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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • At the Helm of USS Americaby James E. Wise Jr.; Scott Baron

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Only the best officers are given command of U.S. Navy ships, and only the elite of these are selected for aircraft carriers. The USS America was the third of four Kitty Hawk-class super-carriers. Commissioned in 1965, decommissioned in 1996, she served three times in Vietnam, and once each in Libya, the Persian Gulf and Bosnia. This book profiles the... more...

  • Millions for Defenseby Frederick C Leiner

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s—“millions for defense, not a cent for tribute.? Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France?s galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and as they teetered towards open war, were disturbed by their country?s lack of warships. Provoked... 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...

  • Super Highwayby Chris Parry

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.73

    In Super Highway, maritime strategist and former Rear Admiral Chris Parry argues that in the second decade of the 21st century, the sea is set to reclaim its status as the world?s pre-eminent strategic medium. Almost everything that travels virtually between continents and states on the Internet moves, in reality, as in previous eras of globalization,... more...

  • Small Naviesby Michael Mulqueen; Deborah Sanders; Ian Speller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    History shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. This collection, which adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from the fields of international relations, security studies, strategic studies and maritime history, addresses the roles and activities of small navies... more...

  • Home Squadronby James C. Rentfrow

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study examines the transformation of the United States Navy as a fighting organization that took place on the North Atlantic Station between 1874 and 1897. At the beginning of this period, the warships assigned to this station were collectively administered by a rear-admiral, but were operationally deployed as individual units, each of whose... more...

  • Imperial Defence, 1868-1887by Donald MacKenzie Schurman; John Beeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 188.00

    The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required the creation of a system of defended coaling stations and a greater infrastructure. more...

  • China's Naval Powerby Yves-Heng Lim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The rapid modernization of the Chinese Navy is a well-documented reality of the post-Cold War world. This book makes sense of Chinese priorities in its naval modernization and argues that the orientation of Beijing's choices concerning its naval forces can essentially be explained by China's position as a potential regional hegemony. Lim highlights... more...

  • Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironcby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues... more...

  • Amirs, Admirals & Desert Sailorsby David F. Winkler

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Host to the U.S. Navy for nearly six decades, Bahrain has been a steadfast American ally in the turbulent Middle East. Its unique relationship with the United States evolved through a series of friendships between Bahrain s ruling Al Khalifa royal family and top U.S. Navy flag officers assigned to the fleet in the Gulf. Over the years it has become... more...