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A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" By Russell Doubleday
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In the execution of its purpose to give educational value and moral worth to the recreational activities of the boyhood of America, the leaders of the Boy Scout Movement quickly learned that to... More > effectively carry out its program, the boy must be influenced not only in his out-of-door life but also in the diversions of his other leisure moments.< Less
The Insider's Guide to Service Academy Admissions By Nick Sloan
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This guide shows you exactly what you need to do in order to apply and be accepted to any one of the US service academies. Service academies have one of the lowest acceptance rates of any university... More > in the world. As a graduate of the Air Force Academy, my purpose is to give you the information you need in order to make your application stand out, and to give you the tips you need to get accepted the first time. This book is filled with advice for getting into any service academy: the US Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, or Merchant Marine Academy. This advice comes not only from me, but from recent grads, academy liaison officers, and even admissions directors. With the information contained in this book, you will be ready to start one of the most arduous journeys of your life. Thousands of people have made that journey, and this book will let you learn from their experiences and allow you to avoid the mistakes that could cost you acceptance.< Less
Believing of Liverpool By Michael Walsh
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Michael Walsh qualified as a British Merchant deck rating early in 1959. After signing the Articles he sailed on the last of the White Star Shipping Company’s fleet, RMS Britannic. The author... More > of over 60 books sailed under many shipping company flags. These include Blue Star, Coast Lines, and Canadian Pacific Railways (CPR) Empress boats. Ellerman and Papayanni Lines (MV Grecian) was so large it was said it could put a ship in any port in the world within 24-hours.Michael circled the world, Mediterranean, Middle East, Latin America and Africa for Shell Tankers, Ellerman, Palm Line, Elder Dempster (Durango), and Clan Line’s King Arthur. He was a deckhand on the MV Roxburgh Castle, SS Pizarro, MV Chailey, MV Oatfield, ore carrying MS Trinculo.By his mid-twenties, the author had visited over 60 nations and hundreds of world ports. During his sea career, Michael studiously collected images and recollections to provide us with an outstanding record of the then British Merchant Navy.< Less
Du Crow's Nest par Pascal Fuselier By Lisa McCauley
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"Du Crow's Nest par Pascal Fuselier" (From the Crow's Nest by Pascal Fuselier) was how this writer began his weekly newspaper column in the little Cajun town of Mamou, Louisiana. Starting... More > in 1971, Pascal wrote hundreds of articles; he offered 30 years of political commentary, current events, Cajun French language instruction, old war and sea stories from his time in the US Navy during World War 2 and the US Merchant Marines, and plenty of historical and cultural anecdotes from French Louisiana. Editor Lisa McCauley offers Pascal’s most pointed, entertaining, and remarkable writings for the first time as a collection – gathered from Mamou residents’ attics, garages, and scrapbooks. Although Pascal has passed on, it is the editor’s hope that his stories will always - forever - remain with us.< Less
THE RICHES OF MY LIFE By Joseph Farrugia
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An autobiography of Joseph Farrugia. Stories growing up in a Maltese community in Tunis, North Africa. Goes into great detail on how life was like living as a Maltese immigrant family in Tunis, North... More > Africa in the early 1930's. Includes his experiences as a teeenager as World War II hit Tunis, and his exodus from Tunis by joining the British Navy. Ends up with his experiences in England where he finally layed down his roots to start and raise his family. Also gives an account of his pilgrimage adventure to Santiago de Compestella after he retired from work< Less
THE RICHES OF MY LIFE By Joseph Farrugia
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An autobiography of Joseph Farrugia. Stories growing up in a Maltese community in Tunis, North Africa. Goes into great detail on how life was like living as a Maltese immigrant family in Tunis, North... More > Africa in the early 1930's. Includes his experiences as a teeenager as World War II hit Tunis, and his exodus from Tunis by joining the British Navy. Ends up with his experiences in England where he finally layed down his roots to start and raise his family. Also gives an account of his pilgrimage adventure to Santiago de Compestella after he retired from work< Less
An Inception of Piracy By Michael Calpino
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An Inception of Piracy is the story of Giovanni Bartolli, the son of a wealthy Genoan merchant, who finds himself pressed into the English navy. The story follows his misadventures through the abuse... More > heaped upon him by sadistic superiors, shipwrecks, naval battles, a wrongful imprisonment and eventually, his emergence as a pirate during the “Golden Age” of piracy. It is also the story of how a man responds to injustice, how chivalrous actions can still be made amid the most horrific circumstances, how the loss of everything a man holds dear affects him and the how every man strives to take control of his own destiny. An Inception of Piracy is an historically accurate novel of high seas adventure with a plot that will keep you guessing and characters you will come to love.< Less
The Ankle Express By Victoria Gray
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Within these 300 + pages actual humorous lifetime historical stories unfurl such as: *The coons under the moon. *Hogs and the humor that dear grandfather issued on that very special day. ... More > *All about out-house hilarity. *Preserving of foods. *Skinny dipping at Forks Creek. *A day in a farmers life *The Depression *The Navy years - 37 months in the Navy Armed Guard - aboard Merchant Marine ships *Impending mutiny aboard the Algonquin *Trinidad *Guantanamo Bay *Hull England -the Blitz *Loch Ewe Bay - Scotland *Papua New Guinea *V-day *Medal's won....and so much more..... Second Section.....Those that came immediately before Wm. Victor Gray *The Civil War - great and great-great grandfather *Wm. Victor Grays siblings *And all the reality, sadness and humor a kind sweet family can share.....is awaiting you< Less
Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale By James Fenimore Cooper
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 15,... More > 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior.Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fenimore_Cooper< Less
An Inception of Piracy By Michael Calpino
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An Inception of Piracy is the story of Giovanni Bartolli, the son of a wealthy Genoan merchant, who finds himself pressed into the English navy. The story follows his misadventures through the abuse... More > heaped upon him by sadistic superiors, shipwrecks, naval battles, a wrongful imprisonment and eventually, his emergence as a pirate during the “Golden Age” of piracy. It is also the story of how a man responds to injustice, how chivalrous actions can still be made amid the most horrific circumstances, how the loss of everything a man holds dear affects him and the how every man strives to take control of his own destiny. An Inception of Piracy is an historically accurate novel of high seas adventure with a plot that will keep you guessing and characters you will come to love.< Less

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