Clark | Joseph J. and Barnes | Dwight H. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

Sea Power and Its Meaning

First Edition | First Printing



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    Inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., first edition of Sea Power and Its Meaning by Admiral J.J. Clark and Captain Dwight H. Barnes.

    Octavo, 138pp. Blue cloth, title in black on spine. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Light wear to corners and spine. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $5.95 retail price on front flap, short closed tears to rear panel, small stains to bottom of front panel, a touch of wear to corners. Tape repairs to verso. Signed on the title page “To Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. ‘Mr. Seapower’ who personally inspired this effort and to whom I dedicate this work. With best wishes – Dwight H. Barnes.”

    Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) served in the United States Navy for 45 years. He was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a four-star admiral who commanded South Pacific aircraft operations in World War II, and the father of Senator John McCain. During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was Commander-in-Chief of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater and an ardent supporter of the Vietnamization policy of President Nixon. McCain retired in 1972 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Location Published

    New York


    Franklin Watts, Inc.


    First Edition, First Printing

    Date Published





    Near Fine

    Jacket Condition

    Very Good


    Clark | Joseph J. and Barnes | Dwight H. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]


    [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

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