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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • Shipmatesby Chris Terrill

    Random House 2012; US$ 27.17

    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... more...

  • Destroyer Captainby James Stavridis

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This memoir of James Stavridis' two years in command of the destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) reveals the human side of what it is like to be in charge of a warship for the first time and in the midst of international crisis. From Haiti to the Balkans to the Arabian Gulf, the Barry was involved in operations throughout the world during his 1993-1995... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Operation Stormby John Geoghegan

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Seapowerby Geoffrey Till

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century . The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States? maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development... more...