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Naval administration

  • It's Our Shipby Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

    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...

  • It's Your Shipby D. Michael Abrashoff

    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...

  • Get Your Ship Togetherby D. Michael Abrashoff

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 25.95

    Former U.S. Navy Commander Michael Abrashoff attracted worldwide media attention for his success in turning around a struggling ship, the USS  Benfold ?the subject of his acclaimed bestseller,  It?s Your Ship . Since then, he?s been a fixture on the business lecture circuit, spreading an empowering message that any organization can be turned around... more...

  • The Military as an Economic Actorby Dr Jörn Brömmelhörster; Dr Wolf-Christian Paes

    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...

  • Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831by S.A. Cavell

    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...

  • Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914by Dr Stephen Cobb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • NavCivGuideby Thomas J. Cutler

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Just as Thomas Cutler's The Bluejacket's Manual serves as the standard introduction and continuing reference guide for American sailors, this new handbook provides a basic reference guide for civilians working for the U.S. Navy. It will acquaint them with the Navy's world of acronyms, n-codes, uniforms, and customs. The author explains that a big... more...

  • Broadsidesby James Davey; Richard Johns

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    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.

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  • The Challenges of Commandby Dr Robert L Davison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Spy Subby Roger C. Dunham

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is a story about a secret mission to find a lost Soviet submarine in the great depths of the Pacific Ocean, a mission never acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Defense. Deeply beneath the searching navy of the Soviet Union, the nuclear submarine hunt was so secret that even the men on the vessel never knew the object of their search. The... more...