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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Lessons Not Learnedby Roger Thompson

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the U.S. Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing. Here, military sociologist Roger Thompson provides a compelling, often scathing, assessment of the U.S. Navy and its learning disabilities and then presents a convincing... more...

  • Agents of Innovationby John T. Kuehn

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • The World Sea Power Guideby David Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 12.99

    Compiled by the author of Jane’s Air Forces of the World, this book is a must for naval experts and enthusiasts. In one volume the reader will find the composition and details of all naval elements of a staggering 137 nations’ armed forces including paramilitary organizations as the US Coast Guard Service. The book starts with an introduction... more...

  • Asian Maritime Strategiesby Bernard D. Cole

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    This book is concerned with both the national security concerns of Asian maritime nations and the security of the Asian maritime commons. These are defined as the Pacific and Indian Oceans and associated seas, bays, and gulfs, with their included sea lines of communication (SLOCs). The most useful geographical designation for maritime Asia is the... more...

  • Seapower And Naval Warfare, 1650-1830by Dr Richard Harding; Richard Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    A single-volume survey of war at sea and the expansion of naval power in the 18th century. The book is ideal for undergraduate courses on 18th century European history, and for amateur and professional military historians. more...

  • The Development of British Naval Thinkingby Geoffrey Till

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Britain's leading naval historians and analysts have come together to produce an investigation of the development of British naval thinking over the past three centuries, from the sailing ship era to the present day. more...

  • The Royal Navy 1930-1990by Richard Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    This book explores innovation within the Royal Navy from the financial constraints of the 1930s through to the refocusing of the Royal Navy after 1990. more...

  • Options for Funding Aircraft Carriersby John Birkler

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This work examines alternatives to full-funding strategy (appropriation of enough money for an entire construction project in the initial year of construction) for funding aircraft carriers. more...

  • A Preliminary Analysis of Advance Appropriations as a Budgeting Method for Navy Ship Procurementsby Irv Blickstein; Giles Smith

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Most US Navy ship procurements have been budgeted on a full-funding policy, whereby the entire cost of a ship is included in the congressional budget for the year of construction start. This title examines different ways in which advance appropriations can be applied to Navy shipbuilding. more...