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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
In the tradition of Jon Krakauer?s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger?s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery?and make history themselves. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves against... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 198.00
This book suggests that institutional culture can account for a great deal of the activities and rationale of the Royal Navy. War highlights the role of culture in military organizations and as such acts as a spotlight by which this phenomenon can be assessed seperately and then in comparison in order to demonstrate the influence of institutional culture... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 188.00
This new collection of essays by a panel of established international scholars sheds new light on what some of those influences were and what actions were taken as a result of Britain's Far Eastern commitments. Not only are new evidence and approaches to those issues addressed presented, but new avenues for further research are clearly outlined.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 188.00
This book provides an authoritative yet accessible analysis of the utility of maritime power and the role of navies by examining a series of case studies concentrating on the experience of the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf during more...