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New York, NY: Warner Books, 1993. First published in the United States by Warner Books. Hardcover. 227,  pages. Illustrations (some color). Bibliography. Index. Illustrated endpapers. DJ has some wear and creases. Technical and Historical consultation by Richard B. Frank and Charles Haberlein, 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. Ballard and his team have also visited the sites of many wrecks of World War II in the Pacific. His book Lost Ships of Guadalcanal locates and photographs many of the vessels sunk in the infamous Iron Bottom Sound, the strait between Guadalcanal Island and the Floridas in the Solomon Islands.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxviii, 723,  pages. List of Maps. Important Military Terms, Acronyms, and Place-names. Maps. Chronology of Events. Author's Note on Technical Information. Notes. Sources and Bibliography. Index. Ink notation on fep. Minor ding to top boards. Professor Bergerud's specialization has been the study of war and peace in the 20th century, particularly regarding the United States and Asia.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 380 pages. Substantial appendix which includes: Badge of Service, Name of Submarines, Deck Guns, Uniform, Depth Charges, and The Subs have a word for it. Slightly cocked. Cover has some wear. Pencil notation on fep. Some page soiling, including endpapers. DJ flaps present but rest of DJ is missing. This book was written in the spring of 1943 with facilities supplied by the Navy Department. Permission for its publication was then withheld by the Navy on grounds of national security. The permission to publish was granted two years later, in June 1945. Except for the appreciable deletions and other alternations made by Navy censorship, the book was published as written.
New York: Bantam Books, 1977. Eighth Printing. Mass market paperback. pocket paperbk, 369, wraps, maps, appendix, index, covers soiled, front cover and spine creased, some darkening to text, book cracked at p. 170. Burke Davis was a journalist, novelist, and nonfiction writer, best known for popular war histories. A native of North Carolina, he lived for about thirty years in Virginia, and many of his histories and biographies tackled Virginia subjects, such as Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, George Washington, and Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. He was awarded the Mayflower Cup in 1959 for his history To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865, and the North Carolina Award for Literature in 1973. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a senior officer, served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War. Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two United States servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross.