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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Red Star Over the Pacificby Toshi Yoshihara; James R. Holmes

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Combining a close knowledge of Asia and an ability to tap Chinese-language sources with naval combat experience and expertise in sea-power theory, the authors assess how the rise of Chinese sea power will affect U.S. maritime strategy in Asia. They argue that China is laying the groundwork for a sustained challenge to American primacy in maritime... more...

  • The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919–1929by Paul Halpern

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 190.00

    Post-First World War, the Mediterranean Fleet found in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea and the Adriatic. The collapse of the Ottoman, Russian and Habsburg empires created a vacuum of power in which different factions struggled for control. In the Black Sea this involved the Royal Navy in intervention in 1919 and 1920 on... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    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,... more...

  • Around the World Submergedby Edward L. Beach

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    When the nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton was commissioned in November 1959, its commanding officer, Captain Edward L. Beach, planned a routine shakedown cruise in the North Atlantic. Two weeks before the scheduled cruise, however, Beach was summoned to Washington and told of the immediate necessity to prove the reliability of the Rickover-conceived... more...

  • War Plan Orangeby Edward S. Miller

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange--the U.S. Navy's strategy to defeat Japan, forumulated over the forty years prior to World War II. It recounts the struggles between "thrusting" and "cautionary" schools of strategy, the roles of outspoken leaders... more...