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History and antiquities of naval science

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 21.99

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America?s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanóbut America?s war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...

  • Abba Callingby Charles Slagle

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.99

    Letters from God Daily affirmations of hope and encouragement so you can face all the challenges that are part of everyday living.    “If anyone wants you to succeed, I do. If anyone is on your side, I AM. There is no one more committed to your happiness than I, and no one even begins to love you like I do.” -Excerpt from... more...

  • Admiralsby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    <div>A riveting account of the men who built Britain's astounding fighting force on the seas.</div> more...

  • Advocacy in Actionby Kate Lyon; John Tufail

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95

    This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. more...

  • Annapolis Autumnby Bruce Fleming

    The New Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Bruce Fleming is a tenured professor of English at the United States Naval Academy. A winner of the O. Henry Award, he has written for the Village Voice , the Washington Post , and the Chronicle of Higher Education , among other publications. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland. more...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...