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  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanbut 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...

  • Dawn of Infamyby Stephen Harding

    Da Capo Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    As the Pearl Harbor attack began, a U.S. cargo ship a thousand miles away in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean mysteriously vanished along with her crew. What happened, and why ? On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that... more...

  • Shaping the Royal Navyby Leggett Don

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 125.00

    The nineteenth-century Royal Navy was transformed from a fleet of sailing wooden walls into a steam powered machine. Britain's warships were her first line of defence, and their transformation dominated political, engineering and scientific discussions. They were the products of engineering ingenuity, political controversies, naval ideologies and the... more...

  • Tin Can Titansby John Wukovits

    Da Capo Press 2017; US$ 38.00

    An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war.... more...

  • In the Highest Degree Tragicby Donald M. Kehn

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 33.96

    In the Highest Degree Tragic tells the heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet’s sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.’s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of... more...

  • Running a Big Shipby Rory O'Conor; Brian Lavery

    Casemate 2017; US$ 11.50

    "‘Battles are won or lost by men, not ships’ ‘If Moses could control the people of Israel for forty years in the desert with Ten Commandments, it would be surprising if more were needed for the commission of a ship’ Having completed the highly prestigious commission of commanding HMS Hood, then the most famous warship... more...

  • Perry's Lake Erie Fleetby David Frew

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2012; US$ 12.99

    Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British at the Battle of Lake Erie was a defining moment both in the War of 1812 and American naval history. Yet the story of Perry's fleet did not end there. Come aboard as author David Frew chronicles the years and decades after Perry's victory. Heroic acts and bitter defeats unfold as Frew details the... more...

  • The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfareby Steven Paget

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the dynamics of coalition naval operations. Since the end of the Second World War, few nations possess the capacity for large scale, sustained and independent naval operations; and even those that do, such as the USA, often find it economically, militarily and politically expedient to act multilaterally. As such, coalition naval... more...

  • Beachhead Normandyby Thomas Carter

    Potomac Books 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    This seminal work on modern terrorism is the one book to read in order to truly understand the reasons why radical Muslims such as Osama bin Laden and his followers have declared war on America and the West. In order to win the war against terrorism, argues Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, we must first stop dismissing militant... more...

  • Revival: Paul Jones - Founder of the American Navy - Volume I (1900)by Augustus C Buell

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 64.95

    John Paul Jones (born John Paul ; July 6, 1747?– July 18, 1792) was the United States' first well known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War, and yet the details of his extraordinary career are little known. His fame, in the broad sense of enduring interest, ranks with that of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, A dams, and Robert... more...