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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleetsby MICHAEL LINDBERG; DANIEL TODD

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 150.00

    From riverine operations in the American Civil War and China in the 1860s to the major fleet engagements of the World Wars, plus more recent naval actions in the Falklands/Malvenas War and Gulf War, Lindberg and Todd methodically show how geography has shaped the strategy, tactics, and tools of naval warfare. Alfred T. Mahan was perhaps the first naval... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    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. 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...

  • Turning the Tideby Ed Offley

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 18.99

    A rousing military history of the Battle of the Atlantic, when a high-seas showdown between the Allies and wolf packs of U-boats determined the outcome of the war against Nazi Germany. more...

  • The 14-Hour Warby James E. Jr Wise; Scott Baron

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...

  • Annapolis Autumnby Bruce Fleming

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 24.95

    What really goes on behind the wall that surrounds the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis? What are all those midshipmen, future officers in the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps and leaders of our society, thinking as they stand in neat ranks at the parades beloved by tourists? What are their professors actually educating them to do. In Annapolis... more...

  • Aircraft Carriers at Warby James L. Holloway III

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation that shaped today s U.S. Navy and its principal ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Without question, the admiral is exceptionally... more...

  • The Admiralsby Walter R. Borneman

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced,... more...

  • Refighting the Pacific Warby James C. Bresnahan

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Refighting the Pacific War presents the viewpoints of more than thirty historians, authors, and veterans regarding what happened and what might have happened if events in the Pacific had unfolded differently during World War II. Contributors to this alternative history include the noted military historians William Bartsch, John Burton, Donald Goldstein,... more...

  • Wisdom and Warby Harry Dickinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all branches of study bearing upon their profession'. Despite the College's undoubted contribution, towards both the education of Royal... more...