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Naval

  • 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...

  • Forces of the Hanseatic Leagueby David Nicolle; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    The famous but largely unchronicled Hanseatic League (or simple "the Hanse/Hansa") was a Tuetonic German commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbor towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbors, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much... more...

  • 5 Minute History: First World War at Seaby David Wragg

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.29

    If the 100-year anniversary of the Great War has left you feeling a little under-informed, the 5 Minute History series is the perfect way to read up on this major conflict in short bursts and without pages of intricate detail. A perfect overview for the uninitiated, this book will inform and educate you even if you have never read a history book in... more...

  • Rascals in Paradiseby James A. Michener; A. Grove Day; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.99

    Tales of the South Pacific . Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam Costock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur became a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired youth who used his charm to win over his captors; and Captain Bligh,... more...

  • Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Seaby Shicun Wu; Keyuan Zou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The region of the South China Sea is vulnerable to natural hazards and marine environmental degradation as well as to piracy, maritime crimes and over-exploitation activities which threaten the security of the surrounding population. This volume explores these non-traditional security issues and discusses the security cooperation and regional approaches... more...

  • Three Knots to Nowhereby Ted E. Dubay

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Three Knots to Nowhere: A Cold War Submariner on the Undersea Frontline follows the author's experiences in the United States Navy from 1966 through 1972. They include a personal background, boot camp, electricians school, the U.S. Naval Nuclear Program, assignment to the USS Henry Clay during an overhaul in Charleston, S.C., subsequent transit... more...

  • The Burning Shoreby Ed Offley

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The untold story of two men—an American pilot and a German U-boat commander—whose clash off the coast of North Carolina brought the horrors of World War II to American shores more...

  • Religion in the British Navy, 1815-1879by Richard Blake

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Shows how the rise of evangelical religion in the navy helped create a new kind of sailor, technologically trained and steeped in a higher set of values. more...

  • Neptuneby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 14.99

    Seventy years ago, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold,... more...

  • US Cold War Aircraft Carriersby Brad Elward; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    Supercarriers became the ultimate in aircraft carrier design after World War II. Naval aviation allows fleets to project mobile power across vast distances, and these floating cities epitomize this mission design. The Forrestal class ( Forrestal , CV-59; Saratoga , CV-60; Ranger , CV-61 and Independence , CV-62) was the first completed class of... more...