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History and antiquities of naval science

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War Iby John Abbatiello

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Investigating the employment of British aircraft against German submarines during the final years of the First World War, this new book places anti-submarine campaigns from the air in the wider history of the First World War. The Royal Naval Air Service invested heavily in aircraft of all types?aeroplanes, seaplanes, airships, and kite balloons?in... more...

  • Blood, Bilge and Iron Ballsby Alan Abbey

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls is a set of wargame rules for naval battles in the age of sail. With them you can recreate the triumphs of Nelson or Hawke or tackle pirates on the Spanish Main. The rules themselves are very simple and easy to learn. Each player can easily command a single ship or several, the rules working equally well for a single frigate... more...

  • D-Day Deceptionby Mary Kathryn Barbier

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    A new take on D-Day, showing that the successful deception of Operation Fortitude has received more than its fair share of credit for the Normandy invasions, obscuring not just the real invasion plans, but German weaknesses that contributed to Allied victory. more...

  • Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Centuryby Christopher Bell; Bruce Elleman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    This volume brings together a set of scholarly, readable and up-to-date essays covering the most significant naval mutinies of the 20th century, including Russia (1905), Brazil (1910), Austria (1918), Germany (1918), France (1918-19), Great Britain (1931), Chile (1931), the United States (1944), India (1946), China (1949), Australia, and Canada (1949).... more...

  • Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sailby David S.T. Blackmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Between the last battle fought entirely under oars in 1571 and the first fought entirely under steam in 1866, naval warfare in the Middle Seas and adjacent Atlantic waters was dominated by the sailing warship. This exploration of that distinct period in military history begins with an overview of the galley warfare that dominated the Mediterranean... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Crossing the Lineby Simon J. Bronner

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 12.50

    Lively analyses on the changing meanings of elaborate ceremonies when crossing the equator more...

  • Encyclopedia of Naval Historyby Anthony Bruce; William Cogar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    From the beginnings of the age of sail and firearms to the present day, the Encyclopedia of Naval History provides a complete and comprehensive guide to world naval history. more...

  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... 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...