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Naval administration

  • Social Reform in the United States Navy, 1798-1862by Harold D. Langley

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Harold D. Langley has served as an archivist at the University of Pennsylvania Library and Library of Congress, then later as a diplomatic historian for the U.S. Department of State. After he received his Ph.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania, he became a history professor at The Catholic University of America. Later, he served as an associate... 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...

  • Perverts by Official Orderby Demetrios Simopoulos; John Phd Dececco; Lawrence Murphy

    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...

  • The Admirals' Advantageby Christopher Ford; David Rosenberg

    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...

  • 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 George Ridley-Kitts MBE

    The History Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...