Naval history, ships, Vietnam, World War Two, warships

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American Battleships

A Pictorial History of BB-1 to BB-71 with prototypes Maine and Texas

by Max R. Newhart

The modern battleship can trace its ancestry back to the ironclads with their steam drives, turreted guns, and armored hulls. The operational history of the battleship begins with the commissioning of Texas (BB-000) on August 15, 1895.

8 1/2"x 11", 116 pages, more than 133 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-004-5




Battleship Country

The Battle Fleet at San Pedro-Long Beach, California, 1919–1940

by Harvey M. Beigel

The battleships of the Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941, arrived there from the West Coast in May 1940, for annual maneuvers. President Roosevelt ordered the fleet to remain at Pearl as a deterrent against possible Japanese aggression. Before that, the battleships of the Pacific Fleet were based 2,500 miles away at San Pedro Bay, Long Beach.

8 1/2"x11", 76 pages, 85 maps, photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-933126-30-1


U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)
A Pictorial History of the Most Decorated Ship of World War II

by Steve Ewing

The USS Enterprise, commissioned in 1938, saw service in World War II from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the Okinawa campaign in 1945. The battles that the ship participated in span the history of the war in the Pacific; Midway, Guadalcanal, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz Islands, Truk, Saipan and Iwo Jima to name a few. She was to lose her last battle, however, as she was scrapped in 1958.

8 1/2"x 11", 168 pages, 130 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-24-7



Regia Marina, Italian Battleships of World War Two
A Pictorial History

by Erminio Bagnasco and Mark Grossman

In June 1940, Italy possessed one of the world’s largest fleets. However, the navy, as the country itself, was not prepared for major conflict. The command structure was unwieldy and cooperation with the air force was poor. The foe, the Royal Navy, was well trained, and while numerically inferior, was the guardian of a magnificent tradition. Not always apparent was British superiority in other fields. The Royal Navy helped develop seaborne radar. British intelligence was reading coded German and Italian communications. Despite these disadvantages, the Italian Navy waged an active war. The large losses sustained bear witness to this.

11"x8 1/2", 76 pages, 120 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-75-1

Gray Ghost

The R.M.S. Queen Mary at War

by Steve Harding

The outbreak of the Second World War on September 3, 1939, found the R.M.S. Queen Mary nearing the end of her 143rd Atlantic crossing. She had sailed from Southampton four days earlier with a record 2,332 passengers aboard, the vast majority of whom were Americans hoping to escape the general European holocaust that suddenly seemed inevitable. Now those halcyon days of shipboard galas and sumptuous banquets, of celebrity passengers and trans-Atlantic speed records was over. The world was at war.

8 1/2"x11", 92 pages, 72 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-26-3



This Is Latch
The Story of Roy F. Hoffmann

by Weymouth D. Symmes

Roy F. Hoffmann enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II, was called back to serve when the Korean War broke out, and was aboard the USS Pirate (AM 275) when it struck a mine and sank in less than four minutes in Wonsan Harbor.

6"x9", 544 pages, 162 photos, maps, 60 plus interviews, full color, hardcover, $29.95. ISBN 978-1-57510-137-8



War On The Rivers
A Swift Boat Sailor’s Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta

by Weymouth D. Symmes

Fought on the canals and rivers of the Mekong Delta, this was a private, dirty little war waged beyond the view of the cameras of the news services and often beyond the view of senior military command. It was a furious, savage war, where firefights often occurred twice a day, rarely less than once, and hand-to-hand combat was not unheard of. Hundreds of men were killed on both sides, and the survivors were scarred for life.

6"x9", 272 pages, 49 photos, map, hardcover, $19.95.
ISBN 1-57510-109-2

The Ship That Would Not Die

by F. Julian Becton, Rear Admiral, USN,
with Joseph Morschauser III

“Off Okinawa the Laffy fought off the greatest Kamikaze attack in naval History with 22 planes waiting to fireball into her . . . These chapters burst into action.” —Kirkus Reviews

6"x9", 308 pages, 30 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-87-5





Sail Army
A Pictorial Guide to Current U.S. Army Watercraft

by Stephen Harding

The Army has boats? Though better known for its armored vehicles and attack helicopters, the Army is indeed a major operator of watercraft of all sizes. Crewed by active-duty and reserve-component soldiers, the service’s extensive fleet of landing craft, tugboats, high-speed transports and other vessels—currently numbering some 250 hulls—carries out a range of combat, support and humanitarian-aid missions around the world.

8 1/2"x 11", 82 pages, 102 photos, paperback, $11.95.
ISBN 1-57510-117-3


Parallel Fates
The USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) and the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) in Peace and War

by Harvey M. Beigel

11"x 8 1/2", 88 pages, 71 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 1-57510-113-0

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Mountaineer Battlewagon

U.S.S. West Virginia (BB-48)

by Myron J. Smith Jr.

11"x8 1/2", 48 pages, 55 photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-93126-16-6




U.S.S. Kidd (DD-661)

Data #1

by Robert Sumrall & Thomas F. Walkowiak

11"x8 1/2", 36 pages, 45 photos, paperback, $8.95.
ISBN 0-929521-29-3



Keystone Battlewagon

U.S.S. Pennsylvania (BB-38)

by Myron J. Smith Jr.

11"x8 1/2", 44 pages, 53 photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-933126-27-1



Fleet Submarines of WWII

by Tom Walkowiak

11"x8 1/2", 48 pages, 84 photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-933126-72-7




American Cruisers of World War II
A Pictorial Encyclopedia

by Steve Ewing

8 1/2"x 11", 152 pages, more than 148 photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-51-4



Golden State Battlewagon
U.S.S. California (BB-44)

by Myron J. Smith Jr.

11"x8 1/2", 44 pages, 50 photos, paperback, $7.95
ISBN 0-933126-37-9



Free State Battlewagon
U.S.S. Maryland (BB-46)

by Myron J. Smith Jr.

11"x8 1/2", 48 pages, 66 photos, paperback, $7.95.
ISBN 0-933126-76-X



Destroyer Escorts of WWII

by Tom Walkowiak

11"x8 1/2", 50 pages, 84 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-88-3



U.S.S. Cassin Young (DD-793)

A Fletcher Class Destroyer

by J. Scott Harmon

11"x8 1/2", 48 pages, 55 photos, paperback, $8.95.
ISBN 0-933126-58-1




Two Ocean Battleship

U.S.S. Nevada (BB-36)

by Harvey M. Beigel

11"x 8 1/2", 92 pages, 70, photos, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 1-57510-098-3

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U.S.S. Los Angeles (CA-135)
Cold War Sentinel

by Harvey M. Beigel

11"x 8 1/2", 60 pages, 71 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 1-57510-067-3




The “Lady Lex” and the “Blue Ghost”
A Pictorial History of the USS Lexingtons
CV-2 and CV-16

by Steve Ewing

This book is a pictorial history of two of the most famous aircraft carriers of World War II. The U.S.S Lexington (CV-2) and (CV-16). (CV-2) was lost in the Battle of The Coral Sea. Its name­sake, (CV-16), was launched in 1942. It was home of naval aviation training at Pensacola, Florida for many years. It is now the U.S.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas.

11"x 8 1/2", 48 pages, 55 photos, paperback, $8.95.
ISBN 0-933126-35-2

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