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  • Destroyer Captainby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995... more...

  • Arms and the Manby Michael S. Neiberg

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history. Written by some of the most highly-respected scholars in the field, they cover a wide range of topics from the ancient world to the present day. more...

  • The Penguin History of the Second World Warby Guy Wint; Peter Calvocoressi; John Pritchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; Not Available

    First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and... more...

  • Forts of the War of 1812by Rene Chartrand; Donato Spedaliere

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications were those built by the US Corps of Engineers to protect some of the main port cities. These included Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, Fort... more...

  • Naval General Service Medal Roll 1793-1840by Kenneth Douglas-Morris

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    Captain Douglas Morris’s classic Medal Roll. Recipients are listed by bar entitlement, then alphabetically. This book is a fine tribute to a great researcher whose tenacity and precision are unequalled in the field of naval medal research. more...

  • The Arctic Navy List 1773-1873by Clements R. Markham

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.49

    The list of all the officers who served in Arctic/Antarctic regions during the century defined. Biographical notes with varying amounts of detail on each officer and notes on the ships involved, one with the very unprepossessing name of Carcass. There is also a separate list of those setting out on the 1875 expedition. more...

  • Strange but Trueby Steve Crawford

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 11.99

    Marshal Blücher, the fearless Prussian commander who saved the day at Waterloo in 1815 told the Duke of Wellington that he was pregnant with an elephant that had been sired by a French soldier. Strange But True Military Facts is a remarkable compendium of such little-known anecdotes from military history. Divided into themed chapters that cover... more...

  • D-Day in the Pacificby Harold J. Goldberg

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In June 1944 the attention of the nation was riveted on events unfolding in France. But in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan was of extreme strategic importance. This is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic engagements of World War II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian was a turning point in the war in the Pacific... more...

  • She Captainsby Joan Druett

    Simon & Schuster 2001; Not Available

    With her pistols loaded she went aboard And by her side hung a glittering sword In her belt two daggers, well armed for war Was this female smuggler Was this female smuggler who never feared a scar. If a "hen frigate" was any ship carrying a captain's wife, then a "she captain" is a bold woman distinguished for courageous enterprise in the... more...

  • Forgotten Voices Desert Victoryby Imperial War Museum; Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.88

    ?Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyone?s face was one mass of sand ? The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone? Bombardier Ray Ellis Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel?s Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and... more...