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  • I Saw Three Shipsby Patrick Cundy

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 10.94

    May 1912, Even before the public inquiry into the loss of RMS Titanic opens, it is clear that the catastrophic loss of life is attributable to the apathetic negligence of the Board of Trade. A Vote of No Confidence will see the government fall. Attention must be diverted; a scapegoat sacrificed. One-such man is found and his life ruined. The Asquith... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few... more...

  • D-Day 1944 (2)by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The second title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on ?Utah? Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German resistance... more...

  • The Forgotten Heroesby Brian Herbert

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 7.99

    The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition of being in the forefront of every American military action and has served with distinction in every conflict. New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert chronicles the amazing exploits of these gallant seamen, assembling a fascinating array of data from historical documents, government records,... more...

  • US Marine Corps 1941-45by Gordon Rottman; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    While the US Marine Corps was one of the smallest of American armed services in World War II (1939-1945), its contribution to the final victory cannot be overstated. The US Marine Corps may have only comprised 5 percent of America?s armed forces, but it suffered 10 percent of all World War II combat casualties. Above all, the amphibious nature of the... more...

  • American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826by Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the performance of three ships ? the Constitution,... more...

  • Macarthur's Navyby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    Yet another in-depth military account from the prolific Hoyt. Focusing on the US Seventh Fleet, the author offers a vivid, authoritative log of key operations launched by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied forces in WW II's Southwest Pacific theater. Starting in late 1943, to illustrate, MacArthur directed American and Australian troops on... more...

  • First to Fightby Victor H. Krulak

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insiders's chronicle of U.S. Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close look at the Marine experience during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam - wars in which Krulak was himself a participant - but also examines the... more...

  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In August 1917, at the height of the First World War, a small biplane landed on the makeshift flight deck of HMS Furious - the first ever carrier landing in aviation history. This small act ushered in a new era. Two decades later, when Britain stood on the brink of another World War, the Royal Navy had a small fleet of aircraft carriers, with several... more...