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Faith of My Fathers - McCain, John; Salter, Mark
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Faith of My Fathers - Paperback

2000, ISBN: 9780375501913

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U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1991. Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1991. Good/No Jacket as Issued. TORA, TORA, TORA ..... At 7:49 A.M., Commander Fuchida signaled the attack. At 7:53-even before the first bomb fell-he was so sure of victory that he signaled the code word for success: Tora, Tora, Tora .... Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese-attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The reader accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; is witness to confusion, panic, heroism, and courage as the United States Armed Forces respond to Admiral Yamamoto's cleverly planned sneak attack against a nation that imagined itself to be at peace. "Lord, using the same technique with which he refloated the Titanic, has produced a behind the scenes story that is utterly fascinating." -Walter Simmons, Chicago Sunday Tribune "Stuns the reader with the weight of reality!" -James A. Michener, The New York Times There may not be a better book on what happened at Pearl Harbor than Day of Infamy--and it's not as if the Pearl Harbor story has lacked chroniclers. Walter Lord is best known for A Night to Remember, his book on the voyage of the Titanic. Day of Infamy deserves to stand beside that classic as a gripping narrative, and the subject matter, of course, is infinitely more important. Lord begins by showing how Japanese admirals, three months before their notorious sneak attack, "tested the idea on the game board at the Naval War College." (It didn't go nearly as well there as it did in real life.) Then he proceeds briskly through the preparations for the assault and delivers a minute-by-minute account about those fateful hours in Oahu. The detail is incredible. The Japanese scan Hawaiian radio stations to see if their moves have been detected; a U.S. naval officer on "his first night on his first patrol on his first command" spots a Japanese submarine just hours before the strike; when the surprise attack finally does arrive, an excited Japanese commander shouts "Tora! Tora! Tora!" ("Victory!") before even the first bombs have fallen. The whole assault lasted about two hours. Thousands of Americans were killed or wounded. The Navy lost the U.S.S. Arizona, which blew up about 15 minutes into the raid, and 17 other ships were either sunk or crippled. Hundreds of planes were destroyed or damaged. The Japanese, by contrast, lost only 29 planes. It must be considered one of the most lopsided battles in all history--and "battle" probably isn't the best word to describe it. Pearl Harbor was closer to a massacre. Whatever the label, Pearl Harbor was a turning-point moment in American history, and it gave rise, the very next day, to some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American president: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked...." If you intend to read only a single book on Pearl Harbor, this is the one for you. --John J. Miller--This text refers to the Paperback edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Bantam Books, 1991, U.S.A: Jove, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A: Jove, 2000. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A: Jove, 2000. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Secret Honor With World War II in full swing, a German general conspires to kill Hitler while his son living in Buenos Aires falls under SS suspicion. Prologue During the spring of 1943, 240 German submarines were operating in the North and South Atlantic Ocean. Their mis­sion was the interdiction of Allied shipping carrying war supplies from the United States to England and North Africa, and of Allied shipping carrying wool, beef, and other foodstuffs from (primarily) Argentina to England. During that month German submarines sank fifty-six Allied ships, totaling 327,900 tons, at a cost of fifteen submarines sunk, most of them in the North Atlantic. German submarines operating in the North Atlantic­often in groups called "Wolf Packs "-operated out of Euro­pean ports and returned to them for replenishment. German submarines assigned to the South Atlantic Ocean, however, were faced with the problems of the great distances between their European home ports and their operational areas. It took approximately a month for a sub­marine sailing from a French port to reach the mouth of the River Plate in Argentina. Once there, it had little fresh food or fuel-often barely enough to return to its home port. Once its torpedoes were expended, there was no resupply closer than France. In the months before April 1943, the Germans tried to solve the problem in various ways. At first they dispatched replenishment ships-often flying the neutral flags of Spain or Portugal-to the South Atlantic. The Americans coun­tered by furnishing specially modified (smaller bomb load, more fuel capacity) B-24 aircraft to Brazil, which had declared war on the Axis in January 1942. These aircraft kept the South Atlantic coast off Argentina and Uruguay under surveillance. Any ship caught replenishing German submarines was considered a legitimate target under the Rules of Warfare, no matter what flag the ship was flying. The next German tactic was to anchor "neutral" mer­chant ships close to the Argentine shore in the River Plate. The Plate is 125 miles wide at its mouth, and is shared by Argentina and Uruguay. The government of Argentina, then led by pro-Axis president General Ramon Castillo, looked the other way. 1t was politically impossible either to bomb ships flying the flags of nonbelligerent powers anchored in neutral waters, or to stop and search suspected vessels of neutral powers on the high seas. April 1943 was a busy month in a world at war: On 3 April, General George S. Patton launched an attack against the Germans near El Guettar, Tunisia; and two days later, British general Bernard Montgomery attacked the Ital­ians on the Wadi Akarit line. On 7 April, the Japanese sent 180 aircraft to attack the Americans on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. A United States destroyer and two cargo vessels were sunk. The same day, Adolf Hitler met with Benito Mussolini in Salzburg, Austria. They decided that Africa had to be held at all costs. ISBN 0-515-19009-5 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Jove, 2000, White Lion 1971.. 256pp. Illustrated. Endp map. 22x14. Ex-library. G+ in G+ d/j. . The book charts the development of 'Chariots' and X-Craft, and the training of personnel, before offering a comprehensive account of their exploits, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore., White Lion 1971., USA: ONYX, 1999. Paperback. Good. USA: ONYX, 1999. Good. USA: ONYX, 1999. Good. The East China Sea. Six Japanese submarines are attacked and believed destroyed. To the world, it seems like an accident. But to one man, former submarine commander Dick Donchez, it is the first act of war. He alone knows the truth: that the old guard of Red China has stolen the subs to wage a massive attack against the new Free China. Vice Admiral Michael Pacino can't prove Donchez's theory. The U.S. government will not officially retaliate. But when a full-scale battle erupts, Pacino is quickly given command of the Navy's latest undersea weapon: the highly classified submarine known as SSNX. It is America's most advanced and sophisticated warship-and the world's only hope in the final, desperate war for freedom .... ISBN 0-451-40876-4 <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, ONYX, 1999, Harrap. 1953. 256pp. 40 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy; binding slightly faded (titles bright0, contents VG+. .This compreehnsive record describes the exploits of midget submarines and human torpedoes during WW2, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore., Harrap. 1953, New York, U.S.A.: Bantam, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. New York, U.S.A.: Bantam, 1976. Good/No Jacket as Issued. New York, U.S.A.: Bantam, 1976. Good/No Jacket as Issued. From Germany-where it provoked a storm of controversy-comes this truly extraordinary novel about men at war. The Boat is the story of a World War II V-Boat and her crew, told with stunning force by Lothar-Giinther Buchheim, who served on one, who saw the worst and who has remembered every detail with a blazing obsession. Of the 40,000 men aboard German submarines, 30,000 never returned. Filled with unbearable urgency and excitement, this is more than a novel about war at ea, although it records the brutal details of death in battle. This is the fearful tale of men in mortal danger, a celebration of human endurance that, in its compassion, its beauty and its power, compares wi h All Quiet on the Western Front. Acclaimed-and damned-for its devastating candor about Germany's fighting men, this is a supreme novel about World War II by a man on the other side. This book is a novel but not a work of fiction. The author witnessed all the events reported in it; they are the sum of his experiences aboard V-boats. Nevertheless, the description of the characters who take part are not portraits of real persons living or dead. The operations that form the subject of the book took place primarily in the fall and winter of 1941. A t that time the turning point was becoming apparent in all the theaters of the war. Before Moscow, the troops of the Wehrmacht--only a few weeks after the battle of encirclement at Kiev-were brought to a standstill for the first time. In North Africa the British troops went on the offensive. The United States was providing supplies for the Soviet Vnion and itself became-immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor-a nation at war. Of the 40,000 German V-boat men in World War II, 30,000 did not return. ISBN 0-440-20063-6 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Bantam, 1976, 349 pp. "John McCain's grandfather was rail thin, a gaunt, hawk-faced man known as "Slew" by his fellow officers and, affectionately, as "Popeye" by the sailors who served under him. McCain Sr. played the horses, drank bourbon and water, and rolled his own cirgarettes with one hand. more significantly, he was one of the Navy's greatest commanders, who led the air craft carrier of the Third Fleet in key battles during World War II. John McCain's father followed a similar path, one that was equally distinguished by heroic service in the Navy as a submarine commander who fought off Japanese depth charge attacks during World War II. McCain Jr. was a slightly built man, but like his father, he earned the respect and affection of his men. He too rose to the rank of four-star Admiral, making the McCains the first family in American history to achieve that distinction. McCain Jr.'s final assignment was command of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. And it was in the Vietnam War that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When Vietnamese military officers realized he was the son of a top commander, they offered McCain early release in an effort to embarass the United States. Acting from a sense of honor taught to him by his fathers and the U.S. Naval Academy, McCain refused the offer. He was tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for five-and-a-half years. This memoir is the story of what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to endure these hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers is a story of fathers and sons, what they give to each other, and what lasts."Keywords: MEMOIR AUTOBIOGRAPHY POLITICAL Bright copy. Random House, 1999. Near Fine/Near Fine., Random House, 1999

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Fifth from the Bottom I am sure my disdainful contemporaries and disapproving instructors believed I would become a thoroughly disreputable upperclassman were I somehow to escape expulsion during my plebe year. Most of the time, my behavior only confirmed their low regard for me. For a moment, though, I came close to confounding their expectations. That moment began when I boarded the USS Hunt to begin my first-class cruise to Rio de Janeiro in June of 1957. The Hunt was an old destroyer. It had seen better days. It seemed to me a barely floating rust bucket that should have been scrapped years before, unfit even for mothballing. But I was ignorant, a sailor's son though I was, and I overlooked the old ship's grace and sea-worthiness. I assumed the Hunt was suitable only for the mean task of giving lowly midshipmen a rustic experience of life at sea. I was wrong. We lived in cramped quarters in the aft of the ship. We kept the hatch open to cool our quarters with the breeze blowing off the Chesapeake Bay. Once the Hunt left the bay and entered the Atlantic, the seas grew heavier and seawater washed in through the hatch. We lived in the pooled water for several days. The rough seas sent a good number of us running for the lee side to vomit. We had restricted water hours on the cruise, which meant there was only enough water to allow us to drink from the ship's water fountains during a three-hour period every day. We took saltwater showers. We spent a third of the cruise in the engineering plant, a grim place that seemed, to the untrained eye, a disgrace. The boilers blew scorching hot air on us while we spent long hours in misery learning the mysteries of the ship's mechanics. That the ship sailed at all seemed to us a great testament to the mechanic's mates' mastery of improvisation. It was a hell of a vessel to go to sea in for the first time. We spent another third of the cruise learning ship's navigation, and the last third on the bridge learning how to command a ship at sea. The skipper was Lieutenant Commander Eugene Ferrell. He seemed to accord the Hunt affection far out of proportion to her virtues. More surprisingly, he seemed to have some affection for me. He expressed it in eccentric ways, but I sensed his respect for me was greater than I had lately been accustomed to receiving from officers. I appreciated it, and I liked him a lot. I spent much of the cruise on the bridge, where the skipper would order me to take the conn. There is a real mental challenge to running a ship of that size, and I had little practical experience in the job. But I truly enjoyed it. I made more than a few mistakes, and every time I screwed up, the skipper would explode, letting loose an impressive blast of profane derision. "Dammit, McCain, you useless bastard. Give up the conn right now. Get the hell off my bridge. I mean it, goddammit. I won't have a worthless s.o.b. at the helm of my ship. You've really screwed up this time, McCain. Get t History History eBook, Random House Publishing Group

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1999

ISBN: 0375501916

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[EAN: 9780375501913], Near Fine, [PU: Random House], History|Military|Naval, History|Military|United States, History|Military|Vietnam War, History|Military|World War II, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Historical, Biography & Autobiography|Military, Biography & Autobiography|Political, Jacket, Bright copy. 349 pp. "John McCain's grandfather was rail thin, a gaunt, hawk-faced man known as "Slew" by his fellow officers and, affectionately, as "Popeye" by the sailors who served under him. McCain Sr. played the horses, drank bourbon and water, and rolled his own cirgarettes with one hand. more significantly, he was one of the Navy's greatest commanders, who led the air craft carrier of the Third Fleet in key battles during World War II. John McCain's father followed a similar path, one that was equally distinguished by heroic service in the Navy as a submarine commander who fought off Japanese depth charge attacks during World War II. McCain Jr. was a slightly built man, but like his father, he earned the respect and affection of his men. He too rose to the rank of four-star Admiral, making the McCains the first family in American history to achieve that distinction. McCain Jr.'s final assignment was command of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. And it was in the Vietnam War that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When Vietnamese military officers realized he was the son of a top commander, they offered McCain early release in an effort to embarass the United States. Acting from a sense of honor taught to him by his fathers and the U.S. Naval Academy, McCain refused the offer. He was tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for five-and-a-half years. This memoir is the story of what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to endure these hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers is a story of fathers and sons, what they give to each other, and what lasts."Keywords: MEMOIR AUTOBIOGRAPHY POLITICAL

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1999, ISBN: 9780375501913

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Coronet, 1986 . Paperback. Very Good. The detah of a Russian scientist triggers a hunt for the killer. The killer of one man, or a whole nation…?Stan Majors, a local newspaper man and FBI agent Hank Mill for an uneasy alliance. As they delve deeper and deeper into the murder, both men's families begin to play a vital part. A part that no-one foresaw. A part that had to be stopped… Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good., Coronet, 1986, Random House, 1999 Near-New copy - Appears unread. NO writing, marks or tears - NO remainder marks or price clippings. Stated First Trade Edition. Number line: 4 6 8 9 7 5. Price inside dustcover: $25.00 - 351 pages. Illustrated with photos. This memoir is the story of what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to endure these hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers is a story of fathers and sons, what they give each other and what endures.. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Random House, 1999

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1999, ISBN: 0375501916

ID: 18864730248

[EAN: 9780375501913], [PU: New York, NY [etc.] : Random House], USA, AUTOBIOGRAPHIE, FAMILIE, ZWEITER WELTKRIEG, US-AMERIKANISCHE ARMEE RHETORIK, REDEN, BEKENNTNIS KRIEG + FRIEDEN, MILITÄR WAFFEN POLITIK BIOGRAPHIE+BRIEFE(MEIST BEIM SACHGEBIET)., History|Military|Naval, History|Military|United States, History|Military|Vietnam War, History|Military|World War II, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Historical, Biography & Autobiography|Military, Biography & Autobiography|Political, Jacket, XI, 349 pp. Gr. 8°. Orig. half cloth with silver lettering on spine, and DJ. Condition: very good.

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