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  • The Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries and culminating in the... more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    A Short History of the First World War tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It begins by describing the background to war, the international rivalries and conflicts of the previous decades that led to the nations of Europe forming virtual armed camps, the relentless build-up of military and naval hardware that characterized the early years of... more...

  • Millions for Defenseby Frederick C Leiner

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s—“millions for defense, not a cent for tribute.? Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France?s galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and as they teetered towards open war, were disturbed by their country?s lack of warships. Provoked... more...

  • The Lighthouseby Keith McCloskey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, found... more...

  • Science and the Navyby Harvey M. Sapolsky

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Addressing all those interested in the history of American science and concerned with its future, a leading scholar of public policy explains how and why the Office of Naval Research became the first federal agency to support a wide range of scientific work in universities. Harvey Sapolsky shows that the ONR functioned as a "surrogate national science... more...

  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailorsby James D. Hornfischer

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno . ?This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.? With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the ... more...

  • Carrierby Tom Clancy

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00

    They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom... more...

  • Down to the Seaby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull"... more...

  • The United States Marine Corps: A Chronology, 1775 to the Presentby John C. Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 85.00

    This comprehensive survey profiles one of history's greatest fighting forces, on land, sea, and air. more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 27.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...