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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • U.S. Naval Tsunamiby Donald J. Meyers

    Mill City Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    In December, 1941, Japanese naval bombersdestroyed the United States Pacific battleship fleet at Pearl Harbor, unleashed a rampage of conquest in the Pacific Ocean and Rim, and invaded the Dutch East Indies and NewGuinea. The battered United States Pacific Fleet was then confrontedby the formidable Japanese naval superiority, in quality and quantity,of... more...

  • Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650by Jan Glete

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Warfare at Sea, 1500-1650 is the first truly international study of warfare at sea in this period. Commencing in the late fifteenth century with the introduction of gunpowder in naval warfare and the rapid transformation of maritime trade, Warfare at Sea focuses on the scope and limitations of war before the advent of the big battle fleets from... more...

  • British and American Naval Power: Politics and Policy, 1900-1936by Phillips O'Brien

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 122.00

    U.S. and British naval power developed in quite different ways in the early 20th century before the Second World War. This study compares, contrasts, and evaluates both British and American naval power as well as the politics that led to the development of each. Naval power was the single greatest manifestation of national power for both countries.... more...

  • Decision at Seaby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 11.99

    From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers... more...

  • Medieval Naval Warfare 1000?1500by Susan Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    How were medieval navies organised, and how did powerful rulers use them? Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500 provides a wealth of information about the strategy and tactics of these early fleets and the extent to which the possibilities of sea power were understood and exploited. This fascinating account brings vividly to life the dangers and difficulties... more...

  • Women with Disabilitiesby Michelle Fine

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    Women with disabilities are women first, sharing the dreams and disappointments common to women in a male-dominated society. But because society persists in viewing disability as an emblem of passivity and incompetence, disabled women occupy a devalued status in the social hierarchy. This book represents the intersection of the feminist and disability... more...

  • A Hanging Offenseby Buckner Melton

    Free Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    Mutiny on the Bounty is one of history's greatest naval stories -- yet few know the similar tale from America's own fledgling navy in the dying days of the Age of Sail, a tale of mutiny and death at sea on an American warship. In 1842, the brig-of-war Somers set out on a training cruise for apprentice seamen, commanded by rising star Alexander... more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...