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  • The Naval War of 1812by Theodore Roosevelt

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 0.99

    Theodore Roosevelt’s landmark work of military history: The definitive account of the War of 1812.   First published in 1882, The Naval War of 1812 established Theodore Roosevelt’s reputation as a noteworthy historian and scholar at just twenty-three years old. Four years later, the US Navy ordered copies of the book to be kept on every ship.... more...

  • Navy's Most Wantedby Norman Polmar

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 6.95

    From history’s earliest days men have gone down to sea—on logs, then boats, and, subsequently, ships. Norman Polmar and Christopher Cavas maneuver in Most Wanted™ style to find the best and worst of the admirals, ships, inventions, submarines, torpedoes, and aircraft that have fought on, over, and under the waves. The top-ten lists in Navy’s Most... more...

  • Cold War Submarinesby Norman Polmar; K. J. Moore

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 44.95

    Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary’s homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear... more...

  • White Water Red Hot Leadby Dan Daly

    Casemate 2017; US$ 18.64

    • Firsthand account of action on Swift Boats • Written in an engaging, immediate style with touches humor• Compelling account of human courage and friendshipDuring the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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$ 11.31

    "‘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...