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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • The Great War at Seaby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    New naval history of the First World War which reveals the contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory. more...

  • Pearl Harborby Gordon W. Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl Harbor In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor, sinking dozens of ships, destroying hundreds of airplanes, and taking... more...

  • As We Recallby James A. Sagerholm

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    As We Recall is the first book of its kind. A collection of reminiscences written by members of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1952, it is a testament to the value of a Naval Academy education. Some stories are of combat in Korea, exploits in space, aerial combat over Vietnam, or development of major weapons systems. Others are stories of life... more...

  • Face of Naval Battleby John Reeve; David Stevens

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 40.90

    This book examines how the human involvement in naval warfare has developed over the 20th Century and how it is likely to evolve over the first part of the 21st Century. more...

  • The Changing Face of Maritime Powerby Andrew Dorman; Mike Lawrence Smith; Dr Matthew Uttley

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 190.00

    The end of the Cold War has affected debates about maritime strategy, doctrine, operations and technology. What has emerged is an intellectual reconsideration of the theory and practise of maritime power. This volume focuses on the implications for western navies of shifts in strategic thinking, maritime doctrine, technology and naval roles. more...

  • The Ultimate Battleby Bill Sloan

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.00

    The Ultimate Battle is the full story of the last great clash of World War II as it has never before been told. With the same "grunt's-eye-view" narrative style that distinguished his Brotherhood of Heroes (on the Battle of Peleliu), Bill Sloan presents a gripping and uniquely personal saga of heroism and sacrifice in which at least 115,000 soldiers,... more...

  • Carriers in Combat: The Air War at Seaby Chester Hearn

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    Since World War II, there have been no engagements between carrier air groups, but flattops have been prominent and essential in every war, skirmish, or terrorist act that could be struck from planes at sea. Carriers have political boundaries. They range at will with planes that can be refueled in the air to strike targets thousands of miles inland.... more...

  • The Lions of Iwo Jimaby Fred USMC-RET Haynes; James A. Warren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 18.99

    The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained for a full year, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat. Major General Fred Haynes USMC (Ret'd),... more...