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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War Iby John Abbatiello

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Investigating the employment of British aircraft against German submarines during the final years of the First World War, this new book places anti-submarine campaigns from the air in the wider history of the First World War. The Royal Naval Air Service invested heavily in aircraft of all types?aeroplanes, seaplanes, airships, and kite balloons?in... more...

  • Naval Warfare 1919?45by Malcolm H. Murfett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Naval Warfare 1919?45 is a comprehensive history of the war at sea from the end of the Great War to the end of World War Two. Showing the bewildering nature and complexity of the war facing those charged with fighting it around the world, this book ranges far and wide: sweeping across all naval theatres and those powers performing major, as well... more...

  • Navies in Modern World Historyby Lawrence Sondhaus

    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...

  • Last Epic Naval Battle, The: Voices from Leyte Gulfby David Sears

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    "Taking place in October 1944, the Battle of Leyte Gulf was the biggest naval battle in world history. Drawing upon the personal accounts of participants, Sears describes how the American forces overcame overwhelming odds to defeat the combined Japanese fleet during the invasion of the Philippines. The volume is illustrated with B&W historical photographs.... more...

  • Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage of HMS Jervis Bayby Bruce Watson

    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...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    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...

  • No Easy Dayby Mark Owen; Kevin Maurer

    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...

  • Naval Leadership and Management, 1650-1950by Helen Doe; Richard Harding

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    Considers naval leadership and management very widely, moving beyond a focus on leading admirals. more...

  • U.S. Naval Tsunamiby Donald J. Meyers

    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...

  • Medieval Naval Warfare 1000?1500by Susan Rose

    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...