in the harbor of Noumea. The soft wind blew down from the double row of mountains protecting the bay, and the town at its head dozed in the tropic sun as though there had never been a war. But aboard the carrier lights burned all night and there was no respite from the chatter of pneumatic hammers and the spark and sputter of the welders’ arcs. Some sixty officers and men from the repair ship Vestal and a battalion of Sea Bees labored with Herschel Smith’s Construction and Repair Department around the clock.

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The air group lived ashore at the grass field of Tontouta. The men bathed in a river a mile down a dirt road and if a truck or a jeep went by as they were returning, they arrived at the field as dirty as when they left. During the day the Dauntlesses bounced over the uneven grass strip and into the air, checking out the pilots of a Marine bombing squadron en route to Guadalcanal. In the evenings the men of the air group hiked, hitched, and jeeped into Noumea. Some of them made friends among the French and there were evenings in their pleasant homes, with music and conversation and tasty French food and wine, which left the American airmen sad and uneasy for the years wasted in war. They tried to look ahead but could see no end. It had been nearly a year since Pearl Harbor and despite his losses the enemy seemed as strong as ever. On the blacked-out road to the airfield after an evening with the happy family of another man, the war in the Solomons became the ugly mess it really was and the feeling of loss was heavy.


Five SBDs from Bombing Ten in formation, March 1944. BARR COLLECTION


An OS2U Kingfisher on loan to the Enterprise for use during a tenuous respite at Majuro Harbor, Marshall Islands, in late February 1944. Typically launched by catapult from battleships and cruisers, here plane handlers use a crane to lower the floatplane from the flight deck into the water, February 27, 1944. NARA


“This book is a fascinating history of how new technologies have been made to work in sea warfare. It has as much relevance for contemporary navies as naval historians. Successful innovation as Innovating Victory, depends not just on technical expertise, but imagination, perseverance and a constant focus on the true strategic and operational goals to be achieved.” —Rear Adm. James Goldrick, RAN (Ret.), author of Before Jutland and After Jutland “Vincent O'Hara and Leonard Heinz approach an important current problem in a valuable an innovative way: They look at key technological advances and ask how and why the different major navies did or did not benefit. In an age of technological innovation, it is too easy to avoid going beyond the sizzle to ask what should or should not be adopted, and how. The authors' comparative approach is both unusual and extremely valuable.” —Norman Friedman, author of U.S. Submarines Through 1945: An Illustrated Design History


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Naval Technology in Three Wars

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36 Chapter 2


German Barrage British Barrage German Swept Routes North Sea 56°


Heligoland 54°

Cuxhaven Bremerhaven Wilhelmshaven


Netherlands 53° 4°

Figure 2.3. Mining in the Heligoland Bight. This shows all fields laid during the course of the war. Mining in the bight intensified throughout World War I, from simple defensive barrages in front of harbor mouths and occasional offensive fields to the point that the bight was clotted with mines.

Contact mines collected at Santiago, Cuba, 1898. Mines had no successes in the Spanish-American War, although the sinking of USS Maine in Havana harbor, allegedly by a Spanish mine, pushed the United States toward war. (Library of Congress, 4a15165a, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016804855/)

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a flintlock trigger mechanism. The problem was delivery; Bushnell tried floating the barrel downstream, hoping it would bump against an anchored ship. He also constructed a one-man, pedal-driven submersible he called Turtle. Its mission was to fasten a mine to a ship’s bottom. In several forays, Turtle was able to maneuver to a target but not to attach her weapon. Bushnell recognized that his delivery systems were inefficient, but the practice of floating mines on the current persisted for another ninety years—an eternity in the history of technology. Mine warfare’s first major innovation was to address the delivery problem by targeting moving ships with stationary mines. An early instance of this technology (as well as one of the first uses of electromagnetic technology in Western war—see chapters three and four) was an electrically-fired battery of bottom mines that defended Kiel harbor in the First Schleswig War (1848–51). The Russians were also early adopters, using moored, chemically fuzed contact mines to defend Kronstadt in the 1854 Crimean War. However, these systems were never tested in action, and the delivery question remained open.

transformation was the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in which a British raid on German minesweepers operating 120 miles from the Elbe led to a running battle through mine-constrained waters, with capital ships on both sides engaged. By the end of the war, battleships were supporting minesweepers rather than the reverse.35 In the Baltic, the Germans managed to sweep the Gulf of Riga defenses once and for all and capture the

Torpedo room in USS Oregon (BB 3), above water and unarmored. Navies continued to equip their battleships with torpedoes through World War I, although battleships had almost no success in using them. Later battleship designs placed the torpedo rooms under armor and below the water line, which reduced the danger of shell hits detonating torpedo warheads but created large spaces that proved dangerous to a ship’s stability when flooded. (Library of Congress, 4a1461a, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016808090/)

The years before the Russo-Japanese War also saw important developments in torpedo technology. These are summarized in table 3.2. The last of these developments was the most significant. While Whitehead had invented a practical way to keep a torpedo at a set depth, maintaining a stable course remained problematic. Even in the best of circumstances, each torpedo had unique directional tendencies. This issue was compounded as launching speeds increased and torpedoes were deployed from amidships rather than from bow tubes, as the motion imparted by the ship made torpedo courses even more erratic. In 1895 an Austrian inventor, Ludwig Obry, came up with a solution: an internal gyroscope. This device sensed the torpedo’s horizontal wanderings and corrected them through steerable vanes. Whitehead quickly adopted it, and enthusiasts heralded this device as greatly magnifying the torpedo’s


“Depicted in panels that dazzle with their accuracy and cinematic flair . . . The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is an epic and thrilling account of naval warfare.” —Foreword Reviews “James D. Hornfischer was one of America’s great narrative historians, and his The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors on the battle off Samar (October 25, 1944) details one of the great sagas of the Second World War. Now that story has been rendered in graphic format with drawings by Steven Sanders to engage an even wider audience. It is a reminder of the great debt owed by modern Americans to the sacrifices of those who served in the Second World War.” —Craig L. Symonds, author of World War II at Sea


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The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

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“Paul Stillwell’s writings on any World War II naval subject produced is an absolute must read for anyone interested in the field. His life of Willis Lee is one of the most anticipated books of the season and will deserve the close attention of anybody who cares about the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II and its flowering as a war-winner. His work lives and breathes as a testament to the professionalism and rigors of naval operational arts and the spectacular ends which they can be put.” —James D. Hornfischer, author of Neptune's Inferno and The Fleet at Flood Tide “Battleship Commander not only demonstrates Lee’s importance to American naval professionalism in his own day, but also his legacy of leadership for today’s Navy. . . . The biography is top notch.” —The Strategy Bridge


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The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr.

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Admiral Willis ‘Ching’ Lee - The Ultimate Sharpshooter

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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (center) congratulates Lieutenant Commander Lee and Commander Carl Osburn for their shooting at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Lee’s eight medals sit in front of him. NARA 19-N-3525

This page from the 1908 Lucky Bag, the Naval Academy yearbook, shows Lee’s signatures in English and Chinese. Courtesy Mrs. Thomas Kinkaid

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The four-stack destroyer William B. Preston looks a bit bedraggled during her tour with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the mid-1920s. Courtesy Donald Siders

A 1937 issue of Our Navy magazine contained a photo feature on the Concord. Included in the issue was this picture of Captain Lee and his executive officer, Commander Eugene T. Oates, posing front and center. Arrayed beside them in the first row are the ship’s department heads. The enlisted crew crowds the superstructure. Courtesy Captain Fitzhugh L. Palmer

The commander and staff of the type command, Cruisers Battle Force, were nicknamed “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” after a popular animated film in the late 1930s. Front row, left to right: Charles Wellborn Jr., Willis A. Lee Jr., Harold R. Stark, and Ellsworth Ross. Back row: Horace Butterfield, William F. Jennings, Harold D. Krick, and William R. Smedberg III. Courtesy William R. Smedberg III


Professional Military Reading Bluejacket’s Manual, 26th Edition Marine Officer’s Guide, 9th Edition Naval Law, Fourth Edition Navy Staff Officer’s Guide International Law for Seagoing Officers Petty Officer’s Guide Chief Petty Officer's Guide, 2nd Edition Command at Sea, Seventh Edition

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The 26th edition of The Bluejacket’s Manual continues the tradition of previous editions of this iconic work by serving as both an introduction to neophyte U.S. Navy Sailors and as a career-long reference work for all who wear the Blue and Gold. Readers of previous editions will note two significant changes in this latest rendition. The first recognizes the U.S. Navy’s current emphasis on warfighting. While routine and administrative guidance—such things as uniforms, honors, and ceremonies, pay and benefits, standards of conduct, etc.— remain, this latest edition places greater emphasis on those aspects that Sailors are likely to encounter and must prepare for in the event of combat. The second major change to the book is its organization of information. The result is a more user-friendly book.

THE BLUEJACKET'S MANUAL, 26TH EDITION By Thomas J. Cutler, Mark T. Hacala, and Paul A. Kingsbury

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This updated seminal reference provides new Marine officers—and those aspiring to become Marine officers— comprehensive information and guidance on what it takes to become a successful officer of Marines. The ninth edition of the Marine Officer’s Guide includes new content and illustrations to reflect changes in the Department of Defense and the Marine Corps. The book is organized into three parts. After the introductory chapter, Part I addresses the Marine Corps as a military service, an institution, and to some degree, a bureaucracy. These three parts touch upon the Corps’ storied history; places the service in the nation’s defense and naval establishments, the treatments of which are completely updated; describes its mission, organization, and infrastructure; and reveals inter alia its culture, the sum of its beliefs and ways of thinking, working, and behaving.

THE MARINE OFFICER'S GUIDE, 9TH EDITION By Colonel Christian Haliday, USMC (Ret.)

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Justice and Procedure in the Sea Services By Brent G. Filbert, John Baker, and Mark Jamison

Leading with Impact from Squadron to OPNAV By CAPT Dale C. Rielage, USN (Ret.)

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CONVERSATIONS WITH THOSE WHO INSPIRE CHANGE. Interviews with Proceedings, Naval History, and Naval Institute Press authors and Sea Service leaders, plus the latest on what’s happening in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

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Vietnam War Books Reflections on Captivity Brown Water War at 50 Combat in the Sky Black Ops Vietnam Through the Valley A Quiet Cadence Fields of Fire Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

Background image: The green sweater that Porter Halyburton’s wife, Marty, started knitting for him while he was still on the cruise. Hearing later that he’d been killed, she gave it to another wife to finish, but got it back when she heard he was alive—and sent it. Prison officials didn’t pass it along for four years.

Navy SEALs, who made their combat debut in the Vietnam War, provided river and coastal forces with vital intelligence on the enemy. (NHHC)

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A Tapestry of Stories by a Vietnam War POW

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“The Brown Water War at 50 is an achievement of the highest order—a collection of revelatory and insightful historical essays about an often-neglected but crucial aspect of the Vietnam War, the work of the U.S. Navy on the coastal and inland waters of South Vietnam. Editors and contributors—and Vietnam War Navy historians par excellence—Ed Marolda and Tom Cutler deftly weave in the personal and the historical in this brilliant retrospective.”—Marc Leepson, arts editor, senior writer, and columnist, The VVA Veteran magazine, and editor of The Webster’s New World Dictionary of the Vietnam


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A Retrospective on the Coastal and Riverine Conflict in Vietnam

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“We’ve needed a book like this for years, and this one delivers. Đồng Sỹ Hưng, an accomplished MiG pilot, gives us a fresh, challenging take on air combat from the North Vietnamese perspective. Bringing new Vietnamese and Russian sources to English readers for the first time, this work is sure to provoke discussion, but it’s a must-read for anyone studying the Vietnam War.”—Michael W. Hankins, curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and author of Flying Camelot “At last we have accounts of all the aerial battles over North Vietnam from a Vietnamese perspective. Combat in the Sky is essential reading for those piecing together the clashes between the MiGs and their American adversaries.”—Michael E. Weaver, PhD, associate professor, Department of Air Power, Air Command and Staff College


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Airpower and the Defense of North Vietnam, 1965-1973

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The Operational History of MACVSOG By Robert M. Gillespie

My Captivity in Vietnam By William Reeder Jr.

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A Novel By Mark Treanor

Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams By Taylor Kiland Baldwin and Peter Fretwell with Dr. J.P. London and Dr. James B. Stockdale II

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Contemporary Topics Questioning the Carrier Margin of Victory One Nation Under Drones Great Power Clashes along the Maritime Silk Road Anti-Access Warfare War Transformed AI at War Cyberspace in Peace and War, Second Edition

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Opportunities in Fleet Design for the U.S. Navy

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Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War By Douglas Macgregor; Foreword by Robert M. Citino

Legality, Morality, and Utility of Unmanned Combat Systems Edited by CAPT John E Jackson, USN (Ret.)

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GREAT POWER CLASHES ALONG THE MARITIME SILK ROAD Lessons from History to Shape Current Strategy By Grant F. Rhode $44.95 | Holiday Price: $22.48 Hardcover | | 6 x 9 | 360 pgs 20 maps, 1 line drawing 978-1-68247-866-0 48

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ANTI-ACCESS WARFARE Countering A2/AD Strategies By Sam J. Tangredi $45 | Holiday Price: $22.50 Paperback | | 6 x 9 | 320 pgs 978-1-68247-898-1

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The Future of Twenty-First-Century Great Power Competition and Conflict By Mick Ryan

How Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Are Changing Naval Warfare Edited by Sam J. Tangredi and George Galdorisi

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Space & Beyond Standing Up Space Force Sun Tzu in Space Fight for the Final Frontier

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The Road to the Nation’s Sixth Armed Service

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China China’s New Navy China as a Twenty-First Century Naval Power China's Maritime Gray Zone Operations Chinese Naval Shipbuilding U.S. Naval Power in the 21st Century Fire on the Water, 2nd Edition Chinese Communist Espionage

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning leading a naval parade in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018 (PLAN photo)

“Xiaobing Li delivers a groundbreaking account of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), as well as the development of the PLAN Air Force, PLAN actions in the Vietnam War, and PLAN’s role in the 1970s South China Sea conflicts. This important and timely work covers the PLAN from its organizational development and operational perspectives during the Cold War up through its rapid transformation into the largest naval force in the early 21st century.” — Capt. Bernard D. Cole, USN (Ret.), author of China’s Quest for Great Power: Ships, Oil, and Diplomacy “Li Xiaobing’s China’s New Navy is a remarkable resource for analysts, scholars, and citizens wanting to know more about the history, culture, and future of the PLA Navy. Professor Li had access to the PLA’s archives and retired PLA senior officers, and it shows in this superb scholarly work. China’s New Navy is essential reading for understanding the changing military balance in the Pacific.”—Robert Haddick, author of Fire on the Water, Second Edition: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific; Visiting Senior Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies


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The Evolution of PLAN from the People’s Revolution to a 21st Century Cold War

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CHINA AS A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NAVAL POWER Theory, Practice, and Implications By Michael A. McDevitt $37.95 | Holiday Price: $18.98 Paperback | | 6¹⁄₈ x 9¼ | 320 pgs 5 maps, 7 tables, 5 b/w illustrations 978-1-55750-113-4


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CHINESE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING An Ambitious and Uncertain Course Edited by Andrew S. Erickson $39.95 | Holiday Price: $19.98 Paperback | | 6 x 9 | 376 pgs 2 maps, 5 figures 978-1-68247-900-1


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An Intelligence Primer By Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil

China, America, and the Future of the Pacific By Robert Haddick

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“Timely and compelling . . . Sadler convincingly blends military, economic, and technical insight in addressing the strategic challenges of our time. ” —ADM Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations

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U.S. NAVAL POWER IN THE 21st CENTURY A New Strategy for Facing the Chinese and Russian Threat By Brent Droste Sadler; Foreword by J. William Middendoft II $39.95 | Holiday Price: $19.98 Hardcover | | 6 x 9 | 400 pgs 3 b/w photos, 8 b/w maps, 3 b/w tables, 12 b/w figures 978-1-68247-777-9


Airpower Fighting in the Electromagnetic Spectrum Airpower Applied Airpower Pioneers Airpower Reborn Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy Tomcats and Eagles At the Dawn of Airpower Rise of the War Machines

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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Electronic Warfare Aircraft, Operations, and Equipment

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U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience Edited by John Andreas Olsen

From Billy Mitchell to Dave Deptula Edited by John Andreas Olsen

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The Strategic Concepts of John Warden and John Boyd Edited by John Andreas Olsen

The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power By Thomas Wildenberg

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Intelligence Russian Information Warfare Blood Money Intelligence and the State Digital Influence Mercenaries Sisterhood of Spies OSS Operation Black Mail Circle of Treason

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Assault on Democracies in the Cyber Wild West

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How Criminals, Militias, Rebels, and Warlords Finance Violence By Margaret D. Sankey

Analysts and Decision Makers By Jonathan M. House

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OSS OPERATION BLACK MAIL One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army By Ann Todd $25.95 | Holiday Price: $12.98 Paperback | | 6¹⁄₈ x 9¼ | 280 pgs 1 map, 14 b/w photos 978-1-68247-540-9

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Biographies, Memoirs, & Leadership Bipolar General Sailing Upwind 21st Century Mahan Eugene Ely New Force at Sea Marine Maxims Dark Horse Nimitz Mastering the Art of Command

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Soldiers and Marines observe an atomic test as part of Operation Desert Rock in May 1952. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

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USNI News is the U.S. Naval Institute’s online news service dedicated to unbiased news on maritime and national security. From Washington to the waterfront to Wall Street, our team of reporters and international correspondents are dedicated to gathering the facts you need to understand the Sea Services both at home and forward-deployed.


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