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  • Last of the Puffermenby Keith McGinn

    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...

  • The Pirate Warsby Peter Earle

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture and death and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas. The book charts 250 years of piracy, from Cornwall... more...

  • Secret Fleetsby Lynne Cairns

    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...

  • An American Adventureby William Lloyd Stearman

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 37.95

    A memoir of extraordinary scope, William Lloyd Stearman's reminiscences will attract those interested in early aviation, World War II in the Pacific, life as a diplomat behind the Iron Curtain, the Vietnam War, and the ins and outs of national security decision making in the White House. Stearman begins with a description of his childhood as the son... more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders?whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations,... more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 27.00

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; Not Available

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiserby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Battles at Dogger Bank and Jutland revealed critical firepower, armor, and speed differences in Royal Navy and Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) Battlecruiser designs. Fast-moving and formidably armed, the battlecruisers of the British and German navies first encountered one another in 1915 at Dogger Bank and in the following year clashed... more...

  • Poseidonby Steven R. Schwankert

    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...

  • Spanish Goldby David Cordingly

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...