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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • No Pleasure Cruiseby Dr Tom Frame

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive, easy-to-read history of the Royal Australian Navy from its inception in 1901 to the present day. 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...

  • 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 Rise of the Indian Navyby Professor Harsh V Pant; Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    The Indian Navy has gradually emerged as an indispensable tool of Indian diplomacy in recent years, making it imperative for Indian policy-makers and naval thinkers to think anew the role of the nation?s naval forces in Indian strategy. There is a long tradition in India of viewing the maritime dimension of security as central to the nation?s strategic... more...

  • The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Centuryby Ian Speller

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book adopts an innovative new approach to examine the role of maritime power and the utility of navies. It uses a number of case studies based upon key Royal Navy operations in the twentieth century to draw out enduring principles about maritime power and to examine the strengths and limitations of maritime forces as instruments of national policy.... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Periodby Joseph Moretz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Joseph Moretz's innovative work focuses on what battleships actually did in the inter-war years and what its designed war role in fact was. In doing so, the book tells us much about British naval policy and planning of the time. Drawing heavily on official Admiralty records and private papers of leading officers, the author examines the navy's operational... more...

  • The Royal Navy in the Falklands Conflict and the Gulf Warby Alistair Finlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Sea Power in the Twenty-First Century: Projecting a Naval Revolutionby Charles Koburger

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 84.00

    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...