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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1939. Revised Edition, eighteenth impression [stated]. Hardcover. 560,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Maps. Diagrams. Index. Some institutional stamps. Label of previous owner inside front cover. Some cover wear and page soiling. Over time, Carroll S. Alden was Head of English, History and Government Departments at the Naval Academy. A survey of the history of the United States Navy, especially that of the last quarter of a century, will show that the study has its value, not only for thrilling-stories of heroism and devotion, but for an understanding of the forces shaping national progress. Thus, though it is peculiarly adapted to naval officers, it should have, in time, a real meaning for all students of American foreign relations. This book, in its original form, was written seventeen years ago to meet the needs of the Naval Academy. And now, to meet similar needs, it is continued to the present year.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Presumed First U.S. Edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. xvi, 361,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Name and date in pencil on half-title page. Sir Ralph Norman Angell (26 December 1872 – 7 October 1967) was an English lecturer, journalist, author, and Member of Parliament. Angell was one of the principal founders of the Union of Democratic Control. He served on the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, was an executive for the World Committee against War and Fascism,and a member of the executive committee of the League of Nations Union, He was knighted in 1931 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933. He was born Ralph Norman Angell Lane, but adopted Angell as his sole surname. He attended the University of Geneva. In Geneva, Angell felt that Europe was "hopelessly entangled in insoluble problems". He took the bold decision to emigrate to the West Coast of the United States, where he worked as a vine planter, a cowboy, a mail-carrier, a prospector, and then as a reporter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and later the San Francisco Chronicle. He moved to Paris to work as a sub-editor on the English language Daily Messenger, and then as a staff contributor to the newspaper Éclair. He also acted as correspondent for some American newspapers. During 1905–12, he became the Paris editor for the Daily Mail. He joined the Labour Party in 1920 and was MP for Bradford North from 1929 to 1931. In 1931 he was knighted for his public service, and later in 1933 he was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize.
New Haven, CT: H. F. Morse Associates, Inc., 1944. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 195,  pages. Illustrations. Addenda. Cover has some wear and soiling. Small hole in half-title page. Some page soiling and foxing. Front board weak and restrengthened with glue. Some damp staining noted. Barnes was an officer in the USN and served some time as public information officer at the USN Submarine Base in New London. The writing reflects the public relations background.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1975. First/Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. 1072, boxed book, illus., maps, appendices, sources, index, p. 1035 quite wrinkled, a few pages creased, box edges worn. Bookplate inside front board. Clay Blair Jr. (May 1, 1925 – December 16, 1998) was an American journalist and author, best known for his books on military history. He served on the fleet submarine Guardfish (SS-217) in World War II and later became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. He assisted General Omar Bradley in the writing of his autobiography, A General's Life. Blair wrote two dozen history books and hundreds of magazine articles. His last book was Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945, which followed Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942. Blair's history of the Korean War The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950–1953 is considered one of the definitive historical works on the war. Blair wrote Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, considered the definitive work on the Pacific submarine war.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1975. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 1072 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Sources. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Clay Blair Jr. (May 1, 1925 – December 16, 1998) was an American journalist and author, best known for his books on military history. He served on the fleet submarine Guardfish (SS-217) in World War II and later became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post. He assisted General Omar Bradley in the writing of his autobiography, A General's Life. Blair wrote two dozen history books and hundreds of magazine articles. His last book was Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945, which followed Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942. Blair's history of the Korean War The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950–1953 is considered one of the definitive historical works on the war. Blair wrote Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, considered the definitive work on the Pacific submarine war.
New York: Harper, 2011. First Harper Premium Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xxxv. , 421,  pages. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.25 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. Dale Brown (born 2 November 1956) is an American writer and aviator known for aviation techno-thriller novels. At least thirteen of his novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Brown joined the Air Force ROTC while in college. He received a commission in the United States Air Force in 1978. He was a navigator-bombardier (now known as a weapon systems officer (WSO)) in the B-52 Stratofortress G-model long-range heavy bomber and the FB-111A Aardvark medium range fighter-bomber. Brown received several military decorations and awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. He rose to the rank of Captain and has 2,500 hours of flight time in B-52s. He left the Air Force in 1986, having never seen combat. While still in the Air Force at Mather Air Force Base, he wrote his first book, Flight of the Old Dog.
Toronto: Bantam Books, 1979. First Bantam Edition [stated], First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Unpaginated. Illustrations. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Cover has some wear and soiling. Lothar-Günther Buchheim (February 6, 1918 – February 22, 2007) was a German author and painter. He is best known for his novel Das Boot (1973), which became an international bestseller and was adapted in 1981 as an Oscar-nominated film. Buchheim was a Sonderführer in a propaganda unit of the Kriegsmarine in the Second World War, writing as a war correspondent about his experiences on minesweepers, destroyers and submarines. He also made drawings and took photographs. As a Leutnant zur See in the autumn of 1941, Buchheim joined Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and the crew of U-96 on her seventh patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. His orders were to photograph and describe the U-boat in action. From his experiences, he wrote a short story, "Die Eichenlaubfahrt". Buchheim ended the war as an Oberleutnant zur See.
Windsor, Berkshire, England: Profile Publications Ltd., 1973. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Pagination is 25-48 plus covers. Fold-outs. Illustrations. This is number 38 of the Profile Warship series. Perhaps the scarcest title in this valuable and much sought-after series. The author had a long-standing interest in these vessels and went to great lengths to verity the true speeds attained, for the fast minelayers exploits are surrounded by myths and folklore. This profile shows that the speeds attained were roughly 37 knots, which was about 5-6 knots higher than contemporary British destroyers could manage in actual service conditions.