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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wisdom and Warby Dr Harry Dickinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    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$ 78.00

    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. 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Real Cruel Seaby Richard Woodman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 11.75

    For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain's merchant navy,... more...

  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...