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    • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely riveting account of a key moment in the history of World War II, one of America's leading naval historians, Craig L. Symonds, paints an unforgettable portrait of ingenuity, courage, and sacrifice.

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    • You may knock US down, but you can't knock US out

    • By Matthew on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Neptune

    • The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: Craig L. Symonds
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seventy years ago, more than 6000 Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a 50-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Whys of D-Day

    • By Mike From Mesa on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The U.S. Navy

    • A Concise History
    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great drama pivotal to the nation's fortunes: John Paul Jones' attacks on the British in the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, and the arduous conquest of Iwo Jima.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great History Novel of Navy

    • By Danelle Hites on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Captain McCrea's War

    • The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer
    • By: John L. McCrea, Craig L. Symonds - foreword, Julia C. Tobey - editor
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his reminiscences. Captain McCrea's War captures his amazing tales from the World War II years.

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    • awesome

    • By Adam on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Lincoln and His Admirals

    • By: Craig L. Symonds
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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    Abraham Lincoln began his presidency admitting that he knew "but little of ships," but he quickly came to preside over the largest national armada to that time, not eclipsed until World War I. Naval historian Craig L. Symonds' Lincoln and His Admirals unveils an aspect of Lincoln's presidency unexamined by historians until now, revealing how he managed the men who ran the naval side of the Civil War, and how the activities of the Union Navy ultimately affected the course of history. 

    Regular price: $20.99