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The Bluejackets' Manual

U S Naval Institute, 1978

The Bluejacket's Manual is the basic handbook for United States Navy personnel which teaches new recruits about naval procedures and life and offers a reference for active sailors. It has become the "bible" for Navy personnel, providing information about a wide range of Navy topics.


Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story (Bluejacket Books)
Mitsuo Fuchida, Masatake Okumiya

Naval Institute Press, 2000

This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955 and was added to the Classics of Naval Literature series in 1992. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned that tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's ...


The Bluejacket's Manual (Centennial Edition) - United States Navy
Thomas J. Cutler

Naval Institute Press, 2002

In 1902 when Lt. Ridley McLean first wrote this "sailor's bible," he described it as a manual for every person in the naval service. One hundred years later, it continues to serve as a primer for newly enlisted sailors and as a basic reference for all naval personnel--from seaman to admiral. New technology is artfully blended with ancient heritage, facts and figures are augmented by helpful advice, and the mysterious language of the sea is ...


The Ship That Held the Line: The USS Hornet and the First Year of the Pacific War (Bluejacket Books)
Lisel A. Rose

Naval Institute Press, 2012

The American fleet aircraft carrier Hornet is widely acknowledged for the contributions she made to the war effort. The Doolittle Raid, launched from the Hornet's deck, inaugurated America's Pacific counteroffensive and transformed the aircraft carrier into one of the world's prime strategic weapon systems. She was one of three carriers to participate in the victory at Midway and the fighting around Guadalcanal. Through the experiences of this ...


The Bluejacket's Manual, 24th Edition
Thomas J. Cutler

Naval Institute Press, 2009

From the days of oars and coal-fired engines to the computerized era of the twenty-first century, The Bluejacket's Manual has been an essential part of the American Sailor's sea bag for more than one hundred years, serving as an introduction to the Navy for new recruits and as a reference book for Sailors of all ranks. Written by a Sailor whose decades of naval service included sea duty in patrol craft, destroyers, and aircraft carriers as both ...


Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet (Bluejacket Books)
James R. Reckner

Naval Institute Press, 2001

Drawing on previously untapped sources, naval historian James Reckner provides a complete picture of the fleet that thrust the United States into the ranks of great world naval powers. His fresh interpretations of the fleet's historic 1907-09 world cruise, which won him the 1989 Roosevelt Naval History Prize, allow today's readers to fully appreciate the significance of the famous fleet that set sail during Teddy Roosevelt's second term as ...


Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II (Yale Library of Military History)
Alvin B. Kernan

Yale University Press, 2007

In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served in many battles and was aboard the Hornet when it was sunk by torpedoes in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. “One of the most arresting naval autobiographies yet published.”—Sir John Keegan “An honest story of ...


The Bluejackets' Manual
Bill Bearden

Naval Institute Press, 1991

This new edition of the Bluejackets' manual, the first revision since 1978, is a blend of the old and new Navy. While the old is reflected in the sections on the Navy's time-honoured customs and ceremonies, the added material keeps the BJM current with the technological advances and intricacies of today's Navy. It is the product of across-the-board support from all sea-going commands and shore-based activities with Master Chiefs and other ...


The Bluejackets' Manual, United States Navy, 1940, 10th Edition
United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute, 1940

Manual made for men in the Navy. It has many illustrations showing flags, badges, guns, uniforms, rope tying, ships, more. Actual photographs of ships, insignia, Corps devices, and much more. Flexible leather or letherette binding Great item of nostalgia and educational.


No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War (Bluejacket Books)
Hiroo Onoda

Naval Institute Press, 1999

In the Spring of 1974, 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine army and police, hostile islanders, and eventually successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and waiting for the day when his fellow soldiers ...


One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander (Bluejacket Books)
Sandy Woodward

Naval Institute Press, 1997

Written by the man who masterminded the British victory in the Falklands, this engrossing memoir chronicles events in the spring of 1982 following Argentina's takeover of the South Atlantic islands. Adm. Sandy Woodward, a brilliant military tactician, presents a complete picture of the British side of the battle. From the defeat of the Argentine air forces to the sinking of the Belgrano and the daring amphibious landing at Carlos Water, his ...


The Bluejackets' Manual, 19th Edition
Naval Institute Press

Naval Institute Press, 1973

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Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan (Bluejacket Books)
Craig L. Symonds

Naval Institute Press, 2008

A leading historian of both the American Civil War and American naval history takes a fresh look at Franklin Buchanan, the U.S. Naval Academy's first superintendent who went on to become the Confederate Navy's first admiral. Buchanan's resignation from the U.S. Navy in April 1861 as the nation teetered on the brink of Civil War is one of the many dramatic episodes in this revealing biography. Convinced that his native state of Maryland was about ...


Bridge at Dong Ha (Bluejacket Books)
John Grider Miller

Naval Institute Press, 1996

This is the true story of the legendary Vietnam War hero John Ripley, who braved intense enemy fire to destroy a strategic bridge and stall a major North Vietnamese invasion into the South in April 1972. Told by a fellow Marine, the account lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts as he rigged 500 pounds of explosives by hand-walking the beams beneath the bridge, crimped detonators with his teeth, and raced the burning fuses back to shore, thus ...


First Class: Women Join the Ranks at the Naval Academy (Bluejacket Books)
Sharon Hanley Disher

Naval Institute Press, 2008

When Sharon Hanley Disher entered the U.S. Naval Academy with eighty other young women in 1976, she helped end a 131-year all-male tradition at Annapolis. Her entertaining and shocking account of the women's four-year effort to join the academy's elite fraternity and become commissioned naval officers is a valuable chronicle of the times, and her insights have been credited with helping us understand the challenges of integrating women into the ...


The Bluejackets' Manual Fourteenth Edition
United States Navy

United States Navy, 1950

US NAVY 1950 rare find over 60 years old


U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Bluejacket Books)
Jordan Vause

Naval Institute Press, 2001

An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. At one time or another he operated in almost every theater of the undersea war, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, and became the second most successful German U-boat ace in World War II, sinking more than 220,000 tons of merchant ...


They Were Expendable: An American Torpedo Boat Squadron in the U.S. Retreat from the Philippines (Bluejacket ...
W. L. White

Naval Institute Press, 1998

A national bestseller when it was originally published in 1942 and the subject of a 1945 John Ford film featuring John Wayne, They Were Expendable offers an account of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three's heroic actions during the disastrous Philippine campaign early in World War II. The author uses an unusual and effective format to tell the story: an interview with the four young survivors whose names are forever linked with the tragedy - John ...


First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Bluejacket Books)
Victor H. Krulak

Naval Institute Press, 1999

"Required Reading" Marine Corps Professional Reading Program Bluejacket Paperback Book Series In this riveting insider's chronicle, legendary Marine General "Brute" Krulak submits an unprecedented examination of U.S. Marines--their fights on the battlefield and off, their extraordinary esprit de corps. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence ...


The Sand Pebbles (Bluejacket Books)
Richard McKenna

Naval Institute Press, 2001

Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation's Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper Prize, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for seven months and was made into a popular motion picture that continues to be shown on television today. Set in China on the eve ...



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