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  • Home of the Fleetby Stephen Courtney; Brian Patterson

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    During the past century, the Royal Navy and its support services at Portsmouth dockyard have experienced a pace of change not seen since the fifteenth century. This book examines the impact of that change on the ships, buildings and personnel of the naval base. The dockyard has evolved continually as a support service, reinventing itself in response... more...

  • Weapons Under Fireby Lauren Holland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Henry VIII's Coastal Artillery Fort at Camber Castle, Rye, East Sussexby Martin Biddle; Jonathan Hiller; Ian Scott

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Camber Castle is located on the south coast of England, a short distance to the south of the town of and Cinque Port of Rye. Largely constructed between 1539 and 1543, it was an elaborate artillery fortification that represented an important element of Henry VIII's 'Device', or coastal defence network, put in place from 1539 as a response to the threat... more...

  • The Last British Dambusterby George Johnny Johnson

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle... more...

  • Military Textilesby E. Wilusz

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 265.00

    Textiles for military uniforms face a complex set of challenges. They must provide protection, durability and comfort in a wide range of hostile environments. Military textiles reviews the range of recent research on how military clothing can best meet soldiers? needs. The first part of the book reviews general requirements of military textiles, including... more...

  • The New York Times Living History: World War II: The Axis Assault, 1939-1942by Douglas Brinkley; David Rubel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39

    Introducing a new series where history comes alive in riveting documents and images of great events as they occurred We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of history and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government... more...

  • Introduction to Marine Cargo Managementby Mark Rowbotham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 294.00

    Cargo management, especially in the maritime sphere, plays a vital role in the transfer of goods between seller and buyer. However, despite over 90% of the world?s international trade being conducted by sea, often very little is known about this subject by either party. This unique text provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principal... more...

  • Providing for National Securityby Andrew Dorman; Joyce Kaufman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.50

    Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis argues that the provision of national security has changed in the 21st century as a result of a variety of different pressures and threats. In this timely volume experts from both the academic and policy worlds present 13 different country case studies drawn from across the globe?including... more...

  • Whose Army? Afghanistan’s Future and the Blueprint for Civil Warby Musa Khan Jalalzai

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95

    As Western troops withdraw from Afghanistan, the Afghan National Army (ANA) has been tasked with securing the country. Having broken the system that was in place, the US and NATO are now leaving Afghanistan to face Taliban elements, criminal warlords, and private militias which disrupt any efforts to pull the nation together. Yet the ANA arose under... more...

  • Understanding Victory: Naval Operations from Trafalgar to the Falklandsby Geoffrey Till

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 60.00

    Providing a unique assessment of naval strategy and historic outcomes across centuries of warfare, Understanding Victory: Naval Operations from Trafalgar to the Falklands presents four case studies that examine each ship-based battle narrative to expose and analyze the factors that contributed to each side's success or defeat. The work opens with... more...