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- Dundurn 2009; US$ 1.50
This highly illustrated commemorative volume chronicles the full century of the Canadian navy as a proud national institution. Comprehensive coverage includes the origins of the Canadian navy in 1867, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the postwar period, and a look at the navy of the future. more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2006; US$ 7.39
She looked like just about like the other diesel powered, Balao-class submarines crafted in the '40s. But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish--named for a fish that kills its victims with a lethal blast of water from below--won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members. Here is her story: from... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
For any fan of the exploits of Para Handy and the motley crew of the Vital Spark, this memoir is not to be missed. Keith McGinn's capers on the puffers off Scotland's West Coast are funnier than Neil Munro's tales at times, but they are also sadder too. The thing is, all of these stories are true. McGinn worked on those puffers, man and boy, for nearly... more...
- Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 12.95
Contrary to what many Australians believe, during 1942 Japanese submarines were active in Australian waters and Japanese spy planes made surveillance flights over our major cities. With enemy submarines patrolling off the Western Australian coast, Fremantle became an important international submarine base, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. During... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00
This book is the first of its kind about the discovery and history of a foreign shipwreck in Chinese waters. In 1931, Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises off the Chinese coast. After it had went down, of the twenty-six crewmen who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using an early form... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Today most of us know what we know about pirates from classics like Treasure Island and the films starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. But who were the real pirates of the Caribbean and where did they come from? And how were they tamed? David Cordingly's latest book reveals the true story to have been at least as fascinating and gripping as... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 20.99
We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages. In Beyond the Blue Horizon , archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. From the moment when ancient Polynesians first dared... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers, the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Service and the pilots of Trinity House - these are the actors in a drama of almost casual heroism.... more...