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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • The Last Century of Sea Powerby H. P. Willmott

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    In this second volume of his history of naval power in the 20th century, H. P. Willmott follows the fortunes of the established seafaring nations of Europe along with two upstarts?the United States and Japan. Emerging from World War I in command of the seas, Great Britain saw its supremacy weakened through neglect and in the face of more committed... more...

  • The Making of the Elizabethan Navy 1540-1590by David Loades

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00

    An account of the development of the English navy showing how the formidable force which beat the Spanish Armada was created. more...

  • A Naval Biographical Dictionary - Volume 1by William R. O?Byrne

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99

    Volume 1 of 3.Originally published in 1849, this work gives details of “the life and services of every living officer in ‘Her Majesty’s Navy” who was serving or had retired by 1845 – nearly 5,000 officers in all. Generally acknowledged as the most comprehensive work of its kind, it was a considerable undertaking for one man... more...

  • Naval Coalition Warfareby Bruce A. Elleman; S.C.M. Paine

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. Containing case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the US, Great Britain, and Australia, it also examines the impact of international law on coalitions. Together these collected essays comprise a comprehensive... more...

  • Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Centuryby Christopher Bell; Bruce Elleman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    This volume brings together a set of scholarly, readable and up-to-date essays covering the most significant naval mutinies of the 20th century, including Russia (1905), Brazil (1910), Austria (1918), Germany (1918), France (1918-19), Great Britain (1931), Chile (1931), the United States (1944), India (1946), China (1949), Australia, and Canada (1949).... more...

  • Naval Power and Expeditionary Warsby Bruce A. Elleman; S.C.M. Paine

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the nature and character of naval expeditionary warfare, in particular in peripheral campaigns, and the contribution of such campaigns to the achievement of strategic victory. Naval powers, which can lack the massive ground forces to win in the main theatre, often choose a secondary theatre accessible to them by sea and difficult... more...

  • Naval Warfare, 1815-1914by Lawrence Sondhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics. Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and History series, this book is a must... more...

  • Navies in Northern Watersby Rolf Hobson; TOM KRISTIANSEN

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Navies in Northern Waters is a collection of articles covering the roles played by the secondary navies of northern European powers and the United States within the maritime balance of power. The contributions covering the 18th and 19th centuries focus on their relations with each other as they sought to create a counterweight to the dominant naval... 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...

  • The Political Influence of Naval Force in Historyby Sir James Cable

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 78.00

    For five centuries, since Vasco de Gama's ships began making the Indian Ocean a Portuguese lake, many governments used naval force to serve their political purposes. The sceptre of the seas passed from one nation to another, but political success did not always reward the strongest navy. This selective, international history of naval force as a political... more...