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  • Shield of Empireby Brian Lavery

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Navy has always been seen as an English institution, despite a large Scottish contribution, from Admiral Duncan at Camperdown in 1797 to Andrew Cunningham in the Second World War. The Royal Navy's most dramatic effect on Scotland, aside from its role in the British Empire and European wars, was in suppressing the Jacobite campaigns from 1708... more...

  • The Conquest of the Oceanby Brian Lavery

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    A captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of... more...

  • Assault Landing Craftby Brian Lavery

    Seaforth Publishing 2009; US$ 23.99

    The landing craft assault or LCA was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. It took part in practically every amphibious operation from Norway to Normandy and landed around 400,000 men in action conditions, plus many more in training. It was the only serviceable British landing craft at the beginning of the War, and it remained in service... more...

  • Churchill's Navyby Brian Lavery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    In this remarkable book, now reissued in paperback, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge with initiative and determination. Divided... more...

  • The Last Big Gunby Brian Lavery

    Pool of London Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    As she lay in dry dock, devastatingly damaged by one of Hitler’s newly deployed magnetic mines after barely two months in service, few could have predicted the illustrious career that lay ahead for the cruiser HMS Belfast. After three years of repairs to her broken keel, engine- and boiler-rooms, and extensive refitting, she would go on to play... more...

  • The Ship of the Lineby Brian Lavery

    Seaforth Publishing 2015; US$ 30.00

    The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique... more...

  • Empire of the Seasby Brian Lavery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    This new book, a tie-in to a major BBC TV series presented by Dan Snow, is written by one of the nation's foremost naval historians, and tells the story of how the Royal Navy shaped the politics, culture and economy of Britain, leaving its imprint on everything from our landscape, to our democracy and even our very identity. At its peak, it became... more...

  • Churchill Goes to Warby Brian Lavery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    More than an account of Churchill's momentous meetings with Roosevelt, Stalin and other leaders at the height of the Second World War, this book illuminates the practicalities of transporting a prime minister through dangerous skies and across hostile oceans in a time of global war. No life was more valuable to the British spirit than his, as he represented... more...

  • Life in Nelson's Navyby Brian Lavery

    The History Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    What was it really like to be at sea in the Navy with Nelson? Were the sailors excited about the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering scurvey? How did life compare between those of a high range, and those who served them? What were conditions like below the decks, living among the rats and the filth? How did you cope if you suffered from sea sickness?... more...

  • A Night to Rememberby Brian Lavery; Julian Fellowes; Walter Lord

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...