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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • The Barbary Warsby Frank Lambert

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    The history of America's conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution; the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy; and, most important, the nation's haltering steps toward commercial... more...

  • Battle At Seaby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    In Battle at Sea , Sir John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, The Face of Battle. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic... more...

  • The Twilight Warriorsby Robert Gandt

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    "Military historian and novelist Gandt ( Black Star Rising , 2007, etc.) chronicles the epic Battle of Okinawa. In the spring of 1945, as the Red Army approached Berlin, a ferocious land, sea and air battle raged in the Pacific, a dress rehearsal, many thought, for the upcoming invasion of Japan. The author credits the idea of bypassing the heavily... 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...

  • Naval Warfare 1919-45by Malcolm H. Murfett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage of HMS Jervis Bayby Bruce Watson

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    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 fatalistic bravery... more...

  • The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulfby David Sears

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    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... more...

  • Nomonhan, 1939by Stuart D. Goldman

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    This is the story of a little-known Soviet-Japanese conflict that influenced the outbreak and shaped the course of the Second World War. In the summers of 1937, 1938, and 1939, Japan and the Soviet Union fought a series of border conflicts. The first was on the Amur River days before the outbreak of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. In 1938, division-strength... more...

  • 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$ 168.00

    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...