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Polmar, Norman

Overview
Works: 130 works in 653 publications in 3 languages and 29,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Lists of vessels  Chronologies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Naval history  Miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Norman Polmar
Aircraft carriers : a history of carrier aviation and its influence on world events by Norman Polmar( )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic work completely revised and updated in two volumes
War in the Gulf by Thomas B Allen( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,840 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 English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 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
Cold War submarines : the design and construction of U.S. and Soviet submarines by Norman Polmar( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the development of U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War
The Enola Gay : the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima by Norman Polmar( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, historian and author Normal Polmar tells the story of the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 program, and the combat operations of the B-29 type. After nearly two decades of restoration, the Enola Gay has become one of the highlights of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at the Washington Dulles International Airport. The Enola Gay is the complete account of the aircraft - from concept to artifact - whose controversial mission changed the course of world history."--Jacket
Rickover : father of the nuclear Navy by Thomas B Allen( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hyman G. Rickover was not long removed from his Jewish roots in Poland when he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1922. After a respectable career spent mostly in unglamorous submarine and engineering billets, he took command of the U.S. Navy's nuclear propulsion program and revived his career, being retired - involuntarily - some thirty years later in early 1982. He was not only the architect of the nuclear Navy but also its builder. In the process, he erected a network of power and influence that rivaled those who were elected to high office, and that protected him from them when his controversial methods became objectionable or, as critics would suggest, undermined the nation's vital interests. Authors Thomas B. Allen and Norman Polmar, whose full-length biography of Rickover (in manuscript in 1981) was consulted by the Reagan Administration during the decision to remove him from active duty, are eminently qualified to write an essential treatment on the controversial genius of Admiral Rickover."--Jacket
Project Azorian : the CIA and the raising of the K-129 by Norman Polmar( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,172 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
Washington, DC's most wanted : the top 10 book of tourist treasures, powerful politicians, and capital wonders by Brigette Polmar( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navy's most wanted : the top 10 book of admirable admirals, sleek submarines, and oceanic oddities by Norman Polmar( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 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 3 languages and held by 866 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 )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 821 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how and why the United States is losing the war of counterespionage
The ships and aircraft of the U.S. fleet by Norman Polmar( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naval institute guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. fleet by Norman Polmar( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular reference has been updated with the latest technical data on the U.S. Navy's current ship, aircraft, missile, and electronics programs. Award-winning author and naval analyst Norman Polmar delivers details on the Navy's newest programs, while helping the reader keep track of the large number of ships and units being taken out of service
Soviet naval power : challenge for the 1970s by Norman Polmar( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naval Air War : the Rolling Thunder Campaign by Norman Polmar( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 617 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 586 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
Ship of gold by Thomas B Allen( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945 the U.S. submarine Tigerfish mistakenly torpedoed and sank a Japanese merchant ship. Reportedly carrying supplies to Allied POWs, the ship had been granted safe passage, but it was actually a cunning ruse devised by a powerful secret society to transport tons of gold out of Japan under the very eyes of the enemy. Some thirty years later the captain of the Tigerfish is murdered in Washington, D.C. As the CIA launches its investigation into his death, a race to raise the ship and recover its treasure begins, which mounts to an international incident involving the United States, China the Soviet Union and Japan."--book jacket
 
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Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
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Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bombCold War submarines : the design and construction of U.S. and Soviet submarinesThe Enola Gay : the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on HiroshimaRickover : father of the nuclear NavyProject Azorian : the CIA and the raising of the K-129Washington, DC's most wanted : the top 10 book of tourist treasures, powerful politicians, and capital wondersNavy's most wanted : the top 10 book of admirable admirals, sleek submarines, and oceanic odditiesSpy book : the encyclopedia of espionage
Alternative Names
Полмар, Норман

Полмар, Норман, 1938-

ポルマー, N

ポルマー, ノーマン

Languages
English (296)

Japanese (2)

German (1)