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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • The Depths of Courageby Flint Whitlock; Ron Smith

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00

    Chosen by WWII History magazine as one of the Best Books of the Year. In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, illequipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Carriers in Combatby CHESTER HEARN

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    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...