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  • The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783by Alfred Thayer Mahan

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • The Tridentby Jason Redman; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 1.99

    There already are many books on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There will be more, including by those who experienced the fire of combat. This story, though, is not just about a SEAL on the Iraqi battlefield, but a SEAL at war with himself and his ultimate victory. I believe his story will inspire the reader, just as it did me. ?from the introduction... more...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter... more...

  • Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combatby Wayne P. Hughes

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical evolution of tactics, analysis, and fleet operations, and today it can serve as a primer for anyone who wants to learn how navies fight and win.... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Boatby Eric Kentley

    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 15.99

    This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs tells the fascinating story of how and why boats, rafts, and ships have changed over the years. See how a plank boat is constructed, and look at sails from around the world, from the elegant junks and dhows of Asia to the many-masted clippers that sailed the seven seas during the nineteeth... more...

  • Admiral von Hipperby Tobias R. Philbin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 102.00

    This work aims to constitute an objective analysis of a German World War I naval combat commander within his proper context, by closely defining both the military-technical and military-political milieux in which Franz Hipper operated. The description of Hipper?s actions in the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland and his handling of communications,... more...

  • Understanding Victoryby Geoffrey Till

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 60.00

    Using four warship-centered examples, this book shows how naval battles are won or lost?and how technological advantage is rarely as decisive in defeat or victory as is often claimed. more...

  • Navy Spouse's Guideby Laura Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    Naval officers and enlisted personnel undergo extensive training to cope with the special demands of their duties at sea and ashore, but what about their spouses and children? This practical, one-of-a-kind guide fills the gap by helping families navigate the unique challenges of Navy life. Personal, friendly, and easy to use, this updated edition... more...

  • Navies of Europeby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    Europe ruled the waves for most of the modern era and even when its navies were eclipsed in size by the US force, they continued to dominate world wars. In this unique history of Europe's naval forces, Larry Sondhaus charts the development of naval warfare from the transition to steam to recent actions in the Persian Gulf. Combining detailed technical... more...

  • Ubi sumus? Quo vademus?by Stephan Conermann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 55.95

    Dieser Band nimmt Quellen in den Blick, die bisher häufig genug im Schatten der Chroniken und der normativen Literatur standen. Kostbare Informationen liefern uns etwa Schriften gegen unzulässige Neuerungen oder unstatthafte Sitten und Gebräuche, Pilgerführer, Reiseberichte, prosopographische und biographische Schriften, Journale und Tagebücher, Volksromane,... more...