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  • The Kaiser?s Battlefleetby Aidan Dodson

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 32.04

    The battleships of the Third Reich have been written about exhaustively, but there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich. This new book fills an important gap in the literature of the period by covering these German capital ships in detail and studying the full span of battleship development during this period. The... more...

  • Sea and Air Fightingby David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.65

    This is a compelling book for lovers of sea and air stories from the Great War era. In the thirteen stories told by the participants, many of whom were decorated for bravery, they describe their experiences of events: stories of luck, tenacity, courage, extreme danger, excitement and bravery. Also included are photographs to help set the scene for... more...

  • All the Gallant Menby Donald Stratton; Ken Gire

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    THE FIRST MEMOIR BY A USS ARIZONA SURVIVOR: Donald Stratton, one of the battleship's five living heroes, delivers a "powerful" and "intimate"* eyewitness account of Pearl Harbor and his unforgettable return to the fight At 8:10 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives... more...

  • Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793-1815by Helen Watt

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 120.00

    Letters of seamen below the rank of commissioned officer which tell us a great deal about shipboard life and about seamen's attitudes. more...

  • Naval Families, War and Duty in Britain, 1740-1820by Ellen Gill

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 94.79

    Provides deep insights into the roles and responsibilities of men, women and children within naval families. more...

  • The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harborby James P. Delgado; Terry Kerby; Stephen Price; Maximilian D. Cremer; Hans K. Van Tilburg; Ole Varmer; Russell Matthews

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    In the pre-dawn darkness of December 7, 1941, five Imperial Japanese Navy submarines surfaced off the coast of Oahu. Secured to the decks of these vessels were secret weapons to be deployed for the first time in modern warfare: two-man midget submarines, intended to enter Pearl Harbor without being detected and torpedo the US Navy battleships lying... more...

  • Captain McCrea's Warby John L. McCrea; Julia C. Tobey; Craig Symonds

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    One of the last memoirs of World War II, from a man who saw the war from both a White House office and the bridge of a warship. Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa ... more...

  • The Fatal Fortressby Bill Clements

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.32

    The Fall of Singapore in February 1942 was arguably the greatest disaster suffered by the British Empire. Between 1923 and 1938, the Singapore naval base had been upgraded with some of the largest coast guns ever installed. The guns’ design and incorrect siting have since been blamed for the humiliating debacle. The Fatal Fortress traces the... more...

  • 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$ 21.99

    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...