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  • 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...

  • Shallow Watersby C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    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$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Republic of Piratesby Colin Woodard

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.97

    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... 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...

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classesby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    American Navy cruisers built prior to World Wat II saw extensive action throughout the Pacific War, in both surface actions like Guadalcanal, and carrier battles like Midway. Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises... more...

  • The Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet - a tale of derring-do and disaster on the high seas by one of our best narrative historians. After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip... more...

  • Hunter Killersby Iain Ballantyne

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    HUNTER KILLER: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes. HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass the span of the Cold... more...