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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • 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$ 145.00

    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. 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...

  • Lady in the Navyby Joy Bright Hancock

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrolby Ninian Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. more...

  • Asian Maritime Strategiesby Bernard D. Cole

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    This book is concerned with both the national security concerns of Asian maritime nations and the security of the Asian maritime commons. These are defined as the Pacific and Indian Oceans and associated seas, bays, and gulfs, with their included sea lines of communication (SLOCs). The most useful geographical designation for maritime Asia is the... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • Naval Modernisation in South-East Asiaby Geoffrey Till; Jane Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region. The rise of naval capability in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region is increasingly recognised as a major indicator of the ?rise of Asia? and its increasing... more...