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  • by James Holloway III Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War—Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation—that shaped today’s U.S. […]

    Aircraft Carriers at War

    by James Holloway III Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War—Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation—that shaped today’s U.S. […]

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  • by Donald Kagan War has been a fact of life for millennia on end. By following the common threads that connect the ancient clashes between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the […]

    On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace

    by Donald Kagan War has been a fact of life for millennia on end. By following the common threads that connect the ancient clashes between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the […]

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  • by George Baer This powerfully argued, objective history of the modern U.S. Navy explains how the Navy defined its purpose in the century after 1890. It relates in detail how the Navy formed and reformed […]

    One Hundred Years of Sea Power

    by George Baer This powerfully argued, objective history of the modern U.S. Navy explains how the Navy defined its purpose in the century after 1890. It relates in detail how the Navy formed and reformed […]

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  • by Robyn Meredith An urgent exploration of the earth-tilting emergence of India and China on the world stage, The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping […]

    The Elephant and the Dragon

    by Robyn Meredith An urgent exploration of the earth-tilting emergence of India and China on the world stage, The Elephant and the Dragon is the essential guide to understanding how India and China are reshaping […]

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  •  by Bernard Cole by Bernard D. Cole With the world’s largest population, largest army, and fastest growing economy, China is now in the process of building a large modern navy to assure its status as […]

    The Great Wall at Sea

     by Bernard Cole by Bernard D. Cole With the world’s largest population, largest army, and fastest growing economy, China is now in the process of building a large modern navy to assure its status as […]

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  • by James Hornfischer The incredible story of the men who fought in the Battle of Samar in October 1944, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors presents a David-and-Goliath sea fight filled with ac­tionful […]

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    by James Hornfischer The incredible story of the men who fought in the Battle of Samar in October 1944, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors presents a David-and-Goliath sea fight filled with ac­tionful […]

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  •  by Richard McKenna This now-classic novel enjoyed much criti­cal acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper Prize, it was on the New York Times bestseller […]

    The Sand Pebbles

     by Richard McKenna This now-classic novel enjoyed much criti­cal acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper Prize, it was on the New York Times bestseller […]

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  • by E.B. Sledge This Recommended category, Operate Forward book is considered by many to be the best war memoir ever written.  Ken Burns, documentary film maker of the PBS series The War, said it best […]

    With the Old Breed

    by E.B. Sledge This Recommended category, Operate Forward book is considered by many to be the best war memoir ever written.  Ken Burns, documentary film maker of the PBS series The War, said it best […]

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