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Naval

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    US Heavy Cruisers provides a detailed, illustrated look at the wartime and post-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II. Fast and heavily armed, the Baltimore class was an evolution of the heavy cruiser designs from before World War II, but without the limitations imposed by the Washington Naval Treaty. Versatile vessels, the... more...

  • A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guardby Douglas Kroll

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Coast Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights the contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as Reserves, Auxiliarists, and civilian members of Team Coast... more...

  • Crossed Currentsby Jean Ebbert

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 18.95

    This new, revised edition of the path-breaking first history of the female members of the U.S. Navy has been updated to include the recent integration of Navy women into the crews of combaant shops and tactical aviation squadrons, and the contributions of Navy women to the space program. It is a comprehensive chronicle of inspirational service spanning... more...

  • The Search for HMAS Sydneyby Ted Graham; Bob King; Bob Trotter; Kim Kirsner

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 55.99

    In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran, which also sank. After numerous unsuccessful searches from the mid 1970s onwards, the Finding Sydney Foundation... more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45by Ryan Noppen; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European colonial power. In less than five months however, two Spanish naval squadrons lay at the bottom of the seas and the once great Spanish Empire... more...

  • On the Seven Seasby Chris Peers; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    On the Seven Seas  is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. From Drake and his sea-rovers to Blackbeard, the Barbary Corsairs and the Wo-k?ou of the Far East, pirates have haunted seas across the globe, preying on port and vessel alike. Now you too can recreate the exploits of pirate captains... more...

  • Sennen Cove Lifeboatsby Nicholas Leach

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Considered one of the most treacherous areas of Britain's coastline, Land's End has seen many shipwrecks over the past 2,000 years. Where the waters of the Atlantic meet those of the English Channel, storms are frequent and violent and have caught out many a ship. Thousands have been dashed against the rocky granite coast. In 1853, the RNLI established... more...

  • Haulbowlineby Daire Brunicardi

    The History Press 2014;

    From the first proposal that Cork Harbour was more suitable as a naval base than Kinsale, development began which would continue for almost 200 years. This book outlines that history, from the development of Haulbowline Island, and covering its many incarnations during that time. During WW1, it became a front line base and the headquarters of the... more...

  • The Great War at Seaby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    New naval history of the First World War which reveals the contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory. more...