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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Swedish Naval Administration, 1521-1721by Jan Glete

    BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00

    This is a book about how a peasant society created a large navy which was used to conquer and defend a Baltic mpire. It emphasises organisational capabilities rather than maritime skills as essential for early modern navies. more...

  • The Armada of Flandersby R. A. Stradling

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 41.00

    The armada's contribution to the tenacious survival of Spanish hegemony. more...

  • Warships of the Bay of Quinteby Roger Litwiller

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of six of Canadas Warships HMCS NAPANEE, HMCS BELLEVILLE, HMCS HALLOWELL, HMCS TRENTONIAN, HMCS QUINTE (I), and the HMCS QUINTE (II). These histories give a unique account of the small ships that have been the backbone of the Canadian Navy during the Second World War and the Cold War. more...

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold... more...

  • The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947–2007by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007 , the fifth volume in the monumental U.S. Navy Warship series, presents an all-inclusive compendium of the ships that served in the U.S. Navy from the Cold War up through the present day. Featuring radical new developments in warships such as nuclear-powered submarines and carriers equipped with ballistic missiles,... more...

  • Sea Power and the Asia-Pacificby Geoffrey Till; Patrick Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future economic and security relationships. The book addresses... more...

  • The HMS Victory Storyby John Christopher

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Constructed from the wood of over 6,000 trees HMS Victory was designed as a ‘first-rate ship’, packing a formidable punch with over 100 guns arranged over three decks. Immortalised as Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar, after bringing Nelson’s body back to England the Victory sailed out on a number of expeditions until her retirement... more...

  • Navies of South-East Asiaby James Goldrick; Jack McCaffrie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of World War II. The navies of South-East Asia have rarely been the subject of systematic attention but, as the maritime strategic balance within Asia becomes more complex and open to challenge through the rise of China, they... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Naval Strategy in Northeast Asiaby Duk-Ki Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 196.95

    Over the past decade, Northeast Asia has been dominated by quite significant strategic change, which is ongoing and brings with it many uncertainties. naval capabilities in Northwest Asia are instrumental in promoting maritime security interests - helping to build a stable security environment through active participation in regional naval co-operation.... more...