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New York: Warner Books, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 29 cm. Illustrated endpapers. 231,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Color maps. Appendix. Sticker residue on front and back covers. Introduction by Ludovic Kennedy. Technical and Historical consultation by William H. Garzke, Jr. and Robert O. Dulin, Jr. Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942) is a retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. He discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002 and visited Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, who saved its crew. He leads ocean exploration on E/V Nautilus.
Place_Pub: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. 400, illus., endpaper illus., maps, appendices, bibliography, index, some darkening to text, some wear to DJ edges. The author was formerly an intelligence officer in Hitler's Navy. The book contains revelations about the conflict of strategic ideas, both within the German Admiralty and between its head and Hitler; about the failure of the Navy under Raeder and the Luftwaffe under Goering to cooperate; and about the feuds between the Naval staff on shore and the Fleet Commanders at sea. Strange as it may seem, no reliable and yet popular history of the German Navy during the Second World War has appeared since the German war records were returned from London and became available to German historians and journalists. With such records now to hand, this book can report the highlights and decisive phases of the war at sea from the German point of view. Germany's defeat at sea was the one which irretrievably lost her the war. Efforts to suppress or forget our mistakes, though originally understandable, have succeeded only in cloaking personalities in a veil of "taboo'' quite contrary to German naval tradition. Erich Raeder, architect of the fleet that in 1939 had to be sent out to fight a war that it did not expect, once pronounced: "The deeds of the German Navy must be subjected to the full light of day."
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. xi, , 322,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrations. Occasional Footnotes. Tables. Notes on the Plates. Bibliography. Index. Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett, DSC FRHS (7 June 1909 – 5 September 1983), was a British Royal Navy officer and author. Bennett always wrote, and was awarded the Royal United Services Institution gold medal for an essay three times. At the end of World War II he published his first novel Phantom Fleet, a naval yarn, under the pseudonym "Sea Lion": as a serving officer he could not use his own name. Over the next two decades he produced about twenty such novels for both adults and children. After retiring he took to naval history. He published studies of the main battles of both world wars and Nelson; a biography of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; and Cowan's War, an account of the British campaign in the Baltic (1918–19) under Admiral Sir Walter Cowan, which successfully thwarted Soviet Russia from seizing control of the three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.