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- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 12.99
The story of Captain Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. By governing his ship with his unique management techniques, Abrashoff turned the Benfold into a model of naval efficiency, with amazing cost savings, the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, and a highly motivated and top performing... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) spend long periods at sea, where they cannotattend to their families or to personal business. This reduces morale andaffects retention. The Navy has been exploring ways to allow SWOs more timein home port, and RAND compared the proposed programs? costs and benefits(though not the direct effects on retention). more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95
This analytic and historical study provides a revealing look at naval operational intelligence by embracing the fundamental question of what OPINTEL is and how it answers the fundamental question "Where is the enemy, in what strength, and disposition, and what is he doing right now?" It is primarily the result of an Operational Intelligence Lessons-Learned... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 59.95
During World War I, the United States Navy conducted at the Portsmouth, NH Naval Prison what many penal scholars consider the most ambitious experiment in the history of progressive prison reform. Cell doors remained opened, prisoners governed themselves and thousands of rehabilitated prisoners were returned to the fleet. This humanitarian experiment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
This candid book documents for the first time the U.S. Navy?s use of entrapment in pursuit of homosexuals in and around Newport, Rhode Island, during the early twentieth century. This most extensive systematic persecution of gays in American history occurred with the approval of Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels and Assistant Secretary Franklin Roosevelt,... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
This report creates a framework for developing measures to help the Navy decide how network-centric operations affect combat outcomes and which information systems work best. It shows a proof-of-concept tool that can generate several alternative network-centric command systems. more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
The military services must assign people to outside organizations, such as joint duty with unified CINCs. The authors examine how the Navy deals with such demands and offer a series of recommendations, such as standardizing and simplifying related processes, defining a perspective on such assignments and reconciling it with officer career paths, and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15
The First World War was the first real time in 100 years that the reputation of the British Royal Navy was put on the line in defence of the country. This book tells of the creation and development of the Grand Fleet under the drive of the energetic and charismatic admiral of the fleet 'Jacky' Fisher, who modernised the navy with the introduction... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99
The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
This book explores the ways that the Edwardian naval arms race forced the Royal Navy to address deep-seated structural problems caused by rapidly changing technology. It charts how an institution organised for three hundred years around sailing ships, faced the challenge of steel and steam, and what that meant for an officer class recruited largely... more...