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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • 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...

  • The Marines of Montford Pointby Melton A. McLaurin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines more...

  • Under Pressureby A. J. Hill

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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$ 40.00

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

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    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 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...

  • Sea Power and the Asia-Pacificby Geoffrey Till; Patrick Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world?s future economic and security relationships. The book addresses... more...

  • China's Energy Strategyby Gabriel B. Collins; Andew S. Erickson; Lyle J Goldstein; William S. Murray

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    A variety of viewpoints is offered in this timely analysis of China's economy and the future shape of Beijing's energy consumption. The authors, all noted authorities in the fields of economics, diplomacy, energy, and defense, consider an unprecedented range of influences and factors to avoid the limitations of looking at the subject myopically or... more...