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  • Dead Wakeby Erik Larson

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 28.00

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children... more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BCby Raffaele D'Amato; Andrea Salimbeti

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age and Mediterranean features the latest historical and archaeological research into the mysterious and powerful confederations of raiders who troubled the Eastern Mediterranean in the last half of the Bronze Age. Research into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and other peoples is... more...

  • Spy Subby Roger C. Dunham

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is a story about a secret mission to find a lost Soviet submarine in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean, a mission never acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Defense. Deeply beneath the searching navy of the Soviet Union, the nuclear submarine hunt was so secret that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search. The... more...

  • 21st Century Simsby Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    For more than two decades at the beginning of the 20th century William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught style all-big-gun battleship, to his development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he was a central figure in helping... more...

  • Inside Reagan's Navyby Chase Untermeyer

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    While serving as an assistant to Vice Pres. George H. W. Bush, Chase Untermeyer concluded that the only way to learn how the US government really works was to leave the silken cocoon of the White House and seek a position in one of the departments or agencies. In March 1983, when offered an appointment as a deputy assistant secretary of the navy,... more...

  • The Naval Route to the Abyssby Matthew S. Seligmann; Frank Nägler; Michael Epkenhans

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 165.00

    The Anglo-German rivalry in battleship building at the beginning of the twentieth century has been blamed by many as a major cause of the First World War, yet ‘the Great Naval Race’ has not received the attention that its notoriety would merit. This volume facilitates an understanding of how the two parties interacted by providing a comprehensive... more...

  • Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warshipby Angus Konstam

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This engaging study pits the the Byzantine drom?n against the Arabic shaland? in the prolonged struggle for mastery in the Mediterranean in the four centuries after 630 AD. For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were... more...

  • Taiwan Straitsby Bruce A. Elleman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    In this book, Elleman surveys the situation that has led to the current tensions between China and Taiwan. Simply written and cogently argued, it is the ideal source for military personnel, diplomats, and scholars and student of the modern Far East. more...

  • Territorial Disputes in the South China Seaby Jing Huang; Andrew Billo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Heightened tensions in the South China Sea have raised serious concerns about the dangers of conflict in this region as a result of unresolved, complex territorial disputes. This volume offers detailed insights into a range of country-perspectives, addressing the historical, legal, structural, regional and multilateral dimensions of these disputes... more...