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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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 Major General Fred USMC-RET Haynes; James A. Warren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 13.50

    "In 1945 my father, John Bradley, and other members of Combat Team 28 raised a flag on Iwo Jima. Now with The Lions of Iwo Jima , [Haynes] helps America understand how it was done."?James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines, landed on the... more...

  • Shipmatesby Chris Terrill

    Random House 2012; US$ 28.19

    This is the tie-in book to a two part BBC 1 documentary series to be screened at 9.00pm in October and which will end on the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October. Chris Terrill is famous for his fly on the wall documentaries which have been watched by millions and received wide critical acclaim. We have had HMS Brilliant and The Cruise... more...

  • Black Saltby Ray Costello Costello

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of British seafarers of African descent from the Tudor period to the present day. more...

  • The U. S. Navy Pictorial History of the War of 1812by Don Philpott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 57.99

    The U.S. Navy Pictorial History of the War of 1812 combines a fresh historical narrative with over 130 dramatic illustrations, many in color, to celebrate this war on its bicentennial. Pictures from the U.S. Navy archives depict historic battles scenes, impressive naval vessels, and important historical figures. more...

  • History of the Indian Navy 1613-1863 Volume Iby Charles Rathbone Low

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 30.49

    Charles Rathbone Low, like so many servants of the East India Company, came from an Anglo-Irish ascendancy family, with estates in county Galway. His grandmother was a daughter of the 4th Viscount Boyne, his grandfather served in H.M. 76th Foot, his father was a Major in the Bengal Native Infantry, and he himself married the daugher of a General. Charles... 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...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 10.49

    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...

  • Operation Stormby John Geoghegan

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 15.00

    The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time   In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid?this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese... more...

  • Seapowerby Geoffrey Till

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century . The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States? maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development... more...