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  • 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...

  • White Water Red Hot Leadby Dan Daly

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.67

    ? Firsthand account of action on Swift Boats ? Written in an engaging, immediate style with touches humor? Compelling account of human courage and friendshipDuring the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the... more...

  • A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775-1815by Evan Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Who were the men who officered the Royal Navy in Nelson's day? more...

  • The Rise And Fall of British Naval Masteryby Paul Kennedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime... more...

  • Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisersby Edward Hampshire; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers... more...

  • Naval Warfareby Jeremy Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.99

    Tracing naval warfare from the 1860s into the future, noted historian Jeremy Black provides a dynamic account of strategy and warfare worldwide. He focuses on the interplay of technological development, geopolitics, and resource issues to assess not only the role of leading powers but all those involved in naval conflict. more...

  • Jutland: The Naval Staff Appreciationby William Schleihauf

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 21.42

    Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War, was the most controversial engagement in the Royal Navy’s history. Falling well short of the total victory expected by the public, it rapidly sparked argument and ill-feeling within the Navy and disagreements among those in its most senior echelons, many of whom had been directly involved... more...

  • More on Warby Martin van Creveld

    OUP Oxford 2016; 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...

  • Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914?18by Ryan K. Noppen; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of World War I Austria-Hungary had four modern light cruisers and twenty modern destroyers at their disposal, constructed in the early 20th century to defend their growing overseas interests. It was these fast light vessels, not the fleet's prized battleships, which saw most action during the war; from the bombardment of enemy batteries... more...