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A History of the Transport Service: Adventures and Experiences of United States Navy Troop Transports in World War One (Hardcover) By Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves
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Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves offers his first-hand account of naval troop transports during World War One, showing how crucial these were to America’s war effort. Once war was declared against... More > Germany and her allies in 1917, vast amounts of manpower and war materiel had to be shipped from the United States to Europe. The enormous logistical challenge was hindered by the efforts of the German navy, in particular the U-Boat submarines and their notorious torpedoes. Gleaves’ accounts are supplemented by those of his own officers and sailors, several of whom were sunk and barely escaped their stricken vessels alive. The sailors of the U.S. Navy Transport Service were both wily and brave; charting a safe course across the Atlantic Ocean and avoiding or diverting confrontation was a difficult business – each ship usually carried hundreds of men bound for the front. Despite setbacks and misfortunes, the Allied naval effort steadily grew in magnitude.< Less
A History of the Transport Service: Adventures and Experiences of United States Navy Troop Transports in World War One By Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves
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Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves offers his first-hand account of naval troop transports during World War One, showing how crucial these were to America’s war effort. Once war was declared against... More > Germany and her allies in 1917, vast amounts of manpower and war materiel had to be shipped from the United States to Europe. The enormous logistical challenge was hindered by the efforts of the German navy, in particular the U-Boat submarines and their notorious torpedoes. Gleaves’ accounts are supplemented by those of his own officers and sailors, several of whom were sunk and barely escaped their stricken vessels alive. The sailors of the U.S. Navy Transport Service were both wily and brave; charting a safe course across the Atlantic Ocean and avoiding or diverting confrontation was a difficult business – each ship usually carried hundreds of men bound for the front. Despite setbacks and misfortunes, the Allied naval effort steadily grew in magnitude.< Less
Superior! The USS Superior and America's First Arms Race, 1814 By David Carmicheal
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On a moonless night in April 1814, three open boats felt their way across the frigid waters of Black River Bay at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Furtively they snaked their way past guard boats... More > and small ice floes that still snarled the harbor. They were on a dangerous mission: to bring fire into the belly of the U.S. Navy’s stronghold at Sackets Harbor, New York. British Admiral Sir James Yeo hoped to cripple the American Navy with a single thrust to the heart; to destroy the one ship that could pitch the balance of naval power back to America once more, the USS Superior. Now America’s first arms race came down to one ship. Commodore Isaac Chauncey was determined to finish her at all costs. His British enemy was equally determined to stop him. Chauncey would have to wage a desperate battle—against weather and wilderness, civilian resistance and spies, the bureaucratic incompetence and corruption of his own Navy, and the mightiest navy in the world—to launch the USS Superior! (ISBN 978-0-9882705-0-3)< Less
Ayutthaya - Postcards from Thailand By Ajay Jain
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If you are in Thailand, you could choose to skip any attraction but not the ancient city of Ayutthaya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, fully deserving of its status, it was the Thai capital for 417... More > years. Located 76 kms (48 miles) north of Bangkok, it is accessible by road, train and even on a boat on the Chao Phraya river. The city itself is an open-air museum of art and architecture. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by their not-so-friendly northern neighbours, Ayutthaya was the seat of power for 33 kings and several dynasties before it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767, leaving the city ruined and abandoned. It has since then been rediscovered, and is now a bustling town where the modern and ancient blend well. The city is dotted with structures going back centuries, and all marvels. If you are in Thailand, Ayutthaya is not to be missed.< Less
Ghost Ship By Michael Pletan
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The Noble Endeavor, a commercial Chinese fishing boat, is found floating off the coast of Australia. The ship is devoid of life. No a hint of what happened to the doomed crew is discovered. ... More > Nick Hunter, top agent for the secret U.S. organization known as the Foundry, is sent to Hawaii to investigate the murder of the first female Foundry agent. He’s ordered to take Liz, his wife and Foundry trainee, with him. The couple’s investigation soon leads them to Niihau. They secretly land on the island, intent on saving the villagers. However, when they arrive at the village, they find it deserted. Information soon leads them into the heart of the Papua New Guinea jungle. After barely avoiding becoming dinner for a tribe of cannibals, Nick and Liz soon find themselves trapped below deck on the Noble Endeavor. They must find a way to defeat the murderous crew and rescue the Hawaiians or end up joining the other spirits that haunt the Ghost Ship.< Less
The Hawk of the Intervale By Kevin Macneil Brown
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Historian and trail runner Liam Dutra is back for more adventure and exploration, investigating the history at the heart of New England mysteries. This time he’s looking for long-lost poet--... More > and fisherman--Virgil Dubois. Liam’s quest begins on the shores of Lake Champlain with Virgil’s Abenaki roots, and leads to the poet’s troubled past on the U-boat-haunted waters off New England in the early years of World War II. Meanwhile, at home in Vermont, a death by snakebite on the shores of Lake Champlain may be more than an accident, and Liam and his partner Shawn Donahue are caught up dangerously in what prove to be deadly tensions among land developers, environmentalists, and members of a mysterious home-grown church. With strong sense of place and richly poetic storytelling, this second installment of the Liam Dutra New England mystery series takes the reader deep into the powerful living past and present of New England’s landscapes and waterways.< Less
On the Bleeding Edge By Thom Robinson
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A young naive professor working for a small newspaper as their Science Editor invents a breakthrough in applied power and attracts the attentions of Russia, America, and England, all of whom want to... More > be the first to use his device in reducing their dependence on fossil fuels from foreign nations. A diverted Russian U-boat Captain is first on the scene but she brings troubles and danger of her own. She is the prize in her temporary crews' raffle that they are all anxious to win. And she is the emissary sent to steal the only working prototype for her government. The unlikely two principals form an uneasy alliance and develop feelings for each other as spy and counter spy moves make their life difficult. The device has a major fault and the Scientist Editor must flee for his life using the Witness Protection System to ensure America develops the first full scale working commercial version of his device or forfeit his life and the life of his Russian girlfriend.< Less
Frozen Secrets By Bryan Cunningham
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When SCUBA instructor, Chris Ducham, discovers the skeletal remains of a NAZI U-boat captain, along with Enigma encoded documents, in a cave on Barbuda, his curiosity gets the better of him. He... More > decides to put his carefree life as a connoisseur of the easy life on hold to unravel the mystery. News of his discovery soon reaches the ears of a secret society, The Skull and Bones, who wish to keep a secret hidden. Chris soon finds his life in danger and what started as a simple adventure, quickly turns into a battle of wits with a brotherhood with unlimited resources. Indeed it seems that he is up against former Presidents of the United States of America and ruthless corporations. Rather than submit to intimidation, he seeks to uncover what secret could be of such importance that it is worth killing for. And why could such powerful adversaries not simple destroy it, rather than try to hide it?< Less
Frozen Secrets By Bryan Cunningham
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When SCUBA instructor, Chris Ducham, discovers the skeletal remains of a NAZI u-boat captain, along with Enigma encoded documents, in a cave on Barbuda, his curiosity gets the better of him. He... More > decides to put his carefree life as a connoisseur of the easy life on hold to unravel the mystery. News of his discovery soon reaches the ears of a secret society, The Skull and Bones, who wish to keep a secret hidden. Chris soon finds his life in danger and what started as a simple adventure, quickly turns into a battle of wits with a brotherhood with unlimited resources. Indeed it seems that he is up against former Presidents of the United States of America and ruthless corporations. Rather than submit to intimidation, he seeks to uncover what secret could be of such importance that it is worth killing for. And why could such powerful adversaries not simple destroy it, rather than try to hide it?< Less
The Hawk of the Intervale By Kevin Macneil Brown
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Historian and trail runner Liam Dutra is back for more adventure and exploration, investigating the history at the heart of New England mysteries. This time he’s looking for long-lost poet--... More > and fisherman--Virgil Dubois. Liam’s quest begins on the shores of Lake Champlain with Virgil’s Abenaki roots, and leads to the poet’s troubled past on the U-boat-haunted waters off New England in the early years of World War II. Meanwhile, at home in Vermont, a death by snakebite on the shores of Lake Champlain may be more than an accident, and Liam and his partner Shawn Donahue are caught up dangerously in what prove to be deadly tensions among land developers, environmentalists, and members of a mysterious home-grown church. With strong sense of place and richly poetic storytelling, this second installment of the Liam Dutra New England mystery series takes the reader deep into the powerful living past and present of New England’s landscapes and waterways.< Less

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