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- 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...
- Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 11.00
For fans of Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.74
The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs?from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror?written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series. Over the last fifty years, a small Navy unit has evolved into the world?s most celebrated... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00
The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and colour illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people... more...
- Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99
U 505 ist das einzige deutsche U-Boot, das im 2. Weltkrieg von amerikanischen Schiffenaufgebracht wurde. Nachdem es im Fru¨hjahr 1944 drei Monate lang erfolglos vor Westafrikaoperiert hatte, trat es den Ru¨ckmarsch zum Stu¨tzpunkt Lorient an und wurde dabei am 4. Juni1944 von einem amerikanischen U-Jagdverband geortet und mit Wasserbomben angegriffen.Nach... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the US Navy in the thick of the action. How this was achieved by a nation... more...
- Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 12.99
This is the fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. By examining many of the sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing attempts made to rescue the crew and vessel, Edwyn Gray traces the development of the submarine. more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00
Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed predestined, and by the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Liverpool company, serving in their sailing ships working a triangular passage to St Johns, the Brazils and back to Liverpool. He tried to swallow... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 39.00
This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with... more...