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History and antiquities of naval science

  • The 14-Hour Warby James E. Jr Wise; Scott Baron

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    A hastily conceived joint operation to recover the American container ship, Mayaguez, and her crew that had been seized by the Khmer Rouge off the Cambodian coast in 1975 was plagued by inaccurate intelligence and a micro-managed command structure that extended to the Oval Office. This book focuses on the 200 Marines, fresh out of boot camp, sent... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Admiralsby Walter R. Borneman

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced,... more...

  • Admiralsby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A riveting account of the men who built Britain's astounding fighting force on the seas. 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...

  • Aircraft Carriers at Warby James L. Holloway III

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Adm. James Holloway describes this book as a contemporary perspective of the events, decisions, and outcomes in the history of the Cold War Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet confrontation that shaped today s U.S. Navy and its principal ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Without question, the admiral is exceptionally... more...

  • Annapolis Autumnby Bruce Fleming

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 24.95

    What really goes on behind the wall that surrounds the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis? What are all those midshipmen, future officers in the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps and leaders of our society, thinking as they stand in neat ranks at the parades beloved by tourists? What are their professors actually educating them to do. In Annapolis... 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...