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  • Disasters of the Deepby Edwyn Gray

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 12.99

    This is the fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. By examining many of the sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing attempts made to rescue the crew and vessel, Edwyn Gray traces the development of the submarine. more...

  • The Ship That Wouldn't Dieby Don Keith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    An acclaimed naval historian  tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crew?s struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship drifted?lost, defenseless, and alone?on the treacherous Coral Sea. In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher?s Task Force 17 closed in for... more...

  • Mussolini’s Navyby Maurizio Brescia

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 39.00

    This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with... more...

  • Rolling Homeby William Morris Barnes; Vincent McInerney

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00

    Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed predestined, and by the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Liverpool company, serving in their sailing ships working a triangular passage to St Johns, the Brazils and back to Liverpool. He tried to ‘swallow... more...

  • First Fleetby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 15.93

    The First Fleet - the creation of a nation. Rob Mundle, bestselling maritime biographer of Bligh, Flinders and Cook, is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical-mile voyage of the First Fleet. With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...

  • US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45by Ryan Noppen; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European colonial power. In less than five months however, two Spanish naval squadrons lay at the bottom of the seas and the once great Spanish Empire... more...

  • Miracle at Midwayby Gordon W. Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan?s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for... more...

  • Harbors and High Seasby Dean King; John B. Hattendorf

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating and comprehensive collection of maps of the streets, seas, and coasts of Patrick O?Brian?s Aubrey?Maturinseries The tall-masted sailing ships of the early nineteenth century were the technological miracles of their day, allowing their crews to traverse the seas with greater speed than had ever been possible before. Novelist Patrick... more...

  • The Mighty Hoodby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Few historians have immersed themselves in their topics like bestselling, noted author Ernle Bradford. Specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics, Bradford was an enthusiastic sailor himself and spent almost thirty years sailing the Mediterranean, where many of his acclaimed books are set. He served in the Royal Navy during World War... more...