History, Military, Naval
The Taxpayer Navy
by M. L. Berry
Tax dollars wasted on over-priced ships. Good ships decommissioned for no reason. Brand-new shore infrastructure shuttered or ill-maintained. U.S. naval history from 1950 to the present is rife with mismanagement, the consequences of which fall ...
Book One: To Sea
From Sand to Sea and Distant Shores by Mac Magee
With incredible clarity and in vivid detail, this 10-year Navy veteran, explains and involves you in the action of the times … the Cold War in the Pacific Ocean during the mid to late 1950’s from Boot Camp and basic training, to service aboard a ...
Salty Dips Volume 11
Some things pass. Some things change. Some just stay the same. by Naval Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch
Among sailors, “to spin a dip” means “to tell a story.” The Naval Association of Canada - Ottawa Branch's Salty Dips series carries on this tradition by collecting entertaining and informative stories about the Canadian Navy as it is remembered by ...
Voices from the Lower Deck
Folklore and Folkways of the Sea by Monique Layton
Voices from the Lower Deck examines the role of folklore as the instrument of integration and bonding for the ordinary seafarer during the Age of Sail. Mainly based on contemporary sailors narratives and historical and folkloric texts, the book ...
Unseen Body Blows
The "Fighting LST 479" and its Seven Pacific Campaigns, 1943-1945 by William A. Gay
Between 1942 and 1945, 1,051 amphibious tank-landing ships were rapidly produced. These were anonymous vessels, slow and unwieldy, and in the words of one crewmember, they looked like bathtubs. At first, LSTs had a reputation of being expendable and ...
One Man’s Odyssey
Memoir of a Marine Engineer and Raconteur by Kenneth L. Farquharson,
Have you ever walked into a room and noticed off to the side a gaggle of spellbound listeners surrounding an apparent and compelling storyteller? You observe that inching ever closer the group suddenly erupts into an outburst of raucous laughter and ...