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New York: Orion Books, 1990. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 453,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (mostly in color). Art Collections. Sources. Artist Index. Subject Index. Foreword by John Hersey. Format is approximately 9.75 inches by 11.75 inches. DJ has spine tear and some wear and soiling. Kenneth Dale McCormick, who joined Doubleday in 1930, became a major figure in American book publishing. Mr. McCormick's skilled performance as editor-in-chief has been called ''legendary'' by Publishers Weekly. He began reading manuscripts for Doubleday in 1935 and was promoted to editor-in-chief only seven years later. When in 1971 that he stepped down from that post, the three best-selling novels in the country were ''QB VII,'' ''Passions of the Mind'' and ''Throne of Saturn'' and had been edited by Mr. McCormick. From 1971 to 1987, he continued at Doubleday, as senior consulting editor. Mr. McCormick was the co-editor of ''Images of War: The Artist's Vision of World War II,'' which Herbert Mitgang of The New York Times called ''a highly original and historic work, which provides a rare worldwide portrait of the home and war fronts.''.
Duntroon, Australia: University of New South Wales, 1985. Reprint from War & Society, Volume 3, Number 1, May 1985. Wraps. 25,  pages, plus covers (stapled). Tables. Notes. Christopher McKee (born in Brooklyn, New York on 14 June 1935) is an American naval historian, librarian, and educator. McKee graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 1957 and completed his Master of Library Science degree at the University of Michigan in 1960. McKee has worked at various institutions of higher learning as a librarian, historian, and educator. These institutions include Washington and Lee University (1958-1962), Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1962-1972), and Grinnell College (1972-2006). McKee also held the Secretary of the Navy Research Chair in Naval History at the Naval Historical Center (1990-1991) and was a NEH fellow at the Newberry Library (1978–79). McKee has been recognized nationally for his contributions to the study of naval history. Awards include the U.S. Naval History prize (1985) of the John Lyman Book awards of the North American Society for Oceanic History, and the Samuel Eliot Morison Award of the USS Constitution Museum (1993). He was awarded the 2016 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Naval Historical Foundation. Among the causes of death addressed in this seminal article by such a noted naval historian are: Enemy Action, Lost with Ship, Accident, Duel, Suicide, Natural Causes, and Cause of Death unknown. 330 deaths were recorded among the officers during the period from September 1797 and February 1815. Dueling claimed the lives of only 18 naval officers during this period--less than myth would suggest.
New York: Crescent Books [a Salamander Book], 1986. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 12 inches. 208 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). Technical data. This work has 250 color photographs, 43 full color perspective drawings, and more than 120 explanatory diagrams. Examines the operations of the various systems, both individually and in combination, that make up modern naval warfare design, and discusses the evolution of naval tactics and the current practice in surface, anti-submarine, air, and mine warfare. The fighting power of modern warships towards the end of the twentieth century. Includes US Navy, Royal Navy, French, and former Soviet types and covers surface, subsurface and naval air power, ship types, propulsion and weapon systems. David Miller’s entire 36-year military career in the British Army was spent under the threat of the Cold War. A journalist and author, he has published 25 books, mostly on military history. Chris Miller is a former officer in the Royal Navy.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 296 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Gerald Edward "Jerry" Miller (July 1, 1919 – November 6, 2014) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was a commander of the United States Sixth Fleet (from October 1971 – June 1973). He graduated in 1942 from the United States Naval Academy. With the Cold War turning frigid in the late 1950s, Jerry was promoted to Captain, the first in his class to make that rank, and reported to the Pentagon. Assigned to the Atomic Operations Division, Captain Miller had the awesome responsibility of helping organize nuclear war plans. He became an expert in nuclear weaponry and and its employment as a naval weapon delivered by naval aircraft. He commanded USS Wrangell and USS Franklin Roosevelt, and in 1968, commanded Carrier Division Three in Vietnam. Promoted to Vice Admiral in 1970, Jerry commanded the Second and Sixth Fleets, before retiring from active duty in 1974. Admiral Miller retired with flight experience in more than 60 types of aircraft during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
New York City: Pinnacle Books, 1974. First Pinnacle printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 278,  pages. Illustrations. Note by Admiral Bernhard Rogge. Foreword by Armstrong White. Cover has some wear, soiling, tears and creases. An interesting first-person account of WWII naval action from the perspective of a German Captain's adjutant. Staying away from port for over 600 days then the crew's survival of sinking twice and rescue by U boat is an epic. What makes the story interesting is that the Atlantis was an "auxiliary merchant cruiser" or "commerce raider" whose role was to sink or capture enemy shipping, something like a latter-day privateer. In one of the best chosen epilogues of any war book, the captain of the Royal Navy ship responsible for the second sinking of the Atlantis' crew (himself a Victoria Cross winner) points out that what the ship was involved in is fundamentally unfair. This book is a great read its insight into the minds of leaders as they prosecute the dirty business of war.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1984. Reprint. Hardcover. 373 pages, no dust jacket is present, volume XV only, illustrations (several in color), cumulative errata list, general index to Volumes I-XIV, code names of principal operations covered in these volumes, some scuffing to boards. Reprint of the edition originally published in 1962.
Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 247 pages. Includes 1 figure and 8 tables. Also includes Illustrations, Acknowledgments, A Note on Terms and Abbreviations, Table of Comparative Ranks (World War II); Introduction, Prologue, Seventeen numbered chapters, Conclusion, Appendix 1--The Place of Henke in the U-Boat War, Appendix 2--Sinkings by U-515, Selected Bibliography, and Index. 12 black and white photographs follow page 125. Timothy P. Mulligan was an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., specializing in captured German and World War II era U.S. military and naval records. He received his Ph.D. in diplomatic history from the University of Maryland in 1985. During his 34-year tenure as an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration, he also compiled the two-volume finding aid World War II: Guide to Records Relating to U.S. Military Participation. This guide describes approximately 200,000 cubic feet of records in National Archives custody, and received the Society of American Archivists' C.F.W. Coker award in 2009.
Washington, DC: Navy Department, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, 1961. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. iv, 41,  pages, counting covers. PART I ONLY. Wraps. Illustrated front cover. Illustrations. Maps. Covers somewhat worn and soiled. This is part of a 6 volume work. This was issued to coincide with the centennial of the Civil War. The Naval History and Heritage Command, formerly the Naval Historical Center, is an Echelon II command responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage located at the historic Washington Navy Yard. The NHHC is composed of 42 facilities in 13 geographic locations including the Navy Department Library, 10 museums and 1 heritage center, USS Constitution repair facility and detachment, and historic ship ex-USS Nautilus. The Naval History and Heritage Command traces its lineage to 1800, when President John Adams requested Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy, prepare a catalog of professional books for use in the Secretary's office. When the British invaded Washington in 1814 this collection, containing the finest works on naval history from America and abroad, was rushed to safety outside the Federal City. Thereafter the library had many locations, including a specially designed space in the State, War, and Navy Building (now the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building) next to the White House. When the library was placed under the Bureau of Navigation in 1882, the director, noted international lawyer and U.S. Naval Academy professor James R. Soley, gathered the rare books scattered throughout Navy Department offices.
New York: Macmillan, 1909. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 12 inches by 14 inches. 2 Volumes. Top edges gilt. Volume I: vii, 153,  pages. Bibliography. Key to Abbreviations for Authorities Cited. Author Index, Subject Index. Printed on Recto side only. Bibliography in three column format. Indexes in five column format. Cover worn. Spine frayed. Front and Back hinges weak, and restrengthened with glue. Volume II has 487,  pages, most printed on each side of the sheet. It contains information primarily in statistical tabular form presented across two facing pages. The index at the back is in five column form. Cover worn, with tears, and spine frayed. Rear hinge weak and restrengthened with glue. The author believed that the best way to cover the subject was to divide the work into five parts, each to be complete in itself, and the whole to constitute a comprehensive reference work for our naval history. Part I--Administration of the Navy Department and events and dates of reference in United States Naval History; Part II--Engagements, expeditions, and captures of vessels of war; Part III--Captures of Merchantmen; Part IV--A complete record of every vessels service and fate; and Part V--American Privateers, 1775-1862; The States Navies, 1775-1783, The Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865. Under each event, in addition to the tabular date, the author has endeavored to give a complete list of references to the exact volume and page of every work dealing with the subject, and have enumerated in footnotes such statements, with their authorities, which in his opinion were at variance with the facts. Only Parts I,II & III presented.
New York, N.Y. Exposition Press, 1970. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 87,  pages. Footnotes. DJ has several small tears. Review copy slip laid in. Includes Preface and Acknowledgments. The subject of this book is the most catastrophic convoy loss of World War II. The result of naval intelligence failure, the tragedy is heightened because it could have been prevented. Here, for the first time, is the complete, unvarnished story of ill-fated Convoy P.Q.-17, made up of thirty-eight merchant ships, twenty-five of which, with their cargoes and many of their men, were sunk in the Arctic Ocean and the frigid Barents and White Seas.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Includes List of Illustrations, Acknowledgments, and an Introduction, as well as Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover France: The Marine Nationale; Germany: The Kriegsmarine; Great Britain: The Royal Navy; Italy: The Regia Marina; Japan: The Teikoku Kaigun; USA: The United States Navy; and USSR: The Voenno-morskoi Flot SSSR. Also contains Notes, Bibliography, and an Index, as well as appendixes on Guns and Torpedoes, Comparative Ranks, and Conversions and Abbreviations, Contains 30 photographs, 32 tables, 10 charts, and 7 maps. This book contains much rarely encountered information that the specialist will find valuable, yet it is written in an accessible style and covers topics that will appeal to the general reader. It's multi-national orientation delivers a fresh view of the Naval War in contrast to many English-language accounts that are written from the perspective of the American and British victors. Vincent P. O’Hara (born 24 December 1951) is a naval author and historian. Vincent O’Hara is an independent scholar with a degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. O’Hara has authored, co-authored or edited twelve books and contributed articles to publications, including Naval War College Review, MHQ, Storia Militare, Seaforth World Naval Review, America in WWII, World War II, and World War II History. He was an assistant editor of ABC Clio's Encyclopedia of World War II at Sea and has written introductions to two volumes of the U.S. Naval Operations in World War II series by Samuel E. Morison republished by the U.S. Naval Institute.