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“ABANDON SHIP!” The Saga of the USS Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. By Richard F. Newcomb. True World War II story of the 1945 sinking of the American cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35). Black and white photos. Hardcover edition w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $12.88

 

“A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE” The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleships Yamato. By Russell Spurr. Japan’s super-battleship Yamato. Largest, most powerful warship ever built. The full and complete history of this mighty vessel. Photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Sale priced Good Cond. — $18.88

 

“BACK From The DEEP” The Strange Story of the Sister Subs Squalus and Sculpin. By Carl LaVO. This true epic World War II submarine saga follows the two subs as they play out their dramatic destinies in the Pacific. Black and white photos. 1994 Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $28.88

 

“BATFISH” The Champion ‘Submarine Killer’ Submarine of World War II. By Hughston E. Lowder with Jack Scott. During World War II USS Batfish (SS-310) sank 14 Japanese ships and 3 enemy submarines! Black and white photos. 1980 Hardcover (book club) w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond. — $19.99

 

“The BATTLE Of LEYTE GULF” 23–26 October 1944 By Thomas J. Cutler. The dramatic full story of this, the greatest naval battle of all-time—based on the latest research. The newest and perhaps the best book on this fascinating subject. Photos and maps. 1994 Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $19.88

 

“The BATTLE Of LEYTE GULF” By Edwin P. Hoyt. Disaster and triumph in the bloodiest sea battle of World War II and the largest naval battle ever fought. 1972 Hardcover (Book Club) edition, with dust jacket. 375 pages, 31 black and white photos. Good Cond. — $16.95

 

“BATTLESHIP BISMARCK” A Survivors Story. By Baron Burkard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg. Bismarck was a grimly spectacular battleship—a massive floating gun platform. She sank the HMS Hood, in just 6 minutes! The author served on board Bismarck. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Fair + + + Cond. — $17.95

 

“The BEDFORD INCIDENT” By Mark Rascovich. (Fiction) Set during the cold-war ear the fictional American destroyer USS Bedford plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with an unseen Russian submarine. Hardcover (book club) w/ dust jacket. Fair + + + Cond. — $15.95

 

“BIG RED” Three Months on board a Trident Nuclear Submarine. By Douglas C. Waller. Time Magazine correspondent Douglas Waller tells of his 3-month patrol under the Atlantic aboard the nuclear sub USS Nebraska (SSBN-739). Black and white photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond. — $13.88

 

“BLACK MAY” The Epic Story of the Allies’ Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943. By Michael Gannon. Gannon unveils an excellent segment in WWII U-boat history; May 1943, the Allies destroyed 41 U-boats and damaged 37 others. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good + Cond. — $18.88

 

“BLIND MAN’s BLUFF” The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. By Sherry Sontag, Christopher and Annette Drew. True stories of American submarine operation during the cold war era. Submarine espionage at its best. Photos, maps. Hardcover edition w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond — $13.88

 

“BLOOD On The SEA” American Destroyers Lost in World War II. By Robert Sinclair Parkin. True story of the seventy-one (71) U.S. destroyers lost in World War II. Covering the Pacific and Atlantic. Black and white photos, maps. Hardcover edition w/ dust jacket. Good Cond. — $24.95

 

“BLUE SKIES And BLOOD” The Battle of the Coral Sea. By Edwin Hoyt. American and Japanese Navy’s collide for the first time in the Pacific. True story of 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea. America’s first major sea battle of World War II. Photos and maps. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Good + Cond. — $18.95

 

“BOWFIN” The Story of one of America’s fabled Fleet Submarines in World War II. By Edwin Hoyt. War patrols of USS Bowfin (SS-287). During her Pacific war action, Bowfin saw nine patrols and sank over 67,000 tons of Japanese ships. Photos and maps. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $17.95

 

“The BRAVEST MAN” Richard O’Kane and the Amazing Submarine Adventures of the USS Tang. By Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Tuohy. Powerful true story of Richard O’Kane, America’s undersea ace of aces. His epic adventures in WW II subs. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $29.88

 

“BUCHER: MY STORY” By Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, USN. The man who stood at the center of the most incredible events in the history of the U.S. Navy, tells the story of the capture of USS Pueblo (AKL-44) and her crew by the North Koreans in 1968. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $19.88

 

“Build The MUSASHI!” The Birth and Death of the World’s Greatest Battleship. By Akira Yosimura. The complete history of the greatest battleship ever built. From her commissioning to her loss in October 1944, Japan’s Musashi was a mighty warship. 1991 first edition Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $39.88

 

“BULL HALSEY” A Biography by E. B. Potter. By E.B. Potter. This is the first comprehensive biography of Admiral William F. Halsey, the best-known American naval hero of World War II. No man did more to assure U.S. victory in the Pacific war. 1985 Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $25.88

 

“CLEAR The BRIDGE!” The War Patrols of the USS Tang. By Rear Admiral Richard O’Kane, USN (Ret.). True story of one of America’s top-scoring World War II submarines: USS Tang (SS-306). As told by her only skipper. Maps and photos. 1977 First edition Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Good Cond. — $49.88

 

“COLD Is The SEA” By Captain Edward L. Beach, USN. (Fiction) The most advanced nuclear sub in history, the USS Cushing carries more explosive power than all the munitions used in two world wars. She secretly probes the Arctic waters near the U.S.S.R. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $12.95

 

“USS COWPENS – Plank Owner Plaque” A large four pound wooden plaque for the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63). The warship was commissioned on 9 March 1991. Good Cond. — $99.00

 

“CRY FROM The DEEP” The Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test. By Ramsey Flynn. August, 2000, the giant Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank. Here is that tragic and true story. Photos. First Hardcover edition w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $23.88

 

“DEC. 7 1941” The Day The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor. By Gordon W. Prange with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. The events of December 7 are related with the dramatic readability of a novel. Extraordinary reminiscences. 1988 Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $12.88

 

“The DESTRUCTION Of CONVOY PQ-17” The Story of a Major Naval Disaster of World War Two and of its Political Repercussions. By David Irving. June 1942, Allies lose 24 of 35 ships bound for Russia as U-boats sink 142,000 tons in this ill-fated Atlantic convoy. Hardcover w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond. — $14.95

 

“DOUBLE-EDGED SECRETS” U.S. Naval Intelligence Operations in the Pacific during World War II. By W. J. Holmes. Incredible true story of the intelligence operation that won the war in the Pacific. The top-secret ‘Ultra’ codes used in WWII. Hardcover w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond. — $19.95

 

“ESCORT COMMANDER” By Terence Robertson. True story of famed British Captain Frederic J. Walker. Escort ships under Walker’s command sank 21 German U-boats in World War II. Many illustrations, no photos. Hardcover (book club) with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $24.95

 

“FATAL VOYAGE” The sinking of the USS Indianapolis. By Dan Kurzman. True and tragic story of the sinking of the American cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) by Japanese submarine I-58 in (July 1945) World War II. Black and white photos. Hardcover (book club edition) w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $17.99

 

“FINAL HARBOR” By Harry Homewood (Fiction). Fictional American Submarine USS Mako in Pacific World War II action versus the Japanese. The book narrative sweeps through momentous events in World War II history. No photos, or maps. Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Good Cond.— $19.95

 

“FIND ‘Em, CHASE ‘Em, SINK ‘Em” The Mysterious Loss of the WWII Submarine USS Gudgeon. By Mike Ostlund. Recounting the tragic and mysterious loss of the American World War II submarine USS Gudgeon (SS-211). Gudgeon was lost in June 1944. Hardcover w/ DJ. Sale priced  Good Cond. — $49.95

 

“The FRANKLIN COMES HOME” By A. A. Hoehling. World War II, March, 1945, just off the Japanese coast, the carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) was struck by enemy bombs—832 men were killed in the tragedy. Black and white photos. Hardcover edition w/ dust jacket. Good Cond. — $21.88

 

“GUADALCANAL DECISION At SEA” The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13 – 15, 1942. By Eric Hammel. An entirely new examination in vivid detail of the World War II Guadalcanal naval battle of November 13 – 15, 1942. Photos and maps. 1988 Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $17.88

 

“HOSTILE WATERS” The Death of Soviet Sub K-219. By Peter Huchthausen, Igor Kurdin and R. Alan White. True story of the 1986 Russian nuclear submarine disaster of K-219. Black and white photos and crew roster. Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Sale priced Good Cond. — $16.95

 

“I-BOAT CAPTAIN” How Japan’s Submarines almost defeated the U.S. Navy in the Pacific!  By Zenji Orita. The true story of the failed Japanese submarine campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Black and white photos and maps. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $29.95

 

“The INDEPENDENCE LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS” By Andrew Faltum. Detailing the light “Independence-class” CVL carriers that formed part of the fast-carrier task forces of World War II. Black and white photos and diagrams. 2002 Hardcover with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $24.88

 

“IRON COFFINS” A personal account of the German U-boat battles of World War II. By Herbert A. Werner. Author tells the true and exciting story of his Atlantic U-boat action in World War II. Includes many black and white photos and maps. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Sale priced Good Cond. — $19.95

 

“The LAST BATTLE STATION” The Story of the USS Houston. By Duane Schultz. True story of the American cruiser, USS Houston (CA-30. Sunk by the Japanese off the coast of Java in early 1942. Black and white photos and maps. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $23.88

 

“The LAST PATROL” By Harry Holmes. Excellent operational history of the fifty-two (52) American submarines lost during World War II. Their successes, failures and their final dive when the sea closed over them forever. Photos. Rare Hardcover with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $26.88

 

“LEFT To DIE” The tragedy of the USS Juneau. By Dan Kurzman. True story behind one of the most devastating tragedies of World War II, the loss of the USS Juneau (CL-52)—torpedoed and sunk in 1942. Nearly 700 Americans died. Photos. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $39.99

 

“The LEXINGTON GOES DOWN” A Fighting Carrier’s Last Hours in the Coral Sea. By A. A. Hoehling. The true and heroic story of the final battle for the American carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Sunk in World War II in the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 1942). Photos. Hardcover, w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $23.88

 

“USS Lionfish Submarine (SS-298) 1/180 Scale Plastic Model Kit by Revell. Kit # 5228 – New in original sealed (un-opened) box. Still wrapped in the factory plastic. Box has some fading. — $29.99

 

“The LITTLE GIANTS” U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan. By William T. Y’Blood. The definitive work on Escort Carrier (CVE) operations in the Pacific during World War II. Black and white photos, maps and diagrams. 1987 Hardcover edition (book club), with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $33.88

 

“LITTLE SHIP, BIG WAR” The Saga of DE-343. By Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN (Ret.). True story of the destroyer escort USS Abercrombie (DE-343) in Pacific, World War II action. Commander Stafford was an officer on board the vessel. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Fair + + + Cond. — $22.95

 

“LONELY VIGIL” Coastwatchers of the Solomons. By Walter Lord. Largely untold story of the Pacific War, the first complete account of the Coastwatchers of the Solomon Islands. Working deep behind Japanese lines in 1942 and 43. Photos and maps. Hardcover (book club) w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $11.88

 

“LOST SUBS” From the Hunley to the Kursk, the greatest submarines ever lost—and found. By Spencer Dunmore. State-of-the-art underwater photography, makes this book truly amazing. Packed with color and black and white photographs. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $21.95

 

“MEMOIRS: TEN YEARS And TWENTY DAYS” By Admiral Karl Doenitz. Doenitz became the leader of the dreaded German U-boat campaign in World War II. This is the true and fascinating story of Germany’s aggressive submarine war against the Allies. Black and white photos. Hardcover w/ DJ Good Cond. — $59.95

 

“NAUTILUS 90 NORTH” By Commander William R. Anderson USN, with Clay Blair, Jr. The dramatic account of the first atomic submarine voyage (USS Nautilus / SSN-571) from the Pacific to the Atlantic beneath the Arctic ice pack in 1958. Photos. 1959 Hardcover w/ DJ. Fair + + + Cond. — $23.95

 

“PT-109” John F. Kennedy in World War II. By Robert J. Donovan. The World War II adventure that made a President. PT-109 was sliced in half by a Japanese destroyer on the early morning of August 2, 1943. This is the true story. Black and white photos! Hardcover edition w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $13.88

 

“RAIDERS Of The DEEP” By Lowell Thomas. The whole true and spine-tingling story of the German U-boat campaign in World War I. Deals with every aspect of Germany’s underwater warfare from that time. Black and white photos. 1932 Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Fair + + + Cond. — $29.88

 

“RED SCORPION” The War Patrols of the USS Rasher. By Peter T. Sasgen. True story of the American submarine USS Rasher (SS-269), dealing with her impressive World War II Pacific action against the Japanese Navy. Rasher had an astounding combat record. Rare Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $49.95

 

“RED STAR ROGUE” The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine’s Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.  By Kenneth Sewell. Shocking true story of a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine that sank during an attempt to fire a nuclear missile at Pearl Harbor in 1968. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Good Cond. — $13.98

 

“RISING TIDE” The Untold Story of the Russian Submarines that Fought the Cold War. By Gary E. Weir and Walter J. Boyne. The dramatic and untold story of the Russian submarines that fought the Cold War versus the USA. Black and white photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. – $18.88

 

“The ROYAL OAK DISASTER” By Gerald S. Snyder. October 1939, Gunther Prien’s submarine U-47 sneaks into Scapa Flow and sinks the 29,000-ton British battleship Royal Oak, 833 men are lost. Black and white photos. Hardcover (Book Club) with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $14.97

 

“The SACRED WARRIORS” Japan’s Suicide Legions. By Denis and Peggy Warner. The complete and true story of Japan’s fanatical suicide squads known as the “Divine Wind.” Black and white photos and maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Sale priced  Good Cond. — $14.99

 

“SAVED!” The Story of the Andrea Doria – the Greatest Sea Rescue in History. By William Hoffer. On the night of July 25, 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria was rammed by the Swedish liner MS Stockholm. The doomed Andrea Doria sinks. Photos. Hardcover (Book Club) w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $17.99

 

“The SEA WOLVES” The Story of German U-Boats at War. By Wolfgang Frank. Complete and true story of the German U-Boat campaign during World War II. Author was on the staff of Admiral Karl Doenitz and saw it from inside the Nazi empire. Photos. 1955 Hardcover w/ DJ. Fair + Cond. — $11.77

 

“SEIZING The ENIGMA” The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes 1939-1943. By David Kahn. The true story how the Allies captured the U-boat “enigma” machine and broke the Axis World War II codes. Photos and maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Sale priced Fair + + + Cond. — $12.95

 

“SHINANO!” The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership. By Captain Joseph Enright. During World War II Enright was the skipper of Archerfish (SS-311). In 1944, he torpedoed and sank the largest ship of the war, Japan’s super-carrier Shinano. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $19.99

 

“SHINANO!” The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership. By Captain Joseph Enright. During World War II Enright was the skipper of Archerfish (SS-311). In 1944, he torpedoed and sank the largest ship of the war, Japan’s super-carrier Shinano. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Autographed!  Good Cond. — $109.88

 

“SPY SUB” A Top-Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific. By Roger C. Dunham. True story of an American nuclear submarine’s desperate search for a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine (K-219) lost in the north Pacific. Black and white photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $19.95

 

“SUBMARINE ADMIRAL” From Battlewagons to Ballistic Missiles. By Admiral I. J. Galantin, USN (Ret.). In this engaging personal memoir, Admiral Galantin chronicles the amazing evolution of the submarine. Black and white photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Autographed! Good Cond. — $49.99

 

“SUBMARINE COMMANDER” By Paul R. Schratz. During World War II, Schratz saw action on the ill-fated submarine USS Scorpion (SS-278) the USS Sterlet (SS-392) and finally USS Atule (SS-403). At the end of World War II, he took command of the Japanese submarine I-203. 1988 first edition Hardcover, w/ DJ. Good Cond. – $29.88

 

“SUBMARINES At WAR” The History of the American Silent Service. By Edwin Hoyt. Complete history of American submarines from the present back to the American Revolution. Includes World War I and World War II. Black and white photos with maps. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good + Cond. — $13.88

 

“SUBMARINES” The Story of Underwater Craft from the Diving Bell of 300 B.C. to Nuclear-Powered Ships. By Edward C. Stephens. This “Golden Library of Knowledge” book. Especially designed for the (pre-adult) younger generation. Photos and illustrations. 1959 Hardcover. Fair + + Cond. — $11.95

 

“SUBMARINES In ARCTIC WATERS” By I. Kolyshkin. During World War II, the Russian’s were American Allies. This is the true and untold story of how the Russian submariners fought Hitler’s U-boats and enemy ships from beneath the cold North Atlantic. First Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $48.95

 

“SUBMARINE WARFARE” An Illustrated History. By Anthony Preston. The entire history of the submarine from the Civil War to nuclear subs. Packed with over 100 color and black and white photos! Hardcover with dust jacket. Fair + + + Cond. — $9.95

 

“SUBMARINE WARRIORS” By Edwyn Gray. 18 exciting chapters full of real submarine stories from World War I and World War II; American, German, Japanese and British. Photos and index. Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Sale priced Good + Cond. — $17.88

 

SURFACE At The POLEThe Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate. By Commander James Calvert, USN. Calvert commands the nuclear-powered submarine USS Skate (SSN-578) and describes his two celebrated voyages beneath the frozen crust of the top of the World. 1960 Hardcover with . DJ. Fair + + + Cond. — $17.88

 

“THEN THERE WAS ONE” The U.S.S. Enterprise and the First Year of War. By Eugene Burns. The story of the USS Enterprise (CV-6), one of the Navy’s greatest fighting ships. 1944 First edition Hardcover, W/ DJ. Rare black and white photos. Extremely rare! Good Cond. — $79.88

 

“TALES From A TIN CAN” The USS Dale from Pearl harbor to Tokyo Bay. By Michael Keith Olson. The true World War II story of the American destroyer USS Dale (DD-353). From Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in 1945. Photos. Hardcover w/ DJ. Good Cond. — $17.88

 

“TIN CAN SAILOR” Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939 – 1945.  The author was an ensign aboard the USS Sterett (DD-407) and tells the true story about the destroyers’ action in World War II.  Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Black and white photos and index. Good Cond. — $29.99

 

“The TERRIBLE HOURS” The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History. By Peter Maas. Tragic 1939 sinking and daring rescue mission for trapped men inside the American submarine USS Squalus (SS-192). No photos. First edition Hardcover with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $12.95

 

“UNDERSEA VICTORY” By W. J. Holmes. Documenting the outstanding efforts of American submarines during World War II. A true blow-by-blow account of U.S. submarine action. Maps and an index, no photos. First edition 1966 Hardcover with dust jacket. Good Cond. — $79.99

 

“The UNDERWATER WAR” Submarines 1914–1918. By Edwyn Gray. True story of the development of the submarine by the British. And its use in World War I, 1914 to 1918. Photos, maps and diagrams. Hardcover with dust jacket. Sale priced Fair + + + Cond. — $16.95

 

“U.S. SUBMARINE ATTACKS DURING WORLD WAR II” By John D. Alden. The most complete compilation of data ever presented on the U.S. and Allied submarine operations in the war against Japan. First edition 1989 Hardcover w/ dust jacket. 285 pages, no photos. Good Cond. — $29.99

 

“WAR FISH” By George Grider. Arguably one of the best submarine books to come out of World War II. Grider saw action aboard submarines; Wahoo, Pollack, Hawkbill and later commanded USS Flasher. 1958 Hardcover edition with dust jacket. No photos. Good Cond. — $99.00

 

“ZOOMIES SUBS And ZEROS” By Charles Lockwood and Hans Adamson. True stories of America’s World War II Submarine lifeguard league in the Pacific. Black and white photos. Ultra rare Hardcover with dust jacket. Fair + + + Cond. — $79.95

 

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