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  • Britain's Historic Shipsby Paul Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    The British Isles have a long, rich and celebrated seafaring history stretching from the earliest times through the victories of Drake and Nelson, the voyages of discovery of Cabot and Cook and the defence of the realm by vessels of all types in the present century. Much of this history is recorded in literature and in museums but reaches its most... more...

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • Byzantine Naval Forces 1261?1461by Raffaele D?Amato; Igor Dzis; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the... more...

  • World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriersby Mark Lardas; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help... more...

  • Crusoe's Islandby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.95

    From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific. The tiny island assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe's novel. Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend of... more...

  • The Lusitania's Last Voyageby Charles E. Jr. Lauriat; Geoffrey Wawro

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    A first-hand account of the Lusitania ?s doomed final voyage. On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania as it passed the Old Head of Kinsale in Ireland on its way to Liverpool, England. This act of war had a terrible tollof the 1,962 passengers and crew, 1,191 lost their lives,... more...

  • The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944by Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect in many ways the ruthless character of the struggle across the... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • River Plate 1939by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee , a formidable warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship but the size, speed and range of a cruiser. When World War II commenced, under the command of Captain... more...

  • The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuriesby Angus Konstam; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized... more...