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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • Agents of Innovationby John T. Kuehn

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly... more...

  • All Hands Downby Kenneth Sewell; Jerome Preisler

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 8.99

    Forty years ago, in May 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank in mysterious circumstances with a loss of ninety-nine lives. The tragedy occurred during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and it followed by only weeks the sinking of a Soviet sub near Hawaii. Now in All Hands Down, drawing on hundreds of hours... 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...

  • The Armada of Flandersby R. A. Stradling

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 39.00

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

  • Ashore and Afloatby Julian Gwyn

    University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    Ashore and Afloat tells the early history of the Halifax Naval Yard. From the building of the yard and its expansion, to the people involved in the enterprise, to the nuts and bolts of buying the masts and paying the bills, Julian Gwyn's history of the Halifax Naval Yard leaves no stone unturned. Dozens of illustrations and copious appendices, including... more...

  • Asia Looks Seawardby Toshi Yoshihara; James R. Holmes

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Represents a long-overdue effort to discern the future direction of sea power in Asia and to determine how the United States should respond to this striking development. more...

  • Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Centuryby Vijay Sakhuja

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2011; US$ 59.90

    Maritime power has been a key defining parameter of economic vitality and geostrategic power of nations. The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed the rise of China and India as confident economic powers pivoting on high growth rates, exponential expansion of science, technology and industrial growth. Sequel to their steadily growing... 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...

  • Assegais, Drums & Dragoonsby Willem Steenkamp

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 27.71

    What motivated a small multiracial force of Cape-born soldiers whites, coloureds and Malays to put up such stiff resistance at the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806, in spite of odds so overwhelming that even some long-serving professional soldiers broke rank and ran? This was the intriguing question that launched author Willem Steenkamp?s research.... more...