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- Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 39.00
Navies in Modern World History traces the role of navies in history from the early nineteenth century, through both World Wars, to the dawn of the twenty-first century and beyond.In a series of case studies Lawrence Sondhaus examines the national fleets of Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Chile and the Soviet Union, and demonstrates... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00
In November of 1940, the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer attacked British Convoy HX-84. The merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, a converted passenger liner that was the convoy's only escort?armed only with antique 6-inch guns?charged the Nazi raider. While the Jervis Bay did not stand a chance of surviving the battle, her crew's fatalistic bravery... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00
Often overshadowed by other Pacific War engagements such as Midway or Guadalcanal, the Battle of Leyte Gulf was characterized by some of the most gallant hours in seagoing history: the U.S. Navy's defeat of the combined Japanese fleet during the invasion of the Philippines in October 1944. Involving more ships than even the gargantuan First World... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than face... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27
If you loved American Sniper this is the book for you. No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the... more...
- Mill City Press 2015; US$ 5.99
In December, 1941, Japanese naval bombersdestroyed the United States Pacific battleship fleet at Pearl Harbor, unleashed a rampage of conquest in the Pacific Ocean and Rim, and invaded the Dutch East Indies and NewGuinea. The battered United States Pacific Fleet was then confrontedby the formidable Japanese naval superiority, in quality and quantity,of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
How were medieval navies organised, and how did powerful rulers use them? Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500 provides a wealth of information about the strategy and tactics of these early fleets and the extent to which the possibilities of sea power were understood and exploited. This fascinating account brings vividly to life the dangers and difficulties... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99
From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of these crucial... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
Women with disabilities are women first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the feminist and disability... more...