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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The 14-Hour Warby James E. Jr Wise; Scott Baron

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...

  • Annapolis Autumnby Bruce Fleming

    The New Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Bruce Fleming is a tenured professor of English at the United States Naval Academy. A winner of the O. Henry Award, he has written for the Village Voice , the Washington Post , and the Chronicle of Higher Education , among other publications. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland. more...

  • Aircraft Carriers at Warby James L. Holloway III

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation that shaped today s U.S. Navy and its principal ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Without question, the admiral is exceptionally... more...

  • Admiralsby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A riveting account of the men who built Britain's astounding fighting force on the seas. 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...