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  • Seaforth World Naval Review 2015by Conrad Waters

    Seaforth Publishing 2014; US$ 33.00

    Now in its seventh year, this annual has established an international reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects,... more...

  • Warship 2015by John Jordan; John Jordan; Stephen Dent

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 39.99

    Warship 2015 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and much more to maintain the impressive standards... more...

  • Overlordby Max Hastings

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 25.95

    On June 6, 1944, the American and British armies staged the greatest amphibious landing history to being Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Despite the Allies' absolute command of sea and air and vast firepower, it took ten weeks of fierce fighting for them to overpower the tenacious, superbly skilled German army. Now, forty... more...

  • US Coast Guard in World War IIby Alejandro de Quesada

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known story 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 number of Coast... more...

  • USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiserby Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    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 battles for Guadacanal , highlighting the Battle of Savo Island and the Battle of Cape Esperance. The first was a Japanese victory that resulted in the loss of four... more...

  • US Patrol Torpedo Boatsby Gordon L Rottman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    Motor torpedo boat development began in the early 1900s, and the vessels first saw service during World War I. However, it was not until the late 1930s that the US Navy commenced the development of the Patrol Torpedo or PT boat. The PT boat was designed for attacking larger warships with torpedoes using its 'stealth' ability, high-speed and small... more...

  • Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Supportby Gordon L Rottman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    Described by one soldier as 'a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water,' the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during... more...

  • US Destroyers 1942-45: Wartime classesby Dave McComb

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the U.S. Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanced and rakish design, it was their record as workhorses of the Pacific War that placed them among the most battle-tested and successful fighting ships of all time. This title describes the Fletchers... more...

  • US Cruisers 1883-1904by Lawrence Burr

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 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 design... more...

  • US Fast Battleships 1936-47by Lawrence Burr

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.95

    This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four of the South Dakota class. These six battleships were all authorized in 1936 and were the first vessels built in the US since 1923. Consequently, these ships benefitted from enormous technological leaps,... more...