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Ship's Library

Gen'l Nautical Gen'l History Merchant Marine Revenue Service 1750-1812
War of 1812 Old Navy (1815-60) Texas & Mexican Wars Civil War New Navy (1865-98)
Spanish-American War 1900-1941 World War II Korean War Vietnam War
  Gulf Wars Submarines Royal Navy  
Mapping/Charting, Exploration, and Navigation

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General Nautical Books:

Fast Sailing Ships 1775-1875, MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1973)
Historic Sail: The Glory of the Sailing Ship from the 13th to the 19th Century,
Wheatley, Joseph (illus) and Howarth, Stephan (Naval Inst. Press, 2000)
The History of Ships, Kemp, Peter, (Gallahad Books)
The Kedge-Anchor or Young Sailors' AssistantWilliam Brady, (Dover Publications, 2002)
Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Instruments, Dennis Fisher, (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1994)
Lobscouse and Spotted Dog,
Grossman, Anne & Thomas, Lisa, W.W. Norton and Company, 1997)
The Lore of Ships,
Nordbok, A. B., (Crescent Books, 1975)
The Marlinspike Sailor, Hervey Garrett Smith, (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1993)
Round Shot and RammersPeterson, Harold L., (Bonanza Books, 1969)
Square Rigged Sailing Ships, MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1977)
Schooners in Four Centuries, MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1982)
The Search for Speed Under Sail, Chapelle, Howard, (Conway Maritime Press)
Working Boats of Britain: Their Shape and Purpose, McKee, Eric, (Conway Maritime Press)
The Young Sea Office's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship, Darcy Lever, (Dover Publications, 1998)

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Historical (General or Spanning Multiple Periods):

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea : Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750, Marcus Rediker, (Cambridge University Press, 1989)
British Maps of Colonial America, Woodward, David, ed., (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1974)
Brown Water Warfare: The U.S. Navy in Riverine Warfare and the Emergence of a Tactical Doctrine, 1775-1970, by R. B. Dunnavent (Univ. Press of Florida, 2003)
Bulwark and Bastion: A Look at Musket Era Fortifications With a Glance at Period Siegecraft,
Hinds, J. R. and Fitzgerlad, Edmund, (Pioneer Press, 1996)
Borders Away, Vol. I: With Steel,
William Gilkerson (MowbrayPublishers, 1991)
Borders Away, Vol. II: Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail,
William Gilkerson, (Mowbray Publishers, 1993)
The Definitive Illustrated History of the Torpedo Boat - Volume I, Overview (The Ship Killers),
Joe Hinds, (Nimble Books, 2009)
The Definitive Illustrated History of the Torpedo Boat - Volume II, 1280 - 1899 (The Ship Killers),
Joe Hinds, (Nimble Books, 2009)
Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898, Robert Erwin Johnson, (Naval Institute Press, 1979)
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail, Suzanne J. Stark, (Naval Institute Press, 1996)
History of the U.S. Navy, 1775-1941,
Robert W., Jr. Love, (Stackpole Books, 1992)
If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812,
George Daughan, (Basic Books)
Medicine Under Sail, Zachary Friedenberg, (Naval Institute Press, 2002)
The Naval Gun, Hogg, Ian and Batchelor, John (Blandford Press, Ltd., 1978)
The Naval Institute Historical Atlas of the U. S. Navy, by C. Symonds, W. Clipson (U.S. Naval Institute)
Nelson's Blood: The Story of Naval Rum, James Pack, (Naval Institute Press, 1996)
The Philadelphia Navy Yard: From the Birth of the U.S. Navy to the Nuclear Age, by J. Dorwart, J. Wolf (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000)
Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail, Joan Druett, (Routledge, 2000)
The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854 (U.S. Navy Warships), by P. Silverstone (Routledge, 2006)
Scurvy : How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail,
Stephen Bown, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2004)
Sea Warfare,
Rudyard Kipling, (Naval Institute Press, 2002)
She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea, Joan Druett, (Simon & Schuster, 2001)
Technological Change and the United States Navy, 1865-1945, by W. McBride (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
Women Sailors and Sailors' Women: An Untold Maritime History,
David Cordingly, (Random House Trade Paperbacks,  2002)

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Merchant Marine:

The China Bird, MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1961)
Clipper Ships,
MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1979)
The Merchant Marine in International Affairs: 1850-1950,
Greg Kennedy, (Frank Cass Publishers, 2001)
Merchant Sailing Ships 1815-1850, MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1982)
Old Merchant Marine,
Ralph D. Paine, (United States Pub Association, 1919)
The Old Merchant Marine: A Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors,
Anna Chapin Ray, (IndyPublish.com, 2003)
The Tea Clippers,
MacGregor, David R., (Conway Maritime Press, 1972)
The U.S. Merchant Marine at War, 1775-1945
Bruce L. Felknor, (Naval Institute Press, 1999)

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Revenue Service (Coast Guard):

The Coast Guard Expands 1865-1915: New Roles, New Frontiers, Irving H. King, (Naval Institute Press, 1996)
The Coast Guard Under Sail: The U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1789-1865
Irving H. King, (Naval Institute Press, 1989)
George Washington's Coast Guard: Origins of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1789-1801
Irving H King, (Naval Institute Press, 1978)
Historical Register, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service officers, 1790-1914
Dennis L Noble, (U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 1990)
King's Cutters: The Revenue Service and the War Against Smuggling, Smith, Graham, (Conway Maritime Press)
The United States Coast Guard: 1790 to the Present,
Thomas P. Ostrom, (Elderberry Press, 2004)
U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935,
Donald L. Canney, (Naval Institute Press, 1995)
U.S. Revenue Cutters in the Civil War, (USCG)--available for free from the USCG, (202)267-0948
Shots that Hit: A History of Marksmanship in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)--available for free from the USCG, (202)267-0948
The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam, 1965-1975,
Alex Larzelere (Naval Institute Press, 1997)
Coast Guard Action in Vietnam: Stories of Those Who Served, Paul Scotti (PSI Research, 2000)

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French & Indian War / American Revolutionary War Books (see also "Royal Navy"):

Benedict Arnold's Navy, by J. Nelson (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2006)
The French Navy And The Seven Years' War, by J. Dull (University of Nebraska Press, 2005)
George Washington's Secret Navy, 
James Nelson (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press)
John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, Evan Thomas, (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
Mapping the American Revolutionary War,
Harley, J. B., Petchenik, B. B., and Towner, L. W., (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1978)
Navies of the American Revolution, by A. Preston (Prentice Hall, 1975)
Pirates & Patriots of the Revolution, C. Keith Wilbur, (Globe Pequot, 1984)
Privateers & Pirates 1730-1830, Angus Konstam & Angus McBride, (Osprey Publishing, 2001)
Sea of Glory: A Naval History of the American Revolution,
Nathan Miller, (Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Ame,  2000)
Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution, Jack Coggins, (Dover Publications, 2002)
If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812,
George Daughan, (Basic Books)
The Court-Martial of Paul Revere: A Son of Liberty and America’s Forgotten Military Disaster Michael M. Greenburg (ForeEdge, 2015)

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War of 1812 (see also "Royal Navy"):

The Battle for Baltimore: 1814, Joseph Whitehorne (Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1999)
The Battle of Stonington: Torpedoes, Submarines, and Rockets in the War of 1812, James Tertius De Kay, (Naval Institute Press, 1990)

A Call to the Sea: Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, by Claude Berube, John Rodgaard (Potomac Books, 2005)
Captain Blakeley and the Wasp: The Cruise of 1814, Stephen W. H. Duffy, (Naval Institute Press, 2000)
Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath, Barry M. Gough  (Naval Institute Press, 2002)
Free Trade and Sailors' Rights: A Bibliography of the War of 1812, John C. Fredriksen (Greenwood Press, 1985)
A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815, Christopher McKee (Naval Institute Press, 1991)
History of the Navy of the United States of America, James Fenimore Cooper, (University Press of the Pacific, 2001)
Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolution and 1812 , Louis A. Norton, (Naval Institute Press, 2000)
Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814, Robert Malcomson, (Naval Institute Press, 1999)
The Naval War of 1812,
Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library, 1999)
Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie, Gerard T. Altoff, Robyn O. Lilek (Illustrator), (Perry Group, 1999)
The Prizes of War: The Naval Prize System in the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815, Richard Hill (Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd, 1999)
A Rage for Glory : The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN, James Tertius de Kay (Free Press, 2004)
The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business As Practiced by Baltimore During the War of 1812, by J. Garitee (Wesleyan University Press, 1997)
Sailor of Fortune: The Life and Adventures of Commodore Barney, USN,
(Classics of Naval Literature, Naval Institute Press1, 1998)
Sea Power and British North America, 1783-1820,
Gerald Sandford Graham (Greenwood Press, 1969)
Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812, Alfred Thayer Mahan (Little, Brown, and Co., 1919)
A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813, David C. Skaggs (Naval Institute Press, 2000)
The Sixty Years' War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814, David C. Skaggs, (Michigan State University Press, 2001)
Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815,
Wade G. Dudley (Naval Inst. Press, 2003)
Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay, Christopher T. George (White Mane Publishing Company, 2001)
Thomas McDonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy, David C. Skaggs (Naval Institute Press, 2003)
War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts : An Annotated Bibliography, John C. Fredriksen (Greenwood Press, 1997)
War on the Great Lakes: Essays Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, David C. Skaggs & William J. Welsh, editors (Kent State Univ Press, 1991)
If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812,
George Daughan, (Basic Books)

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The Old Navy, 1815-1860:

Africa Squadron: The U.S. Navy and the Slave Trade, 1842-1861, by D. Canney (Potomac Books, 2006)
China Station: War and Diplomacy, 1830-1860, Gerald S. Graham, (Oxford University Press, 1979)
Commodore Matthew Perry and the Perry Expedition to Japan,
David G. Wittner, (Rosen Publishing Group, 2005)
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, Rhoda Blumberg, (HarperCollins, 1985)
The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas, Todd Balf, (Crown, 2003)
Lt. Charles Wilkes and the Great U.S. Exploring Expedition,
Cheri Wolfe & Chen Wolfe, (Chelsea House Publishers, 1991)
Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898, Robert Erwin Johnson, (Naval Institute Press, 1979)
A History of Medicine in the Early U.S. Navy, Harold D. Langley, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
Man-of-War Life: A Boy's Experience in the United States Navy,Charles Nordhoff, (Fredonia Books, 2002)
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat,
John H. Schroeder, (Naval Institute Press, 2001)
Narrative of the Expedition to the China Seas and Japan, 1852-1854
Matthew Calbraith Perry, (Dover Publications, 2000)
Navy Maverick: Uriah Phillips Levy, by D. Fitzpatrick (Doubleday, 1963)
"Old Bruin": Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794-1858; the American naval officer who helped found Liberia
Samuel Eliot Morison
The Old Navy: A Heart of Oak--Stories, Ships and Sailors of the U.S. Sailing Navy,
Harry Baehr & Christopher B. Price, (Authorhouse, 2002)
Rocks & Shoals: Naval Discipline in the Age of Fighting Sail,
Valle, James E., (Naval Institute Press, 1996)
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842,
Nathaniel Philbrick, (Viking Books, 2003)
The Old Steam Navy: Frigates, Sloops, and Gunboats, 1815-1885Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 6,
Donald L. Canney, (Stan Clark Military Books, 1990)
The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Barry Alan Joyce, (University of Nebraska Press, 2001)
Tracks in the Sea: Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Mapping of the Oceans, C
hester G. Hearn, (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003)
Voyage to the Southern Ocean: The Letters of Lieutenant William Reynolds from the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, A. H. Cleaver and E. J. Stann, USNI, 1988)
Raising Missouri: The Rise of John E. Gowen and Salvage of the First USS Missouri,
C. L. Veit, (Lulu, 2012)

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Texas War of Independence / Mexican War:

 Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West, by J. Jordan (Potomac Books, 2005)
 The Texas Navy,
by United States Navy, Naval History Division (University Press of the Pacific, 2004)

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American Civil War:

General:
Arms and Equipment of the Civil War,
Coggins, Jack, (Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1962)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Opening Battles, Robert U. Johnson (1990 reprint of 19th century edition)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Vol. 2: Struggle Intensifies, Robert U. Johnson (1990 reprint of 19th century edition)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Tide Shifts, Robert U. Johnson (1990 reprint of 19th century edition)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Retreat With Honor, Robert U. Johnson (1990 reprint of 19th century edition)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 5, Peter Cozzens, University of Illinois Press (March 1, 2002)
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 6, Peter Cozzens, University of Illinois Press (March 1, 2004)
By Sea & By River: The Naval History of the Civil War,
Anderson, Bern, (Da Capo Press, 1962)
Civil War Heavy Explosive Ordnance: A Guide to Large Artillery Projectiles, Torpedoes, and Mines, Jack Bell, (Univ. of N. Texas Press, 2003)
Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865,
(Naval History Division, 1971)
Civil War Navies, 1855-1883, by P. Silverstone (Routledge, 2006)
Civil War Sea Battles: Seafights and Shipwrecks in the War Between the States, E, Miller (Combined Books, 1995)
Combined Operations in the Civil War, Reed, Rowena, (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1993)
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, by A. Farrow, J. Lang, J. Frank (Ballantine Books, 2005)
Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher,
Gragg, Rod, (Harper Collins Publishers, 1991)
Damn the Torpedoes! Naval Incidents of the Civil War,
Hoehling, A. A., (John F. Blair Publishers, 1989)
Divided Waters: The Naval History of the Civil War,
Musicant, David, (Harper Collins, 1995)
Guns on the Western Waters,
Gosnell, H. Allen, (Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1949)
Ironclads at War,
Greene, Jack & Massignani, Alesandro, (Combined Publishing, 1998)
Lincoln and the Emperors,
Tyrner-Tyrnauer, A. R., (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962)
Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65,
Angus Konstam, (Osprey Publishing, 2002)
Naval Strategies of the Civil War: Confederate Innovations and Federal Opportunism,
Jay W. Simson, (Cumberland House Publishing, 2001)
Naval Warfare,
Wideman, John C., Metro Books, 1997)
Raiders and Blockaders: The American Civil War Afloat,Still, William N. and Delaney, Norman C., (Brassey's, Inc., 2000)
Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack,
James L. Nelson, (William Morrow, 2004)
Round-shot to Rockets: A History of the Washington Navy Yard and U.S. Naval Gun Factory,
Peck, Taylor, (United States Naval Institute, 1949)
Salt as a Factor in the Confederacy,
Lonn, Ella, Dr., (Walter Neal Publishers, 1933)
Ship vs. Shore : Civil War Engagements Between Land and Sea ,
Page, Dave, (Rutledge Hill Press, 1994)
Sinews of War: How Technology, Industry, & Transportation Won the Civil War,
Bacon, Benjamin W., (Presidio Books, 1997)
Small Arms of the Sea Services ,
Col. R. Rankin (Flayderman & Company, Inc., 1972)
Submarine Warfare in the Civil War, M. Ragan, (De Capo Press, 2002)
The Civil War Military Machine ,
Drury, Ian & Gibbons, Tony, (Smithmark Publishers, Inc., 1993)
The Fighting Men of the Civil War,
Davis, William C., (Smithmark Publishers, 1989)
The Navies (a volume in "The Photographic History of the Civil War"),
Miller, Francis T., (Castle Books, 1957)
Warships of the Civil War Navies,
Silverstone, Paul H., (Naval Institute Press, 1989)
Eyewitness Reports: The Inquirer's Live Coverage of the American Civil War, Colimore, Edward, (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2004)

Union:
Assault and Logistics: Union Army Coastal and River Operations 1861-1866,
Gibson, Charles D., (Ensign Press, 1995)
The Battle of Mobile Bay,
John F. Wakefield, (Honors Press, 2000)
Black Jacks: African-American Seamen in the Age of Sail,
Bolster, W. Jeffrey, (Harvard University Press, 1998)
Circle of Fire: The Story of the USS Susquehanna in the War of the Rebellion
Peter Barratt (Lulu.com, 2004)
Civil War Ironclads: The U.S. Navy and Industrial Mobilization,
William H. Roberts, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)
Civil War Sketchbook of Charles Ellery Steadman, USN
(Presidio Press, 1976)
Civil War Small Arms of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps,
McAulay, John D., (Andrew Mowbray Inc., Publishers, 1999)
A Dog Before a Soldier: Almost-lost Episodes in the Navy's Civil War,
Chuck Veit (Lulu, 2010)
Farragut: America's First Admiral, 
Robert J. Schneller Jr., (Brassey's Inc., 2002)
Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy,
Lonn, Ella, Dr., (Greenwood Press, 1951)
From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War,
Browning, Robert M., (Univ. of Alabama Press, 1993)
Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of Navy,
John Niven,(Oxford University Press, 1973)
Grant's Canal: The Union's Attempt to Bypass Vicksburg,
Bastian, David S., (Burd Street Press, 1995)
Hoisting Their Colors: Cape Cod's Civil War Navy Officers Stauffer Miller (Xlibris Corp.)
The Hunt for the Albemarle: Anatomy of a Gunboat War,
John W. Hinds, (Burd Street Press, 2002)
Invasion and Conquest of North Carolina: Anatomy of a Gunboat War,
Hinds, John W., (Burd Street Press, 1998)
Ironclad Captain: Seth Ledyard Phelps and the U.S. Navy, 1841-1864,
Stagle, Jay, (Kent State Univ. Press,1996)
Lamson of the Gettysburg,
McPherson, Patricia R., (Oxford University Press, 1997)
Life in Mr. Lincoln's Navy,
Ringle, Dennis J., (Naval Institute Press, 1998)
Lincoln and His Admirals,
Craig Symonds (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008)
Lincoln and the Emperors,
Tyrner-Tynrauer, A. R., (Rupert-Hart-Davis, 1962)
Lincoln's Admiral : The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut,
James P. Duffy, (Wiley, 1997)
Lincoln's Commando: The Biography of Commander William B. Crushing, U.S. Navy,
R. J. Roske and C. Van Doren, (Naval Institute Press, 1995)
Lincoln's Lee: The Life of Samuel Phillips Lee, United States Navy, 1812-1897,
Dudley T. Cornish & Virginia Laas, (Univ. Pres of Kansas, 1986)
Lincoln’s Navy, Caney, Donald L., (Naval Institute Press, 1998)
Lincoln's Tragic Admiral: The Life Of Samuel Francis Du Pont, Weddle, Kevin J., (Univ. of Virginia  Press, 2005)
Naval Percussion Locks and Primers,
John Dahlgren, USN, (1995)
The Night the War was Lost, Dufour, Charles L., (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1994)
The Old Steam Navy: Frigates, Sloops, and Gunboats, 1815-1885, Donald L. Canney, (Stan Clark Military Books, 1990)
A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, Robert J. Schneller Jr. (Naval Institute Press (November 1, 1995)
Regulations and Notes of the Uniform for the Navy and Marine Corp of the United States: 1852, Jacques N. Jacobsen, (Pioneer Press, 1989)
Soldiers, Sailors, Slaves, and Ships, Bolster, W. Jeffrey, (New Hampshire Historical Society, 1999)
The Uniforms of the United States Navy, Tily, James C., (South Brunswick, 1964)
The Southern Journey of a Civil War Marine : The Illustrated Note-Book of Henry O. Gusley Edward T. Cotham, Editor (Univ. of Texas Press, 2006)
Success Is All That Was Expected: The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War, Browning, Robert M., (Potomac Books, 2005)
Union Jacks: Yankee Sailors in the Civil War, Michael J. Bennett, (University of North Carolina Press, 2004)
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The First Year, Sullivan, David M., (White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1997)
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year, Sullivan, David M., (White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1997)
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Third Year, Sullivan, David M., (White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1999)
The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Final Year, Sullivan, David M., (White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 2000)
Under the Blue Pennant, or, Notes of a Naval Officer, Grattan, John W., (Wiley, John & Sons, Inc., 1999)
War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor, by D. Mindell (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
Yellow Flag: The Civil War Journal of Surgeon's Steward C. Marion Dodson, Charles Albert Earp, (Maryland Historical Society, 2002)

Sea Miner: Major E. B. Hunt's War of the Rebellion Rocket Torpedo 1862-63,
Chuck Veit, (Lulu, 2016)

Confederate:
Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School,
R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 1998)
Beneath the Stainless Banner: With Selections from His Recollections of a Naval Life,
R. Thomas Campbell, (Burd Street Press, 1999)
Capital Navy: The Men, Ships, and Operations of the James River Squadron, by J. Coski (Savas Beatie, 2005)
Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-1865,
Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan, (Osprey Publishing, 2004)
Confederate Commando and Fleet Surgeon,
John W. Lynn, (Burd Street Press, 2001)
Confederates Downeast: Confederate Operations in and Around Maine, Mason P. Smith, (Provincial Press, 1985)
Confederate Ironclad 1861-65, by A. Konstam, T. Bryan (Osprey Publishing, 2001)
Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia, R. Thomas Campbell & Alan B. Flanders, (Burd Street Press, 2001)
Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65, by A. Konstam, T. Bryan (Osprey Publishing, 2004)
The CSS H.L. Hunley: Confederate Submarine, R. Thomas Campbell, White Mane Publishing Company, 1999)
Danger Beneath the Waves: A History of the Confederate Submarine, James Kloeppel, (Sandlapper Pub Co., 1992)
Fire and Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 1997)
Gray Raiders of the Sea: How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union's High Sea Commerce, Hearn, Chester G., (Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1992)
Gray Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 2002)
Guns For Cotton: England Arms the Confederacy, Boaz, Thomas, (Burd Street Press, 1996)
History of the Confederate States Navy, Sharf, J. Thomas, (Gramercy Books, 1996)
The Hunley Story: Journey of a Confederate Submarine, R. Thomas Campbell, (Burd Street Press, 2004)
The Hunley: Submarines, Sacrifice, and Success in the Civil War, Mark K. Ragan, (Narwhal Press, 1999)
Hunters of the Night: Confederate Torpedo Boats in the War Between the States, R. Thomas Campbell, (Burd Street Press, 2000)
Infernal Machines: The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare, Perry, Milton F., (Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1985)
Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Ironclads, Still, W. N., Jr., (Univ. of S. Carolina Press, 1988)
Iron Courage: Confederate Ironclads in the War Between the States, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company 2005)
Ironclad of the Roanoke: Gilbert Elliott's Albemarle, by R. Elliott (Burd Street Press, 1998) 
Masters of the Shoals: Tales of the Cape Fear Pilots Who Ran the Union Blockade, Jim McNeil, (Da Capo Press, 2003)
Midshipman in Gray: Selections from Recollections of a Rebel Reefer, J. M. Morgan & R. Thomas Campbell, (Burd Street Press, 1997)
Rebel Leathernecks, Ralph W. Donnelly, (White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1990)
Rebel Reefers: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy, James Lee Conrad, (Da Capo Press, 2003)
Sea Hawk of the Confederacy: Lt. Charles W. Read and the Confederate Navy, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 1999)
Stephen Russell Mallory: A Biography of the Confederate Navy Secretary And United States Senator, by R. Underwood (McFarland & Company, 2005)
Storm over Carolina: The Confederate Navy's Struggle for Eastern North Carolina, by R. Campbell (Cumberland House Publishing, 2005)
Southern Fire: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 1997)
Southern Service on Land and Sea: The Wartime Journal of Robert Watson, CSA/CSN, R. Thomas Campbell, (Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2002)
Southern Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy, R. Thomas Campbell, (White Mane Publishing Company, 1996)

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The New Navy, 1865-1898:

Building the Mosquito Fleet: The U.S. Navy's First Torpedo Boats, Richard V. Simpson, (Arcadia Publishing, 2001)
Far China Station: The U.S. Navy in Asian Waters, 1800-1898,
Robert Erwin Johnson, (Naval Institute Press, 1979)
The Old Steam Navy: Frigates, Sloops, and Gunboats, 1815-1885,
Donald L. Canney, (Stan Clark Military Books, 1990)
The Bluejacket's Manual (Centennial Edition),
Thomas J. Cutler, (Naval Institute Press,  2002)

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Spanish-American War:

Autobiography of George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, George Dewey, (Naval Institute Press, 1987)
McKinley's Bulldog: The Battleship Oregon, Sanford Sternlicht (Nelson-Hall, 1977)
Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War,
Edward J. Marolda, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001)

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1900-1941:

Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919-1939, by T. Hone, T. Hone (Naval Institute Press, 2006)
Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I, William Still (Univ. of Florida Press, 2007)
William Still (Univ. of Florida Press, 2007)
The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I, Jean Ebbert & Marie-Beth Hall (Naval Inst. press, 2002)
Jean Ebbert & Marie-Beth Hall (Naval Inst. press, 2002)
Flying Officers of the United States Navy 1917-1919, (Schiffer Publishing, 2004)
(Schiffer Publishing, 2004)
Lady in the Navy: A Personal Reminiscence, by Joy Bright Hancock (Bluejacket Books, 2002)
by Joy Bright Hancock (Bluejacket Books, 2002)
Navy Medics with the Marines, 1917-1919, by G. Strott (The Battery Press, Inc., 2005)
A Navy Second to None: The History of U.S. Naval Training in World War I,
by M. Besch (Greenwood Press, 2001)
by M. Besch (Greenwood Press, 2001)
Simsadus: London - The American Navy in Europe, Leighton Langdon (Univ. Press of the Pacific, 2001)
Leighton Langdon (Univ. Press of the Pacific, 2001)
Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die: Memoirs of a World War I Marine, by E. Mackin (Presidio Press, 1993)
by E. Mackin (Presidio Press, 1993)
US Marine Corps in World War I, 1917-1918, by M. Henry, D. Pavlovic (Osprey Publishing, 1999)
by M. Henry, D. Pavlovic (Osprey Publishing, 1999)
The U.S. Navy in World War I: Combat at Sea and in the Air, by A. B. Feuer (Praeger Publishers, 1999)
by A. B. Feuer (Praeger Publishers, 1999)
White Hats: Stories of the U.S. Navy Before World War II, Floyd Beaver (Glencannon Press, 1999)

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Second World War:

The Amphibians Are Coming! : Emergence of the 'Gator Navy and Its Revolutionary Landing Craft, Volume 2, William McGee (BMC Publications, 2000)
Amphibious Operations in the South Pacific in World War II, by W. McGee (BMC Publications, 2000)
by W. McGee (BMC Publications, 2000)
A Navy Sailor on Omaha Beach, Alan Dube (Lulu.com, 2005)
A Sailor's Story, Allan Slaff (Hobblebush, 2004)
At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy,
by R. Bulkley (Naval Institute Press, 2003)
Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Seas, Midway & Guadalcanal,
by J. Lundstrom (Naval Institute Press, 2006)
Bluejacket Odyssey: Guadalcanal to Bikini, 1942-1946, Naval Armed Guard in the Pacific, by William L. McGee (BMC Publications, 2000)
by William L. McGee (BMC Publications, 2000)
Clash of the Carriers : The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II, by S. Coonts, B. Tillman (?)
by S. Coonts, B. Tillman (?)
The Frogmen of World War II: An Oral History of the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams, by C. Cunningham (Pocket Star, 2004)
How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals, by E. Hoyt (The Lyons Press, 2000)
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, James Hornfischer (Bantam, 2004)
James Hornfischer (Bantam, 2004)
The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner: From Savo Island to the Silent Service, by Capt  C.  Ruiz USN (Ret.), (Zenith Press, 2005)
Marine Chaplain, 1943-46
, George Wickersham II (Lulu.com, 2008)
Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story
, by M. Fuchida, M. Okumiya, (Bluejacket Books, 2001)
Miracle at Midway
, by G. Prange, D. Goldstein, K. Dillon (Penguin 1983)
Naval Submarine Base New London (Images of America series)
, by D. Bishop (Arcadia Publishing, 2005)
Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan, Robert Leckie (De Capo Press, 1997)
U.S. Marine Corps 1941-45
, by G. Rottman, M. Chappell (Osprey Publishing, 1995)
U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper: World War II And Korea
, Peter Senich (Paladin Press, 1993)
U.S. Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45: Pacific
, by K. Estes, H. Gerrard (Osprey Publishing, 2003)  
The U.S. Navy in World War II
, by M. Henry, R. Bujeiro (Osprey Publishing, 2002)
U.S. Submarine Crewman 1941-45, by R. Hargis, V. Vuksic (Osprey Publishing, 2003)
USS Ranger: The Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934-1946
, by R. Cressman (Potomac Books, 2003)
USS Saratoga (CV-3): An Illustrated History of the Legendary Aircraft Carrier 1927-1946
, by J. Fry (Schiffer Publishing, 2000)
SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2
, by B. Tillman, T. Tullis (Osprey Publishing, 1998)
Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea, Paul Schratz (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2000)
TBD Devastator Units of the US Navy
, by B. Tillman, T. Tullis (Osprey Publishing, 2000)
TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2, by B. Tillman, T. Tullis (Osprey Publishing, 1999)
The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War
, by Samuel Eliot Morison (Galahad Books, 1997)
The Waves
, Frank Wombie (Lulu.com, 2008)
We Few: The Marine Corps 400 in the War Against Japan
, James Dickenson (USNI, 2001)
What a Way to Spend a War: Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines
, by D. Danner (Naval Institute Press, 1995)

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Korean War:

A Sailor's Story, Allan Slaff (Hobblebush, 2004)
Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir, Joseph Own (Ballantine Books, 1997)
The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea, James Brady (St Martin's Griffin, 2000)
Corsairs To Panthers, US Marine Aviation in Korea
, Maj. Gen John P. Condon (USMC Historical Center, 2002)
Frozen in Memory: U.S. Navy Medicine in the Korean War
, Jan Herman (Booklocker.com, 2006)
The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat
, Robert Drury & Tom Clavin (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009)
Long Passage to Korea: Black Sailors and the Integration of the United States Navy
, Bernard Nalty (Dept. of the Navy, 2003)
Marine Corps Tank Battles in Korea, Oscar Gilbert (Casemate, 2003)
, Oscar Gilbert (Casemate, 2003)
Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps (Memories of War) , Col. Wesley Fox (Potomac Books, 2008)
, Col. Wesley Fox (Potomac Books, 2008)
Retreat, Hell!: The Epic Story of the 1st Marines in Korea, Jim Wilson (Pocket, 1989)
Submarine Commander: A Story of World War II and Korea
, Paul Schratz (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2000)
The Run-Up to the Punch Bowl, John Nolan (Xlibris Corp, 2006)
Train Wreckers and Ghost Killers: Allied Marines in the Korean War
, Leo Daugherty (Dept. of the Navy, 2003)
Unexpected Journey: A Marine Corps Reserve Company in the Korean War
, Randy K. & Roxanne Mills (USNI, 2000)
U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper: World War II And Korea, Peter Senich (Paladin Press, 1993)
The U.S. Navy in the Korean War
, Edward J. Marolda (ed.) (USNI, 2007)


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Vietnam War:

A Sailor's Story, Allan Slaff (Hobblebush, 2004)
The Element of Surprise: Navy Seals in Vietnam, Daryl Young (Ballantine Books, 1990)
Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps (Memories of War)
, Col. Wesley Fox (Potomac Books, 2008)
On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam,
John Nichols (USNI, 2001)
Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964, Bobbi Hovis (USNI, 1992)
Papa Bravo Romeo: U.S. Navy Patrol Boats at War in Vietnam
, Wynn Goldsmith (Ballantine Books, 2001)
Vietnam Ironclads: A Pictorial History of U.S. Navy River Assault Craft, 1966-1970
, John Carrico (2007)
Whattaya Mean I Can't Kill 'Em?
,
Rad Miller (Ballantine Books, 1998)


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The Gulf Wars:

Amirs, Admirals, and Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf, David Winkler (USNI, 2007)
Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond: U.S. Marine Corps in the Second Iraq War
, Col. Nicholas Reynolds (USNI, 2005)
Braving the Fear: The True Story of Rowdy US Marines in the Gulf War
, Douglas Foster (Publish America, 2006)
Desert Storm at Sea: What the Navy Really Did,
Marvin Pokrant (Greenwood Press, 1999)
Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988
, Harold L. Wise (USNI, 2007)
Into the Storm: A U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf War
, Phillip Thompson (McFarland & Co., 2001)
Ironclaw: A Navy Carrier Pilot's Gulf War Experience
, Sherman Baldwin (William Morrow & Co., 1996)
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
, Anthony Swofford (Scribner, 2005)
The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines
, Bing West (Bantam, 2004)
Marines in the Garden of Eden: The Battle for An Nasiriyah
, Richard Lowry (Berkley, 2006)
Missile Inbound: The Attack on the Stark in the Persian Gulf
, Jeffrey Levinson (USNI, 1997)
No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
, (Bing West (Bantam, 2006)
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
, Nathaniel Fick (Mariner Books, 2006)
Ruff's War: A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq,
Cheryl Lynn Ruff (USNI, 2005)
Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War,
Edward Marolda (Gov't Reprints Press, 2001)
Spare Parts: From Campus to Combat: A Marine Reservist's Journey from Campus to Combat in 38 Days,
Buzz Williams (Gotham, 2004)
Tip of the Spear: U.S. Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War,
G. J. Michaels (USNI, 2008)
Warmachines No. 13 - "On the Road to Kuwait", Marines in the Gulf,
Francois Verlinden (Verlinden Publications, 1992)
 

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Submarines:

Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-1865,
Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan, (Osprey Publishing, 2004)
The CSS H.L. Hunley: Confederate Submarine,
R. Thomas Campbell, White Mane Publishing Company, 1999)
Danger Beneath the Waves: A History of the Confederate Submarine,
James Kloeppel, (Sandlapper Pub Co., 1992)
David Bushnell and His Turtle,
June Swanson & Mike Eagle, (Atheneum, 1991)
DIVE! The Story of David Bushnell and His Remarkable 1776 Submarine (and Torpedo),
Lincoln Diamant, (Purple Mountain Press, 2003)
The Garrett Enigma: And the Early Submarine Pioneers,
Paul Bowers, (Airlife Publishing, Ltd, 2002)
The Hunley Story: Journey of a Confederate Submarine,
R. Thomas Campbell, (Burd Street Press, 2004)
The Hunley: Submarines, Sacrifice, and Success in the Civil War,
Mark K. Ragan, (Narwhal Press, 1999)
Infernal Machines: The Story of Confederate Submarine and Mine Warfare,
Perry, Milton F., (Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1985)
Monturiol's Dream : The Extraordinary Story of the Submarine Inventor Who Wanted to Save the World,
Matthew Stewart, (Pantheon, 2004)
Submarine Warfare in the Civil War,
Mark Ragan, (De Capo Press, 2002)
The Submarine Pioneers,
Richard Compton-Hall, (Sutton Publishing, 1999)

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The Royal Navy:

A Mariner of England: An account of the career of William Richardson from cabin boy in the Merchant Service to warrant officer in the Royal Navy (1780-1819), W. Richardson, (Conway Maritime Press, 1970)
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815, b
y N. A. M. Rodger (W. W. Norton & Company, 2005)
The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815 (Occasional Publications of the Navy Records Society, Vol 1),
D. Syrett, R. Dinardo, (Navy Records Society, 1994)
Crime and Punishment in the Royal Navy of the Seven Years' War 1755-1763,
M
arkus Eder, (Ashgate Publishing, 2004)
Feeding Nelson's Navy: The True Story of Food at Sea in the Georgian Era,
by J. Macdonald (Greenhill Books, 2006)
Field Gun Jack Versus the Boers: The Royal Navy in South Africa 1899-1900,
Tony Bridgland, (Pen & Sword Paperbacks, 1998)
For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War,
Joel S. A. Hayward, (Naval Institute Press, 2003)
Forests and Sea Power: The Timber Problem of the Royal Navy, 1652-1862,
Robert Greenhalgh Albion, (Naval Institute Press, 2000)
From the Lower Deck: The Royal Navy, 1780-1840,
Henry Baynham, (Barre Publishers, 1970)
Heart of Oak: A Sailor's Life in Nelson's Navy,
James P. McGuane, (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
HMS Somerset 1746-1778: The Life and Times of an 18th Century British man-o-War and Her Impact on N. America, Gibson,
Marjorie Hubbell (Abbey Gate House, 1992)
The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy, by Nicholas Blake, Richard Lawrence (Stackpole Books, 2005)
Jane Austen and the Navy,
by B. Southam (NMM, 2005)
Jack Nastyface: Memoirs of an English Seaman,
W. Robinson, (Naval Institute Press, 2002)
Men-Of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy,
P. O'Brian, (W.W. Norton and Co., 1995)
Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815,
Brian Lavery, (Naval Institute Press, 2000)
The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present,
W. Laird Clowes & Clements R. Markham, (Chatham Publishing, 1996)
The Royal Navy and the Slavers: The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade,
W. E. F Ward, (Allen & Unwin, 1969)
The Royal Navy in American Waters, 1775-1783,
David Syrett, (Scholar Press, 1989)
The Royal Navy in European Waters During the American Revolutionary War,
David Syrett, (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1998)
The Royal Navy in the War of American Independence,
Gerald Sandford Graham, (H.M.S.O 1976)
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World,
by Arthur Herman (Harper Perennial, 2005)
Sea Life in Nelson's Time,
John Masefield, (Naval Institute Press, 2002)
Seapower Ashore: 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land,
Peter Hore, (Chatham Publishing, 2001)
Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy,
J. J. Colledge & Ben Warlow, (Greenhill Books, 2003)
The World of Jack Aubrey: Twelve-Pounders, Frigates, Cutlasses, and Insignia of His Majesty's Royal Navy, David Miller, (Running Press Book Publishers, 2003)

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Mapping/Charting, Navigation, and Exploration:

Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Instruments, Dennis Fisher, (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1994)
Battle Maps of the Civil War,
O'Shea, Richard, (Smithmark, 1992)
The Charting of the Oceans: Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps,
Peter Whitfield, (Pomegranate Communications, 1996)
A Guide to Civil War Maps In the National Archives,
(NARA 1986)
Historic Maritime Maps: Used for Historic Exploration 1290-1699,
Donald Wigal, (Continental Sales, 2001)
History and Handbook for the Engineer Reenactor,
Jernigan, C. and Settle, R., (Chickasha, 1995)
Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War,
by the Editors of Time-Life Books, Time-Life Books, 1998)
Mapping the American Revolutionary War,
Harley, J. B., Petchenik, B. B., and Towner, L. W., (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1978)
Mapping the Civil War,
Nelson, Christopher, (Fulcrum Publishing, 1992)
Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War,
McElfresh, Earl B.,  (Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1999)
Maps of the Civil War: The Roads They Took,
Phillips, David, (Metrobooks, 1998)
The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention that Changed the World,
Amir D. Aczel, (Harvest Books (May 2, 2002)
The Shaping of American Ethnography: The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842,
Barry Alan Joyce, (University of Nebraska Press, 2001)
Tracks in the Sea: Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Mapping of the Oceans,
Chester G. Hearn, (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003)
Voyage to the Southern Ocean: The Letters of Lieutenant William Reynolds from the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842,
Anne H. Cleaver and E. Jeffrey Stann, USNI, 1988)

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