Stories of the U.S. Navy


 
To Shining Sea—A History of the United States Navy— 1775 - 1991 by Stephen Howarth
A landmark work of naval history—this is the most comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of American sea power written in recent times. Howarth describes the political wheeling and dealings that went into the hiring of "privateers" as America's Revolutionary War sailors, and the building of the Continental Navy's first frigates Did you know that the U.S. Navy in was formally organized in 1798 to fight the French as part of the XYX Affair? The Navy's first war was in the Mediterranean Sea against the Barbary Pirates. What follows are campaigns and battles in the War of 1812 to the Gulf War of 1991.
6" x 9" 620 pages, index, photos, paperbound
#430 To Shining Sea $31.95


 
 Can Do! The Story of the Seabees
by William B. Huie
This is the history of the engineers, truck drivers, carpenters, steam-shovel operators, plumbers, and the like who landed with the first waves in the Pacific, Africa, and Europe during World War II. Includes a roster of the Seabees who received medals, and those killed in action.
6" x 9¼" 251 pages, illustrated, paperbound
# 429 Can Do! $18.95
 

   Unsung Sailors–The Naval Armed Guard in World War II by Justin F. Gleichauf
In this highly readable and action-packed book, Justin Gleichauf has given members of "the other Navy" they just, though belated, due. For five years, he tracked down more than a hundred Armed Guard veterans and based much of this largely untold story on interviews and correspondence with them. The result is a complete picture of life aboard an astounding variety of vessels, including the famed Liberty ships. He also describes the origin of the Armed Guard in the first World War, and gives its table of organization. Also included are the Nazi U-boat operations, sea battles and disasters, and the Armed Guard's action in the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the freezing Atlantic.
6" x 9" 432 pages, index, illus
trated, paperbound
#96 Unsung Sailors $21.95
   No Surrender–True Stories of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard in World War II
by Gerald Reminick
The stories in this book are told by those who experienced them, but they are really more than that. As was–and, sadly, still is true of the merchant mariners alongside whom they served, the Armed Guard has never received the proper recognition and acknowledgement for its patriotic service and sacrifices. Lightly armed and manned, in circumstances of extreme danger, against the full might of the Nazis, and the Japanese on the sea and in the air, they persevered in the crucially important task of protecting the critical supplylines. Without their valiant efforts none of the great historic battles, which command so much of the attention, could have been won.
6" x 9" 400 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#97 No Surrender $24.95

Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 
 A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $14.95
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

Previous weeks' stories and references: Combat Artists...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black Confederates... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Ghost stories...Silver Spring MD...Clovers...Hoover Airport...Slavery...President Garfield

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