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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.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 6.5 inches. xxxi, , 285,  pages. Contains chronological listing of submarine attacks; Bibliography; Appendix A on Submarine Minelaying Activities, and a Chronological Listing of Submarine Mineplants, and Appendix B containing information on Commanding Officers of U.S. Submarines with Attacks listed in the Data Tables, Commanding officers of British Submarines with Attacks listed in the Data Tables, and Commanding officers of Dutch Submarines with Attacks listed in the Data Tables. Also contains Bibliography and an Index. Commander John D. Alden, USN (ret.) is a retired U.S. Navy commander and World War II veteran, has written five books published by the Naval Institute Press and numerous articles for Proceedings and Naval History magazines and other journals. The primary objective of this compilation is to provide a side-by-side listing of data on U.S. submarine attacks and Japanese ship losses during World War II.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 15-553,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Small insect damage to fore-edge. Card and inscription pasted inside 2nd front flyleaf. Boards scuffed, some wear to spine edges. Daniel Ammen (May 15, 1820 ? July 11, 1898) was a U.S. naval officer during the American Civil War and the postbellum period, as well as a prolific author. In 1861? 62, he commanded the gunboat USS Seneca in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. His bravery was conspicuous in the Battle of Port Royal, November 7, 1861. Under Samuel F. Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor USS Patapsco. He was commissioned captain of the USS Mohican July 26, 1866. His publications include The Atlantic Coast in The Navy in the Civil War Series; Recollections of Grant; and The Old Navy and the New. Officers of a Union monitor, probably USS Patapsco, photographed during the American Civil War. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 15-553,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Ex-library with some of the usual library markings. Boards scuffed, some wear to spine edges. Daniel Ammen (May 15, 1820 ? July 11, 1898) was a U.S. naval officer during the American Civil War and the postbellum period, as well as a prolific author. In 1861? 62, he commanded the gunboat USS Seneca in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. His bravery was conspicuous in the Battle of Port Royal, November 7, 1861. Under Samuel F. Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor USS Patapsco. He was commissioned captain of the USS Mohican July 26, 1866. His publications include The Atlantic Coast in The Navy in the Civil War Series; Recollections of Grant; and The Old Navy and the New. Officers of a Union monitor, probably USS Patapsco, photographed during the American Civil War. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878.
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.
Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1959. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. XVI, , 413,  pages. Endpaper maps. Footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Index. This book is the ninth volume in the U.S. Naval Institute's series of historical studies covering World War II naval operations from all sides--enemy as wall as American and Allied. Counter-admiral Gabriel Paul Auphan (November 4, 1894, Alès – April 16, 1982) was a French naval officer who became the State Secretary of the Navy (secrétaire d'État à la Marine) of the Vichy government from April to November 1942. Director of the center of studies and second in command of the École navale at Brest in 1933, he served then in the cabinet of François Piétri, minister of the Navy (1934–1935), then commanded the cruiser Émile-Bertin in squadron in the Atlantic. Capitaine de Vaisseau in October 1936, he received in October 1937 the command of the Jean-d'Arc and the application school of the enseignes de vaisseau with whom he conducted a tour around the world (1937–1938) and a second campaign in the Atlantic and the Pacific. He exercised the functions of military governor of Polynesia (1938–1939). He was accordingly assigned to studies section of the État-Major general. In anticipation of the war which was expected, he was sent to London to coordinate future operations with the Royal Navy. He held his own views regarding the evacuation at Dunkirk or by Operation Catapult. Auphan dedicated his life later to writings: a close figure to général Maxime Weygand or colonel Remy, he published his souvenirs, and defended his views, remaining loyal to the memories of Marshal Philippe Pétain.
London, England: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1943. Third Impression [Stated]. [DJ says 3rd Edition]. Hardcover. 127,  pages. Illustrations. Page discoloration noted. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips. The only war correspondent who accompanied the Allied Dieppe raid tells the story of the brave, heroic but ultimately futile assault landing which would lay the foundation for the success in Normandy. This is the story of a landing on Hitler's France, of the men who made the landing, and of how they planned and trained for many months. The battles that follow each landing vary in tactics and results, but the strange experiences that precede and accompany the sea crossing, the actions and emotions leading up to the supreme moment when the assault boats ground on the enemy coast, are always the same, or nearly the same. Therefore the author has tried in this book not merely to tell the story of a particular raid, but to describe events common to all those assault landings which will become so vital a part of the United Nations' plan for victory. Before Austin landed at Dieppe as War Correspondent of the British national newspapers, he trained with Britain's new army: and he gives us the full story, not only of the Dieppe raid, but of how the shock troops of this war, the landing assault infantry, the beachhead battalions, train for all combined operations, and of how, with the Navy and the R.A.F., they are being welded into one striking force.
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.
London: John Murray, 1838. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiv, [missing xv, xvi, pages 1 and 2, (xerox type copies laid in) and a facsimile letter to King George III (no copy laid in)], 3-432,  pages. Frontis illustration. Folding facsimile letter between pages 146 and 147 present. Page foxing noted. Library rebinding. Few library markings/indications. Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, FRS, FRGS, FSA (19 June 1764 – 23 November 1848) was an English geographer, linguist, writer and civil servant best known for term as the Second Secretary to the Admiralty from 1804 until 1845. Barrow was attached on the first British embassy to China from 1792 to 1794 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He soon acquired a good knowledge of the Chinese language, on which he subsequently contributed articles to the Quarterly Review; and the account of the embassy published by Sir George Staunton records many of Barrow's valuable contributions to literature and science connected with China. Barrow returned to Britain in 1804 and was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for most of forty years. Lord Grey took office as Prime Minister in 1830, and Barrow was especially requested to remain in his post, starting the principle that senior civil servants stay in office on change of government and serve in a non-partisan manner. Barrow enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all the eleven chief lords who successively presided at the Admiralty board during that period, and more especially of King William IV while lord high admiral, who honored him with tokens of his personal regard.
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1999. First U.S. Edition [Stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 216 pages. Map Illustrations (mostly in color). Includes Acknowledgments, Preface. Also contains Appendix I: The Significance of U859's Secret Cargo, as well as Appendix 2: The Key Documents, and an Index. The author was a well-connected journalist who spent a large portion of his life as a British expatriate. He was a member of Britain's Voluntary Service Overseas. He was later Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Fiji and them Press and Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu. He later served as Press Secretary to the President of the Maldives before journeying into Arabia. On August 28, 1944, off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, three torpedoes fired by German submariners aboard U-859 rammed an American merchant ship, the USS John Barry, which was caring Saudi silver riyals worth $80 million, and another $300 million in silver bullion. For 45 years the wreck lay inaccessible on the ocean floor, but in 1989, Sheikh Ahmed Farid al Aulaqi acquired salvage rights, and enlisted the help of the French International Maritime Institute and Jean Roux. Roux had led an expedition recovering artifacts from the Titanic, and now he and his team would develop the technology and the technique to permit an operation of deep-sea recovery never before deemed possible.
New York, N.Y. Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 1978. Third printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 400 pages. Some cover wear. Some edge and page soiling and discoloration. Previous owner's stamp inside front cover. Slightly cocked. Includes List of Plates and Preface, as well as Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include The Early Offensive; Norwegian Gamble; Pyrrhic Victory; The Battle of the Mediterranean, The Fall of Grand-Admiral Raeder; Climax in the Atlantic, and The End of the German Navy. Also includes Appendices, Bibliography, and Index. This is #1 in the World at War Series. 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, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2012. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 508,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Chronology of the Career of Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., USN. Author's Research Note. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author, Larry Berman, on the title page. Inscription reads: For my friend, Friend, Fred--with warm regards. Larry Berman. Larry Berman has written extensively on Vietnam War-related topics and has been featured on C-Span’s “Book TV”, the History Channel’s “Secrets of War”; “The Presidents: To The Best of My Ability”; Bill Moyers’ PBS series, “The Public Mind”; David McCullough’s American Experience series, “Vietnam: A Television History;” and Marvin Kalb’s retrospective on Vietnam. He is a co-recipient of the Richard E. Neustadt Award, given annually for the best book published during the year on the American Presidency.