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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • The Last Epic Naval Battleby DAVID SEARS

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00

    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 War... more...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.53

    On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than... more...

  • Nomonhan, 1939by Stuart D. Goldman

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • No Easy Dayby Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts... 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...

  • 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...