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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Shadow Diversby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of Jon Krakauer?s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger?s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery?and make history themselves. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves... 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...

  • Taiwan's Maritime Securityby Martin Edmonds; Michael M. Tsai

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China is regarded as a very serious potential source of conflict in East Asia, especially now that the questions of Hong Kong and Macau have been settled, and increased democratisation in Taiwan is seen as a threat by mainland China. This book, which brings together leading international... 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 elite.... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Seapowerby Peter Dutton; Robert Ross; ěystein Tunsj°

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book offers an assessment of the naval policies of emerging naval powers, and the implications for maritime security relations and the global maritime order. Since the end of the Cold War, China, Japan, India and Russia have begun to challenge the status quo with the acquisition of advanced naval capabilities. The emergence of rising naval... more...

  • US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-45by George Forty

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    <div>Employing a range of archive black and white photographs, this book examines the US Marine Corps' organisation and command structure, strategy, tactics and amphibious assault doctrine. Providing biographies of its most influential figures, it also surveys insignia, uniforms and equipment to provide a portrait of the US Marine Corps... 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...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Charting the Siberian continental shelf during the height of the Cold War This book tells the story of the brave officers and men of the nuclear attack submarine USS Queenfish (SSN-651), who made the first survey of an extremely important and remote region of the Artic Ocean. The... more...

  • Warships of the Bay of Quinteby Roger Litwiller

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Handsby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    During World War II, the U.S. Navy swiftly expanded to include an array of vessels, from smaller yachts and fishing boats bought early in the war for patrol work to fast, modern commercial ships built to haul troops and supplies. After the Allied victory, this diverse fleet became unnecessary and the Navy sold many of its vessels. This comprehensive... more...