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  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; Not Available

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiserby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Battles at Dogger Bank and Jutland revealed critical firepower, armor, and speed differences in Royal Navy and Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) Battlecruiser designs. Fast-moving and formidably armed, the battlecruisers of the British and German navies first encountered one another in 1915 at Dogger Bank and in the following year clashed... more...

  • Shallow Watersby C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers, the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant... more...

  • Steady, Boys, Steady!by C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    The author says this book is a profound study of our incomparable Navy, and indeed it is, but the guileless solemnity with which he presents and explains a wealth of untoward incident combines Norfield's innocently literal interpretations to make it just as diverting as it is profound. Beyond doubt there is no other like it. Both author and artist... more...

  • Beyond the Blue Horizonby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages. In Beyond the Blue Horizon , archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. From the moment when ancient Polynesians first dared... more...

  • The Republic of Piratesby Colin Woodard

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.81

    For fans of Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come... more...

  • British Battleships 1914-18 (2)by Angus Konstam; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Royal Navy's Grand Fleet dominance at Jutland in World War I centered around big-gun battleships designed to overpower Germany's High Seas Fleet. In 1906, the Germans began building a dreadnought fleet of their own, and while they used a smaller main gun than the British, word soon reached the British Admiralty that German designers were planning... more...

  • Spanish Goldby David Cordingly

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Today most of us know what we know about pirates from classics like Treasure Island and the films starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. But who were the real pirates of the Caribbean and where did they come from? And how were they tamed? David Cordingly's latest book reveals the true story to have been at least as fascinating and gripping as... more...

  • Operation Neptune 1944by Ken Ford

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    June 6th, 1944: the largest fleet in history landed Eisenhower's Allied army on the beaches of Normandy against Erwin Rommel's Nazi German defenses. Almost seventy years on from D Day, the story of the greatest armada seen in world history is still not widely known. It has been celebrated in only two major books, both titled Operation Neptune; the... more...

  • Q Ship vs U-Boatby David Greentree; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    At the start of World War I a new and potent threat to Britain's naval supremacy took shape in the form of the Kaiser's Imperial German submarines, thanks to their recently acquired ability to submerge and stalk their adversaries. A submarine's crew could not board and capture a merchant ship, however, and at first the German leadership was reluctant... more...