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  • US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45by Ryan Noppen; Paul Wright

    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...

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    US Heavy Cruisers provides a detailed, illustrated look at the wartime and post-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II. Fast and heavily armed, the Baltimore class was an evolution of the heavy cruiser designs from before World War II, but without the limitations imposed by the Washington Naval Treaty. Versatile vessels, the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On the Seven Seasby Chris Peers; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    On the Seven Seas  is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. From Drake and his sea-rovers to Blackbeard, the Barbary Corsairs and the Wo-k?ou of the Far East, pirates have haunted seas across the globe, preying on port and vessel alike. Now you too can recreate the exploits of pirate captains... more...

  • A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guardby Douglas Kroll

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Coast Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights the contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as Reserves, Auxiliarists, and civilian members of Team Coast... 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...