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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • British Naval Aviationby Tim Benbow

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement aircraft carriers in the early twenty-first century. In so doing, the volume offers fascinating insights into one of the most important... 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...

  • The Command of the Oceanby N A M Rodger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. It describes not just battles, voyages and cruises but how the Navy was manned, how it was supplied with timber, hemp and iron, how its... more...

  • The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...