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#1
Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War
William F. Althoff.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591140108.  Daedalus Item Code: 38382
 
When discussing how air power helped make the U.S. Navy so successful in World War II, few people think of blimps or rigid airships as part of that equation. Yet navy blimps were essential to ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters—The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship
Patrick Bishop.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007431199.  Daedalus Item Code: 38309
 
She was the sister ship to the Bismarck, and merely by her existence, hiding in Norway's fjords with the potential to slip out and strike at Allied shipping, Hitler's battleship Tirpitz ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Ghost Sea
Ferenc Máté.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780920256497.  Daedalus Item Code: 41508
 
In 1921 Vancouver, an artifact hunter named Hay has stolen a number of sacred masks, and when a Kwakiutl warrior raids the yacht to reclaim them, he also takes Hay's wife Kate as hostage. Hay turns ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942
Ian W. Toll.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068139.  Daedalus Item Code: 23887
 
On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Only six months later, in a sea fight north of the ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Yeoman in Farragut's Fleet: The Civil War Diary of Josiah Parker Higgins
E.C. Hermann, ed.
Publisher: Guy Victor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780966706307.  Daedalus Item Code: 51575
 
Discovered in a box of old photo albums and yellowing gift-wrapping, this journal from a yeoman aboard the Union gunboat Kennebec is a remarkable record of service in Admiral Farragut's West ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Letters from Sea, 1882–1901: Joanna and Lincoln Colcord's Seafaring Childhood
Parker Bishop Albee Jr. Andrew J. Nesdall, foreword.
Publisher: Tilbury House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780884482147.  Daedalus Item Code: 43345
 
Fifth-generation seafarers from Maine, Joanna and Lincoln Colcord spent their youth at sea aboard their father's ships, traveling to such far-flung locales as Argentina, South Africa, Hong Kong, and ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
Kathleen Krull. Kathryn Hewitt, illus.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780152059088.  Daedalus Item Code: 42969
 
More lives, more big heads. In the wake of Lives of the Musicians, Lives of the Artists, and Lives of the Writers, Kathleen Krull profiles 19 notorious pirates here for readers 9 ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Ships & Shipping in Medieval Manuscripts
Joe Flatman.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712349604.  Daedalus Item Code: 31075
 
The ship loomed large in the medieval world and mind; both upstream and downstream, inland and offshore, ships of every size and shape provided a vital means of travel, transport, and trade, linking ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (Read More)
 
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