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1 Brown, Stanley MEN FROM UNDER THE SKY: The Arrival Of Westerners In Fiji. With a foreword by Raymond Burr
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1973). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy bound in an attractive silk cloth with a price-clipped dust jacket. 
Illustrated with facsimile photographs and two maps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Dye, Ira THE FATAL CRUISE OF THE ARGUS: Two Captains in the War of 1812
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, (1994). 1557501750 / 9781557501752 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 368 pages; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Captain Dye tracks the colorful exploits of two very different men, Henry Allen and John Maples, as their separate paths take unexpected turns in an era of decisive battles and pivotal events from 1789 through the closing of the Age of Napoleon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Hill, Jim Dan THE TEXAS NAVY: In Forgotten Battles and Shirtsleeve Diplomacy
Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1937. First edition. Blue cloth with spine titles, rules, and publisher's device in gilt; gilt rules to the front panel, and map endpapers. Hardcover. Corner tips gently bumped, spine slightly faded, else a very good plus copy; in a shelfworn illustrated dust jacket lightly chipped at the extremities, and with a short closed tear and associated creases to the lower rear panel. 
Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper. An authentic, carefully documented account of the Lone Star Republic's thirteen men-of-war. 224 pages; illustrated with four plates and two diagrams. Howes H485. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Manning, Thomas G. U.S. COAST SURVEY VS. NAVAL HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE: A 19th-Century Rivalry in Science and Politics
Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, (1988). 0817303901 / 9780817303907 First edition. A volume in the History of American Science and Technology series. Hardcover. Fine in light blue cloth, lettered in darker blue to the spine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 202 pages, notes, essay on sources, and an index. 
A study of the rivalry between the civilian Coast Survey and the military Hydrographic Office during the years following the Civil War, which become a contest between quality science and research and political powers and governmental favor. 
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5 Rickover, H.G. EMINENT AMERICANS: Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet
(Washington, D.C.): (U.S. Government Printing Office), (1972). First edition. Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Very light soiling to the covers, and a rough spine (production flaw), else near fine in illustrated glossy white wraps. 316 pages, frontispiece photograph of the author, seven b&w photographs, and an index. 
Biographies of the forty-one prominent Americans who had nuclear powered submarines capable of carrying Polaris missiles named after them. The men who were selected are all well-known figures who helped defend America's freedom. 
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