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THE U.S. NAVY AGAINST THE AXIS: SURFACE COMBAT 1941-1945
Written by Vincent P. O'Hara.
Stock no. 1815163
Published by Naval Institute Press. Circa 2007. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Naval historian Vincent O'Hara recounts the dramatic story of the U.S. Navy's surface fleet in World War II, especially its ship-to-ship combat. Mustard paper spine with gilt title, brown paper boards. xvi and 364 pages including index. ISBN: 9781591146506. Second printing. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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MIDWAY: DUANTLESS VICTORY
Written by Peter C. Smith.
Stock no. 1814918
Published by Pen & Sword Maritime. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Fresh Perspectives on America's Seminal Naval Victory of World War II. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781844155835.

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FIGHTING FOR MACARTHUR: THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS DESPERATE DEFENSE OF THE PHILIPPINES
Written by John Gordon.
Stock no. 1814889
Published by Naval Institute Press. 1st 2011. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Filled with original details about the early fighting in the Philippines during World War II. Black paper spine with silver title, light blue paper boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781612510576. Light scuffing to dustwrapper.

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SAILORS TO THE END: THE DEADLY FIRE ON THE USS FORRESTAL AND THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT IT
Written by Gregory A. Freeman.
Stock no. 1814446
Published by William Morrow. 1st 2002. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

The dramatic and forgotten story of the 1967 fire on board the aircraft carrier, USS Forrestal during its time at Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam. Blue boards silver title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 0066212677.

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WHERE SEA MEETS THE SKY
Written by Giampaolo Agostinelli.
Stock no. 1814364
Published by Tomcat Publishing. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Step aboardd the most modern US Navy Aircraft Carrier on its maiden cruise. Oblong format. Grey cardwraps. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 0954219104.

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MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTING CAPTAIN
Written by Admiral Lord Cochrane; Brian Vale.
Stock no. 1609672
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.

Introduction by Vale. Cochrane was an inspired naval commander in the Napoleonic wars, a leading figure in the Radical movement but he was also guilty of making disastrous decisions on land and being pig-headed and vindictive and he used his memoirs to settle old scores. Colour illustrations. Dark blue cloth, with gilt title, border and vignette. 311 pages. Third printing. Contained in very good pictorial slipcase.

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1812: THE NAVY'S WAR
Written by George C. Daughan.
Stock no. 1814243
Published by Basic Books. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A complete account of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America's future. Grey spine, silver title, blue paper boards. B/w maps and illustrations. ISBN: 9780465020461. 2nd printing. Base of spine bumped. Faint marks to boards. Contents fine. Light rubbing to corners of dustwrapper.

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THE USS FLIER
Written by Michael Sturma.
Stock no. 1609568
Published by University Press of Kentucky. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Death and survival on a World War II submarine. 209 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780813124810.

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THE LUCK OF THE DRAW
Written by Kenneth Ruiz.
Stock no. 1609558
Published by Zenith Press. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The memoir of a World War II submariner. From Savo Island to the Silent Service. B/w photos. 304 pages. ISBN: 0760321566.

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BRITAIN'S CLANDESTINE SUBMARINES 1914-1915
Written by Gaddis Smith.
Stock no. 1814221
Published by Archon Books. 1st thus 1975. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Tracing a significant episode of the early months of World War I. Dark blue boards, gilt title to spine. A few b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0208015043. Vertical edge of rear board and dustwrapper panel bumped. Endpapers grubby. Slight musty odour present. Blue dustwrapper is edge-rubbed with slight chipping, browned and grubby.

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SUNBURST THE RISE OF JAPANESE NAVAL AIR POWER 1909-1941
Written by Mark R. Peattie.
Stock no. 1814219
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st thus 2002. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. ISBN: 1861761945. Text block browned and a little grubby. Slight tobacco odour present. Pictorial dustwrapper lightly browned.

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ROYAL NAVY SHIPBOARD AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENTS 1912-1931
Written by Dick Cronin.
Stock no. 1814196
Published by Air-Britain (historians) Ltd.. 1st 1990. Very good condition.

Some aspects of early naval aviation at sea. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 0851301657. Light browning to text block. Faint smell of tobacco present.

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