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Series: Library of Naval Biography

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Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan by Craig L. Symonds1999
Andrew Foote: Civil War Admiral on Western Waters by Spencer Tucker2000
Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolution and 1812 by Louis Arthur Norton2000
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny by Gene A. Smith2000
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat by John H. Schroeder2001
Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf: First Commandant of the Coast Guard by C. Douglas Kroll2002
Mad Jack Percival: Legend of the Old Navy by James H. Ellis2002
Thomas MacDonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy by David Curtis Skaggs2002
Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea by Kathleen Broome Williams2004
Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold And Daring by Spencer Tucker2004
Admiral Lord Howe: A Biography by David Syrett2005
Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage, and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy by David Curtis Skaggs2006
Black Sheep: The Life of Pappy Boyington by John F. Wukovits2011

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Published by the Naval Institute Press.

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