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Naval

  • Flagshipby Mike Carlton

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 33.98

    The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan In 1924, the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I was sunk off Sydney Heads. Once she had been the pride of the navy and the nation. She had saved Australia from an attack by a German squadron in the Pacific in World War I.But after the war she was obsolete, and a victim in the race... more...

  • Rome Seizes the Tridentby Marc G DeSantis

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.77

    Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South... more...

  • The Battle of Jutlandby Richard Osborne

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 23.97

    Since the days of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy had been the acknowledged as the most powerful maritime force on the planet. Britain could boast more warships, and particularly more Dreadnoughts and battle-cruisers than any other nation. But the Germans had undertaken an enormously-expensive ship-building programme designed to place the... more...

  • The Victoria Cross at Seaby John Winton

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 22.50

    Naval VCs have been won in places as far apart in time and distance as the Baltic in 1854 and Japan in 1945, in the trenches from the Crimea to the Western Front, in harbours from Dar es Salaam to Zeebrugge, from the Barents to the Java Sea, from New Zealand to the North Atlantic, and from China to the Channel. They have been won in battleships... more...

  • US Navy Light Cruisers 1941?45by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft... more...

  • Order and Disorder in the British Navy, 1793-1815by Thomas Malcomson

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 109.38

    How did the British navy maintain authority among its potentially disorderly crews? And what order exactly did it wish to establish? more...

  • The World of Patrick O'Brianby Dean King

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 34.99

    In these three companion books to Patrick O?Brian?s novels, and a biography of the author, Dean King proves himself an authority on maritime writers and their work. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why... more...

  • The World War II Collectionby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 29.99

    The bestselling accounts of three decisive events of WWII: the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, and the miraculous evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler?s blitzkrieg, retreated to the beach at Dunkirk. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May... more...

  • Strategy and the Seaby N.A.M. Rodger; J. Ross Dancy Benjamin Darnell; and Evan Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 102.08

    An important book, presenting the latest insights by the leading world authorities on naval history. more...

  • British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boatby David Greentree; Ian Palmer; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her Torpedo boats... more...