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Sea Power: A Naval History

First Edition


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First edition of Sea Power: A Naval History, edited by E.B. Potter and Chester W. Nimitz, published in 1960 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Octavo, xii, 932pp. Blue-green cloth, title stamped in silver and black. No additional printings mentioned. Appears unread. In the publisher’s scarce dust jacket, a few short closed tears, bright illustrations. Writing on the copyright page, with a fictional conversation between Admiral Nimitz and a subordinate. This copy is not signed by Nimitz.

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz (1885-1966) was the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during WWII. On September 2, 1945, he was the United States signatory to the surrender terms of Japanese forces, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. After WWII, he served two years as Chief of Naval Operations. He retired from active service in 1947 and moved to California. Admiral Nimitz died in 1966 and was buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

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Location Published

Englewood Cliffs, NJ


Prentice-Hall, Inc.


First Edition

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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