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Polmar, Norman

Overview
Works: 103 works in 573 publications in 5 languages and 30,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Lists of vessels  Chronologies  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Naval history  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: DS79.72, 956.7043
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Most widely held works by Norman Polmar
War in the Gulf by Thomas B Allen( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Gulf War with color photographs, maps, illustrations, and graphics
Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb by Thomas B Allen( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
Rickover by Norman Polmar( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life, career, controversies, accomplishments, and blunders of the man in charge of the Navy's nuclear power program for over 30 years
The naval institute guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. fleet by Norman Polmar( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with authoritative information, up-to-date photographs, line drawings, maps, and useful appendixes, this timely new guide describes the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard during an intensive period of transformation from the Cold War to what some call World War III. In the war against radical Muslim fundamentalists, the sea services play significant roles, and this comprehensive volume gives a valuable overview of each force and provides details of their ships, aircraft, weapons, and people. New to this eighteenth edition are chapters on the Navys littoral combat ships and the unmanned aerial vehicles being flown by all three services. Continuing a longstanding tradition as the most complete resource of its kind, this updated edition easily meets the high expectations and exacting standards of those who rely on it to stay informed and make important decisions. For example, new details are provided on the changing carrier air wings, the close-in weapon systems being provided for defense against small craft, a new submarine rescue system, the deepwater cutter program, unmanned undersea and unmanned surface vehicles, and the new MH-60R/S multipurpose, ship-based helicopters. In cataloging and updating the assets of U.S. Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard and in assessing various trends, the author once again reinforces the guides reputation for accuracy and reliability
Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... from the earliest use of the word "spy" to the latest revelations of the Aldrich Ames case and the post-Cold War reorganization of Russian intelligence apparatus, Spy Book provides the most comprehensive single volume ever published, covering intelligence, espionage, and cryptography. More than 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, tradecraft, and tools uncover the secrets of this underground world. The entries include 27 starred (*) "master entries" that cover major spy rings, articles about major countries outlining national intelligence services and activities, and all categories of tradecraft. For example, the entry *Cambridge Spy Ring is cross referenced with entries on the five members of the ring, their principal Soviet handler, and the principal British mole hunter. There are also over 60 illustrations, many published for the first time
Strategic weapons : an introduction by Norman Polmar( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Våbenteknologiens udvikling - Stormagterne, strategiske styrker, USA, Sovjet - Våbenkapløbet - Offensivt, defensivt - Andre lande og deres atomvåben - Perspektiver, USA, Sovjet - Tabellariske oversigter med mange data: Bombefly - Ballistiske missiler, ICBM, og andre missiler
World War II : America at war, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 2,400 encyclopedic entries on battles, weapons, intelligence operations, people, politics, places, and culture
Merchants of treason : America's secrets for sale by Thomas B Allen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how and why the United States is losing the war of counterespionage
Death of the Thresher by Norman Polmar( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Submarine disaster of April 10, 1963
Soviet naval power : challenge for the 1970s by Norman Polmar( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defcon-2 : standing on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis by Norman Polmar( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a detailed description of the events, issues, and personalities involved in the lead-up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fateful thirteen days in October, offering an incisive analysis of one of the pivotal events of the Cold War
Aircraft carriers; a graphic history of carrier aviation and its influence on world events by Norman Polmar( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher) This second volumes of Norman Polmar's landmark study details the role of carriers in the unification controversies for the U.S. armed forces and strategic deterrence. It also addresses carriers in the fiscally constrained Royal Navy, the development of carriers in British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to build their fleets. The role of the modern carrier--nine nations currently possess them -- is discussed, as are the issues confronting nations that might acquire them. The two chapters on the Soviet Union's effort to produce carriers are particularly illuminating. The development of both specialized carrier aircraft and the many "oddball" aircraft that have flown from carriers -- such as the U-2 spyplane and C-130 Hercules -- are also detailed. Appendixes include comprehensive data on all carriers built and converted through 2006
The American submarine by Norman Polmar( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Azorian : the CIA and the raising of the K-129 by Norman Polmar( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In early August 1974, despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean. The audacious effort was undertaken with the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Azorian, incorrectly identified as Project Jennifer by the press, was the most ambitious ocean engineering endeavor attempted by man. It can be compared to the 1969 moon landing in its level of technological achievement. Following the accidental sinking of a Soviet missile submarine in March 1968, U.S. intelligence agencies were able to determine the precise location and to develop a means of raising the submarine from a depth of 16,560 feet. Previously, the deepest attempt to salvage a submarine had been accomplished at 245 feet. The remarkable salvage effort of the K-129, which contained nuclear-armed torpedoes and missiles as well as crypto equipment, was conducted with Soviet naval ships a few hundred yards from the lift ship, the Hughes Glomar Explorer. In this book, the untold story of the CIA's Project Azorian is finally revealed after decades of secrecy."--Amazon
Naval Air War : The Rolling Thunder Campaign by Norman Polmar( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enola Gay : the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima by Norman Polmar( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world entered the atomic age in August 1945, when the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay flew some 1,500 miles from the island of Tinian and dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The "Little Boy" bomb exploded with the force of 12.5 kilotons of TNT, nearly destroying the city. Three days later, another B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The Japanese government, which had been preparing a desperate, last-ditch defense to ensure a bloody reception for an Allied invasion, surrendered five days later."
Cold War submarines : the design and construction of U.S. and Soviet submarines by Norman Polmar( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the development of U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War
Navy's most wanted : the top 10 book of admirable admirals, sleek submarines, and oceanic oddities by Norman Polmar( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, DC's most wanted : the top 10 book of tourist treasures, powerful politicians, and capital wonders by Brigette Polmar( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
Alternative Names
Полмар, Норман

ポルマー, N

ポルマー, ノーマン

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RickoverThe naval institute guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. fleetSpy book : the encyclopedia of espionageDeath of the ThresherDefcon-2 : standing on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisisAircraft carriers; a graphic history of carrier aviation and its influence on world eventsProject Azorian : the CIA and the raising of the K-129Naval Air War : The Rolling Thunder Campaign