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1 Albion, Robert G. Sea Lanes in Wartime

New York; W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1942, 1st edition. Albio and co-author Jennie Barnes Pope present two stories about the importance of wartime shipping for the US: the old wars from 1775 to 1865, and the new ones in the 20th century. No dust jacket, 8vo in blue cloth, bibliography, index, 367pp, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Allard, Dean C. Landings in North Africa, The: November 1942

Washington: USN, Naval Historical Center 1993. A compact and detailed chronology of the events. SOFT cover, 8vo, 37 b&w illustrations, 113pp, near Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Armstrong, Warren Battle of the Oceans

New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with spine sunned, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, lower corners bumped, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good+/Good+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Armstrong, Warren Battle of the Oceans

New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation 1944, 1st edition. Armstrong tells the story of the British merchant marine from the men's point of view. Dust jacket with a few small chips, 8vo in blue cloth, frontis and 5 b&w plates, 336pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Bagnasco, Erminio Submarines of WWII

London: Cassell and Company [1973] 2000, 1st printing thus. For the first time in one fully-illustrated volume, accurate and comprehensive details of the 2500 submarines of all nations. SOFT cover, square 4to in blue cloth, profile drawings, specifications, b&w photos, index, 256pp, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Ballard, Robert D. Collision with History: PT 109

Washington: National Geographic Society 2002. Ballard, with Maichal H. Morgan, tells of the search for John F. Kennedy's patrol-torpedo boat PT-109. Dust jacket, 4to in grey cloth, 80 b&w and color illustrations, index, 191pp, as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Ballard, Robert D. Graveyards of the Pacific

Washington: National Geographic 2001. Ballard, with Michael Hamilton Morgan, revisits the scenes of the great naval war in the Pacific during WWII, from Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll. Dust jacket, small folio in metallic blue cloth, over 150 photos, illustrations, and maps, index, 255pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Bassett, James Cmdr. Prince, USN

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1st printing. As 1941 draws to a close, a young naval officer gets his first experience at command, of a decrepit destroyer division. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, 8vo in navy cloth, map endpapers, 415pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Batchelor, John Sea Power: A Modern Illustrated Military History

New York: Exeter Books / Phoebus 1979, 1st US edition. Batchelor and co-authors Antony Preston and Louis Casey present a learned analysis of the three most important weapons of naval power in the 20th century--the battleship, the submarine, and ship-borne aircraft--with comments on their combat effectiveness, with splendid illustrations by John Batchelor. Dust jacket with one small tear, small folio in black cloth, illustrated throughout with photos and drawings in b&w and color, 392pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+/Good+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bekker, C. D. Defeat at Sea

New York: Ballantine Books [1953] 1957, 3rd printing thus. Bekker tells o f the struggle and the eventual destruction of the German navy in WWII. SOFT cover, small 12mo, 184pp, pages age-darkened, Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Bell, Robert W. In Peril on the Sea

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co. 1984, stated 1st edition. Bell and co-author D. Bruce Lockerbee describe Bell's personal remembrance of his ordeal in 1942 when a U-boat torpedoes his freighter--leading to a 20-day ordeal on a raft at sea. Dust jacket somewhat rubbed, 8vo in blue cloth, 12 b&w photos, 284pp plus adverts, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Bennett, Geoffrey Naval Battles of World War II

New York: David McKay Company, Inc. 1975, 1st US edition. Bennett analyzes the major sea battles in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific. Dust jacket, 8vo in black cloth, 16pp of b&w plates, maps and diagrams, index, 253pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Beukema, Herman Background of Our War, The

New York: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. 1942. Colonel Beukama and eight other writers present the US Government's account of the events leading to America's involvement in WWII, from lectures prepared by the orientation course, War Department, Bureau of Public Relations. No dust jacket, 8vo in orange cloth, map endpapers, 279pp, light shelfwear, clean and tight, Good+. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Bierman Odyssey: Last Great Escape From Nazi Dominated Europe

New York: Simon & Schuster 1984, 1st. Dust jacket torn, top of spine slightly torn, mark on bottom edges, o/w boards and contents as new, Fair+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Bierman Odyssey: Last Great Escape From Nazi Dominated Europe

New York: Simon & Schuster 1984, 1st. Dust jacket torn, top of spine slightly torn, mark on bottom edges, o/w boards and contents as new, Fair+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Blair, Clay Silent Victory (BCE, Volumes 1 and 2)

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1975, two-volume Book Club edition. A definitive history of the submarine war against Japan, the only full-scale submarine war the U.S. has ever fought, drawn from thousands of pages of documents and personal letters, interviews with officers and staff, as well as the development of the submarine and the torpedo. No dust jackets, 8vos in blue faux leather, contents clean and tight, xviii+1-524pp and xii+529-1055pp, index with 2000 entries, 12 appendices, 37 specially drawn maps, contents clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Blair, Clay Silent Victory (Volume 1)

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1975, Volume 1 of two-volume Book Club Edition. A definitive history of the submarine war against Japan, the only full-scale submarine war the U.S. has ever fought, drawn from thousands of pages of documents and personal letters, interviews with officers and staff, as well as the development of the submarine and the torpedo. Dust jackets (white), 8vo in blue faux leather, xviii+524pp (1-524), clean and tight with no marks, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Blair, Clay Silent Victory (Volume 2)

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company 1975, Volume 2 of two-volume Book Club Edition. A definitive history of the submarine war against Japan, the only full-scale submarine war the U.S. has ever fought, drawn from thousands of pages of documents and personal letters, interviews with officers and staff, as well as the development of the submarine and the torpedo. Dust jacket (black), 8vo in maroon faux leather, index with 2000 entries, 12 appendices, 37 specially drawn maps, xiv+526pp(529-1055), contents clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Botting, Douglas Time-Life Seafarers Series: The U-Boats

Alexandria VA: Time-Life Books 1980, 2nd printing. A complete history of the submarine as a weapon in both world wars. No dust jacket issued, color plate tipped in on front board, map endpapers, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Botting, Douglas Time-Life Seafarers Series: The U-Boats

Alexandria VA: Time-Life 1979, 1st printing. The story of the German U-boats of WWII, who sank nearly 8,000 ships before being crushed by an overwhelming Allied force, new technology, and their own terrible vulnerability. No dust jacket (none issued), tall 4to in black faux leather with color plate paste-down on front boards, illustrated throughout, map endpapers, index, 176pp, clean and tight with no marks, Fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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