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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Chinese Naval Strategy in the 21st Centuryby James R. Holmes; Toshi Yoshihara

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Alfred Thayer Mahan has been called America’s nineteenth-century ‘evangelist of sea power’ and the intellectual father of the modern US Navy. His theories have a timeless appeal, and Chinese analysts now routinely invoke Mahan’s writings, exhorting their nation to build a powerful navy. Economics is the prime motivation for maritime reorientation,... more...

  • The Navy of World War II, 1922-1947by Paul Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    The Navy of World War II, 1922-1946 comprehensively covers the vessels that defined this momentous 24-year period in U.S. naval history. Beginning with the lean, pared-down navy created by the treaty at the Washington Naval Conference, and ending with the massive, awe-inspiring fleets that led the Allies to victory in the Second World War, the fourth... more...

  • Scapaby Jim Miller

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 12.49

    'a fascinating book, in which every reader will find something she/he never knew' - Scots Magazine 'an interesting insight into life in a naval base during two world wars' - Broadly Boats Scapa Flow, one of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was... more...

  • The Grand Scuttleby Dan Van Der Vat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.99

    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built, was deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men. This book presents the story of the scuttling of this fleet in Scapa Flow. more...

  • Naval Strategy in Northeast Asiaby Duk-Ki Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 196.95

    Over the past decade, Northeast Asia has been dominated by quite significant strategic change, which is ongoing and brings with it many uncertainties. naval capabilities in Northwest Asia are instrumental in promoting maritime security interests - helping to build a stable security environment through active participation in regional naval co-operation.... more...

  • Du littoral à la merby William Johnston; William G.P. Rawling; Richard H. Gimblett; John MacFarlane

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 34.99

    Du littoral à la mer, le premier d'une série de trois volumes relatant l'histoire officielle de la MRC, retrace les trois premières décennies de la Marine. more...

  • World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Handsby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    During World War II, the U.S. Navy swiftly expanded to include an array of vessels, from smaller yachts and fishing boats bought early in the war for patrol work to fast, modern commercial ships built to haul troops and supplies. After the Allied victory, this diverse fleet became unnecessary and the Navy sold many of its vessels. This comprehensive... more...

  • Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asiaby Joshua Ho; Sam Bateman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses contributions by 17 experts to build a comprehensive... more...

  • Naval Modernisation in South-East Asiaby Geoffrey Till; Jane Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region. The rise of naval capability in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region is increasingly recognised as a major indicator of the ‘rise of Asia’ and its increasing... more...

  • Empire, Technology and Seapowerby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues that... more...