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Lake Michigan's Aircraft Carriers

by Paul M. Somers Arcadia Publishing (November 05, 2003)

This is the story of the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable, two Great Lakes excursion ships converted for aircraft carrier training during WWII.

Through the duration of the war, the United States Navy qualified...


The Brooklyn Navy Yard

by Thomas F. Berner Arcadia Publishing (November 15, 1999)

Brooklyn Navy Yard details the beginnings and history of this significant military site.

Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres, plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of the most historically...


U-Boats off the Outer Banks

by Jim Bunch The History Press (July 10, 2017)

From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.

German...


The Cape May Navy

by J.P. Hand & Daniel P. Stites The History Press (May 21, 2018)

The Delaware Bay area was a pivotal battleground during the Revolutionary War. Follow along with this history of the Cape May Navy and its part in the War for Independence.

The Delaware Bay during the Revolutionary...


USS Alabama

by Kent Whitaker & Bill Tunnell Arcadia Publishing (August 05, 2013)

Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB-60) was the last of four South Dakota-class battleships built for World War II.

She is well armored and designed...


Springfield Armory

by Alex MacKenzie Arcadia Publishing (March 02, 2015)

Pres. George Washington authorized Springfield Armory to begin manufacturing small arms for the US military in 1794.

Over nearly two centuries until its closure in 1968, the government armory at Springfield,...


Naval Air Station Jacksonville

by Ronald M. Williamson & Emily Savoca Arcadia Publishing (October 28, 2013)

Naval Air Station Jacksonville was commissioned on October 15, 1940, and has trained tens of thousands of naval aviators throughout its long history.

Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, the site and...


Perry's Lake Erie Fleet

by David Frew The History Press (April 22, 2012)

Navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay to discover the fates of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his fleet.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British at the...


The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813: I Shall Fight Them This Day

by Walter P. Rybka The History Press (June 22, 2012)

The story of the Lake Erie Campaign and the culminating Battle of Lake Erie.

On September 10, 1813, the hot, still air that hung over Lake Erie was broken by the sounds of sharp conflict. Led by Oliver Hazard...


Naval Air Station Pensacola

by Maureen Smith Keillor & Amec (Aw/Sw) Richard P. Keillor Mts Arcadia Publishing (January 13, 2014)

The world's first naval aeronautical station, Naval Air Station Pensacola is a dynamic and active station today.

A sign at the gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) welcomes visitors to "The Cradle of Naval...


The Forgotten Wars

by Ron Crosby Oratia Books (October 14, 2020)


The Russian Civil War, 1918–1921

by A S Bubnov, S S Kamenev, M N Tukhachevskii & R P Eideman Casemate Academic (June 30, 2020)

The Russian Civil War was one of the most fateful of the 20th century's military conflicts, a bloody three-year struggle whose outcome saw the establishment of a totalitarian communist regime within the former...


A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977

by Colonel Mary V. Stremlow Usmcr Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Provides a historical review of women in the Marine Corps from their reservist status in 1946 through active status in 1977. Based upon original research. Illustrated.


On Political War

Political Warfare and Psychological Operations

by Frank R. Barnett & Carnes Lord Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Considers what the U.S. can do to overcome traditional American aversion to political warfare and how to be better competitors in the current political struggles that characterize international relations. Military...


The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964

SDI and the Alternatives

The Rise of Air Mobility and its Generals

by Lt.-Col. Laura L. Lenderman Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

In the early years of the Cold War, the United States relied on strategic nuclear attack as the primary means of deterring the Soviet Union. The focus on manned bombers and atomic weapons led to the rise of...


Manipulating the OODA Loop

Globalization and Maritime Power

M.I.A.

by Paul D. Mather Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)


Air Force Roles and Missions

Special Operations in U.S. Strategy

50 Years of Research on Man in Flight

by Charles A. Dempsey Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

This 50th Anniversary Celebration is a gala review of the last half century of research in aviation medicine. This research has fundamentally shaped the evolution of aircraft design from the wood and wire biplanes...


Case Studies in Strategic Bombardment

From Runway to Orbit

Sparks over Vietnam

by Gilles van Nederveen Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Captain Van Nederveen's paper can truly be a one source document describing the trials and tribulations of procuring and employing one of the Air Force's first "unique" aircraft during peace, war, and military...


Mosquitoes to Wolves

by Gary Robert Lester Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Comparable to twentieth century cavalry, early forward air controllers (FAC) probed, observed, and reported enemy activity. Flying rickety, underpowered, and unarmed aircraft, they operated on the leading edge...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, d.ca.460 BCE Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious...


Bayonet to Barrage

by Stephen Manning Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

How did technical advances in weaponry alter the battlefield during the reign of Queen Victoria? In 1845, in the first Anglo-Sikh War, the outcome was decided by the bayonet; just over fifty years later, in...