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1 Ebbert, Jean and Marie-Beth Hall. Cross Currents.
Virginia Brassey's (US) A Maxwell Macmillan Co. Hard Cover 
Navy Women From World War I to Tailhook. Foreward by Captain Edward L. Beach , USN (Ret). dust jacket and book in very good condition. CR 1993. X-library with withdrawn stamp on title page. 321 pages with black and white photos in center. Mylar cover on bookcovers not on dust jacket. This focuses on the Navy's recruitment of women, not for their charms, but for their abilities. The emphasis is on the struggle of the Navy to accept change and women's struggle to be accepted. Gives a history of women serving in the Navy, does not include Navy nurses. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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2 Ponko, Vincent J. Ships, Seas and Scientists.
Hard Cover 
Published by the Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, CR 1974, 1st edition. 283 pages with notes on sources and bibliography. The U.S. Naval Expeditions and Discoveries in the 19th Century. Dust jacket has slight tears o/w good+. X-Library with everything. Here are accounts of a dozen expeditions of discoveries, explorations and scientific research done by Naval Research- Perry Exp. to Japan (1852-1854 ); Wilkes Exploration to South Seas (1838-1842); Lynch expedition to Dead Sea and River Jordan (1847-1849); Naval expedition to Isthmus of Darien (1851-57). Military, U.S.Navy, Naval exploration, expl oration, discoveries, expeditions. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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3 Thompson, Charles C., II A Glimpse of Hell. The Explosion on the USS Iowa and Its Cover-up
New York W.W. Norton First Printing Hard Cover 
Dust jacket and book good+ condition. X-Library with withdrawn stamp on title page. CR 1999, 1st printing, 430 pages with black and white photos. In 1989 the center gun in Turret Two blew up. This killed 47 men and the investigation was botched up. Evidence was literally tossed overboard, a 2,700 lb., projectile simply disappeared. Testimony was doctored. Test results were fabricated or misinterpreted. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Van Orden, Captain., Illustrated by Black & White Photos Book of United States Navy Ships.
New York Dodd Mead, 1969 Hard Cover 
Cloth. Tears, Price Clipped. First Edition. 96 pages with index. Dust jacket has tears and is price clipped, B&W photos of ships, overall good+. Pen writing on back endpapers on "Ideal Attack Carrier Wing, 1967". History. Americana. U.S.Navy, Maritime, Navy, Naval ships, Navy Carriers, Navy Destroyers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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