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121 DUNMORE, Spencer BALLARD, Robert D., Dr. Introduction BLAIR, Jonathan SKERRY, Brian Lost Subs : From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost- and Found. First Edition in dustjacket.
Madison Press, 2002, ISBN:0306811405 
DUNMORE, Spencer. Lost Subs : From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost - and Found. Introduction by Dr. Robert D. Ballard; technical consultant, J. David Perkins; featuring contemporary underwater photography by Jonathan Blair and Brian Skerry. (Toronto): Da Capo / Madison Press, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-176, including numerous b/w and colorphotographs and drawings to text, others full page. Oblong, Oblong large 8 vo, black cloth. "In gripping text and powerful images, Lost Subs chronicles the evolution of the submarine - from Robert Fulton's early experiments to the famous German U-boats of both world wars; from Imperial Japan's 1-52 to the Cold War nuclear subs Thresher and Scorpion. Thanks to revolutionarynew technology, divers and deep-sea submersibles are giving scientists unp recedented access to these lost subs, and shedding new light on both their creation and their destruction." -from the dust jacket. Vg in unclipped dj.25.00

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122 DURHAM, Victor G Submarine Boys Series. Submarine Boys' Trial Trip; or, Making Good as Young Experts
Saalfield Pub. Co., 1919, 
DURHAM, Victor G. The Submarine Boys' Trial Trip; or, "Making Good" as Young Experts. Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Pub. Co., (1919). Frontis. 8vo, dec. red cloth. The Submarine Boys Series. Anderson 355. A pulp bildungsroman in which the Boys impress their superiors by demonstrating their mastery of submarine technology. Inner hinges cracked, spine sunned, cloth rubbed, paper yellowed, else vg. 12.00

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123 DURHAM, Victor G. Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise, or The Young Kings of the Deep
Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio / New York, 1935, 
DURHAM, Victor G. The Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise, or The Young Kings of the Deep. Illustrated. Akron, Ohio / New York : The Saalfield PublishingCompany, (copyright 1910). [ca 1935]. Pp [1]-212,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, il lustrated blue cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. A juvenile adventure novel in The Submarine Boys' Series. Front inner hinge cracked, gift inscription (dated 1937), else very good. 12.50

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124 ELLER, Ernest McNeill, Rear Admiral BURKE, Arleigh, Admiral, foreword. Soviet Sea Challenge. First Edition in dustjacket
Cowles Book Company, Chicago, 1971, 
ELLER, Ernest McNeill, Rear Admiral. The Soviet Sea Challenge. Foreword by Admiral Arleigh Burke. (Chicago): Cowles Book Company, Inc. (1971). Pp (8),ix-xiv,(2),1-315,(5) + 16 pages of photos. Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, white lettering to spine. Myron Smith, The Soviet Navy, 1941-1978 : A Guide toSources in English 399. A review of U.S. naval capabilities in the Cold Wa r period, contrasted with an appreciation of the growth of the Soviet fleet, culminating in a plea not to cut naval defence spending. "Most Americans are aware of the Soviet Union's enormous armies and of its ICBMs zeroed in on U.S. cities, strategic airbases, and Minuteman missile sites, but tftey are otten unaware of a greater danger: the Russians' determined drive to become masters of the sea on which America's very life depends. Whether or not we like it, Russian submarine surface fleets cruise the Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Indian Ocean. In the Mediterranean, where the U.S. 6tn Fleet once reigned supreme, a powerful Russian fleet sails, ready to counter any U.S. move. While the Soviet Union has long had the world's largest submarine fleet, the United States has felt secure in its lead in nuclear powered and armed submarines. Now, even in this latter category Russia is on the verge of surpassing U.S. capabilities. Twenty-five years ago the United States boasted the largest navy and merchant marine fleet. Today, the Russians have taken the lead in both areas. In addition, Moscow holds avital edge in oceanographic and deep-sea fisting fleets, which serve every where as adjuncts of her navy for operations and for intelligence. Such is the background for The Soviet Sea Challenge. In early chapters Admiral Eller traces tne historic influence of the sea on the destinies of America and Russia through World War II and focuses sharply on the role of the Navy in the desperate Battle of the Atlantic and the bitter Pacific struggle, from Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Leyte, and Okinawa. He then covers the key events of the past quarter century, including the impact of sea power in Korea, where the U.S. Navy helped to save the toehold at Pusan and to execute General MacArthur's daring amphibious coup at Inchon, and Vietnam, where the U.S. Navy has demonstrated its versatility in assault, gunfire support, air interdiction, and riverine warfare. Additional chapters cover technological innovations in naval aircraft, missiles, submarines, and high-speed ampnibious attack ships—assault helicopter carriers, for example. What emerges is a serious message. Technological advances can haveno real value, Admiral Eller contends, if the United States continues its current policy of naval cutbacks in face of the phenomenal growth of Sovietsea power, which has aiready brought Russia large gains, from Cuba to Afri ca and the Middle East. The threat to the United States, if she does not regain her naval supremacy, as well as to all non-Communist nations, is far more serious than any that has previously confronted the nation." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Soviet Menace from the Sea. 2. The United States' Sea Heritage. 3. World Struggle for Survival of Freedo. 4.The Soviet Navy's Maritime Background. 5. War Won-Peace Lost. 6. Disaster from Lack of Foresight. 7. Approaching Storm of the World? 8. Vietnam: Nibbling and Nipping - How Not to Win. 9. Rushing Toward Shipwreck. 10. Naval Air and Missiles. 11.Amphibious and Other Power. 12. Ocean Transnort: Lifeline of Nations. 13. Oceanography ana Allied Uses of the Sea. 14. Soviet Outreach by Sea. 15. Hurncane Warnings. Very slight shelfwear, else very good in rubbed, nicked, but unclipped, dustjacket. 25.00

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125 ELLIS, William S. National Geographic 157:5 DALE, Bruce Canada's Highway to the Sea"
National Geographic, 1980, 
ELLIS, William S. "Canada's Highway to the Sea." An article in the National Geographic Magazine, Vol.157, No.5, May 1980. Pp 594-623. Illustrated with 22 photographs and a map. Also Bruce Dale's "The St. Lawrence River"; Sylvia A. Earle's "A Walk in the Deep." Vg. 4.00

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126 ELLSBERG, Edward Men Under the Sea. 9th printing in dustjacket.
New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1945, 
ELLSBERG, Edward, Captain. Men Under the Sea. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (June) 1945. Ninth Printing. Pp. (2),[i]-xii,(2),1-365,(5). 24 black and white plates plus frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine, gilt illustration to cover. Anderson 370. "...Commander Ellsberg here tells the story of the men who go down under the sea into the green twilight and blackness of the ocean floor. He begins with an account of thefinal stages of the salvaging of the submarine S-51 and the quiet heroism of the divers who brought that ship up from the bottom. From this he turns to the tragedy of the S-4, sunk by the destroyer Paulding off Provincetown Harbor, and in a matchless series of chapters relates his own breathless race by ambulance, train and power boat to the scene of the collision and itsheart-rending aftermath. These two undersea tragedies [...] furnish him wi th a background for describing the most recent inventions in submarine salvage work and the latest safety devices for the rescue of men trapped in stricken ships below the sea. [...] The lure of sunken treasure and the possibilities of its recovery fill the closing pages of this unique book of action and adventure." -from the dj [which incidentally gives Ellsberg the rank of Commander]. Slight wear to edges, small stain to edge, else vg & clean in lightly edgeworn bright dustjacket. 80.00

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127 ELLSBERG, Edward, Lieutenant Commander On the Bottom
Literary Guild, New York, 1929, 
ELLSBERG, Edward, Lieutenant Commander. On the Bottom . NY: Literary Guild,1929. Pp. 324, port. frontis., + 23 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gil t lettering and green decoration to front and spine. Anderson 371. The author's account of his salvage activities, relating largely to his salvaging the S-51, an American submarine that was brought to the surface, the first such occurrence of bring a sunken sub to the surface in the open ocean. Inner hinges shaky with were to outer hinges, spine ridge, shelfwear, soiled spot to rear board, else good. No dj. 12.50

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128 ELSON, Bryan. Canada's Bastion of Empire : Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy, 1749-1918. First Edition in dustjacket.
Formac Publishing, Halifax, N.S., 2008, ISBN:9781459503267 1459503260 / 9781459503267 
ELSON, Bryan. Canada's Bastion of Empire : Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy, 1749-1918. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2014). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-277,(3). With several dozen black and white photos and maps. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, silver lettering to front and spine.

"This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring that Canada emerged as an independent country in the twenieth century.

Bryan Elson focuses on the bases for the all-powerful British Navy at Halifax and Victoria through the nineteenth century and the First World War. Ashe explains, Halifax gave the Royal navy the land base they needed to proj ect British power along the whole east Atlantic coast of North America. Victoria's Esquimalt did the same thing for the Pacific coast.

During the 1800s the United States grew dramatically, adding huge swaths of lands west, south, and north that had belonged to France, Spain, Mexico, and Russia -- while pushing aside native peoples. More than once the American government came into conflict with Britain over British territory in North America. There were threats of war and annexation, and American popular support for absorbing Canada was strong.

Elson shows how the British presence in Halifax, and later in Victoria, stood in the way of US designs on Canada. Americna leaders knew that the British Navy, with its bases on both coasts, had the power to cut them off from the rest of the world with a naval blockade. The American threat to Canada was effectively countered by the British presence in these two cities.

These two bastions played their most important role inthe early years of the First World War. Elson explains how in 1914 the Uni ted States stood aside while the British Empire, including Canada, took on Germany. In this situation, the British navy -- including the Canadian navy's first east-coast warship -- mounted a show of force by stopping all incoming and outgoing traffic from the port of New York. This lasted until the US finally opted into the war, on the side of Britain, in 1917.

Meanwhile, on the west coast the Esquimalt naval base was buttressed by the extraordinary action of the BC provincial government -- which at the start of the warbought two new submarines from a shipyard in Seattle for the fledgling Can adian navy." - from the dustjacket.

Chapters :
1. The Watch Is Set, 1749-1858;
2. Threat and Response, 1858-1905;
3. Rumours of War, 1906-1914;
4. Defences, Defenders, and the Coming of War, August 1914;
5. Halifax Crisis, August 1914;
6. Esquimalt Crisis, August 1914;
7. Consolidation, September to December 1914;
8. Afterwards.
Appendix : Coastal Defences.
With bibliography and index.
A brief section on the Explosion, pp.248-250, with one photo.

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129 ENRIGHT, Joseph F., with James W. RYAN RYAN, James W. Shinano! 1st US in dj.
St.Martin's, 1987, 
ENRIGHT, Captain Joseph F., with James W. RYAN. Shinano! The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership. N.Y.: St.Martin's Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp 250. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "In 1944 Japan's mightiest aircraft carrier was attacked on her top-secret maiden voyage by a lone American submarine. This is the untold story of the Shinano, by the man who sank her." - from the dj. Name, else vg in slightly chipped, price-clipped dj. 30.00

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130 ENRIGHT, Joseph F., with James W. RYAN RYAN, James W. Shinano! 2nd US in dj.
St.Martin's, 1987, 
ENRIGHT, Captain Joseph F., with James W. RYAN. Shinano! The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership. N.Y.: St.Martin's Press, (1987). Second Printing. Pp250. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "In 1944 Japan's mightiest aircraft car rier was attacked on her top-secret maiden voyage by a lone American submarine. This is the untold story of the Shinano, by the man who sank her." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 25.00

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131 ESSEX, James W. Victory in the St.Lawrence : Canada's Unknown War.. 2nd printing paperback
Boston Mills, 1984, ISBN:0919783341 
ESSEX, James W. Victory in the St.Lawrence : Canada's Unknown War. (Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press, 1984). Second Printing Paperback . Pp. (8),9-159,(1). Illustrated. Double column. 4to, black card covers. Contents: 1. Preparation for War; 2. The Eve of Battle; 3. The Depression Years: From Communism to Nazism; 4. Governments in Flux: the Emergence of the Armed Forces; 5.Politics at Home and at Sea; 6. "D.E.M.S.": and the Emergence of the Secre t "R.D.F." for Defence; 7. Seaward Defence: without the Royal Navy; 8. The Disciplines of Sicence; 9. "Pauchenslag": Canada's Trial Begins [drumbeat];10. Survivors reach Gaspé as the St. Lawrence shuts down to Shipping; 11. Our Lack of Defence; 12. Gaspé Fights Back; 13. Testing the Waters; 14. Hartwig in Quest of a Cross [Kapitänleutnant Paul Hartwig and U-517]; 15. For Whom the Bells Toll; 16. Unlucky Thirteen; 17. Fraternity in Battle; 18. Better Left Unsaid: Q-083 on the rocks; 19. Praise the Lord... a Spy in our Midst; 20. A Surprise Ending: The Tide of Victory Slowly Turns. With bibliography. Very good. 30.00

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132 EVERITT, Nicholas EVERITT, Henry Reeve NORTHCLIFFE, Lord, foreword British Secret Service during the Great War. Third Edition.
Hutchinson & Co., London, 1920, 
EVERITT, Nicholas. British Secret Service during the Great War. Third Edition. London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1920]. Pp (6),[vii]-xxvi,27-320. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Not in Anderson. "There is something somysterious and thrilling about Secret Service that the subject must inevit ably appeal to the public, and especially to the more imaginative section of it. Secret Service is the theme of Mr. Nicholas Everitt's book, in which he describes the exciting adventures that he met with whilst in quest of information of use to his country during the Great War. In carrying out his task he proved himself to be a keen observer and a man of resource. His experience gives point to the old saying that a man's ability is shewn less in never getting into a scrape, for humanum est errare, than in knowing how toget out of one! There is perhaps no vocation in which it is easier to get into a tight corner and more difficult to get out again than in the Secret Service, where the sword of Damocles often hangs over one's head. Besides giving an account of his adventures, Mr. Everitt devotes no small part of his work to criticism of the Foreign Office and its overseas branches the Diplomatic and Consular Services. He draws attention to what he conceives to be their defects and suggests how they might be remedied." - from the foreword by Lord Northcliffe. Chapters : 1. War and the Introducing of Jim; 2. Secret Service Organisations, Comparisons and Incidentals; 3. Initiation to Active Work; 4. Intercommunicating with Temporary Codes and Incidents; 5. Locating German Mine-Layers (pp.97-106) ; 6. Deposing a Rival; 7. Fighting German Agents with Faked Weapons; 8. Escaping from the Clutches of a Very Clever Lady; 9. Wild-Fowling Extraordinary and Trawling for Submarines in Neutral Waters (pp.128-136); 10. The Mysterious Harbour (pp.137-147); 11. Mad Gambling and a Big Bribe; 12. Shadowed by Police; 13. Dodging Frontier Guards and Searching for One's Self; 14. Avoiding Cold Murder; 15. Escaping froma Submarine (pp.200-210); 16. The Casement Affair; 17. Pertaining to Myste ry Ships (pp.211-224); 18. The Sinking of the Lusitania by German Treachery(pp.225-234); 19. Ministerial, Diplomatic, and Consular Failings; 20. The Sham Blockade. According to an entry found on a genealogical website, HenryReeve Everitt (1867-1928), who styled himself "Nicholas," was a solicitor in Norwich and Lowestoft. In addition to his career as a solicitor, Everittwas a British secret service agent, sportsman, traveller and author of a s eries of popular books. Corners bumped, half-inch closed tear to mid-spine,spine sunned, light wear to cloth, end-papers browned, owner's name, else vg, tight, clean and with bright gilt. 350.00

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133 FAIRHALL, David Russia Looks to the Sea : A Study of the Expansion of Soviet Military Power. First Edition
Andre Deutsch, London, 1971, 
FAIRHALL, David. Russia Looks to the Sea : A Study of the Expansion of Soviet Military Power. (London) : Andre Deutsch, (1971). First Printing. Pp 286. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth. Myron Smith, The Soviet Navy, 1941-1978 :A Guide to Sources in English 283. Contents : 1. Alarm and Complacency; 2. Ice and Claustrophobia; 3. Icebreakers and the Arctic Routes; 4. Difficult Straits; 5. Economic Pressures and the Merchant Marine; 6. The Merchant Fl eet in Perspective; 7. A Planned Industry; 8. Russian Shipping Policy; 9. Oceanography and Fish - and Submarines; 10. The Evolution of Naval Strategy;11. The Red Fleet in Blue Waters; 12. Military Aid and Political Influence ; 13. East of Suez; 14. Anticlimax; 15. The Hardware; 16. Soviet Naval Strategy Today; 17. Who Gets Hurt?. Appendices: I. The Montreux Convention; II.Fleets of NATO and Warsaw Pact Compared. Vg-fine. 22.00

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134 FAIRHALL, David Russia Looks to the Sea : A Study of the Expansion of Soviet Military Power. First Edition in dustjacket
Andre Deutsch, London, 1971, 
FAIRHALL, David. Russia Looks to the Sea : A Study of the Expansion of Soviet Military Power. (London) : Andre Deutsch, (1971). First Printing. Pp 286. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth. Myron Smith, The Soviet Navy, 1941-1978 :A Guide to Sources in English 283. Contents : 1. Alarm and Complacency; 2. Ice and Claustrophobia; 3. Icebreakers and the Arctic Routes; 4. Difficult Straits; 5. Economic Pressures and the Merchant Marine; 6. The Merchant Fl eet in Perspective; 7. A Planned Industry; 8. Russian Shipping Policy; 9. Oceanography and Fish - and Submarines; 10. The Evolution of Naval Strategy;11. The Red Fleet in Blue Waters; 12. Military Aid and Political Influence ; 13. East of Suez; 14. Anticlimax; 15. The Hardware; 16. Soviet Naval Strategy Today; 17. Who Gets Hurt?. Appendices: I. The Montreux Convention; II.Fleets of NATO and Warsaw Pact Compared. Very good in wrinkled dustjacket. 30.00

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135 FAIRHALL, David Russian Sea Power : An account of its present strength and strategy. 1st pr in dj.
Gambit, Boston, 1971, ISBN:0876450400 
FAIRHALL, David. Russian Sea Power : [An account of its present strength and strategy]. Boston : Gambit, (1971). First US Printing. Pp. 286 + 16 p. ofplates. 8vo, maroon cloth spine with blue card covered boards, top edge dy ed red. Anderson 386, Myron Smith, The Soviet Navy, 1941-1978 : A Guide to Sources in English 283;Papadakis and Glassner, International Law of the Seaand Marine Affairs: A Bibliography : Supplement to the 1980 edition 8508. An American examination of Soviet sea power during the middle of the Cold War. Top edge bumped, name, else very good in rubbed, lightly nicked, spine faded dustjacket. 20.00

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136 FAIRHALL, David Russian Sea Power. 1st pr no dj.
Gambit, Boston, 1971, ISBN:0876450400 
FAIRHALL, David. Russian Sea Power : [An account of its present strength and strategy]. Boston: Gambit, (1971). First US Printing. Pp. 286 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth spine with blue card covered boards, top edge dyed red. Anderson 386. An American examination of Soviet sea power during themiddle of the Cold War. Ex-library (inkstamps crossed over with black mark er), waterstaining to fore-edge and lower edge, else good tp very good. 15.00

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137 FINCHLEY, Al True War 01:04 Break Their Backs with Subs
True War, 1957, 
FINCHLEY, Al. ""Break Their Backs with Subs!"." An article on the U-boats vis-à-vis the United States in True War, Vol.1, No.4, May 1957, pp.34-36, 64. Triple column. Illustrated. Covers nearly detached and chipped, else vg. 10.00

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138 FISHER, Allan C., Jr., and David S. BOYER BOYER, David S. National Geographic, 102:5) Our Navy's Long Submarine Arm
National Geographic Society, Washington, 1952, 
FISHER, Allan C., Jr., and David S. BOYER. "Our Navy's Long Submarine Arm" . An article in The National Geographic Magazine, volume 102, number 5, November 1952, pp. 613-636. Washington, DC: The National Geographic Society, 1952. Pp. 571-712. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, printed yellow and whitewraps. Spine nicked, else vg. 12.00

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139 FISHER, David E. Race on the Edge of Time : Radar - The Decisive Weapon of World War II.
McGraw-Hill , New York , 1988, ISBN:0070210888 
FISHER, David E. A Race on the Edge of Time : Radar – The Decisive Weapon of World War II. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1988). Book Club Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-371,(1),+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, red cloth, silver lettering to spine. Of nautical interest : Chapter 17 : “Das Boot” [aboutGerman submarines] (pp 281-311). Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00

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140 FISHER, Jon Last Frontiers on Earth
Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, WA, 2005, ISBN:1893626520 
FISHER, Jon. Last Frontiers on Earth : Strange Places Where You Can Live Free. Port Townsend, WA: Breakout Productions, (2005). Pp. (1)-166,[6]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front and spine. A volume detailing methods to go about freeloading (when it comes to places to live). Of nautical interest: Part 1: Live in the Polar Regions(In Antarctica, On the Arctic Icecap, On an Iceberg, On a Sub-Antarctic Is land), and Part 2: Live on the Ocean (On a Floating Platform on the Ocean, On a Boat, On a Deserted Island, Under Water, In a Submarine). Vg. 12.00

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