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Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Revised Edition. Fifth Printing. 297, illus., maps, appendices, index, front board weak, usual library markings, some wear and scuffing to boardsfront DJ flap has been cut off & pasted inside front board--the rest of the dust jacket is not present. This volume covers the operations of the United States Navy in North African waters, both on the Atlantic coast and in the Mediterranean, from the beginning of World War II through the capture of Pantelleria in June 1943. More than half the volume is devoted to the capture of bases in French Morocco, which was an all-American operation and in many respects one of the most remarkable of the war.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1975. Ninth printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxxii, 399,  pages. Abbreviations. Illustrations. Charts. Footnotes. Fold-out map. Appendices. Index. Ex-library with usual markings. DJ in plastic sleeve pasted to boards. Samuel Eliot Morison (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and popular. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912, and taught history at the university for 40 years. He won Pulitzer Prizes for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), a biography of Christopher Columbus, and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959). In 1942, he was commissioned to write a history of United States naval operations in World War II, which was published in 15 volumes between 1947 and 1962. Morison wrote the popular Oxford History of the American People (1965), and co-authored the classic textbook The Growth of the American Republic (1930) with Henry Steele Commager. Over the course of his distinguished career, Morison received eleven honorary doctoral degrees, and garnered numerous literary prizes, military honors, and national awards from both foreign countries and the United States, including two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, the Balzan Prize, the Legion of Merit, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.