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  • Wreckby Jean Hood

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    This collection comprises 17 remarkable and varied maritime incidents, stretching from 1752 to 2005 across several countries, chosen by the author because of their power to move, shock and amaze, the reader. Dramatic and often very moving reconstructions of these gripping stories are based on solid research and given historical context. more...

  • Nelson, Navy & Nationby Quintin Colville; N.A.M Rodger; Quintin Colville; James Davey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99

    Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading... more...

  • Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922-67by Spence Daniel Owen

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Naval forces from fifteen colonial territories fought for the British Empire during the Second World War, providing an important new lens for understanding imperial power and colonial relations on the eve of decolonisation.With sources from Britain, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, this book examines the political, social and cultural impact of these... more...

  • Britain's Historic Shipsby Paul Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.99

    The British Isles have a long, rich and celebrated seafaring history stretching from the earliest times through the victories of Drake and Nelson, the voyages of discovery of Cabot and Cook and the defence of the realm by vessels of all types in the present century. Much of this history is recorded in literature and in museums but reaches its most... more...

  • Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumterby Commander R. Semmes; et al.

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    As commander in the Confederate Navy, Raphael Semmes decimated his Yankee opponents. As commander of the Sumter, he destroyed eighteen ships in six months (in 1861). In the next year, after taking command of the Alabama, he began the famous cruise during which he captured sixty-nine vessels and inflicted a devastating blow on the sea-carrying trade... more...

  • The Blockade and the Cruisersby James Russell Soley

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This volume in The Navy in the Civil War series covers material relating to blockades and blockaders within the Capes of Virginia area. James Russell Soley was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1 October, 1850. He was graduated at Harvard in 1870, became assistant professor of English in the United States naval academy in 1871, and in 1873 was placed... more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Daniel Ammen

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In 1861, at the outbreak of the civil war, the author was executive officer of the North Atlantic blockading squadron. He participated in the two attacks on Fort Fisher in the winter of 1864-65, was commissioned captain in July 1866, and was on special and sea service until 11 December 1877, when he was made rear-admiral and was placed on the retired... more...

  • The Gulf and Inland Watersby A.T. Mahan

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Mahan was born at West Point, N.Y. He studied at Columbia University and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. During the Civil War (1861-1865), he served on blockade duty in the South Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. His first book, The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883), was a naval history of the war. more...

  • A Time to Dieby Robert Moore

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 13.95

    Ona quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions--one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world--shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia?s prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor. Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account... more...

  • Raising the Hunleyby Brian Hicks; Schuyler Kropf

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    The history of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron ?fish boat? vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century the fate of the Hunley remained one of the great unsolved mysteries... more...