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Noble, Dennis L.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 3,485 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Art  Case studies  Registers (Lists)  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: VK1323, 363.2860973
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Most widely held works by Dennis L Noble
Lighthouses & keepers : the U.S. Lighthouse Service and its legacy by Dennis L Noble( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of lighthouses and lightships throughout the United States, including the keepers, buoy tenders, buoys, fog signals, electronic aids to navigation used in World War II, and a summary of the U.S. Lighthouse Service from 1789 onward
The U.S. Coast Guard's war on human smuggling by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the hot-button issues facing the United States in the early twenty-first century, perhaps none is presently generating more passion than illegal immigration. But what the vociferous public debates and sound bites often miss is that the story is far larger than the land border with Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard has been charged with preventing undocumented migrants from entering the country for its entire existence. Best known, perhaps, for rescuing lives and preventing the smuggling of goods, the USCG is the only branch of the armed forces actually charged with law enforcement. Dennis Noble highlights the policies, strategy, and tactics used by the U.S. Coast Guard in enforcing immigration laws. But throughout, the focus remains on the human stories -- both those of the small group of men and women charged with carrying out a difficult mission and those of the desperate men and women willing to risk their lives for a chance to escape crushing poverty or persecution
The eagle and the dragon : the United States military in China, 1901-1937 by Dennis L Noble( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Coast Guard by Dennis L Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides important facts about the United States Coast Guard, its history, and the role it plays in national defense
Forgotten warriors : combat art from Vietnam by Dennis L Noble( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multitude of literary and cinematic works were spawned by the Vietnam War, but this is a unique book, combining moving prose with powerful illustrations created by combat artists in the U.S. military. Dr. Noble has assembled a remarkable collection of 153 reproductions printed in black and white, arranged with oral histories, letters and other commentaries to give the reader a more intimate understanding of the combat soldier who served in Vietnam and what he had to
That others might live : the U.S. Life-Saving Service, 1878-1915 by Dennis L Noble( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1878 to 1915 the U.S. Life-Saving Service was a small federal maritime organization that carried out amazing rescues of those in distress close to shore. Working from small stations scattered along the coastlines of the United States and using only oar-powered boats, none longer than 36 feet, crewmembers came to be known as "storm warriors" as they pulled off rescues that almost defied belief. Considered one of the most valorous organizations ever run by the U.S. government, the service carried out thousands of rescues, and many of its men lost their lives in the effort to save others. Yet since its incorporation into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, the feats of this life-saving service have been largely confused with those of its successor or forgotten altogether. Now for the first time in a full-length book, the author presents an operational history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and places the agency within a national context, shedding light on a little-known aspect of maritime history. The book includes numerous photographs and other illustrations of the people, equipment, and exploits of this service and covers many out-of-the-way stations about which little has been published. Dennis Noble also examines the formation of the service, its organization, and its rescue equipment and explores the lives and routines of early watermen. In a clear and precise style, he describes how rescue efforts were conducted and includes gripping stories of the fate of such schooners as the George Taulane and J.H. Hartzell. These legendary sea rescues that presaged the modern-day Coast Guard were previously addressed only on a local or regional basis
Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1867-1915 by Truman R Strobridge( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not long after Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia in 1867, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (USRCS) made its first appearance in the Bering Sea. Over the next forty-eight years the ships and men of the USRCS firmly established U.S. sovereignty in the area and performed amazing acts of rescue and humanitarian aid - contributions that have received little attention until the publication of this book. Bringing together widely scattered documentation and records, maritime historians Dennis Noble and Truman Strobridge chronicle events in the service's colorful history
Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy : from American slave to Arctic hero by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Captain Michael A. Healy (1839-1904) traces his life and career in the US Revenue Cutter Service, from his childhood, when his parents sent him north to escape slavery, to passing for white and becoming a sailor. The authors describe how, as a captain in the Cutter Service in Alaska and the Pacific, he enforced federal laws, provided search and rescue for sailors, brought medical aid to isolated villages, and was concerned for the fate of Eskimos. They also provide a general overview of the US Revenue Cutter Service. Healy gained a reputation as hard-drinking, which led to one of two trials for drunkenness and other charges. Noble, a writer who has served in the US Coast Guard, has a Ph. D. in history. Strobridge has been a historian for several government agencies. Annotation ♭2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The rescue of the Gale Runner : death, heroism, and the U.S. Coast Guard by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunboat on the Yangtze : the diary of Captain Glenn F. Howell of the USS Palos, 1920-1921 by Glenn Howell( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Glenn F. Howell kept a detailed account of his activities in China for 62 years. The resulting 202 volumes constitute an outstanding primary source on military service in China during the tumultuous period between two world wars." "This work presents Howell's diary during his command of the naval gunboat USS Palos on the Yangtze River from June 6, 1920, to September 23, 1921. Howell covers a range of topics, including the Chinese people, important locales (e.g., the Three Gorges), the opium trade, and the presence of missionaries and other foreigners in China."
Rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard : great acts of heroism since 1878 by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifeboat sailors : the U.S. Coast Guard's small boat stations by Dennis L Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey of Captain Healy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Healy, born a slave on a Georgia plantation, ran away to sea winding up on San Francisco's Barbary Coast. With the purchase of the Alaska Territory Healy's career took off. Passing as a white man on board the cutter Bear, he represented the U.S. government and its justice in the Artic. He charted and patrolled the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea, confronted the rum-runners and poachers and foresaw the extermination of marine animals caused by unrestrained harvesting. He contended with the devastation wreaked upon the Eskimos and was instrumental in bringing reindeer to the Arctic. Film includes extensive rare archival footage of arctic conditions and history
The Sailor's Homer : the life and times of Richard McKenna, author of The Sand Pebbles by Dennis L Noble( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are virtually no biographies of naval enlisted personnel, making Dennis L. Noble's book wholly unique. Richard McKenna was an enlisted sailor for twenty-two years, from the late 1930s to the end of the Korean War. Like most of his shipmates, he was one of many "faceless" enlisted sailors. McKenna, who eventually became a writer, did not hide the fact that, like the proverbial sailor, he enjoyed going ashore to such colorful-sounding establishments in China as "Nagasaki Joe's." Nor did he hide his interest in Japanese and Chinese women. While all of this would seem to indicate McKenna had become the stereotypical enlisted sailor, he did not fit neatly into this niche. Two important qualities made McKenna stand out among the many enlisted sailors. The first was his indomitable will, his desire to rise up against seemingly great odds and continue onward even when events seemed to conspire against him. The average person might have given up and moved on without trying to overcome the many adversities placed in their path. The second distinguishing quality was his desire to be educated and to write. McKenna set out to record his experiences in a novel. His love of machinery, his acceptance by the sailors he served with, his experiences ashore with crews at their normal haunts, his interest in other cultures, and his natural intelligence all influenced his writing. For the first time readers could understand the typical life of a sailor. His book, The Sand Pebbles, became a classic in naval literature and a major motion picture starring Steve McQueen in 1966. While McKenna focused largely on the enlisted force, his work applies to anyone in the military, especially those in the sea services. The Sailor's Homer, in addition to giving context to McKenna's writings, includes his short story "Hour of Panic," which is difficult to find in its entirety. This biography offers more than just a frame for McKenna's work. It provides a fuller perspective on the life of all enlisted sailors of his era, showcasing the oft-forgotten good alongside the bad. Cdr. Thomas Cutler, USN (Ret.), author of A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy, best sums up Richard McKenna's life and work: they are "a virtual training ground for those who must encounter other cultures in their travels and a study in human character with a particular relevance to those who wear uniforms.""--
Wrecks, rescues & investigations : selected documents of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessors( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical register, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service officers, 1790-1914 by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentinels of the rocks : from "Graveyard coast" to National Lakeshore by Dennis L Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentinels of the Rocks will surely interest those who fancy themselves as keepers or surfmen or sailors on yesteryear's 'Graveyard Coast" and it will fascinate anyone interested in the colorful history of the Lake Superior region."--Foreward
United States Life Saving Service annotated bibliography by Dennis L Noble( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of Vice Admiral J.E. Stika, U.S. Coast Guard, retired, on the Revenue Cutter Service and Bering Sea Patrol by Dennis L Noble( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemingway's Cuba : finding the places and people that influenced the writer by Dennis L Noble( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This travel narrative follows a wandering journey across the island in search of Hemingway's Cuba and how it influenced some of his writings. The author seeks out Hemingway's haunts in Old Havana and his home in Finca Vigía and explores the north coast fishing village of Cojímar, his setting for The Old Man and the Sea"--
 
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The U.S. Coast Guard's war on human smugglingThe U.S. Coast GuardForgotten warriors : combat art from VietnamThat others might live : the U.S. Life-Saving Service, 1878-1915Alaska and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, 1867-1915Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy : from American slave to Arctic heroThe rescue of the Gale Runner : death, heroism, and the U.S. Coast GuardGunboat on the Yangtze : the diary of Captain Glenn F. Howell of the USS Palos, 1920-1921