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- Open Road Media 2016; US$ 34.99
In these three companion books to Patrick O?Brian?s novels, and a biography of the author, Dean King proves himself an authority on maritime writers and their work. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2015; US$ 30.00
The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99
This collection comprises 17 remarkable and varied maritime incidents, stretching from 1752 to 2005 across several countries, chosen by the author because of their power to move, shock and amaze, the reader. Dramatic and often very moving reconstructions of these gripping stories are based on solid research and given historical context. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading... more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00
Naval forces from fifteen colonial territories fought for the British Empire during the Second World War, providing an important new lens for understanding imperial power and colonial relations on the eve of decolonisation.With sources from Britain, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, this book examines the political, social and cultural impact of these... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.99
The British Isles have a long, rich and celebrated seafaring history stretching from the earliest times through the victories of Drake and Nelson, the voyages of discovery of Cabot and Cook and the defence of the realm by vessels of all types in the present century. Much of this history is recorded in literature and in museums but reaches its most... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2016; US$ 17.38
False Flags tells the epic story of German raider voyages during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran left Germany and waged a pirate war across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Arctic and Antarctic part of Germanys strategy to attack the British Empires... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99
Tracing naval warfare from the 1860s into the future, noted historian Jeremy Black provides a dynamic account of strategy and warfare worldwide. He focuses on the interplay of technological development, geopolitics, and resource issues to assess not only the role of leading powers but all those involved in naval conflict. more...
- Open Road Media 2016; US$ 0.99
Theodore Roosevelt?s landmark work of military history: The definitive account of the War of 1812. First published in 1882, The Naval War of 1812 established Theodore Roosevelt?s reputation as a noteworthy historian and scholar at just twenty-three years old. Four years later, the US Navy ordered copies of the book to be kept on every ship.... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 6.95
From history?s earliest days men have gone down to sea?on logs, then boats, and, subsequently, ships. Norman Polmar and Christopher Cavas maneuver in Most Wanted? style to find the best and worst of the admirals, ships, inventions, submarines, torpedoes, and aircraft that have fought on, over, and under the waves. The top-ten lists in Navy?s Most... more...