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The Nautical Shelf.

America's Black Sea Fleet

Robert Shenk

Naval Institute Press

291 Wood Road

Annapolis, MD 21402

9781612510538 $34.95 www.navalinstitute.org

Robert Shenk (Professor of English, University of New Orleans) presents America's Black Sea Fleet, a historical examination of America's Black Sea Fleet in the years after World War I. This small but bold fleet of destroyers and other nautical vessels responded to multiple international incidents, from an evacuation of roughly 150,000 White Russians during the close of the Russian Revolution, to coordinating Hoover grain ships to ports in famine-stricken southern Russia, to aiding in the escape of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from violent Turkish Nationalist Revolution, and much more. A handful of maps and vintage black-and-white photographs enhance this meticulously researched, extraordinarily detailed study, ideal for naval history shelves yet accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library collections.

Intrepid Sailors

Chipp Reid

Naval Institute Press

291 Wood Road

Annapolis, MD 21402

9781612511177 $35.95 www.navalinstitute.org

Also available as an ebook, Intrepid Sailors: The Legacy of Preble's Boys and the Tripoli Campaign is a close study of the fascinating true story of the U.S. Navy's campaign against Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli, who declared war on America in 1801. After two campaigns against the Barbary pirates ended in failure, Commander Edward Preble became commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Mediterranean. Award-winning journalist Chipp Reid reconstitutes the making of history from primary sources. Although Intrepid Sailors is a historical record, the true stories of daring heroics by often dangerously inexperienced young officers is enthralling reading from cover to cover. Highly recommended, especially for public library nautical and military history collections.

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Title Annotation:'America's Black Sea Fleet'
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Date:Jan 1, 2013
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