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  • Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Seaby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances... more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    The gripping true story of bitter rivalries on the high seas, a brilliant 17th-Century pirate captain, and the two adventurous men determined to find his treasure. Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes? worth of gold. When present-day... more...

  • Medieval Maritime Warfareby Charles D. Stanton

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime warfare has rarely been studied - it is little known and... more...

  • T.E.Lawrence and the Red Sea Patrolby John Johnson Allen

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    Although many books have been written about T E Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, none before has fully explored the pivotal role of the Royal Navy in the Red Sea at the time. This is the first book to be written about the Navy's role in the success of the Arab Revolt in the creation of the legendary figure of Lawrence of Arabia. Following extensive... more...

  • The Fourth Marine Brigade in World War Iby George B. Clark

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    During World War I, the American Expeditionary Force Second Division saw more action and captured more ground and enemy combatants than any other, including the vaunted First Division. The 4th Marine Brigade, especially, earned a reputation as a steadfast unit of superb fighting men. Drawing on battle reports and other official documents, this volume... more...

  • The Myth of the Press Gangby J. Ross Dancy

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    Overturns the generally held view that the press gang was the main means of recruiting seamen by the British navy in the late eighteenth century. more...

  • Warship 2015by John Jordan; John Jordan; Stephen Dent

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 47.99

    Warship 2015 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...

  • Love and War in the WRNSby Vicky Unwin

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    Sheila Mills came from a sheltered middle class upbringing before she joined the WRNS in 1940. The working life of a women's naval officer in the Second World War was a hard one. The discipline and trials of living and working as a 'Wren' plunged her head first into a life of bed bugs, last minute travel, secrecy and huge responsibility. But while... more...

  • The Search for the Japanese Fleetby David W. Jourdan; Philip G. Renaud

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    In The Search for the Japanese Fleet , David W. Jourdan, one of the world?s experts in undersea exploration, reconstructs the critical role one submarine played in the Battle of Midway, considered to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In the direct line of fire during this battle was one of the oldest boats in the navy, USS Nautilus... more...

  • Strange Intelligenceby Hector C. Bywater; H. C. Ferraby

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    Hector C. Bywater was perhaps the British secret service?s finest agent operating in Germany before the First World War, tasked with collecting intelligence on naval installations. Recruited by Mansfield Cumming, the first C? (or head of what would become MI6), Bywater was given the designation H2O? in what was a rather obvious play on his name... more...