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Naval

  • US Navy Escort Carriers 1942–45by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    While not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres. Rather than relying on size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so effective. Indeed, the Casablanca-class escort... more...

  • USS Constitution A Midshipman's Pocket Manual 1814by Eric L. Clements

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Launched in 1797, USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is renowned for her actions during the War of 1812 against the Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships. The battle with HMS Guerriere earned her the nickname 'Old Ironsides' and a longstanding... more...

  • The Second World Warsby Victor Davis Hanson

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 46.00

    A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars ... more...

  • For the Love of the Navyby Ray Hamilton

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 6.49

    From magnificent vessels like the Tudor warship Mary Rose and the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, to the naval heroes and dramatic sea battles that make up the British Navy’s illustrious history, and looking at the remarkable people who serve in her ranks today, this fascinating miscellany celebrates the oldest of the UK’s armed services. more...

  • The Shipwreck Hunterby David L. Mearns

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing... more...

  • A Destroyer at Warby David Goodey; Richard H Osborne

    Frontline Books 2017; US$ 19.66

    It was headline news on 8 April 1942: ‘One of the Navy’s most famous destroyers, a ship which survived bombs, torpedoes and full scale battles, has been wrecked’. That destroyer was HMS Havock, described in another newspaper as ‘Britain’s No 2 Destroyer of this war – second only in fame and glory to the Cossack.’... 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...

  • US Naval Strategy and National Securityby Sebastian Bruns

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United States of America. It addresses the context in which... more...

  • The Philippine Sea 1944by Mark Stille; Jim Laurier; Bounford.com Bounford.com

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese Mobile Fleet, the battle of the Philippine Sea took place during the United States' amphibious invasion... more...

  • The Sea Devilby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    In 1916, a three-masted windjammer bearing Norwegian colours sailed out of a quiet anchorage in Germany, loaded with cargo and apparently bound for Australia. Her true mission was quite different. The ship was, in fact, the SMS Seeadler , commanded by swashbuckling German aristocrat Felix von Luckner. Over an epic voyage, he used cunning and deception... more...