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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 134.00
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...
- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 19.77
Broadsides explores the political and cultural history of the Navy during the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through contemporary caricature. This was a period of intense naval activity – encompassing the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence, the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and the War of 1812. Naval... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
The United States military is often presented as a model of equal-opportunity employment. In this work, the author examines and challenges this assertion with respect to the Navy. Dunklin studies Navy claims of meritocracy and training processes, profiles the careers of eight senior enlisted African American servicemen, and examines barriers to African... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 42.99
When Gail Harris was assigned by the U.S. Navy to a combat intelligence job in 1973, she became the first African American female to hold such a position. Harris's memoir, A Woman's War, follows her 28-year career as a naval intelligence officer, sharing her unique experience and perspective as she completed the complex task of providing intelligence... more...
- Pen and Sword 2002; US$ 9.99
A companion volume to the same author's "The British Field Marshals 1736-1997", this book outlines the lives of the 115 officers who held the rank of Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy from 1734, when it took its modern form, to 1995, when the last one was appointed. Each entry gives details of the dates of the birth and death of... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
For as long as an American naval force has existed, black sailors have served it with bravery, distinction, and little or no recognition. They have since earned praise for service in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, and more recently, they were integral to the development of the U.S. Submarine Service. Their roles limited... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
?A warm yet specific book which cuts to the heart of leadership issues and savvy.?? The Bookwatch Informal, even conversational in style, Lead On! is nevertheless a serious handbook from which aspiring leaders can learn how to achieve seemingly impossible goals. The book is replete with examples from the author?s experience and from the history... more...