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1 Allward Illustrated History of Seaplanes and Flying Boats, An

New York: Barnes & Noble 1993 reprint of 1981 original. The forty-year history of flying boats which pioneered the air routes of the world. Dust jacket, halfbound in black cloth and grey paper, 8vo, 160pp, index, illustrated throughout, as new, Fine. 
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2 Beaty, David Four Winds, The

New York: William Morrow and Company 1954. A novel of people who fly small planes around the Caribbean. No dust jacket, 8vo in gray cloth, 320pp, light shelf-wear, tight with no marks, Good+. 
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3 Clark, J. J. Carrier Admiral

New York: David McKay Company 1967, 1st edition, 1st printing. Admiral Jocko Clark reviews the history of the aircraft carrier as a weapon writing from his own experience, of its use in the Atlantic, the Pacific in WWII, in Korea, in Vietnam, and its potential for the future. Dust jacket with a few small tears, 8vo in blue cloth, 29 b&w photos, index, 333pp, spine somewhat faded, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Good+. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 DMA Sight Reduction Tables for Air Navigation: Selected Stars

Washington: Defense Mapping Agency, Publication No. 249, Volume 1, 1987. The first in a three-volume series designed to be used in conjunction with the Air Almanac, and designed for the rapid reduction of astronomical sights in the air; this Volume 1 contains for selected stars in all latitudes for the 1990 epoch. No dust jacket, 4to spiral-bound with wire, tables throughout, 324pp, light shelf-wear, contents clean with no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Follett, Ken Night Over Water

New York: William Morrow and Co. 1991, 1st edition, 3rd printing. A thrilling trans-Atlantic trip aboard a Pan Am Flying Clipper in 1939, the last civilian flight out of Europe, and everyone on board is escaping something. Dust jacket, quarterbound in black cloth and cream paper, as new, Fine. 
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6 Follett, Ken Night Over Water

New York: William Morrow and Co. 1991, 1st edition, 3rd printing. A thrilling trans-Atlantic trip aboard a Pan Am Flying Clipper in 1939, the last civilian flight out of Europe, and everyone on board is escaping something. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in black cloth and cream paper, as new, Fine/Fine. 
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7 Freeman, Gregory A. Sailors to the End

New York: William Morrow & Company 2002. Freeman describes the deadly fire aboard the carrier USS Forrestal in 1967, and the heroic and desperate struggle to extinguish the flames and save the vessel. Dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in dark blue cloth and blue paper, 16pp of b&w photos, casualty list, end-notes, bibliography, index, 307pp, small mark on lower edges o/w as new, near Fine/Fine. 
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8 Garber Handbook of the National Aircraft Collection

Washington: Smithsonian 1932, 4th edition. A brief history of powered flight to date with b&w photos of objects in the Collection exhibited at the US National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian. SOFT cover, 6x9.25, 32pp, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Garrison, Peter CV: Carrier Aviation

San Rafael CA: Presidio Press 1980. Garrison provides an informative description of how things work aboard a 'castle in the sea,' a modern aircraft carrier, and George Hall contributes a nice selection of b&w and color photographs. SOFT cover, square 8vo, b&w and color photos, glossary, 101pp, clean, no marks, Very Good. 
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10 Grant Night Flying Avenger

South Windsor CT: Newmark Publishing Co. 1990, 1st printing. A first-person autobiographical novel, telling of the first night missions off WWII aircraft carriers. Dust jacket, as new, near Fine. 
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11 Gunston, Bill Modern Military Aircraft

New York: Salamander/Crescent Books undated c1977, 1st edition. Gunston presents an illustrated encyclopedia of the world's military aircraft, constituting a technical directory of the major warplanes of the day. Dust jacket, folio in black cloth, pictorial endpapers, color photographs and line drawings throughout, 256pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, near Fine/Fine. 
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12 Johnston, Stanley Queen of the Flat-Tops

New York: E. P. Dutton and Company [1942] 1942, 2nd printing. Johnston presents a contemporary account of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington and the Coral Sea battle. No dust jacket, 8vo in orange cloth, map endpapers, 14 b&w illustrations, 280pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good+/-. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Kernan, Alvin Crossing the Line

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press 1994, 1st printing. A first-hand account of the realities of a sailor's life aboard a wartime carrier. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in blue cloth and grey paper, b&w photos, index, 173pp, as new, Fine/-. 
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14 Layman To Ascend from a Floating Base

Teaneck NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1979, 1st. Dust jacket, as new, Fine. 
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15 Layman To Ascend from a Floating Base

Teaneck NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1979, 1st. Dust jacket, as new, Fine. 
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16 Layman To Ascend from a Floating Base

Teaneck NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1979, 1st. The navies of the world responded to the advent of military aviation by various attempts to use ships as floating bases for aerial craft. Dust jacket with half-inch tear on top front,8vo in grey cloth, 271pp, bibliography, index, new, Fine. 
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17 Mersky, Peter B. Naval Air War in Vietnam, The

Annapolis: The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America 1981, 3rd printing. Mersky and co-author Norman Polmar present the first full acount of naval aviation in action in Vietnam. Dust jacket clipped, 8vo in blue cloth, over 200 b&w photographs, index, 224pp, slight cant, contents clean and tight with no marks, Very Good. 
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18 Morrison Wings Over the Seven Seas

Cranbury NJ: A. S. Barnes and Co. 1975. The story of US naval aviation's fight for survival, from its origins with Theodore Roosevelt. Dust jacket slightly rubbed with two small spots, 8.75x11, blue cloth, photographs throughout, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Morse, Stan USA Military Powers

New York: The Military Press 1984, 1st edition. Morse presents a concise and information-packed pictorial guide to the American armed forces: the Army, Navy, Naval Aviation, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Rapid Deployment Forces. Dust jacket with a few small tears, small folio in blue cloth, 13 three-view drawings, technical drawings, 150 color photos, index, 160pp, owner's name on front endpaper o/w no marks, near Fine/Very Good. 
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20 Naito Thunder Gods

Tokyo: Kodansha International 1989, 1st edition. Compelling first-hand account of the pilots who pledged themselves to die for their Emperor, the kamikaze. Dust jacket with slight moisture staining of inside front, 8vo in black cloth, map endpapers, 38 b&w photos, index, 215pp, contents clean and tight, near Fine. 
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