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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: Volume II: To The Eve of Jutland 1914-1916by Arthur Marder

    Seaforth Publishing 2014; US$ 20.97

    The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To more...

  • Greek Naval Strategy and Policy 1910-1919by Zisis Fotakis

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    A sharp analysis of Greek naval history in the 1910s, a time when the importance of its geographic position and its navy increased greatly. It explains the causes of these developments and their consequences for Greek national aims, the Mediterranean naval situation and the Balkan balance of power. Within this context, it also examines the competition... more...

  • Southern Tridentby David Stevens; John Reeve

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 45.45

    Examines how and why the Australian navy has evolved to the type of force it is today. more...

  • All Hands Downby Kenneth Sewell; Jerome Preisler

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 22.99

    Forty years ago, in May 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank in mysterious circumstances with a loss of ninety-nine lives. The tragedy occurred during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and it followed by only weeks the sinking of a Soviet sub near Hawaii. Now in All Hands Down, drawing on hundreds of hours... more...

  • Naval Engagementsby Timothy Jenks

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    Naval Engagements explores the role of the Royal Navy in eighteenth-century political culture. This was the legendary age of sail, in which heroic commanders such as Admiral Nelson won great victories for Britain. Timothy Jenks reveals the ways in which these battles and the heroes who fought them were deployed in British politics. more...

  • English/British Naval History to 1815: A Guide to the Literatureby Eugene Rasor

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 84.00

    The English/British have always been known as the sailor race with hearts of oak: the Royal Navy as the Senior Service and First Line of Defense. It facilitated the motto: The sun never set on the British Empire. The Royal Navy has exerted a powerful influence on Great Britain, its Empire, Europe, and, ultimately, the world. This superior annotated... more...

  • Founding of Russia's Navy, The: Peter the Great and the Azov Fleet, 1688-1714by Edward Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 124.00

    The reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), long regarded as the turning point in the Europeanization of Russia, witnessed the establishment of Russia's first modern navy, the Azov Sea fleet. Its creation evokes a fundamental question about the era: was Peter a reformer or a revolutionary? This three-part study examines Russia's maritime experience... more...

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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 base was a little-known launch pad for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and may house... more...

  • The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy between the Warsby Christopher M. Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    This revisionist study shows how the Royal Navy's ideas about the meaning and application of seapower shaped its policies during the years between the wars. It examines the navy's ongoing struggle with the Treasury for funds, the real meaning of the 'one power standard', naval strategies for war with the United States, Japan, Germany and Italy, the... more...

  • Life in Nelson's Navyby Brian Lavery

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    What was it really like to be at sea in the Navy with Nelson? Were the sailors excited about the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering scurvey? How did life compare between those of a high range, and those who served them? What were conditions like below the decks, living among the rats and the filth? How did you cope if you suffered from sea sickness?... more...