The Fleet At Flood Tide


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Here is the extraordinary story of the most consequential campaign of the Pacific War- the U.S. Fifth Fleet's seizure of the Marianas, a relentless deployment of overwhelming force on air, land, and sea that opened the path to total victory over Japan and established a new state of the art in warfare- the first use of the forerunners of today's SEALs; the emergence of massive cross-hemispheric expeditionary operations; the flowering of American naval aviation and carrier power; and the secret training of Marianas-based air crews who would first unleash nuclear fire. From the epic seaborne invasion of Saipan, to the stunning aerial battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, to the grinding combat ashore and the devastating bombing campaign that culminated with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Marianas were the fulcrum of the Pacific, a kaleidoscope of valor, drama, and tragedy.Story Locale-The Marianas, Central Pacific, 1944

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Author by James D. Hornfischer
Genre eBook World War, 1939-1945
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ISBN Number 9780345548726

Pt Boat Odyssey


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 During the Pacific War between the United States and Imperial Japanese navies, the author's father, Francis Gelzheiser, deployed with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 16A, from New Orleans to Panama to Seattle and to Attu Island in the Aleutians. After their return voyage, the PT boats journeyed to New Guinea, then battled Japanese kamikazes for the Philippine Island of Mindoro. Like many World War II veterans, Gelzheiser only shared his recollections of combat later in life. The author chronicles his father's experience, details the roles PT boats played in the war and examines why, despite America's overwhelming wartime manufacturing capacity, the Japanese believed they could still win the war.

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Author by Robert P. Gelzheiser
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781476662640

West Wind Flood Tide


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One of history's greatest naval engagements and the Civil War's bloodiest is examined for both its political ramifications and influence on naval tactics and ship design.

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Author by Jack Friend
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781612513515

Neptune S Inferno


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Draws on interviews with veterans and new primary sources to present a narrative account of the pivotal World War II campaign, chronicling the three-month effort to gain control of Guadalcanal as a battle that taught the U.S. Navy and Marines new approaches to warfare.

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Author by James D. Hornfischer
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780553806700

General Information Series


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Author by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number PRNC:32101074743095

Information From Abroad


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Author by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number UOM:39015073462791

An Improved System Of Telegraphic Communications Continuation Of The General Vocabulary Supplementary Vocabulary


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Author by Thomas LYNN
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ISBN Number BL:A0019182099

A New Law Dictionary And Glossary Containing Full Definitions Of The Principal Terms Of The Common And Civil Law Together With Translations And Explanations Of The Various Technical Phrases In Different Languages Embracing Also All The Principal Common And Civil Law Maxims Compiled On The Basis Of Spelman S Glossary And Adapted To The Jurisprudence Of The United States Etc


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Author by Alexander Mansfield BURRILL
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ISBN Number BL:A0023204094

The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors


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“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. Praise for The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors “One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers. . . . Exalting American sailors and pilots as they richly deserve. . . . Reads like a very good action novel.”—Publishers Weekly “Reads as fresh as tomorrow's headlines. . . . Hornfischer's captivating narrative uses previously classified documents to reconstruct the epic battle and eyewitness accounts to bring the officers and sailors to life.”—Texas Monthly “Hornfischer is a powerful stylist whose explanations are clear as well as memorable. . . . A dire survival-at-sea saga.”—Denver Post “In The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, James Hornfischer drops you right into the middle of this raging battle, with 5-inch guns blazing, torpedoes detonating and Navy fliers dive-bombing. . . . The overall story of the battle is one of American guts, glory and heroic sacrifice.”—Omaha World Herald

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Author by James D. Hornfischer
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780307487308

A Law Dictionary And Glossary


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Author by Alexander Mansfield Burrill
Genre eBook Law
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ISBN Number UOM:35112104913001