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  • Construction Technologyby Tony Bryan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.00 US$ 46.80

    The second edition of Construction Technology: Analysis and Choice has been expanded to include commercial buildings. This now covers, in a single textbook, all the basic forms of construction studied on professional courses. The book takes as its theme the process of choice: what the expert has to know and how he/she might think through the decisions... more...

  • Sherman Fireflyby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    The most powerfully gunned tank fielded by the Allies during World War II was the Sherman Firefly. An ordinary American-built Sherman modified by the British, the Firefly had the firepower that could finally match the awesome German tanks that had dominated Europe. David Fletcher examines the controversy that dogged the Firefly and the psychological... more...

  • US Submarines 1941?45by Jim Christley; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine... more...

  • Operation Cobra 1944by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    One of the most decisive months of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and... more...

  • British Submarines 1939-45by Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The submarine was the invisible but formidable weapon of the Royal Navy during World War II. This book examines the three major classes - 'S', 'T' and 'U' - detailing their design, development and modification. The major submarine engagements of the war are recounted, including the Norwegian campaign, the battle of Malta in March 1942, Operation Pedestal,... more...

  • British Submarines of World War Iby Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas - the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary... more...

  • Union River Ironclad 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river... more...

  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British carriers... more...

  • Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to... more...

  • Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of... more...