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  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence... more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act - The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • Silent Killersby James P Delgado

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the submarine from... more...

  • Italian Battleships of World War IIby Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Italy's navy, the Regia Marina was the fourth-largest naval force in the world at the outbreak of World War II, and yet is often overlooked and largely discounted as ineffective. In general the fleet was made up of obsolete vessels, lacked radar functiona more...

  • Tudor Warship Mary Roseby Douglas McElvogue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    The great warship the Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and served 34 years in Henry VIII's navy before catastrophically sinking in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July 1545. A fighting platform and sailing ship, she was the pride of the Tudor fleet. Yet her memory passed into undeserved oblivion ? until the remains of this magnificent flagship... more...

  • Hello Sailor!by Paul Baker; Jo Stanley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    When gays had to be closeted, ships were the only places where homosexual men could not only be out but also camp. And on some liners to the sun and the New World, queens and butches had a ball. They sashayed and minced their way across the world's oceans. Never before has the story been told of the masses. These are the thousands of queer seafarers,... more...

  • Heroes Beneath the Wavesby Mary Nida Smith

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea. In Heroes Beneath the Waves , many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through their memories. Trained for years to keep silentfor loose lips... more...

  • The Bird Farmby Philip Kaplan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    See the excitement and danger of life on an aircraft carrier like never before. How does it feel to sit aboard a thirty-ton jet and be hurled over a ship?s bow at 140 miles per hour? And how does a deck crew coordinate its efforts to achieve such a feat every thirty seconds? Offering a rare glimpse of life aboard an aircraft carrier, The Bird... more...

  • Silent Serviceby Philip Kaplan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    See the secret and dangerous world of submarine life and warfare like never before. From the ingenious but impractical designs of seventeenth-century inventors through the nuclear-powered submarines of today, this heavily illustrated volume traces the history of the silent force and the elite corps of men who fought and often died beneath the waves.... more...

  • New Georgiaby Ronnie Day

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In 1942, the Solomon Islands formed the stepping stones toward Rabaul, the main base of Japanese operations in the South Pacific, and the Allies primary objective. The stunning defeat of Japanese forces at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November marked the turning point in the war against Japan and the start of an offensive in the Central Solomons... more...