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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
Making the right decisions at turning points can be the difference between victory and defeat. The US Navy asked RAND if it could identify "forks in the road" - future decision points that may require a major direction change. The results are presented here. more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built, was deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men. This book presents the story of the scuttling of this fleet in Scapa Flow. more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99
So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period of seventy years to the days when Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air Service was flying some of the world's first bombers... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99
The story of HMS Bellerophon is a record of the many and varied duties which the Royal Navy had to carry out in the period 1793 - 1815. It was involved in the first great fleet action of the War and was involved in the last moments of the struggle with the surrender of Napoleon. The 74-gun ship was the standard unit in the line of battle, Bellerophon... more...