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London: Penguin Books, 1971. Later printing. Mass market paperback. 187,  pages. Ink underlining on page 70 and 100. Stamp/drawing of a plant on pave 46. Notation inside front cover. Cover has wear and soiling. Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare, such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. The Hornblower novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. His other works include The African Queen (1935, filmed in 1951 by John Huston). Forester moved to the United States during the Second World War, where he worked for the British Ministry of Information and wrote propaganda to encourage the US to join the Allies.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 214 pages. Glossary and Abbreviations. Footnotes. Illustrations. Tables. Maps. Appendices: 1. Combat Cruises, and 2. Aircraft of Task Force 77. Rene J. Francillon (March 1937 - March 2018) was born in Italy of French parents, raised in France, and educated in Switzerland, Rene Francillon was an American by choice. He was the author of over 50 books and was well known throughout the world of aviation. This book is a comprehensive guide to US Aircraft carriers operations off Vietnam, between 1964 and 1975. After guiding and describing the operations, the author focuses on the Vietnam war combat cruises of USS Coral Sea, as she spent more time on the line than any US aircraft carrier.
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1965. First Bal-Hi Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 154 pages. Cover worn. A Note to teachers and Parents by Richard H. Tyre. Part One--The Atlantic, July 1939--May 1940; Part Two--The Indian Ocean, May--December 1940; Part Three--Round the World, January--November 1941; and Part Four--Homeward Bound, November 22nd, 1941--New Year's Day, 1942. Also contains Appendix: The Other Side of the Story. Captain Bernhard Rogge, the most successful German raider captain in World War II, tells his story in this first-person narrative. We are given the intimate, minute-by-miute details of how one goes about tricking or sinking 140,000 tons of Allied ships. For classroom use or serious reading, however, this book has additional interest. Any first-person account belongs to that form of biography told by the participant himself and, therefore, called autobiography. In this fascinating true account, Captain Bernhard Rogge, commander of the Atlantis, tells how he sank more than 140,000 tons of Allied shipping and made the Atlantis the most effective and feared German raider in World War II. Bernhard Rogge (4 November 1899 – 29 June 1982) was a German naval officer who, during World War II, commanded a merchant raider. Later, he became a Konteradmiral in West Germany's navy. Rogge became a Vizeadmiral (vice-admiral) by the end of World War II, and, when the West German navy was established after the war, returned to service as a Konteradmiral. He also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war. This was due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis.
Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1957. Fourth Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxiv, [plate[, 266,  pages. Illustrations (contains List of Photographs and List of Line Drawings). Footnotes. Maps. Index. Endpaper map. Ink notation inside front cover. Includes Foreword by Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, United States Navy (Ret.), Introduction, Authors' Preface; Editors' Preface; Publisher's Note. Contains: Chapter 1: Sortie from Hashirajima; Chapter 2: Evolution of Japanese Naval Strategy; Chapter 3: Debate on Future Strategy; Chapter 4: Doolittle Ends Debate; Chapter 5: Midway Operation Plan; Chapter 6: Preparations for Battle; Chapter 7: Heading for Battle; Chapter 8: Gathering Storm; Chapter 9: The Nagumo Force Fights; Chapter 10: Admiral Yamamoto's Operations; Chapter 11: Finale: Chapter 12: Analysis of the Defeat; Appendix I: U.S. and Japanese Losses in the Battle of Midway; Appendix 2. Combined Fleet Task Organization, 5 June 1942, and Index. Mitsuo Fuchida (3 December 1902 – 30 May 1976) was a Japanese captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and a bomber aviator in the Imperial Japanese Navy before and during World War II. He is perhaps best known for leading the first wave of air attacks on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Working under the overall fleet commander, Vice Admiral Ch ichi Nagumo, Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack. On 4 June 1942, Fuchida was wounded at the Battle of Midway. After Akagi was hit, a chain reaction from burning fuel and live bombs began the destruction of the ship. As Fuchida slid down a rope, an explosion threw him to the deck and broke both his ankles.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1971. presumed second printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8 inches. x, , 170,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. DJ worn, stained and soiled. Includes Preface; The Challenge; The Challenge Met; The Passage; The Attack; Aftermath; and Index. Includes 11 illustrations between pages 142 and 143, as well as two Black and White maps (Attack on the Tirpitz, and Tirpitz Berth). An account of a secret World War II mission unparalleled in the annals of the sea. Thomas Gallagher's account of the gallant and almost unbelievable expedition of British midget submarines to attack and disable the German battleship Tirpitz is one of the great stories to come out of World War II. The Tirpitz was the mightiest naval vessel in all of Europe. When the Germans slipped her into the fjords of occupied Norway in January 1942, she became an overwhelming menace to Allied shipping. Her presence made it impossible for British battleships and aircraft carriers needed in the Pacific to get there. All attempts to destroy her had failed. Churchill and many others felt that she was one of the two or three most crucial problems of the war. Churchill demanded a new weapon. The result was the British X-craft, or midget submarine, and a secret mission against the battleship that was a thousand times the X-craft's size. Gallagher gives the story an unremitting tension, and his material remains fascinating down to the postscripts. This book is at once a mystery and a social document. Readers will be impressed with this coldly surgical dissection of human frailty and the breakdown of human values when leadership fails in a crisis.
Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 115,  pages. Illustrations. This is a translation of The Submarine Commander's Handbook ("U.Kdt.Hdb.") Incorporated in the Secret Archives under Heading IV, No. 4, Command 32, Submarine Flotilla, New Edition 1943 (comprising Amendments Nos. 1-11). The Submarine Commander's Handbook, ("U.Kdt.Hdb."), 1943 describes the submarine U-boat tactics of Nazi Germany. Note that this edition is from 1943 during which the Allies had effectively countered these tactics and the battle of the Atlantic turned in the Allies favor.
New York, N.Y. George H. Doran Company, 1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 234 pages. Cover has some wear, soiling, and small tear at top of spine. Pencil not on fep. Folding map (with color) at frontis. Fold-out tonnage chart. Preface, Introduction, Appendix, 11 Maps and Diagrams, and 7 b&w illustrations of ships. Contains chapters about Significance of Naval Power in the War; Definitions and Estimate of the Situation; Opening Activities; Naval Action in Heligoland Bight; Coronel and Falkland Engagements; Dardanelles Operations; North Sea Battles (Part 1); North Sea Battles (Part 2); Submarine Warfare; antisubmarine Tactics; and Naval Lessons of the War. This volume had its origin in lectures delivered at the U.S. Naval Academy in the winter of 1915-1916 to midshipmen. The eleven chapters in this book, with one exception, were contributed to the New York Times Current History Magazine during the year 1917, and now appear in revised form. The exception is the sixth chapter--The Dardanelles Operations--which was written to complete the series covering the major naval operations of the war, and is now published for the first time. The book was used at the Naval Academy in the teaching of naval history. Charles Clifford Gill, author and naval officer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1906. In 1911, he was an aide to Staff Commander, First Division, Atlantic Fleet, and beginning in 1916 served as gunnery officer on USS Seattle and Oklahoma. He was executive officer of USS George Washington, and navigator on the battleship Pennsylvania. He commanded USS Antares, Vestel, and Astoria. He became Professor of Naval Science and Tactics at Yale.
Rome: Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare [Historical office of the Navy], 1976. Fourth Edition [stated], Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. xv, , 712,  pages. Text is in Italian. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. The Italian Cruisers 1861-1975 of the series "The Ships of Italy" by Giorgio Giorgerini and Augusto Nani. The cruisers and their fundamental role in the history of the Italian Navy are presented to the reader with a significant summary of the criteria of use and their concepts adopted for their realization.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 234 pages. Includes List of Maps, Acknowledgments, Introduction, List of Abbreviations, and Notes, Sources, and Index. Also includes Appendix A.--Awards to the American Officers and Men Participating in the Battle of Guadalcanal; Appendix B--American Ships Names in Honor of the Battle of Guadalcanal; Appendix C--Damage to U.S. Ships during the Battle; Appendix D--Damage to Japanese Ships; Appendix E-- Statistics on Encounters between Heavy Cruisers and Battleships in World War II. Also includes chapters on Deadlock; Convoys to Cactus; Air Raid; Evening; The Opponents; Contact; "Commence Firing"; Atlanta's Agony; "Get the Big Ones First"; "You Can't Fight Battleships with Tin Cans"; Destroyer Duels; Untangling; Abandon Ship; The Cripples; Morning: Bobolink to the Rescue; "We've Got to Sink It"; Final Tragedy; and Aftermath. Also includes 14 black and white maps in the text, as well as 21 black and white photographs. The author spent his professional career as a military reservist, historian, and a teacher of history. This is the author's first major publication. It is the culmination of nearly thirty years' extensive research interviewing veterans, examining records, and exploring government archives in the United States and Japan.
New York: MetroBooks, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 10.25 inches by 10.25 inches. Suggested Reading. 128 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Selected Military and Ship Museums. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. This is one of the World War II Chronicles series. World War II was the defining conflict of the twentieth century. This illustrated series, written and edited by esteemed military historians, takes readers back in history to the years between 1939 and 1945, when land, sea, and sky were filled with the sounds of battle as Axis and Allied forces fought on every front. Covering both the details and significance of the events of the war, this series includes numerous illustrations, maps, and photographs. An insightful introduction to each volume by series editor Roger Cirillo places each aspect of the war in context. The authors are writers, researchers, and photographers who specialize in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than fifty books to their credit.
U.S. Navy: U. S. Navy, circa 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Total of 277 pages. Color front endpaper photograph of USS Intrepid. Rear endpaper has map showing USS Intrepid's travels. Color illustration at page 10. Bibliography. Contains information on Commanding Officers, Commander Carrier division Twenty, Origin of INTREPID Tradition, The War Year, and Recommissioned Attack Carrier. Also includes Bibliography. Includes several black and white maps, many black and white photographs of soldiers and commanding officers. Rear cover has some soiling. Extensive history of the ship from WWII to time of publication, followed by more standard cruise ship publication with rosters and information current to the time of publication.
Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 224,  pages. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and wrinkles. In 1930, when she was 11 years old, Mrs. Gugliotta wrote a story about a mouse who later became Mickey! Mrs. Gugliotta married U.S. Navy Ensign Guy F. Gugliotta in 1940. They lived in several cities in the United States and Latin America before retiring to the Peninsula in 1962. She was the author of several books, including Katzimo: Mysterious Mesa; Pigboat 39, about a World War II submarine; and Women of Mexico: The Consecrated and the Commoners, 1519-1900. Bobette Gugliotta was one of the S-39 wives. With the technical assistance of her husband, Guy, an officer who served on three of the S-class boats during the war, she presents an accurate and absorbing account of submarine operations and warfare.
Fowlerville, Michigan: Wilderness Adventure Books, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 328,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads "To David R. Wheelwright With kindest regards. John Harllee, November 15, 1990." Scratches on rear cover noted. John Harllee was retired Navy Rear Admiral and former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. As a Lieutenant, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on December 7, 1941. During World War II, he commanded a torpedo boat squadron in the Southwest Pacific that was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He received the Silver Star and Legion of Merit. From 1947 to 1948, he served in the Navy's Congressional Liaison Unit on special assignment to John F. Kennedy when the future president was a member of Congress. During the Korean War, he served as executive officer aboard the cruiser Manchester, for which he was decorated with the Navy Commendation Medal. He retired from the Navy in 1959 with the rank of Rear Admiral. Admiral Harllee served as chairman of Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson in northern California during the 1960 presidential campaign. Kennedy appointed him to the newly formed Federal Maritime Commission in 1961. He was promoted to chairman of the commission in 1963 and was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. He retired in 1969. He then worked as a maritime consultant until 1974. He traveled to more than 30 countries, including Morocco, Turkey, Russia and China. This is a work of fiction, which refers to historical personages and events, as well as battle conditions in the Southwest Pacific during World War II.
Fowlerville, Michigan: Wilderness Adventure Books, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 328,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page . Inscription reads "To Jo Ann and Tom Fulcher Sister-in-law and brother-in-law of Jack Fallin, the real life PT boat hero after whom the Fred Richards of this novel is closely patterned. With kindest regards John Harllee, November 16, 1990." This is a work of fiction, which refers to historical personages and events, as well as battle conditions in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. This is the saga of a man who loved a woman and ships and miraculously survived many action-packed adventures in war and peace to attain them. The story ranges from Australia to California. John Harllee was retired Navy Rear Admiral and former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on December 7, 1941. During World War II, he commanded a torpedo boat squadron in the Southwest Pacific that was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. He received the Silver Star and Legion of Merit. From 1947 to 1948, he served in the Navy's Congressional Liaison Unit on assignment to John F. Kennedy when the future president was a member of Congress. During the Korean War, he served as executive officer aboard the cruiser Manchester, for which he was decorated with the Navy Commendation Medal. He retired from the Navy in 1959 with the rank of Rear Admiral. Kennedy appointed him to the newly formed Federal Maritime Commission in 1961. He was promoted to chairman of the commission in 1963 and was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. He retired in 1969.
London: Philanthropic Reform, 1798. Third Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Removed from bound volume. viii, , 6-108,  pages. Footnotes. Bottom corner of pages 85/6 torn away but text appears complete on page 86 and the loss of a letter or two on page 85, but the meaning can be discerned. Rare U.K. printing. Entire item appears complete, despite pagination discrepancy at the beginning. Spine worn and torn, from removal from a larger volume. Robert Goodloe Harper (January 1765 – January 14, 1825), a Federalist, was a member of the United States Senate from Maryland, serving from January 1816 until his resignation in December of the same year. He also served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1790–1795), the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1795–1801), and in the Maryland State Senate. He is best remembered for the phrase, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute" in connection with the XYZ Affair. At the age of fifteen, Harper joined a volunteer corps of Cavalry and served in the American Revolutionary Army. He made a surveying tour through Kentucky and Tennessee in 1783, and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1785. He studied law in Charleston and was admitted to the bar in 1786. From 1790 to 1795, Harper was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, at which time he was elected from South Carolina to the Third Congress to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Gillon. He was reelected to the Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth Congresses serving from February 9, 1795 to March 1801. He was the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in the Fifth & Sixth Congresses.