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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • The New Navy, 1883-1922by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The third volume of The U.S. Navy Warship Series covers the fifty-year period from 1883-1922. In 1883, Congress authorized the first ships of the "New Navy" and ordered removal of all obsolete ships. All US Navy ships since that time have stemmed from these first three cruisers. The numbering system in effect since 1920 was effectively begun in... more...

  • Navies and Foreign Policyby Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular situations, and how the relevant organisations can... more...

  • The Royal Navy 1930-1990by Richard Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    This new book explores innovation within the Royal Navy from the financial constraints of the 1930s to World War Two, the Cold War and the refocusing of the Royal Navy after 1990. Successful adaptation to new conditions has been critical to all navies at all times. To naval historians the significance and process of change is not new, but in recent... more...

  • The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 200.00

    The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854 , the first volume in the definitive five-volume U.S. Navy Warship series, comprehensively details all aspects of the ships that sailed in the nascent stages of the U.S. Navy. From its beginnings as battlers of Barbary Coast pirates, to challenging the awesome might of the Royal Navy in the War of 1812, to the historic... more...

  • Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironcby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues... more...

  • Maritime Security in Southeast Asiaby Kwa Kwa Chong Guan; John Skogan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book confronts both the maritime security challenges and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime security has, over the last twenty years, taken on a much greater importance, due to the Law of the Sea convention, which has resulted in a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). As well as traditional security threats to maritime security,... more...

  • Imperial Defence, 1868-1887by Donald MacKenzie Schurman; John Beeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 188.00

    The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required the creation of a system of defended coaling stations and a greater infrastructure. more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrolby Ninian Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. The Palestine Patrol, as it became known, illustrates clearly the problems facing navies conducting operations... more...

  • The Development of British Naval Thinkingby Geoffrey Till

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book brings together Britain?s leading naval historians and analysts to present a comprehensive investigation of British naval thinking and what has made it so distinctive over the last three centuries, from the sailing ship era to the current day. This new volume describes in depth the beginnings of formalized thought about the conduct... more...

  • Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Centuryby James R. Holmes; Toshi Yoshihara

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Alfred Thayer Mahan has been called America?s nineteenth-century ?evangelist of sea power? and the intellectual father of the modern US Navy. His theories have a timeless appeal, and Chinese analysts now routinely invoke Mahan?s writings, exhorting their nation to build a powerful navy. Economics is the prime motivation for maritime reorientation,... more...