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- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95
Whenever sailors are confronted with 'unsolvable' problems--be it a fouled anchor or paint that won't dry--they often throw up their hands and exclaim, 'We'd better ask the Chief.' That refrain, heard for generations throughout the Navy, is the theme for Jack Leahy's newest book. Written at sea, his book provides a compelling picture of the Chief... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 40.95
The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95
It argued in this book that, from the 1880s there was a widely shared, but largely unwritten, strategic acceptance in British naval thinking that in a war with a major power the response would be to attack enemy trade. In line with the current view that seapower depends upon free communications, the book concludes by asserting that the primary role... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95
In today's world of satellites and electronic spying it is hard to appreciate the difficulties involved two centuries ago in collecting and disseminating secret intelligence in a time of war. This book provides a close-up look at the ingenious methods used to obtain and analyze secret material and deliver it to operational forces at sea during the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 128.00
Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis of this phenomenon, comparing experiences with 'military business' from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the volume shows the implications of 'military business'... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00
A fascinating study of midshipmen and other "young gentlemen", outlining their social background, career paths and what life was like for them. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 16.96
During a dark period of U.S. military history in the late 1960s, North Korean forces captured an American naval vessel and shot down an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft, taking the lives of thirty-one U.S. sailors and Marines and striking a damaging blow to American honor. This look back to that earlier time of crisis provides serious food for thought... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 30.00
The United States established an academy for educating future army officers at West Point in 1802. Why, then, did it take this maritime nation forty-three more years to create a similar school for the navy? The Long Road to Annapolis examines the origins of the United States Naval Academy and the national debate that led to its founding. Americans... more...