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  • The H. L. Hunleyby Tom Chaffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 11.20

    On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. Not until World War I?half a century later?would a submarine again accomplish such a feat. But also perishing that moonlit night, vanishing beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston,... more...

  • Down to the Seaby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull"... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The United States Marine Corps: A Chronology, 1775 to the Presentby John Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    The United States Marine Corps: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present touches upon all aspects of the Continental and U.S. Marine Corps since their inception. All major battles in all major wars are covered, along with innumerable smaller clashes and deployments abroad. The evolution of amphibious doctrine, so essential to Marine Corps activity in the... more...

  • Empires of the Seaby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty years. Empires of the Sea tells the story of this... more...

  • The Admiralsby Michael Whitby; Richard H. Gimblett; Peter Haydon

    Dundurn Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    A biographical compendium of articles on the officers who led Canada?s navy from 1910 to 1968. more...

  • I Saw Three Shipsby Patrick Cundy

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    May 1912, Even before the public inquiry into the loss of RMS Titanic opens, it is clear that the catastrophic loss of life is attributable to the apathetic negligence of the Board of Trade. A Vote of No Confidence will see the government fall. Attention must be diverted; a scapegoat sacrificed. One-such man is found and his life ruined. The Asquith... more...

  • Le Service naval du Canada, 1910-2010by Richard H. Gimblett; MichaŽlle Jean

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 10.99

    La Marine canadienne a eu 100 ans en 2010, et le Canada a fiŤrement cťlťbrť cet anniversaire. more...

  • The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010by Richard H. Gimblett; MichaŽlle Jean

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 10.99

    This highly illustrated commemorative volume chronicles the full century of the Canadian navy as a proud national institution. Comprehensive coverage includes the origins of the Canadian navy in 1867, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the postwar period, and a look at the navy of the future. more...

  • Gallant Ladyby Don Keith; Ken Henry

    Tom Doherty Associates 2006; US$ 6.79

    She looked like just about like the other diesel powered, Balao-class submarines crafted in the '40s. But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish--named for a fish that kills its victims with a lethal blast of water from below--won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members. Here is her story: from... more...