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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management for Naval Research and Developmentby Richard Silberglitt; Lance Sherry; Carolyn Wong; Michael S. Tseng; Emile Ettedgui

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Describes the adaptation of an R&D portfolio management decision framework developed by RAND to support R&D decisionmaking by the Office of Naval Research.. more...

  • 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...

  • The Changing Face of Maritime Powerby Andrew Dorman; Mike Lawrence Smith; Dr Matthew Uttley

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 190.00

    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 Combat: The Air War at Seaby Chester Hearn

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    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 Fred USMC-RET 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 (Ret'd),... 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...

  • 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$ 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... 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...