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Naval administration

  • 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 Grand Fleet 1914-19by Daniel George Ridley-Kitts MBE

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    <div>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... more...

  • The Challenges of Commandby Dr Robert L Davison; Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In the period leading up to the First World War Britain's naval supremacy was challenged by an arms race with Germany, fuelled not only by military and geo-strategic rivalries, but an onrush of technological developments. As this book demonstrates, steam turbines, bigger guns, mechanical computing devices and ever increasing tonnage meant that the... more...

  • Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914by Dr Stephen Cobb; Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Today, the First World War is remembered chiefly for the carnage of the Western Front, but at the time the Royal Navy's blockade of Germany was a more frequent source of debate. For, even at a time of war, there were influential voices in Britain who baulked at a concept of economic warfare that hindered the free passage of goods on the high seas,... more...

  • Broadsidesby James Davey; Richard Johns

    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.

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  • 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...

  • Joining the United States Armyby 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 Army. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland... more...

  • Black Submariners in the United States Navy, 1940-1975by Glenn A. Knoblock

    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...

  • The Making of the Modern Admiraltyby C. I. Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 92.00 US$ 75.44

    An important new history of decision-making and policy-making in the British Admiralty from Trafalgar to the aftermath of Jutland. more...