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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Ubi sumus? Quo vademus?by Stephan Conermann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.34

    Dieser Band nimmt Quellen in den Blick, die bisher häufig genug im Schatten der Chroniken und der normativen Literatur standen. Kostbare Informationen liefern uns etwa Schriften gegen unzulässige Neuerungen oder unstatthafte Sitten und Gebräuche, Pilgerführer, Reiseberichte, prosopographische und biographische Schriften, Journale und Tagebücher, Volksromane,... more...

  • The Brotherhoodby Erick Stakelbeck

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    The Muslim Brotherhood, or Ikhwan , has engaged in terrorism, assassinations, and anti-Western, anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence for almost a century—yet few Americans realize how powerful they really are. While we focus on al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah, it's actually the Muslim Brotherhood, the world?s oldest, most influential, and most anti-American... more...

  • Sea Power and American Interests in the Western Pacificby David C. Gompert

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This book examines the strategic choices that American and Chinese decisionmakers face regarding sea power in the Western Pacific, shaped by geography, history, technology, and politics. In particular, the author explores the potential for cooperation on maritime security in the Western Pacific, and how the United States might pursue such cooperation... more...

  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailorsby James D. Hornfischer

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno . ?This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.? With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the ... more...

  • Battle at Seaby R G Grant

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Battle at Sea looks at every aspect of the story of warfare on, above, and under the sea, including classic naval engagements daring raids carried out on ships in harbor, and landing operations such as D-Day, where control of the sea was essential to transport land forces to new battlefronts. Special features within the book include: graphic and... more...

  • Storm and Conquestby Stephen Taylor

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    The Indian Ocean, 1809. At stake: Britain's commercial lifeline to India and naval supremacy. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. Storm and Conquest brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women and children caught at sea in hurricanes, and those who survived to drive the French from the Eastern... more...

  • Guiding Lightsby Nancy Arbuthnot

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    In this easy-to-use reference, Naval Academy English professor Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot tells the stories behind sixty of the Academy's monuments and memorials. To personalize the memorials and the naval figures they honor, she has included letters, firsthand battle reports, Lucky Bag commentaries, award citations, and other documents. Along with famous... more...

  • First Classby Sharon H. Disher

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    When Sharon Hanley Disher entered the U.S. Naval Academy with eighty other young women in 1976, she helped end a 131-year all-male tradition at Annapolis. Her entertaining and shocking account of the women's four-year effort to join the academy's elite fraternity and become commissioned naval officers is a valuable chronicle of the times, and her... more...

  • Brief Pointsby Ross H. MacKenzie

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions they might have about Academy life. Since it was first published more than a decade ago, parents have relied on the almanac for insights... more...

  • Naval Innovation for the 21st Centuryby Robert Buderi

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Office of Naval Research, known widely as ONR, was formed in 1946 largely to support the pursuit of basic science to help ensure future U.S. naval dominance—and as such, it set the model for the subsequently created National Science Foundation. But everything changed after the Cold War. The U.S. entered a period of greater fiscal constraints and... more...