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Polmar, Norman

Overview
Works: 146 works in 702 publications in 4 languages and 31,525 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biographies  Lists of vessels  Chronologies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Naval history  Trivia and miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS79.72, 956.7043
Publication Timeline
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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( )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 2,459 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
War in the Gulf by Thomas B Allen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Gulf War with color photographs, maps, illustrations, and graphics
Cold War submarines : the design and construction of U.S. and Soviet submarines by Norman Polmar( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the development of U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War
Code-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb by Thomas B Allen( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bomb
The Enola Gay : the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima by Norman Polmar( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,458 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." "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( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,424 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 1,421 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( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's capital gets the Most WantedTM treatment
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 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rickover by Norman Polmar( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 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
Spy book : the encyclopedia of espionage by Norman Polmar( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 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 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the John Holmes Library collection
World War II : America at war, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 774 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 767 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 )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the sixth monograph in the series The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War. It covers aircraft carrier activity during Operation Rolling Thunder in the war. Operation Rolling Thunder was one of the longest sustained aerial bombing campaigns in history. And it would be a failure. The U.S. Navy proved essential to the conduct of Rolling Thunder. Exploiting the inherent flexibility and mobility of naval forces, the Seventh Fleet operated with impunity for three years off the coast of North Vietnam. The success with which the Navy executed the later Operation Linebacker campaign against North Vietnam in 1972 revealed how much the service had learned from and exploited the Rolling Thunder experience of 1965-1968.The book includes several photographs with backgrounds of key aircraft used as part of Operation Rolliing Thunder during the Vietnam War
Soviet naval power : challenge for the 1970s by Norman Polmar( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship of gold by Thomas B Allen( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 628 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
The naval institute guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. fleet by Norman Polmar( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 617 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
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 569 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
 
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Aircraft carriers : a history of carrier aviation and its influence on world events
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Cold War submarines : the design and construction of U.S. and Soviet submarinesCode-name downfall : the secret plan to invade Japan and why Truman dropped the bombThe 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
Norman Polmar Amerikaans historicus

Norman Polmar écrivain américain

Norman Polmar escriptor estatunidenc

Norman Polmar escritor estadounidense

Norman Polmar historiador estauxunidense

Norman Polmar shkrimtar amerikan

Полмар, Норман

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נורמן פולמר סופר אמריקאי

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