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Hamilton | John [Adm. Arleigh Burke]

War at Sea 1939-1945

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The signed limited edition of War at Sea 1939-1945 by John Hamilton.

Quarto, 272pp. Blue morocco, title in gilt on front cover and spine. Blue endpapers, silk bookmark, all edges in gilt. Housed in the publisher’s matching cloth slipcase.

From a limited edition of 750 copies signed by the author, this being number 669. Additional presentation from Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.

During World War II, Admiral Arleigh Burke (1901-1996), gained fame as a destroyer squadron commander, notably in the Solomon Islands campaign, where his leadership earned him the nickname “31-Knot Burke.” After the war, Burke was appointed Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in 1955 by President Eisenhower, a role he held for an unprecedented three terms until 1961. As CNO, Burke implemented signifigant strategic and technological innovations in the Navy. In retirement, the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), an Aegis Class Destroyer, was commissioned in his honor in 1991-only the fourth time a naval vessel was named after a living figure.

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Blandford Press


Limited Edition

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Near Fine


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