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  • Bloodstained Sandsby Michael G. Walling

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during World War II, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions. Bloodstained Sands: US Amphibious Operations in World War II tells the story of these... more...

  • British Destroyers 1939?45by Angus Konstam

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both reliable and versatile. Danger though lurked across the seas as new destroyers being built in Germany, Italy and... more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby John Esquemeling

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Esquemeling served the Buccaneers as a barber-surgeon, and was present for all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main. A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed upon the coasts of the... more...

  • British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albumsby Richard Perkins

    Seaforth Publishing 2017; US$ 43.60

    The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National Maritime Museum, so despite its value it is rarely seen by anyone besides the museum's curators, for whom it... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American Historyby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary... more...

  • More on Warby Martin van Creveld

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 19.99

    A modern, comprehensive, easy to read and understand theory of war for the 21st century - from guerrilla war to nuclear war, war underwater to war in (cyber) space more...

  • The War in the South Pacificby Jon Diamond

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 10.45

    The Japanese invaded the Solomon Islands in May 1942 with the aim of building an airfield at Guadalcanal. After an epic six month struggle they were repulsed and the island became a staging base for US Admiral Halsey and his South PacificForce. Comprising powerful naval, marine and army assets as well as land and carrier-based aircraft, Halseys... more...

  • Lost at Sea Found at Fukushimaby Andy Millar

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying 47 officers and crew, and a cargo of vital war supplies destined for Britain?s 8th Army in North Africa. Five of Willesden?s crew were killed... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 193?565 ADby Raffaele D?Amato; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy. It was now not just patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals.... more...

  • American Sanctuaryby A. Roger Ekirch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    From ?one of the most wide-ranging and imaginative historians in America today; there is no one else quite like him in the profession? (Gordon S. Wood)?a dazzling and original work of history.  A. Roger Ekirch?s American Sanctuary begins in 1797 with the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy?on the British frigate HMS Hermione, four... more...