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- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 28.48
The First Fleet - the Creation of a Nation Bestselling Maritime Biographer, Rob Mundle, is back on the ocean with a blockbuster for Christmas. Rob's FIRST FLEET tells the extraordinary story of the eighteenth century convoy of eleven ships that left England on 13 May 1787 for the 'lands beyond the seas'. Aboard were seafarers, convicts, marines, and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
Outgunned and outmanned on the Pacific Ocean, a small American fleet defied the odds and turned the tide of World War II On the morning of June 4, 1942, doom sailed on Midway. Hoping to put itself within striking distance of Hawaii and California, the Japanese navy planned an ambush that would obliterate the remnants of the American Pacific fleet.... more...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99
Twenty-two enthralling stories of the Royal Navy, bringing to vivid life the greatest battles and daily struggles of seafaring in the Napoleonic era At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Navy was the mightiest instrument of war the world had ever known. The Royal Navy patrolled the seas from India to the Caribbean, connecting an... more...
- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 15.99
The extraordinary story of the mighty Temeraire , the ship behind J. M. W. Turner's iconic painting The H.M.S. Temeraire , one of Britains most illustrious fighting ships, is known to millions through J.M.W. Turners masterpiece, The Fighting Temeraire (1839), which portrays the battle-scarred veteran of Britain?s wars with Napoleonic... more...
- 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...