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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • All Brave Sailorsby J. Revell Carr

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the darkness before moonrise on the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast on August 21, 1940, the night erupted in a fusillade of bullets and shells. The victim was a stalwart English tramp steamer, Anglo-Saxon, part of the lifeline that was keeping besieged England supplied. The attacker was the Widder, a German surface raider, disguised as... more...

  • Gentleman Captainby J.D. Davies

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Charles II has been restored to the English throne for one year. He presides over a court swirling with intrigue, where friends and enemies mingle and conspire. Our hero, 22-year-old Matthew Quinton, is from a family loyal to their monarch. Pressed for time and facing evidence of yet another plot against his person, the king gives Quinton command... more...

  • Battle at Seaby R.G. Grant

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under and above the sea. Visit every major naval conflict in time through detailed vital statistics of the combatants... more...

  • A Night to Rememberby Brian Lavery; Julian Fellowes; Walter Lord

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...

  • Duel Between the First Ironcladsby William C. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.99

    One was called "a tin can on a shingle"; the other, "a half-submerged crocodile." Yet, on a March day in 1862 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, after a five-hour duel, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack ) were to change the course of not only the Civil War but also naval warfare forever. Using letters, diaries,... more...

  • The 1914 Star to the Royal Navy and Royal Marinesby WH Fevyer; JW Wilson

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 23.99

    The Royal Navy's entitlement to the 1914 Star was almost exclusively restricted to the RN Division though personnel from a few other minor units - including, for example, Sick Berth staff from HMS Pembroke - also qualified. To qualify one had to have served in France/Belgium between 5th August and 22nd November 1914. This splendid work of research... more...

  • Hair-Breadth Escapesby T. S. Arthur

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fantastic look at narrow escapes from the perils of the historical high seas, such as icebergs, sickness and pirates. more...