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  • 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$ 19.99

    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...

  • 5 Minute History: First World War at Seaby David Wragg

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    If the 100-year anniversary of the Great War has left you feeling a little under-informed, the 5 Minute History series is the perfect way to read up on this major conflict in short bursts and without pages of intricate detail. A perfect overview for the uninitiated, this book will inform and educate you even if you have never read a history book in... more...

  • No Banners, No Buglesby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The unheralded story of how salvage helped the Allies win back North Africa By the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world?s great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made him a literary star.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...