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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Battle At Seaby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.95

    In Battle at Sea , Sir John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, The Face of Battle. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic... more...

  • Battle of the Atlanticby Marc Milner

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    World War II was only a few hours old when the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of the Second World War and the most complex submarine war in history, began with the sinking of the unarmed passenger liner Athenia by the German submarine U30. Based on the mastery of the latest research and written from a mid-Atlantic - rather than the traditional... more...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 21.99

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America?s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanóbut America?s war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Honor, Courage, Commitmentby John F. Leahy

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    J. F. Leahy chronicles the transition of eighty-one men and women from civilians to sailors at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Granted unlimited and unprecedented access to the recruits during the fall of 2000, his examination of the unique American institution - popularly known as boot camp - offers a look into the... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoysby Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.00

    Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War. This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 and was first issued by the Historical Section of the Admiralty as a confidential study for use within the Royal Navy in 1954. It grew... more...

  • The Battle of Tassafarongaby Russell Crenshaw Jr.

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The Battle of Tassafaronga, November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action fought off Savo Island during World War II s Guadalcanal campaign. It ended a string of Japanese victories, but it was also a horrible embarrassment to the U.S. Navy, which had three heavy cruisers damaged and one sunk to enemy torpedoes. After the battle,... more...