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U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Small Combatants, Including Pt-Boats, Subchasers, and the Brown-Water Navy: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Submarines Since 1945: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Submarines Through 1945: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman

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