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Noble, Dennis L.

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Works: 44 works in 81 publications in 1 language and 3,268 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Art  Biography  Case studies  Bibliography  Registers 
Roles: Compiler
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 )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 421 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 343 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 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S. Coast Guard by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 307 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 )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
the machines of war, and the effects of combat and its aftermath. The reader is also given a sense of how some writers and artists felt about the country and the people of South Vietnam. To date, our perceptions of the Vietnam War have been influenced largely by movies, television and novels. Recognizing this, Dr. Noble enlisted Professor William J. Palmer, a noted authority on the media and their reportage of the war, to provide an essay that allows the reader 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 226 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 172 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 )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 152 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 141 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 134 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 )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lifeboat sailors : the U.S. Coast Guard's small boat stations by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey of Captain Healy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 81 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
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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical register, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service officers, 1790-1914 by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 68 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
United States Life Saving Service annotated bibliography by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 50 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
The beach patrol and Corsair Fleet : the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
United States Life Saving Service annotated bibliography by Dennis L Noble ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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