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The Fleet at Flood Tide

The Fleet at Flood Tide
America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

by James D. Hornfischer

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 034554871X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The extraordinary story of the World War II air, land, and sea campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower Winner, Commodore John Barry Book Award, Navy League of the United States • Winner, John Lehman Distinguished Naval Historian Award, Naval Order of the United States With its thunderous assault on the Mariana Islands in June 1944, the United States crossed the threshold of total war. In this tour de force of dramatic storytelling, distilled from extensive research in newly discovered primary sources, James D. Hornfischer brings to life the campaign that was the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender—and that forever changed the art of modern war. With a close focus on high commanders, front-line combatants, and ordinary people, American and Japanese alike, Hornfischer tells the story of the climactic end of the Pacific War as has never been done before. Here are the epic seaborne invasions of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, the stunning aerial battles of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, the first large-scale use of Navy underwater demolition teams, the largest banzai attack of the war, and the daring combat operations large and small that made possible the strategic bombing offensive culminating in the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the seas of the Central Pacific to the shores of Japan itself, The Fleet at Flood Tide is a stirring, authoritative, and cinematic portrayal of World War II’s world-changing finale. Illustrated with original maps and more than 120 dramatic photographs “Quite simply, popular and scholarly military history at its best.”—Victor Davis Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture “The dean of World War II naval history . . . In his capable hands, the story races along like an intense thriller. . . . Narrative nonfiction at its finest—a book simply not to be missed.”—James M. Scott, Charleston Post and Courier “An impressively lucid account . . . admirable, fascinating.”—The Wall Street Journal “An extraordinary memorial to the courageous—and a cautionary note to a world that remains unstable and turbulent today.”—Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, author of Sea Power “A masterful, fresh account . . . ably expands on the prior offerings of such classic naval historians as Samuel Eliot Morison.”—The Dallas Morning News

International Code of Signals. [U.S.] Hydrographic Office

International Code of Signals. [U.S.] Hydrographic Office
A Book

by Great Britain. Board of Trade,United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1907
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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West Wind, Flood Tide

West Wind, Flood Tide
The Battle of Mobile Bay

by Jack Friend

  • Publisher : Naval Inst Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although the Union had an advantage in vessels of eighteen to four and an overwhelming superiority in firepower, it paid dearly for its victory. It suffered nearly ten times as many casualties as Franklin Buchanan's Confederate fleet." "The author traces the evolution of the battle from the time Farragut took command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in February 1862 until the battle was fought on 5 August 1864. He continues the narrative through the end of the war and explains how the battle influenced ship design and naval tactics for years to come."--Jacket.

Hate is Not a Family Value

Hate is Not a Family Value
A Quotebook for Liberals in a Right-wing World

by James D. Hornfischer

  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9780312156299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the acclaimed "Right Thinking" comes a collection of wittyquotes from liberals throughout history, from Aristophanes to John F. Kennedyto Bill Clinton.

American Code of Marine Signals ...

American Code of Marine Signals ...
A Book

by Henry J. Rogers

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Code of Signals, American Edition

International Code of Signals, American Edition
A Book

by United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1923
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Information from Abroad

Information from Abroad
General Information Series

by United States. Office of Naval Intelligence

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Nautical Magazine

The Nautical Magazine
A Technical and Critical Journal for the Officers of the Mercantile Marine

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Law Dictionary and Glossary

A Law Dictionary and Glossary
Primarily for the Use of Students, But Adapted Also to the Use of the Profession at Large

by J. Kendrick Kinney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Flood Tide

Flood Tide
A Book

by Clive Cussler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998-04
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN : 9780684819488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The coin of the realm for the wealthy, insatiably greedy Chinese smuggler who is Dirk Pitt's adversary in Flood Tide is human lives: much of his vast fortune has been made smuggling Chinese immigrants into countries around the globe, including the United States. Tracking the smuggler's nefarious activities leads Pitt from Washington State to Louisiana, where his quarry is mysteriously constructing a huge shipping port in the middle of nowhere. Why has he chosen this unlikely location? The trail then leads to the race to find the site of the mysterious sinking of the ship that Chiang Kai-shek filled with treasure when he fled China in 1949, including the legendary boxes containing the bones of Peking Man that had vanished at the beginning of World War I. As Pitt prepares for a final dramatic showdown, he is faced with the most formidable foe he has ever encountered.

Flood Tide in the Pacific

Flood Tide in the Pacific
Church and Community Cascade Into a New Age

by F. W. Coaldrake

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Floodtide in Europe

Floodtide in Europe
A Book

by Don Cook

  • Publisher : New York : Putnam [1965]
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Emergence of Europe as a new force in the contemporary world, with special attention to Germany, France and England, by the Paris correspondent for the "Los Angeles Times".

The venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England, also the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, with notes, ed. by J.A. Giles

The venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England, also the Anglo-Saxon chronicle, with notes, ed. by J.A. Giles
A Book

by Bede (the venerable.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Annals of Roger de Hoveden; Comprising the History of England, and of Other Countries of Europe, from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201

The Annals of Roger de Hoveden; Comprising the History of England, and of Other Countries of Europe, from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201
A Book

by Roger (of Hoveden)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jefferson's improved Manks almanack and tide table [afterw.] Fargher's standard edition of Jefferson's almanack and tide tables [afterw.] Jefferson's Isle of Man almanack [afterw.] Jefferson's and Quiggin's Isle of Man almanack

Jefferson's improved Manks almanack and tide table [afterw.] Fargher's standard edition of Jefferson's almanack and tide tables [afterw.] Jefferson's Isle of Man almanack [afterw.] Jefferson's and Quiggin's Isle of Man almanack
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reynold's code: polyglot nautical telegraph, revised by F.G. Simpkinson

Reynold's code: polyglot nautical telegraph, revised by F.G. Simpkinson
A Book

by Charles de Reynold-Chauvancy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reynold's Code. Polyglot Nautical Telegraph for the use of men of war and merchant vessels. ... Revised by F. G. Simpkinson

Reynold's Code. Polyglot Nautical Telegraph for the use of men of war and merchant vessels. ... Revised by F. G. Simpkinson
A Book

by Charles de REYNOLD-CHAUVANCY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The universal code of signals for the mercantile marine of all nations, with a list of yachts, and a selection of sentences adapted for convoys, and systems of geometrical, night & fog signals, by G.B. Richardson

The universal code of signals for the mercantile marine of all nations, with a list of yachts, and a selection of sentences adapted for convoys, and systems of geometrical, night & fog signals, by G.B. Richardson
A Book

by Frederick Marryat

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Shipping & Shipbuilding Directory

International Shipping & Shipbuilding Directory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the German and English Languages0

A Dictionary of the German and English Languages0
Abridged from the Authorś Larger Work for the Use of Learners : In 2 Parts. German and English

by George J. Adler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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