Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

by Tim McGrath

Winner of NOUS' 2016 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After England’s King George sent hundreds of ships to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping, John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.

“A meticulous, adrenaline-filled account of the earliest days of the Continental Navy.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Laurence Bergreen

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: NAL; Reprint edition 2015

Sea Miner
Sea Miner

by Chuck Veit

Sea Miner is the reconstructed story of the U.S. Navy’s ultra-secret torpedo development program of 1862-3, which resulted in a ship-launched rocket-powered kinetic energy projectile a century ahead of its time. The brainchild of Army Major Edward B. Hunt, the veil of secrecy lasted over 150 years, until an odd newspaper headline provided the first hint that such advanced research had been successfully undertaken at so early a date. Sea Miner received the 2016 Award in Narrative Non-fiction from the Independent Publishers of New England.

Other books of interest include A Dog Before a Soldier, which tells the story of the U.S. Navy in the War of the Rebellion, and Raising Missouri, that presents the never-before-told epic of the loss and salvage of one of our first two steam-powered warships.

Ordering Info: chuckveitbooks.com  Amazon

Published: 2016

Neptune by Craig L. Symonds - 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award For Naval Literature
Neptune by Craig L. Symonds - 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award For Naval Literature

by Craig Symonds

Winner of NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

Craig L. Symonds now offers the complete story of this Olympian effort, involving transports, escorts, gunfire support ships, and landing craft of every possible size and function. The obstacles to success were many. In addition to divergent strategic views and cultural frictions, the Anglo-Americans had to overcome German U-boats, Russian impatience, fierce competition for insufficient shipping, training disasters, and a thousand other impediments, including logistical bottlenecks and disinformation schemes. Symonds includes vivid portraits of the key decision-makers, from Franklin Roosevelt and Churchill, to Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, and Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who commanded the naval element of the invasion. Indeed, the critical role of the naval forces--British and American, Coast Guard and Navy--is central throughout. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2014

Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II
Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

by Jeffry Cox

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

A fresh look at the disastrous Java Sea Campaign of 1941–42 which heralded a wave of Japanese naval victories in the Pacific but which eventually sowed the seeds of their eventual change in fortunes. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, 2014

The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America
The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

by Ed Offley

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

In The Burning Shore, acclaimed military reporter Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America’s east coast during the first half of 1942, using the story of Degen’s three war patrols as a lens through which to view this forgotten chapter of World War II.

A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, The Burning Shore leads readers into a little-known theater of World War II, where Hitler’s U-boats came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic before American sailors and airmen could finally drive them away.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Basic Books, 2014

One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War
One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

by Bing West

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.

“West shows the reality of modern warfare in a way that is utterly gripping.”—Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies

Bing West, a Marine combat veteran, served as an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. He has been on hundreds of patrols in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2015
 

Devotion, An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, And Sacrifice
Devotion, An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, And Sacrifice

by Adam Makos

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2015

Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

by John Laurence Busch

The story told in STEAM COFFIN represents an important event in the history of humanity, because the Savannah is far more than the first "steamship."  With her successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, the human race recognized that it would be able to use an artificial power to alter time and space to practical effect on a global scale.

As such, the steamship Savannah represents the first example of globalized high technology in history. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Hodos Historia, 2010

Character: The Ultimate Success Factor
Character: The Ultimate Success Factor

by Dr. J. Phillip London

What creates success? Is it skill? Talent? Ambition? Luck?Expertise? Perhaps it’s knowing the right people, saying the right things or simply being at the right place at the right time.

It’s none of the above. While a variety of factors form our abilities and influence the events in our lives, there is only one thing that creates genuine success: Character. 

Based on the personal, corporate and military experiences of Dr. J. Phillip London, a successful defense industry executive, as well as many other real-life examples, this book presents the time-tested lessons behind character-driven success.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Fortis Publishing , 2013

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

by James M. Scott

The dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated—and controversial—military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Sea Miner
Neptune by Craig L. Symonds - 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award For Naval Literature
Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II
The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America
One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War
Devotion, An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, And Sacrifice
Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Character: The Ultimate Success Factor
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

by Tim McGrath

Winner of NOUS' 2016 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After England’s King George sent hundreds of ships to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping, John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.

“A meticulous, adrenaline-filled account of the earliest days of the Continental Navy.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Laurence Bergreen

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: NAL; Reprint edition 2015

Sea Miner

by Chuck Veit

Sea Miner is the reconstructed story of the U.S. Navy’s ultra-secret torpedo development program of 1862-3, which resulted in a ship-launched rocket-powered kinetic energy projectile a century ahead of its time. The brainchild of Army Major Edward B. Hunt, the veil of secrecy lasted over 150 years, until an odd newspaper headline provided the first hint that such advanced research had been successfully undertaken at so early a date. Sea Miner received the 2016 Award in Narrative Non-fiction from the Independent Publishers of New England.

Other books of interest include A Dog Before a Soldier, which tells the story of the U.S. Navy in the War of the Rebellion, and Raising Missouri, that presents the never-before-told epic of the loss and salvage of one of our first two steam-powered warships.

Ordering Info: chuckveitbooks.com  Amazon

Published: 2016

Neptune by Craig L. Symonds - 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award For Naval Literature

by Craig Symonds

Winner of NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

Craig L. Symonds now offers the complete story of this Olympian effort, involving transports, escorts, gunfire support ships, and landing craft of every possible size and function. The obstacles to success were many. In addition to divergent strategic views and cultural frictions, the Anglo-Americans had to overcome German U-boats, Russian impatience, fierce competition for insufficient shipping, training disasters, and a thousand other impediments, including logistical bottlenecks and disinformation schemes. Symonds includes vivid portraits of the key decision-makers, from Franklin Roosevelt and Churchill, to Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, and Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who commanded the naval element of the invasion. Indeed, the critical role of the naval forces--British and American, Coast Guard and Navy--is central throughout. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2014

Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

by Jeffry Cox

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

A fresh look at the disastrous Java Sea Campaign of 1941–42 which heralded a wave of Japanese naval victories in the Pacific but which eventually sowed the seeds of their eventual change in fortunes. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, 2014

The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

by Ed Offley

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

In The Burning Shore, acclaimed military reporter Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America’s east coast during the first half of 1942, using the story of Degen’s three war patrols as a lens through which to view this forgotten chapter of World War II.

A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, The Burning Shore leads readers into a little-known theater of World War II, where Hitler’s U-boats came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic before American sailors and airmen could finally drive them away.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Basic Books, 2014

One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War

by Bing West

Finalist for NOUS' 2015 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.

“West shows the reality of modern warfare in a way that is utterly gripping.”—Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies

Bing West, a Marine combat veteran, served as an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. He has been on hundreds of patrols in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2015
 

Devotion, An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, And Sacrifice

by Adam Makos

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2015

Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

by John Laurence Busch

The story told in STEAM COFFIN represents an important event in the history of humanity, because the Savannah is far more than the first "steamship."  With her successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, the human race recognized that it would be able to use an artificial power to alter time and space to practical effect on a global scale.

As such, the steamship Savannah represents the first example of globalized high technology in history. 

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Hodos Historia, 2010

Character: The Ultimate Success Factor

by Dr. J. Phillip London

What creates success? Is it skill? Talent? Ambition? Luck?Expertise? Perhaps it’s knowing the right people, saying the right things or simply being at the right place at the right time.

It’s none of the above. While a variety of factors form our abilities and influence the events in our lives, there is only one thing that creates genuine success: Character. 

Based on the personal, corporate and military experiences of Dr. J. Phillip London, a successful defense industry executive, as well as many other real-life examples, this book presents the time-tested lessons behind character-driven success.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: Fortis Publishing , 2013

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

by James M. Scott

The dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated—and controversial—military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.

Ordering Info: Amazon

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

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