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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • 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

    'Fascinating . . . Shot through with fresh insights . . . No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive.' Observer Nelson is a thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen. It explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • History of the Indian Navy 1613-1863 Volume Iby Charles Rathbone Low

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 30.49

    Charles Rathbone Low, like so many servants of the East India Company, came from an Anglo-Irish ascendancy family, with estates in county Galway. His grandmother was a daughter of the 4th Viscount Boyne, his grandfather served in H.M. 76th Foot, his father was a Major in the Bengal Native Infantry, and he himself married the daugher of a General. Charles... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Operation Stormby John Geoghegan

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time   In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid?this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese... more...