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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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. more...

  • Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650by Jan Glete

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The first truly international study of warfare at sea in the period 1500-1650. Commencing with the advent of gunpowder and the transformation of maritime trade, it focuses on the scope and limitations of war before the big battle fleets. more...

  • Secret Flotillasby Brooks Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This authoritative publication by the official historian, the late Sir Brooks Richards, vividly describes and analyzes the clandestine naval operations that took place during the Second World War. more...

  • Secret Flotillasby Brooks Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This authoritative publication by the official historian, the late Sir Brooks Richards, vividly describes and analyzes the clandestine naval operations that took place around Brittany during the Second World War. more...

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War Iby John Abbatiello

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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$ 39.95

    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... more...

  • Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raidersby Bruce A. Watson

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00

    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... more...