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Wise, James E. Jr 1930-2013

Works: 59 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 4,127 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Anecdotes  History  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Exhibition catalogs  Naval history  Military history  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Performer, Photographer
Classifications: PN1998.2, B
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Women at war : Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts by James E Wise( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"The stories of these courageous women are told here by James E. Wise and Scott Baron, who use a format similar to the one employed with such success in the book Stars in Blue. The profiles of some thirty women and their photographs are included." "To record their stories, the authors conducted personal interviews and utilized numerous oral history interviews conducted by staff at The Women's Memorial, located in Arlington, Virginia."--Jacket
James Arness : an autobiography by James Arness( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"James Arness gives a full account of his early years, his family, his military career, his film work in Hollywood which included appearances in the cult-favorite science fiction movies Them! and The Thing. He had a long run on Gunsmoke, a role in the highly popular television miniseries How The West Was Won, and his post-theatrical period is also covered."--Jacket
Stars in blue : movie actors in America's sea services by James E Wise( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Here you'll find out how John Howard won a Navy Cross, how Navy Hellcat ace Wayne Morris downed seven Japanese planes, how UDT frogman Aldo Ray reconned the Okinawa landing beaches, how Eddie Albert saved more than a dozen wounded marines on the bloody reefs of Tarawa, and how Hedy Lamarr patented World War II communications antijamming technology still in use today. Rarely have movie stars' real lives been portrayed in such detail, including interesting anecdotes from their Hollywood careers and never-before-published photographs from their military careers, including Paul Newman as a Navy radioman/gunner who flew in torpedo bombers during World War II
Stars in khaki : movie actors in the Army and the air services by James E Wise( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Even the most avid movie buff will be surprised and delighted by the little-known facts presented here, and military buffs and historians will be impressed by the often difficult and sometimes dangerous work of these celebrities."--Jacket
Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II by Otto Giese( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
The war diary of former German naval officer Otto Giese recounts a seafaring career of extraordinary scope. It begins with the dawning of World War II, while the author is a junior officer on board the ocean liner SS Columbus, and continues through his confinement in a British prisoner-of-war camp after the war. Readers will be moved by the author's ability to put a human face on the German experience of the war. The book contains more than 100 Leica-quality photographs, an exceptional assortment taken by Giese throughout his wartime service that offers a unique historical overview. Also included are vivid accounts of the scuttling of the Columbus, furtive blockade running, and the arduous life of the men who served in Germany's fleet of "gray wolves" as they prowled the polar sea and other remote corners of the world. Even with Germany's surrender, the war was far from over for Giese and his comrades, who remained deep in the Malayan jungle until captured by the British and imprisoned in the infamous Changi Jail. Interspersed among tales of hardship and loss are colorful anecdotes that relay joy and camaraderie. Whether it be plots to escape detention at Angel Island, the unlikely processing of German seamen at Ellis Island, or a stint "policing" guerrilla warfare in the Malayan jungle, the author greets the incongruous moments of war and life with equanimity. At the same time his memoirs offer an unwavering assessment of the dictates of duty
Stars in the corps : movie actors in the United States Marines by James E Wise( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
"A companion volume to the popular Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services by the same authors, this book is filled with more than thirty celebrity profiles of motion picture stars who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from World War I through Vietnam. Many readers will discover for the first time the contributions to the Corps of such actors as Steve McQueen, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, Brian Dennehy, Hugh O'Brian, and Ed McMahon, and the heroic actions of Marines like Sterling Hayden, Brian Keith, Dale Dye, and Lee Marvin."--Jacket
Soldiers lost at sea : a chronicle of troopship disasters by James E Wise( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"Heroism, tragedy, devotion to duty, and scandal are just a few of the ingredients that make up this dramatic account of troopship losses in wartime. International in scope, the book offers a compilation of stories about historic troopship disasters caused by torpedoes, aerial attacks, mines, surface fire, foul weather, friendly fire, and poor planning by military decision makers ... Board of inquiry hearings, action reports, survivor debriefings, and personal correspondence collected from archives in Germany, Italy, Russia, Australia, Britain, and the United States help tell the stories of the fifty vessels described in the book. An introductory chapter provides an overview of troopship evolution and losses at sea, beginning with the age of galley warfare. The first to provide a sweeping survey of the subject, this book pays long overdue tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in vast oceans far from home"--Jacket
Dangerous games : faces, incidents, and casualties of the Cold War by James E Wise( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The Cold War was actually a time of hot wars, spying, murders, defections, shoot downs of reconnaissance aircraft, and a very competitive space race. Authors James Wise and Scott Baron call attention to the political and military volatility of this period by uncovering and relating unknown or long-forgotten incidents of the period. Among them: the murder of a U.S. naval attache on the Orient Express; an East German soldier's leap to the West in Berlin; two CIA officers' imprisonment by China for twenty years; Capt. Bert Mizusawa's rescue, under fire, of a Soviet defector in the Korean DMZ; a North Korean pilot's defection in a MiG fighter; the USS Forrestal fire; and the Soviet Union putting the first man in space. Through these incidents the authors present a history that brings the intensity of the so-called Cold War to life. --Book Jacket
Sailors' journey into war by Robert A Maher( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
U-505 : the final journey by James E Wise( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
"On 4 June 1944 the German submarine U-505 became the first man-of-war since the War of 1812 to be captured by the U.S. Navy in battle on the high seas. Attached by the American hunter-killer force Task Group 22.3 off the coast of West Africa, the U-boat was forced to the surface after a fierce bombardment. Abandoned by the crew while partially afloat, she was boarded by American sailors and secretly towed to Bermuda. Renamed USS Nemo, the submarine made a war bond subscription tour of Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico ports before docking at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to await scrapping in accordance with an Allied agreement regarding postwar retention of operational enemy U-boats
The Navy Cross : extraordinary heroism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts by James E Wise( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"Readers will marvel at the extraordinary courage shown by the awardees and at their modesty in describing their actions as something any Marine or Sailor would do. Among the recent Navy Cross recipients included here are CPO Stephen Bass and CPO Britt Slabinski, both Navy SEALs; the "Fallujah Seven" Marines; Capt. Brent Morel; Sgt. Willie L. Copeland III; 1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal; Sgt. Robert J. Mitchell; Sgt. Jeremiah Workman; Sgt. Jarrett Kraft; and LCpl. Dominic D. Esquibel."--Jacket
The 14-hour war : valor on Koh Tang and the recapture of the SS Mayaguez by James E Wise( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent in to rescue a crew that wasn't there. Briefed to expect minimal resistance on Koh Tang Island, instead they found some 500 heavily armed Khmer Rouge combat veterans. An intense battle ensued as the Marines held out for half a day against a vastly sup
Sole survivors of the sea by James E Wise( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver--are based on a wide array of sources, including interviews with the survivors and their families and official records to back up their accuracy. Most took place in World War II, when the navies and merchant fleets of many nations roamed the seas. Each story is one of boundl
The Silver Star : Navy and Marine Corps gallantry in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts by James E Wise( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
The authors have compiled this stirring collection of profiles in courage to honor the Sailors and Marines awarded the Silver Star by the U.S. Navy while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. It documents the extraordinary, award-winning actions of young American men in the war against global terrorism. A companion volume to The Navy Cross (Naval Institute Press, 2007), this book also includes selected profiles of Silver Star recipients from previous wars whose stories stand out as the best among an elite group.--From publisher description
International stars at war by James E Wise( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The Quantitative modelling of human spatial habitability ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Conduct unbecoming : fifteen military criminals, rogues and victims of justice from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam by Scott Baron( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"The authors examine such overlooked cases as the Somers Mutiny, the trial of the San Patricios and the Port Chicago Mutiny. These trials demonstrate that guaranteeing military justice--especially in the midst of armed conflict--is both a challenge and a necessity in a free society"--
At the Helm of USS America : the Aircraft Carrier and Its 23 Commanders, 1965-1996 by James E Wise( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"This book profiles the 23 men who commanded the America and her crew of 5,000 during 31 years of service. Most of them were combat veterans who served. Four were Naval Academy graduates; seven were test pilots; one became Inspector General; one wore both Navy wings and submariner dolphins; and one was a prisoner of war"--
Commander Harold R. Gordinier United States Navy (retired) by Harold R Gordinier( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Questionable conduct by James E Wise( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Questionable Conduct examines individuals who through their acts, their failure to act, or through a confluence of circumstances found themselves in an adversarial position with the United States military, beginning with the first court-martial of a native American that predates the country itself. Covering cases from 1776 to 1965, many of these individuals were court-martialed, some were hanged, one was shot by a firing squad and others were exonerated. Some incidents were covered up by the military or by the Washington hierarchy. This book brings to light events and individuals often overlooked by historians and acknowledges that guaranteeing military justice within the context of military service, especially in the midst of armed conflict, is both a challenge and a necessity in a free society."--
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