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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • 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...

  • Secret Flotillasby Brooks Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 168.00

    With the fall of France, almost the entire coastline of Western Europe was in German hands. Clandestine sea transport operations provided lines of vital intelligence for wartime Britain. These 'secret flotillas' landed and picked up agents in and from France, and ferried Allied evaders and escapees. This activity was crucial to the SIS (Secret Intelligence... more...

  • Naval Warfare 1919?45by Malcolm H. Murfett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Naval Warfare 1919?45 is a comprehensive history of the war at sea from the end of the Great War to the end of World War Two. Showing the bewildering nature and complexity of the war facing those charged with fighting it around the world, this book ranges far and wide: sweeping across all naval theatres and those powers performing major, as well... more...

  • Navies in Modern World Historyby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 39.00

    Navies in Modern World History traces the role of navies in history from the early nineteenth century, through both World Wars, to the dawn of the twenty-first century and beyond. In a series of case studies Lawrence Sondhaus examines the national fleets of Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Chile and the Soviet Union, and... 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? This fascinating account brings vividly to life the dangers and difficulties of medieval seafaring. more...

  • Decision at Seaby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Women with Disabilitiesby Michelle Fine

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 111.00

    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...

  • Long Road to Annapolisby William P. Leeman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The United States established an academy for educating future army officers at West Point in 1802. Why, then, did it take this maritime nation forty-three more years to create a similar school for the navy? The Long Road to Annapolis examines the origins of the United States Naval Academy and the national debate that led to its founding. Americans... more...