Military History Books The U.S. Merchant Marine at War 1775-1945 Editor Bruce Felknor 1998 Naval Institute Press Naval History Lovers Gift

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This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1998 Naval Institute Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp and clean with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Burnt orange cloth hardcover boards with black quarter trim under jacket are also near fine with barely a hint of shelf wear. The accompanying dust jacket is still clean and shiny with only very light shelf wear corners/edges. Standard octavo book size or 6" x 9" with 362 pages including index.

As the U.S. Merchant Marine has declined over the decades, so too has the memory of the countless acts of courage and patriotism performed by its civilian officers and seamen in America's armed struggles. The author, veteran writer and merchant marine officer, scoured books and archives to collect dramatic stories from all of America's wars through World War Two and compiled them into this illustrated volume. Excerpts from Winston Churchill, Lowell Thomas and others are combined with eyewitness accounts by heroes, victims and survivors. those profiled include Capt. Thomas Boyle and the crew of his Baltimore schooner. The record of Confederate raider Raphael Semmes is described in colorful detail by members of his infamous Alabama. During World War Two section recounts attacks on merchant convoys by U-boats, dive bombers and more. Stories include men in lifeboats battling the elements and Japanese machine guns. The vintage photos and maps detail the engagements and add detail to the engaging text.

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