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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Crossing the Lineby Simon J. Bronner

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 12.50

    Lively analyses on the changing meanings of elaborate ceremonies when crossing the equator more...

  • The Marines of Montford Pointby Melton A. McLaurin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps--the last all-white branch of the U.S. military--was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point, adjacent to Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, North... more...

  • The Twilight Warriorsby Robert Gandt

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Twilight Warriors , winner of the 2011 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, is the engrossing, page-turning saga of a tightly knit band of naval aviators who are thrust into the final?and most brutal?battle of the Pacific war: Okinawa. April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Third Reich is collapsing... more...

  • 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...

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

    Indiana University Press 2009; 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 Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783by Alfred Thayer Mahan

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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...

  • The Barbary Warsby Frank Lambert

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    The history of America's conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution; the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy; and, most important, the nation's haltering steps toward commercial... 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...