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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • The Lions of Iwo Jimaby USMC-RET Fred Haynes; James A. Warren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 17.99

    The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained for a full year, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat. Major General Fred Haynes USMC... more...

  • Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sailby David S.T. Blackmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Between the last battle fought entirely under oars in 1571 and the first fought entirely under steam in 1866, naval warfare in the Middle Seas and adjacent Atlantic waters was dominated by the sailing warship. This exploration of that distinct period in military history begins with an overview of the galley warfare that dominated the Mediterranean... more...

  • Nelsonby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    A thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen. What made Nelson so special? His peers included many able and pugnacious commanders, the Royal Navy was already the most successful professional fighting force of the age - so what individual quality led Byron rightly to celebrate Nelson's... 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...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45by Mark Stille; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry.... more...

  • In the Shadow of Greatnessby Joshua Welle; John Ennis; Katherine E. Kranz; Graham M. Plaster

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Their stories needed to be told. And classmates working together, under a blanket of trust and friendship, was the only way to allow people to open up. It was a three year journey into the hearts and souls of America?s youngest heroes to gather these important historical accounts, but it was worth every hour spent. Inside this book are the voices... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Great Wall at Sea, 2nd Editionby Bernard D. Cole

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    In this new edition, Bernard Cole revises his acclaimed study of China s navy, one that continues to grow while the U.S. Navy shrinks. According to the author, Beijing is now giving increased attention to guarding its vital sea lanes because of the nation s growing dependence on maritime trade, especially energy supplies. He provides a thorough description... more...