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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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... 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 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...

  • Naval Warfare, 1815-1914by Lawrence Sondhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics. Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and History series, this book is a must... 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$ 180.00

    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...