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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • The Citizen's Guide to the U. S. Navyby Thomas J. Cutler

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Most Americans know little about their Navy and learning about it can be daunting. But this informative yet highly accessible guide explains the sometimes strange ways of the U.S. Navy in terms civilians can understand. It addresses such things as the many titles military people have, the alphanumeric designations used to identify military personnel,... more...

  • Big Redby Douglas C. Waller

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99

    Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced: a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. Deep beneath the ocean it can sail for... more...

  • Battle Lineby Thomas C. Hone; Trent Hone

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then grow again to a world-class force. The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed... more...

  • British Warships 1860-1906by Nicholas Dingle

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 16.99

    Illustrated with 200 official admiralty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, this book traces the development of Royal Naval ship design in a period of immense change. Opening with the Crimean War, this period saw the gradual transition from sail to steam and screw propulsion; from wood to steel construction; from fixed broadside armaments... more...

  • Ready For Anythingby Geoff puddefoot

    Seaforth Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    Set up in August 1905, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary - unofficial motto: Ready for Anything - was originally a logistic support organisation, Admiralty-owned but run on civilian lines, comprising a miscellaneous and very unglamorous collection of colliers, store ships and harbour craft. This book charts its rise in fleet strength, capability and importance,... more...

  • The Jeune Écoleby Arne Roksund

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    The jeune acole represents a school of maritime strategy dealing with the dilemmas of the weaker power. This book presents a fresh interpretation of the jeune acole based on primary sources. This French body of naval thought is distinguished from other strategies of the weak by its elaborate prescriptions for the offensive use of naval forces. more...

  • The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Straitby Walter G. Winslow

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait. more...

  • Life In Nelson's Navyby Dudley Pope

    House of Stratus 2013; US$ 9.99

    This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was once written ?An author who really knows Nelson?s navy? (Ramage?s Prize - The Observer) and ?An expert knowledge of naval history? (Ramage at Trafalgar - The Guardian). more...

  • If By Seaby George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    From Boston Harbor to Yorktown; from wars with France and Tripoli to the dramatic Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812, the definitive history of the creation of the American Navy more...

  • At the Helm of USS Americaby James E. Wise Jr.; Scott Baron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Only the best officers are given command of U.S. Navy ships, and only the elite of these are selected for aircraft carriers. The USS America was the third of four Kitty Hawk-class super-carriers. Commissioned in 1965, decommissioned in 1996, she served three times in Vietnam, and once each in Libya, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. This book profiles the... more...