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  • Cold War Submarinesby Norman Polmar

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 44.95

    Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary?s homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear... more...

  • White Water Red Hot Leadby Dan Daly

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.82

    ? Firsthand account of action on Swift Boats ? Written in an engaging, immediate style with touches humor? Compelling account of human courage and friendshipDuring the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the... more...

  • Under Full Sailby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 23.99

    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey... more...

  • Great South Landby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 23.99

    How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English Pirate almost beat Captain Cook. On 15 January 1688 - almost 100 years to the day before Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay as commander of the First Fleet - another English ship, the sixteen-gun Cygnet, was running downwind on a gentle breeze while closing on the coast of the same continent.... more...

  • The First Fleetby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99

    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical... 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...