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Holden Beach History  (Author Signed), Holden, John F.
1 Holden, John F. Holden Beach History (Author Signed)
Wilmington, NC New Hanover Printing and Publishing 1988 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Beige cover, Gold print. Dust has small tear about 1" x 1".. Mylar cover on dust. Fully indexed. Inscribed by former owner and signed by author 8/28/88. Excellent history of this area of North Carolina.Holden Beach is a seaside town in Brunswick County, North Carolina. "Benjamin Holden in 1756 bought four mainland tracts and the island between his plantation and the ocean. This island extended from Lockwood's Folly Inlet west 6 miles (10 km) to Bacon Inlet. Benjamin and his sons used the island for fishing and cattle grazing. During the Civil War Holden Beach and Lockwood's Folley Inlet became the resting place of several shipwrecks: the Confederate blockade runners CSS Elizabeth and CSS Bendigo and the Union blockade ship USS Iron Age." Wikipedia. Rare signed copy. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 27.97 USD
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Confederate Corsair  The Life of Lt. Charles W. "Savez" Read, Jones, Robert A.
2 Jones, Robert A. Confederate Corsair The Life of Lt. Charles W. "Savez" Read
Stackpole Books 2000 0811715329 / 9780811715324 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.16-page b/w photo section 5 maps 6 x 9 "Confederate Corsair: The Life of Lt. Charles W. "Savez" Read is must reading for anyone savoring naval warfare and tales of derring-do. Read has long merited a biography, and Robert A. Jones has met and mastered the challenge in an exemplary manner that readers will applaud." -Edwin C. Bearss Historian Emeritus, National Park Service Lieutenant Charles W. "Savez" Read's life was one of swashbuckling adventure and dazzling escapes. Yet very little has been known about him until recently. Robert A. Jones has tracked down all available sources on this Confederate privateer-including unpublished material from Read's grandchildren-and written an exciting biography that reveals the impact of naval power on the Civil War. For example, while the North's navy projected its force at will, the South chose hit-and-run tactics that slowly bled the North's resources, as many of Read's exploits will show. Robert A. Jones holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and has been employed by the Department of the Navy for 33 years. He provided historical background research for a 1970 proposal to the Smithsonian Institution for the salvage of the USS Tecumseh and recently published an article on the salvage of the CSS Virginia.; 0.98 x 9.26 x 6.2 Inches; 226 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Unknown Waters  A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish, McLaren, Dr. Alfred S. &  William R. Anderson
3 McLaren, Dr. Alfred S. & William R. Anderson Unknown Waters A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish
University, Al University Alabama Press 2008 0817316027 / 9780817316020 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Both book and dust look new. Inscribed and signed by author McLaren to a Naval Academy classmate in 2009. Alfred S. McLaren is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit, President Emeritus of The Explorers Club, Senior Pilot of the SAS Aviator submersible, and Director of Sub Aviator Systems, Redondo Beach, California. “Unknown Waters, the story of the hazardous exploration by the USS Queenfish, is a splendid adventure. Captain McLaren’s spellbinding account of his unparalleled voyage into the unknown beneath the ice off Siberia constitutes a treasure house of knowledge never before conceived of a dark and forbidding part of the globe. Audacious as well as entertaining!” Clive Cussler, Chairman, National Underwater & Marine Agency. Very Rare signed copy. ; SSN-651; 9.40 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 242 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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The Destroyer Campbeltown, Ross, Al
4 Ross, Al The Destroyer Campbeltown
Naval Institute Press 1990 1557507252 / 9781557507259 First American Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has been neatly glued by former owner to prevent loss otherwise fine. The "lendlease" former USS Buchanan (DD13) was renamed HMS Campletown and soom became a casualty of war on 28 March 1942 in Nazairre, France. Her story is fascinating as she became an example of a wrong made right by the relenting of Roosevelt to the pressure of those who pushed for the U.S. to help her friend fight the agression of Hitler. Roosevelt did not want to agitate Hitler. Think of what would have happened had he not relented and allowed the U.S. to enter into WW II. Scarce. ; Anatomy of the Ship; Photos, illustrations; 10 X 9.50 X 0.70 inches; 127 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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In Memory of Leland W. Russell, Jan 27, 1898-Mar 23, 1978 The U.S. Navy World War 1, Russell, Leland
5 Russell, Leland In Memory of Leland W. Russell, Jan 27, 1898-Mar 23, 1978 The U.S. Navy World War 1
Bowling Green, Florida Author c1970 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
A personal account written by the author from his diary and memory. He served i the U.S. Navy in World War 1 aboard the Von Steuben a troop carrier that carried servicemen to the war in Europe. After 20 months on the Von Steuben he was transferred to the Nansemond which had formerly been the Pennsylvania a liner from the Hamburg American fleet. It too served as a troop transport bring back servicemen from World War ! His last deployment was aboard a U.S. Destroyer the USS Gridley. After his discharge in 1920 the author moved to Florida and worked for Strawberry farmers Mr. E.R. Ratliff and Mr. J.B. Sellers in Bowling Green where he met and married the "farmers daughter" Elizabeth Sellers. This booklet is enclosed in an archival sleeve for protection. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 28 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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In Harm's Way  The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, Stanton, Doug
6 Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Henry Holt and Company 2001 1567317979 / 9781567317978 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust jacket look new. Dust in protective mylar cover. Signed by Ensign Harlan Twible one of the survivors. "On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia." The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.(Review) In July 1945, Ensign Twible served as a gunnery officer on the USS Indianapolis. The ship had just delivered the atomic bomb and was sailing home when it was attacked by a Japanese submarine. Twible recounted "We were under secret orders, so nobody knew we were hit," "The bow was blown off the ship....Here I was, an Ensign, and I had to give the order to abandon ship," Rare work. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
Price: 79.97 USD
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We Remember Submarine Sea Poacher By Her Crew 1944-Present, Yeske, Lanny
7 Yeske, Lanny We Remember Submarine Sea Poacher By Her Crew 1944-Present
Warwick House Publishing 2008 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black cover with white lettering and gold emblem on cover. Book looks new. Has minor crack starting at tltle page. Extensive table of contents and reference section. Chapters were written by crew members about individual patrols and years. Has an alphabetical list of crew members. USS Sea Poacher (SS/AGSS-406), a Balao-class submarine, was a vessel of the United States Navy named for the sea poacher, a slender, mailed fish of the North Atlantic.Sea Poacher (SS-406) was built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Spiller, wife of Commander Spiller, hull superintendent at the Navy Yard; and commissioned on 31 July 1944, Commander Francis M. Gambacorta in command. After conducting her fourth war patrol off the eastern coast of Honshu and Hokkaido, Sea Poacher was undergoing refitting at Pearl Harbor when the war ended on 15 August 1945. Sea Poacher was transferred (sold) under terms of the Security Assistance Program, to Peru, 1 July 1974. She was commissioned into the Peruvian Navy, initially as BAP Pabellón de Pica (S-49), but her name was changed a few weeks later to La Pedrera. She was taken out of service in 1995, and relegated to pierside training. ; Photographs; 507 pages 
Price: 149.97 USD
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