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  • German Submarine Warfare in World War Iby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    This compelling book explores Germany’s disastrous campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare in WWI, which marked the onset of total war at sea. Sondhaus shows how the undersea campaign, intended as an antidote to Britain’s more conventional blockade of German ports, ultimately brought the United States into the war, leading to Germany’s defeat.... more...

  • Wreck of the Naval Airship USS Shenandoah, Theby Jerry Copas; Julia H. Hunt

    Arcadia Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    The USS Shenandoah was the pride of the American Navy in 1925 and America’s first rigid dirigible. Her name is a Native American word often said to mean “Daughter of the Stars.” While performing a publicity tour in the Midwest, the ship was ripped to pieces by a violent storm. Fourteen men died, including Lt. Comdr. Zachary Landsowne, who remained... more...

  • Shipbuilding, Navigation and the Portuguese in Pre-modern Indiaby K.S. Mathew

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    India, especially coastal India, has a long history of shipbuilding and navigation dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Indian shipwrights and the labour force associated with various aspects of shipbuilding excelled in naval architecture. Their native wisdom was adopted by the Europeans engaged in shipbuilding in coastal India. Similarly... more...

  • In the Highest Degree Tragicby Donald M. Kehn

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 39.95

    In the Highest Degree Tragic tells the heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet’s sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.’s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of... more...

  • Naval Air Station Whidbey Islandby William R. Stein; the PBY-Naval Air Museum

    Arcadia Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington State has a long and storied history that began in 1942 and continues to the present day. Tucked away on an island that is its namesake, NAS Whidbey was originally conceptualized as a small support base for an existing air station in nearby Seattle. That prewar plan was rapidly eclipsed by world... more...

  • Defeat At Seaby C. D. Bekker

    Arcole Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    This is the story of the German Navy during 1939-1945. Inadequately prepared for the Second World War, the navy led a bitter struggle on all seas, and in the end was subjected to an overwhelming defeat. More than 120,000 lives were lost, including many individuals whose firsthand accounts make up this gripping and detailed documentary report; they... more...

  • Storm Force to Narvikby Alexander Fullerton

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2017; US$ 2.99

    Everard is plunged into action in WW2 British Captain Nick Everard 's destroyer is crippled by Nazi gunfire in the German invasion of Norway. Nothing seems able to stop the advance across Europe and the Royal Navy is in a tight situation. Desperately attempting to repair his ship hidden in a remote fjord, Everard is unaware that his son is part... more...

  • Patrol to the Golden Hornby Alexander Fullerton

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2017; US$ 2.99

    A covert submarine raid where everything is at risk The final days of the First World War, and the menacing bulk of the German battlecruiser Goeben lurks in the Golden Horn at Constantinople. It is vital that she is destroyed, or at least immobilised, and the favoured method is to send an E-class submarine in through the Dardanelles to the sea of... more...

  • Running a Big Shipby Rory O'Conor; Brian Lavery

    Casemate 2017; US$ 11.16

    "‘Battles are won or lost by men, not ships’ ‘If Moses could control the people of Israel for forty years in the desert with Ten Commandments, it would be surprising if more were needed for the commission of a ship’ Having completed the highly prestigious commission of commanding HMS Hood, then the most famous warship... more...

  • Sir John Franklin’s Erebus and Terror Expeditionby Gillian Hutchinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage – the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror , and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic.... more...