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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • The Maritime Strategy of China in the Asia-Pacificby Paul An-hao Huang

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This research aims to examine how and why a continental-oriented China has shifted its maritime strategic orientation and naval force structure from its coast toward the far seas in an era of interdependent international system. Generally, China is an ancient continental land power with an incomplete oceanic awareness. With the transformation after... more...

  • HMS Victoryby Iain Ballantyne; Jonathan Eastland

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 18.00

    HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy’s achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for... more...

  • From Hot War to Coldby Jeffrey Barlow

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    This volume provides an in-depth history of Navy high-level decision making during the challenging initial decade of the Cold War. 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 152.00

    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...

  • Options for Funding Aircraft Carriersby John Birkler

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This work examines alternatives to full-funding strategy (appropriation of enough money for an entire construction project in the initial year of construction) for funding aircraft carriers. more...

  • There and Backby Sir Jeremy Black

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 5.08

    The memoirs of the last British Admiral to lead an aircraft carrier into active battle A story that covers Britain's most remarkable battleships and naval events of the recent past A unique view from the highest levels of the British admiralty "I slept that night in my top bunk, as we clattered over the rails. I imagined the ambush first, and a burst... more...

  • A Preliminary Analysis of Advance Appropriations as a Budgeting Method for Navy Ship Procurementsby Irv Blickstein; Giles Smith

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Most US Navy ship procurements have been budgeted on a full-funding policy, whereby the entire cost of a ship is included in the congressional budget for the year of construction start. This title examines different ways in which advance appropriations can be applied to Navy shipbuilding. more...

  • Navies and Foreign Policyby Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular situations, and how the relevant organisations can... more...

  • Lady in the Navyby Joy Bright Hancock

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the... more...