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  • Captain of the Carpathiaby Eric L. Clements

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then carried them to safety at New York. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron... more...

  • New Georgiaby Ronnie Day

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In 1942, the Solomon Islands formed the stepping stones toward Rabaul, the main base of Japanese operations in the South Pacific, and the Allies primary objective. The stunning defeat of Japanese forces at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November marked the turning point in the war against Japan and the start of an offensive in the Central Solomons... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC?193 ADby Raffaele D?Amato

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 13.95

    The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was only the existence of the fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. At the height of its power the Roman Navy employed tens of thousands of... more...

  • US Standard-type Battleships 1941?45 (2)by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 11.16

    This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II ? ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst... more...

  • U.S. Navy Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers against Japan, 1910-1941by Capt. Steven E. Maffeo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 119.99

    This unique reference presents 59 biographies of people who were key to the sea services being reasonably prepared to fight the Japanese Empire when the Second World War broke out, and whose advanced work proved crucial. These intelligence pioneers invented techniques, procedures, and equipment from scratch, not only allowing the United States to... more...

  • HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805by Peter Goodwin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    This new addition to the best-selling Conway pocket-book range features Admiral Nelson's fully preserved flagship HMS Victory , the most tangible symbol of the Royal Navy's greatest battle off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st 1805. In the HMS Victory Pocket Manual , Peter Goodwin adopts a fresh approach to explain the workings of the only surviving... more...

  • The Life of Horatio Lord Nelsonby Robert Southey

    Copyright Group 2015; US$ 4.99

    Robert Southey was born on the 12th of August 1774 in Bristol. A poet of the Romantic school and one of the "Lake Poets". Although his fame has been eclipsed by that of his friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse was highly influential and he wrote movingly against the horrors and injustice of the slave trade. Among... more...

  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...

  • Rising Sun, Falling Skiesby Jeffrey Cox

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 8.40

    Few events have ever shaken a country in the way that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor affected the United States. The Japanese forces then continued to overwhelm the Allies, attacking Malaya with its fortress of Singapore, and taking resource-rich islands in the Pacific in their own blitzkrieg offensive. Allied losses in these early months after... more...

  • Taranto 1940by Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    The Royal Navy?s attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British... more...