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Naval administration

  • Whips to Wallsby Rodney K. Watterson

    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...

  • The Grand Fleet 1914-19by Daniel G Ridley-Kitts MBE

    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...

  • Most Secret and Confidentialby Steven Maffeo

    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...

  • Flash Point North Koreaby Richard Mobley

    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 Golden Thirteenby Paul L. Stillwell

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Foreword by Colin L. Powell. In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American officers on active duty. The men believed they could set back the course of racial justice if they failed and banded together... more...

  • Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914by Stephen Cobb

    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...

  • Paullin's History of Naval Administration 1775-1911by Charles Oscar Paullin

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 40.95

    The classic collection of articles from the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, now in ebook form. more...

  • Ask the Chiefby John F. Leahy

    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...

  • 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...

  • Joining the United States Navyby Snow Wildsmith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Navy. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for basic training, and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the... more...