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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.79

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • Brown-, Green- and Blue-Water Fleets: The Influence of Geography on Naval Warfare, 1861 to the Presentby Michael Lindberg; Daniel Todd

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 118.00

    From riverine operations in the American Civil War and China in the 1860s to the major fleet engagements of the World Wars, plus more recent naval actions in the Falklands/Malvenas War and Gulf War, Lindberg and Todd methodically show how geography has shaped the strategy, tactics, and tools of naval warfare. Alfred T. Mahan was perhaps the first... more...

  • Wisdom and Warby Harry Dickinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; 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...

  • The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783by Alfred Thayer Mahan

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783 is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy.— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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...

  • The Twilight Warriorsby Robert Gandt

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    The Twilight Warriors , winner of the 2011 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, is the engrossing, page-turning saga of a tightly knit band of naval aviators who are thrust into the final?and most brutal?battle of the Pacific war: Okinawa. April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Third Reich is collapsing... more...

  • Navies in Northern Watersby Rolf Hobson; TOM KRISTIANSEN

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Intrepidby Bill White; Robert Gandt; John McCain

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex -class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm?s way around the globe. During... more...