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United States Naval History: A Bibliography, 7th Ed

United States Naval History: A Bibliography, 7th Ed – https://web.archive.org/web/20140529123141/http://www.history.navy.mil/biblio/biblio1/biblio1.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I find a book on the Barbary Wars?
  • Where can I find a history of the National Naval Observatory?
  • Where could I learn the circumstances of our occupation of Guam?


From the website

This edition of United States Naval History: A Bibliography incorporates more than 450 titles chosen from the large body of naval historical literature published since the bibliography’s sixth edition appeared in 1972. In addition to updating this list of significant works in the field of naval history our compilers added new editions of previously cited books and, in a fewcases, key titles omitted from the earlier version.

Despite its considerable length, we wish to stress that this bibliography is selective rather than exhaustive. Its primary aim is to identify books and articles for the general reading needs of naval professionals, students, and the public. Advanced researchers may find this compilation a useful starting point. But, their requirements can best be met by consulting more exhaustive and specialized bibliographies, a number of which are cited in this work.

The bibliography is split between a chronological section by conflict and a special subjects section that includes materials on aircraft, minorities, medicine and more.

Search Tip:

Many of the books in this bibliography printed before 1923, such as the 1905 edition of Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs, have been digitized in Google Books and other places. It would be worth your time to search books.google.com, archive.org or worldcat.org for an electronic copy.

For the rest, check with your local library for a print copy.


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