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  • 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...

  • Empires of the Seaby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    A major success in hardback, this is one of the most gripping and exciting stories ever told of an epic period of international warfare. more...

  • The Admiralsby Michael Whitby; Richard H. Gimblett; Peter Haydon

    Dundurn Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    A biographical compendium of articles on the officers who led Canada?s navy from 1910 to 1968. more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act- The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur?s mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • Horatio Nelsonby Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Britain's war with Revolutionary France, becoming a hero... more...

  • US Cruisers 1883-1904by Lawrence Burr; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the... more...

  • US Coast Guard in World War IIby Alejandro De Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A... more...

  • USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiserby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the crucial battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the Battle of Savo Island on the August 9 and the Battle of Cape Esperance October 11-12th , 1942. The first was... more...

  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnoughtby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British... more...

  • Constitution vs Guerriereby Mark Lardas; Peter Bull

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Famed as a classic naval duel, the clash between two sailing frigates of the nineteenth century affords its victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in a number of such duels, the most famous between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerrière . Tactics between the two nations varied... more...