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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • The Marines of Montford Pointby Melton A. McLaurin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines more...

  • Crossing the Lineby Simon J. Bronner

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 12.50

    Lively analyses on the changing meanings of elaborate ceremonies when crossing the equator 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Last Epic Naval Battleby DAVID SEARS

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00

    Often overshadowed by other Pacific War engagements such as Midway or Guadalcanal, the Battle of Leyte Gulf was characterized by some of the most gallant hours in seagoing history: the U.S. Navy's defeat of the combined Japanese fleet during the invasion of the Philippines in October 1944. Involving more ships than even the gargantuan First World War... more...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.74

    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... more...

  • Nomonhan, 1939by Stuart D. Goldman

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    This is the story of a little-known Soviet-Japanese conflict that influenced the outbreak and shaped the course of the Second World War. In the summers of 1937, 1938, and 1939, Japan and the Soviet Union fought a series of border conflicts. The first was on the Amur River days before the outbreak of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. In 1938, division-strength... 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...

  • 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 analyses the clandestine naval operations that took place during World War II. The account has been made possible through Sir Brooks' access to closed government archives, combined with his own wartime experiences and the recollections of many... more...