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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bismarck 1941by Angus Konstam; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The breakout of the German battleship Bismarck into the North Atlantic in May 1941 was one of the most dramatic naval episodes of World War II (1939-1945). It took place at a time when the resources of the Royal Navy were stretched thinly, and the British Home Fleet were hard pressed to counter this powerful German warship, which was vaunted as the... more...

  • Le Service naval du Canada, 1910-2010by Richard H. Gimblett; MichaŽlle Jean

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 19.99

    La Marine canadienne a eu 100 ans en 2010, et le Canada a fiŤrement cťlťbrť cet anniversaire. Connue officiellement jusqu'en 1968 comme la Marine royale du Canada, et aprŤs comme le Commandement maritime des Forces canadiennes, le service naval du Canada a jouť un rŰle important dans le dťveloppement et la securitť de notre pays. Son Excellence la... more...

  • The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010by Richard H. Gimblett; MichaŽlle Jean

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 19.99

    This highly illustrated commemorative volume chronicles the full century of the Canadian navy as a proud national institution. Comprehensive coverage includes the origins of the Canadian navy in 1867, both world wars, the Korean conflict, the postwar period, and a look at the navy of the future. more...

  • The Royal Navy 1793-1815by Gregory Barnes

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 Britain was the undisputed master of the seas owing to the power and strength of the Royal Navy. Its fleets, comprising ships of the line, frigates, and gunboats, had doubled in size since the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, totaling almost a thousand capital vessels. This book examines... more...

  • Pacific Alamoby John Wukovits

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 12.99

    It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed. Thanks to the brave Marines stationed... more...

  • 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...