The True Events That Inspired the Hunt for Red October
Hardcover ISBN: 0765313502
Documents the true story that inspired Tom Clancy's best-selling The Hunt for Red October, in a first-person account that describes the Cold War tensions that rose to the brink of thermonuclear war, the defection efforts of the FFG Storozhevoy, and the heroism on the part of crew members that prevented their destruction. 50,000 first printing.
Submarines of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1586632949
Submarines have progressed from the crude steam-driven craft of the Civil War to silent nuclear transports that can cruise for months without surfacing and carry intercontinental missiles mounting multiple warheads. Go back to the earliest experimental submersibles, the notorious German U-Boats of World War II that nearly destroyed the Allies' efforts, and follow the progress of over 280 other types. Notations are also included on civilian uses of subs as well as every important underwater weapon, for a truly comprehensive reference.
John Paul Jones
A Sailor's Biography
Paperback ISBN: 1557504105
Written by the naval historian Samuel Eliot Morison, this Pulitzer prize-winning book is widely recognized as the only authoritative, modern biography of the naval officer frequently referred to as the father of the U.S. Navy. It vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant trade, to his exploits in the newly independent American navy, to his appointment as an admiral in the Russian navy and command of a squadron in the Black Sea. With compelling detail and remarkable insight, the dramatic narrative captures Jones's tenacity and fierce dedication and loyalty to his men and country, despite ill treatment and only begrudged recognition from his superiors. Jones's incredible victories at sea form an important part of the book. Morison's description of the battle between Jones's Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis is considered one of the most vivid accounts of a naval battle in the English language.
Mission Raise Hell
The U.S. Marines on Choiseul, October-November 1943
Hardcover ISBN: 1591141133
Piecing together interviews with 71 veterans, this narrative history relives each day of the Second Marine Parachute Battalion's diversionary raid on the Pacific island of Choiseul from October 28 to November 4. The author admits many of the soldiers' memories conflict with each other on minor points, and relies on the official war diary for the facts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Hitler Book
The Secret Dossier Prepared For Stalin From The Interrogations of Hitler's Personal Aides
Hardcover ISBN: 1586483668
Ordered by Josef Stalin in 1945, this report on the inner workings of the Nazi regime and personal details concerning the leader of the Third Reich contains information obtained from two of Hitler's closest assistants.
The Year China Discovered America
Paperback ISBN: 006054094x
Argues that the Chinese discovered America and established colonies there before Columbus and that European explorers such as Magellan and Cook "discovered" new lands using pre-existing Chinese maps. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.