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History and antiquities of naval science

  • The Great War at Seaby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    New naval history of the First World War which reveals the contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory. more...

  • Pearl Harborby Gordon W. Prange; Donald M. Goldstein; Katherine V. Dillon

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Answers decades in the making about the shocking surprise attack on Pearl Harbor In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor, sinking dozens of ships, destroying hundreds of airplanes, and taking... 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...

  • Brief Pointsby Ross H. MacKenzie

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions they might have about Academy life. Since it was first published more than a decade ago, parents have relied on the almanac for insights... more...

  • Naval Innovation for the 21st Centuryby Robert Buderi

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Office of Naval Research, known widely as ONR, was formed in 1946 largely to support the pursuit of basic science to help ensure future U.S. naval dominance—and as such, it set the model for the subsequently created National Science Foundation. But everything changed after the Cold War. The U.S. entered a period of greater fiscal constraints and... more...

  • The Battle of Tassafarongaby Russell Crenshaw Jr.

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    The Battle of Tassafaronga, November 30, 1942, was the fifth and last major night surface action fought off Savo Island during World War II s Guadalcanal campaign. It ended a string of Japanese victories, but it was also a horrible embarrassment to the U.S. Navy, which had three heavy cruisers damaged and one sunk to enemy torpedoes. After the battle,... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...

  • First Classby Sharon H. Disher

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    When Sharon Hanley Disher entered the U.S. Naval Academy with eighty other young women in 1976, she helped end a 131-year all-male tradition at Annapolis. Her entertaining and shocking account of the women's four-year effort to join the academy's elite fraternity and become commissioned naval officers is a valuable chronicle of the times, and her... more...

  • Submarine Commanderby Paul R. Schratz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and irrepressible humor place it in a class by itself. This book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military... more...