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  • Gallant Ladyby Ken Henry; Don Keith

    Tom Doherty Associates 2006; US$ 8.99

    She looked like just about like the other diesel powered, Balao-class submarines crafted in the '40s. But there the similarity ends. Because the Archerfish--named for a fish that kills its victims with a lethal blast of water from below--won a unique, heroic place in military history and the memories of her crew members. Here is her story: from... more...

  • Nelson's Officers and Midshipmenby Gregory Fremont-Barnes; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Immortalized in literature through such characters as C. S. Forester's 'Horatio Hornblower' and Patrick O'Brian's 'Jack Aubrey', the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) ran the ships that defended Great Britain against the threat of French invasion. This period saw the Royal... more...

  • 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...

  • Submarine Commanderby Paul R. Schratz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and irrepressible humor place it in a class by itself. This book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military... more...

  • Fighting Texas Navy 1832-1843by Douglas V. Meed

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 17.99

    This is the heroic story of those seaborne Texans who were often outnumbered, usually outgunned, but never outsailed and never, ever outfought. more...

  • Total Germanyby David Wragg

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    Total Germany is the Royal Navy's fight against German and Italian forces during the Second World War. The book looks at the state of the three navies prior to the outbreak of war, and at the plans laid by the Royal Navy and the German Navy for their future development, including Germany's Plan Z, as well as the delay in Italy entering the war until... more...