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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Intrepidby Bill White; Robert Gandt; John McCain

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00

    The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex -class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm?s way around the globe. During... more...

  • Wahooby Richard O'Kane

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • 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 Twilight Warriorsby Robert Gandt

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    "Military historian and novelist Gandt ( Black Star Rising , 2007, etc.) chronicles the epic Battle of Okinawa. In the spring of 1945, as the Red Army approached Berlin, a ferocious land, sea and air battle raged in the Pacific, a dress rehearsal, many thought, for the upcoming invasion of Japan. The author credits the idea of bypassing the heavily... more...

  • Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare, 1861 to the Presentby Michael Lindberg; Daniel Todd

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 118.00

    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... more...

  • 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 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$ 43.95

    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...

  • 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...