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  • Under Full Sailby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 23.99

    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey... more...

  • Iron Dawnby Richard Snow

    Scribner 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who ?writes with verve and a keen eye? ( The New York Times Book Review ), the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia,... more...

  • Countdown to Pearl Harborby Steve Twomey

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?the warnings, clues and missteps?by a Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter. In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are... more...

  • The Fleet at Flood Tideby James D. Hornfischer

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The extraordinary story of the World War II air, land, and sea campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower   One of America?s preeminent military historians, James D. Hornfischer has written his most expansive and ambitious book to date. Drawing on new primary sources... more...

  • Nile River Gunboats 1882?1918by Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of... more...

  • The Royal Gibraltar Regimentby Matthias Strohn

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 39.99

    In 2014 the Royal Gibraltar Regiment celebrated its 75th anniversary. This is the history of the regiment and its preceding formations, a history that shows how a locally raised volunteer unit developed into a modern, light-role infantry battalion, based in Gibraltar and operating all over the world. The book takes the reader back to the beginning... more...

  • Britain's Historic Shipsby Paul Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • Byzantine Naval Forces 1261?1461by Raffaele D?Amato; Igor Dzis; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the... more...

  • World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriersby Mark Lardas; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help... more...