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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Shipmatesby Chris Terrill

    Random House 2012; US$ 31.98

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Phillips Payson O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This work examines how the navies of Great Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, France and Italy confronted the various technological changes posed during different periods in the 20th century. more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 52.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 21.99

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America?s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanóbut America?s war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...

  • Admiralsby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    <div>A riveting account of the men who built Britain's astounding fighting force on the seas.</div> more...

  • Advocacy in Actionby Kate Lyon; John Tufail

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95

    This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. more...