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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Refighting the Pacific Warby James C. Bresnahan

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Refighting the Pacific War presents the viewpoints of more than thirty historians, authors, and veterans regarding what happened and what might have happened if events in the Pacific had unfolded differently during World War II. Contributors to this alternative history include the noted military historians William Bartsch, John Burton, Donald Goldstein,... 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...

  • Fighting for MacArthurby John Gordon

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    As the only single-volume work to offer a full account of Navy and Marine Corps actions in the Philippines during World War II, this book provides a unique source of information on the early part of the war. Based on a rich collection of American and newly discovered Japanese sources, it is filled with never-before-published details about the fighting,... 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 Last Century of Sea Powerby H. P. Willmott

    Indiana University Press 2009; 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...

  • Battle At Seaby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.23

    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...

  • 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...