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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • All Hands Downby Kenneth Sewell; Jerome Preisler

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Amphibious Shipping Shortfallsby Maren Leed

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 36.99

    In this report, the CSIS Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies analyzes the types of capabilities necessary across the range of military operations, and compares that with the characteristics of amphibious ships, as well as those in the Combat Logistics Fleet, Maritime Prepositioning Force, and others. more...

  • The Armada of Flandersby R. A. Stradling

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 41.00 US$ 33.62

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

  • Assegais, Drums & Dragoonsby Willem Steenkamp

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000by Greg Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This new collection of essays by a panel of established international scholars sheds new light on what some of those influences were and what actions were taken as a result of Britain's Far Eastern commitments. Not only are new evidence and approaches to those issues addressed presented, but new avenues for further research are clearly outlined.... more...

  • The British Navy and the State in the Eighteenth Centuryby Clive Wilkinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    The Navy in the eighteenth century, though successful, was costly. Its funding and maintenance made those responsible for it politically vulnerable. more...