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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Navies in Northern Watersby Rolf Hobson; TOM KRISTIANSEN

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Navies in Northern Waters is a collection of articles covering the roles played by the secondary navies of northern European powers and the United States within the maritime balance of power. The contributions covering the 18th and 19th centuries focus on their relations with each other as they sought to create a counterweight to the dominant naval... more...

  • Naval Coalition Warfareby Bruce A. Elleman; S.C.M. Paine

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This is the first scholarly book examining naval coalition warfare over the past two centuries from a multi-national perspective. more...

  • The Last Century of Sea Powerby H. P. Willmott

    Indiana University Press 2010; 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...

  • The Roman Navyby Michael Paul Pitassi

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 30.00

    The Roman Navy was remarkable for its size, reach and longevity. As significant as the Royal Navy was to the British Empire in the nineteenth century, the Roman Navy was crucial to the extraordinary expansion of Imperial power and for its maintenance over a period of more than 800 years. The fabric and organisation of this maritime force is at the... 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...

  • The Battle of Tassafarongaby Russell Crenshaw Jr.

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The Battle of Tassafaronga, November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action fought off Savo Island during World War II s Guadalcanal campaign. It ended a string of Japanese victories, but it was also a horrible embarrassment to the U.S. Navy, which had three heavy cruisers damaged and one sunk to enemy torpedoes. After the battle,... 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$ 14.41

    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...