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- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95
Dreadnoughts, battlecruisers, submarines and aircraft defined the British World War I experience against the Kaiser's Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey, and their deployment made the conflict truly a world war. This expressed the culmination of naval surface warfare while hinting at the shape of future conflicts. This was a global... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17
When a ship set out for the Americas in the sixteenth century, the crew faced a long voyage and a host of difficulties along the way. Ship-building, navigation and provisioning were all crucial to the vessel actually arriving in the New World, which was by no means guaranteed. In order to reach her destination, both skill and luck played vital roles.... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s—“millions for defense, not a cent for tribute.? Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France?s galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and as they teetered towards open war, were disturbed by their country?s lack of warships. Provoked... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, found... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Addressing all those interested in the history of American science and concerned with its future, a leading scholar of public policy explains how and why the Office of Naval Research became the first federal agency to support a wide range of scientific work in universities. Harvey Sapolsky shows that the ONR functioned as a "surrogate national science... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 28.00
Two men face off against an all-powerful navy?and the fate of the ocean?s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. "A gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans."?Bob Woodward War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time! Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47
A Short History of the First World War tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It begins by describing the background to war, the international rivalries and conflicts of the previous decades that led to the nations of Europe forming virtual armed camps, the relentless build-up of military and naval hardware that characterized the early years of... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
Ten major wars and two hundred minor actions comprise the history of the United States Marine Corps, and parallel the history of America itself. U.S. Marines in Action provides a comprehensive and stirring account of the activities of the military corps that has become synonymous with guts and glory. Fehrenbach dramatizes the incredible heroism... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
A pulse-pounding compilation of bravery at the bottom of the ocean Commander Edward Ellsberg rose to fame after leading the harrowing effort to raise the sunken submarine S-51 just off Long Island. That is where he begins Men Under the Sea , his tribute to and history of the men who risk everything to plunge into the blackness of the deep sea.... more...