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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Submarine Commanderby Paul R. Schratz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and irrepressible humor place it in a class by itself. This book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military... more...

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management for Naval Research and Developmentby Richard Silberglitt; Lance Sherry; Carolyn Wong; Michael S. Tseng; Emile Ettedgui

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Describes the adaptation of an R&D portfolio management decision framework developed by RAND to support R&D decisionmaking by the Office of Naval Research.. 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...

  • Use of Simulation for Training in the U.S. Navy Surface Forceby Roland J. Yardley; Harry J. Thie; John F. Schank; Jolene Galegher

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    A number of naval exercises can be conducted in port, using various forms of simulation, rather than at sea. Some groups, such as commercial shipping, already rely more heavily on such training than the U.S. Navy does. Can the U.S. Navy do the same, yet still maintain or improve readiness? The authors look at current uses of simulation and suggest... more...