Capital Ship Books and Militaria Want List


We are looking for fine to as new copies of the following books. Please describe any defects (stains, tears, bumps, foxing, creases, dogears, exlib marks, cocking, sunning, browning, chipping, etc.) in books and, if present, dust jackets. We will pay top dollar for books from this list that are in acceptable condition:


Allen, Gardner. Our Navy and the West Indian Pirates. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1929.


Atkins, John Black. The War in Cuba. The Experiences of an Englishman with the United States Army. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1899.


Billingsley, Edward B. In Defense of Neutral Rights: The United States Navy and the Wars of Independence in Chile and Peru. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1967.


Bradlee, Francis B. Piracy in the West Indies and Its Suppression. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1923.


Brown, Eliphalet M. Jr. (publisher) and Heine, Wilhelm (artist). Illustrations of the Japan Expedition, 1855.


Brown, Wilburt S. The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815: A Critical Review of Strategy and Tactics at New Orleans. Univ. of Alabama Press, 1969.


Cassard, William Gilbert. The Battleship Indiana and Her Part in the Spanish-American War. New York: Henry C. Taylor, 1899.


Clark, William Bell. Captain Dauntless: The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1949.

Clark, William Bell. The First
Saratoga, Being the Saga of John Young and His Sloop-of-War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1953.

Clark, William Bell. Gallant John Barry, 1745-1803: The Story of a Naval Hero of Two Wars.
New York: Macmillan, 1938.

Clark, William Bell. Lambert Wickes, Sea Raider and Diplomat: The Story of a Naval Captain of the Revolution.
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1932.


Committee of Imperial Defence. Official History (Naval and Military) of the Russo-Japanese War. London.


Cranwell, John P., and William B. Crane. Men of Marque: A History of Private Armed Vessels Out of Baltimore During the War of 1812. Norton, 1940.


Cruikshank, Earnest A., The Documentary History of the Campaign upon the Niagara Frontier in the Year 1812. Welland: Lundy's Lane Historical Society.


Dearborn, Henry A. The Life of William Bainbridge, Esq. of the United States Navy. Princeton Univ. Press, 1931.


Downey, Joseph T. The Cruise of the Portsmouth, 1845-1847: A Sailor's View of the Naval Conquest of California. Edited by Howard Lamar. New Haven: Yale Univ. Library, 1958.


Durand, James R. James Durand, an Able Seaman of 1812: His Adventures on "Old Ironsides," and as an Impressed Sailor in the British Navy. Edited by George S. Brooks. Yale Univ. Press, 1926.

Dutton, Charles J. Oliver Hazard Perry.
New York: Longmans, Green, 1935.

Eulate Sanjurjo, Carmen. Eulate, la Espana heroica y la America magnanima: Estampas de la guerra naval de 1898. Madrid: Editorial Naval, 1951.

Everest, Allan S. The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley. Syracuse Univ. Press, 1981.


Fitzpatrick, Donovan, and Saul Saphire. Navy Maverick: Uriah Phillips Levy. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1963.

Fowler, William M., Jr. Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.


Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced by Baltimore During the War of 1812. The American Maritime Library, Vol. 8: Published for Mystic Seaport by Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1977.


Gates, John M. Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898-1902. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1973.

Gleaves, Albert. James Lawrence, Captain, United States Navy, Commander of the "Chesapeake". New York: Putnam, 1904.

Grant, Bruce. Isaac Hull, Captain of Old Ironsides.
Chicago: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1947.

Hall, Claude H. Abel Parker Upshur, Conservative Virginian, 1790-1844. Madison:State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1964.

Harlow, Neal. California Conquered: War and Peace on the Pacific, 1846-1850. Univ. of California Press, 1982.

Henderson, Daniel M. The Hidden Coasts: A Biography of Admiral Charles Wilkes. New York: Sloane, 1953. 306 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Greenwood).

Henson, Curtis T. Commissioners and Commodores: The
East India Squadron and American Diplomacy in China. University: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1982.

Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict. Univ. of Illinois Press, 1989.


Knox, Dudley W. Naval Sketches of the War in California. Random House, 1939.


Lewis, Charles L. The Romantic Decatur. Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1937.


Long, David F. Nothing Too Daring: A Biography of Commodore David Porter, 1780-1843. U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1970.

Long, David F. Ready to Hazard: A Biography of Commodore William Bainbridge, 1774-1833. University Press of
New England, 1981.


Meissner, Mme. Sophie (Radford) de. Old Naval Days: Sketches From the Life of Rear Admiral William Radford, USN. New York: Holt, 1920.

Mills, James C. Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. Detroit: J. Phelps, 1913.


Paullin, Charles O. Commodore John Rodgers, Captain, Commodore and Senior Officer of the American Navy, 1773-1838. Cleveland: Arthur Clark, 1910. (or 1967 reprint by U.S. Naval Institute).

Perry, Matthew Calbraith. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, By Order of the Government of the United States. Vols. 1-3. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1857.


Poolman, Kenneth. Guns Off Cape Ann: The Story of the Shannon and the Chesapeake. Rand McNally, 1962.


Pratt, Fletcher. Preble's Boys: Commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power. New York: Wm. Sloane, 1950.


Pullen, Hugh F. The Shannon and the Chesapeake. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970.


Risco, Alberto. Apuntes biograficos de excmo. Sr. almirante D. Pascual Cervera y Topete. Toledo, Spain: S. Rodriguez, 1920


Risco, Alberto. La escuadra del almirante Cervera: Narracion del combate naval de Santiago de Cuba. Madrid: Editorial "Razon y fe," 1929.


Roby, Edward. The Unfair Treatment of the Admiral and the Captains Who Destroyed the Naval Power of Spain in 1898. Chicago: Barnard & Miller, 1900.


Rodriguez Gonzalez, Agustin Ramon. Politico naval de la restauracion (1875-1898). Madrid: Editorial San Martin, 1988.


Sargent, Herbert H. The Campaign of Santiago de Cuba. Vols. 1-3 Chicago: A. C. McClure, 1907. (or reprint. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.)


Semmes, Raphael. Service Afloat and Ashore During the Mexican War. Cincinnati: W. H. Moore, 1851.


Shomette, Donald G. Flotilla: Battle for the Patuxent. Solomons, Md.: Calvert Marine Museum Press, 1981.


Smith, M. P.,  Confederates Downeast. Provincial Press, Portland, Maine, 1985.


Thurston, A., Tallahassee Skipper. Lescarbot Press, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1981.


Ticknor, Benajah. The Voyage of the Peacock: A Journal. Edited by Nan Powell Hodges. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1991.


Tucker, Glenn. Dawn Like Thunder: The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the U.S. Navy. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1963.


Valle, James E. Rocks & Shoals: Order and Discipline in the Old Navy, 1800-1861. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1980.


Wheeler, Joseph. The Santiago Campaign. 1899.


Wells, T. H., The Confederate Navy: A study in organization. Univ. of Alabama Press, 1971.