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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Unknown Watersby Alfred S. McLaren; William R. Anderson

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book... more...

  • Old Ironsidesby David Fitz-Enz

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2009; US$ 17.99

    This is the story of the oldest warship afloat in the world, the venerable frigate USS Constitution, the cornerstone of the nascent American navy created by act of Congress in 1794. Colonel David Fitz-Enz re-creates the world of sail, when seven knots an hour was considered blinding speed for a warship. In Old Ironsides, Fitz-Enz tells the story of... more...

  • Tides of Historyby Michael S. Reidy

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    In the first half of the nineteenth century, the British sought to master the physical properties of the oceans; in the second half, they lorded over large portions of the oceans’ outer rim. The dominance of Her Majesty’s navy was due in no small part to collaboration between the British Admiralty, the maritime community, and the scientific... more...

  • Sea Power in the Twenty-First Centuryby Charles Koburger

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 150.00

    As the U.S. Navy enters the twenty-first century, many of the ships, aircraft, weapons, and tactics it employed so successfully during the Cold War will no longer be cost-effective or even effective. Future battlefields will shift the locus of naval action from the high seas into littoral waters, demanding sustained operations in relatively narrow,... more...

  • Under Pressureby A. J. Hill

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Hanging on display in the United States Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., is a battered and scratched steel plate, two feet in diameter, edged with more than one hundred little semicircles. For more than eighty years, people have wondered how it came to be there and at the story it could tell. Under Pressure: The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five is... more...

  • Pirate Stateby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Providing a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates,... more...

  • The Armada of Flandersby R. A. Stradling

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 39.00

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

  • Warships of the Bay of Quinteby Roger Litwiller

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    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$ 23.95

    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$ 160.00

    The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947 ? 2007 , the fifth volume in the monumental US Navy Warship series, presents an all-inclusive compendium of the ships that served in the US Navy from the Cold War up through the present day. more...