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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 26.99
In this remarkable book, now reissued in paperback, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge with initiative and determination. Divided... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 23.99
Enduring great danger and often terrible conditions in heavy seas, the Rescue Tug Services worked tirelessly to bring to port damaged vessels and keep up the supply of food and essential items during two world wars.They were first deployed towards the end of the First World War to support and if necessary to salvage merchant shipping that had been... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99
This book provides the first comparative analysis of how different presidents have reacted in dissimilar manners to major international naval incidents. By examining the Maine incident, the Lusitania crisis, and the Panay incident, Douglas Carl Peifer provides an essential instrument to deal with the growing threats of a new naval crisis. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 43.99
Warship 2016 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and much more to maintain the impressive standards... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 32.99
The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the First World War. For years the myriad factors contributing to the loss of many of the ships remained a mystery, subject only to speculation and theory. In this book, marine archaeologist and historian Dr Innes McCartney reveals for the first time... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99
In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century. Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2016; US$ 34.95
An international roster of top scholars explores the role of naval power and maritime trade in creating the modern international system. This book is both a history of maritime strategy, sea power, and seaborne commerce from the nineteenth century to the present day and an examination of current strategic issues. The authors examine critical seas... more...
- Potomac Books 2016; US$ 39.95
Between the First and Second World Wars, the U.S. Navy used the experience it had gained in battle to prepare for future wars through simulated conflicts, or war games, at the Naval War College. In Playing War John M. Lillard analyzes individual war games in detail, showing how players tested new tactics and doctrines, experimented with advanced... more...
- Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99
On 6th April 1453, the city of Constantinople was attacked by Mehmet II, who wanted to put an end to the Christian stronghold in the East. The Byzantine Empire, which was already declining, did all they could to resist the onslaught but after 50 days of attack and bombardment, Constantinople finally fell. This book is a practical and accessible guide... more...