History - Military - Naval

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Carrier: A Guided Tour of an Aircraft...

Tom Clancy

They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval ...

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Published: Feb 1999

Gunboats of World War I

Angus Konstam

From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, from the Balkans to Mesopotamia, gunboats played an influential part in the story of World War I. This detailed technical guide to the gunboats of all the major navies of the war means that, fo...

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Published: Apr 2015

Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroy...

Ryan K. Noppen

At the outbreak of World War I Austria-Hungary had four modern light cruisers and twenty modern destroyers at their disposal, constructed in the early 20th century to defend their growing overseas interests. It was these fast light ve...

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Published: Dec 2016

Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story o...

Sherry Sontag

Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Blind Man's Bulffis a dramatic, and riveting history. Over the course of five years, investigative reporters Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew inte...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Terrible Hours

Peter Maas

On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, ...

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Published: Aug 2000

Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a...

Robert Drury

Halsey's Typhoon is the story of World War II's most unexpected disaster at sea. In the final days of 1944, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is the Pacific theater's most popular and colorful naval hero. After a string of victo...

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Published: Nov 2007

Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuc...

Tom Clancy

The best-selling novelist exposes the inner workings of the nuclear submarine, the core of America's nuclear arsenal, using previously unrevealed diagrams and photographs along with formerly top-secret information, in an updated editi...

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Published: Jan 2002

Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC

Raffaele D'Amato

The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. Indeed, during the clash of the great Mediterranean powers in the Punic Wars of the...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Gun Club: U.S.S. Duncan at Cape E...

Robert Fowler

The U.S. Navy’s first planned battle of WWII is told through the extraordinary, little-known story of USS DUNCAN, the first Allied warship to penetrate a Japanese battle-line. From their first encounter with their celebrated captain...

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Published: Oct 2017

Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of t...

John R. Hale

A rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first demo...

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Published: Apr 2010

British Guided Missile Destroyers: Co...

Edward Hampshire

In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat perfor...

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Published: May 2016

Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruise...

Edward Hampshire

Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers,...

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Published: Jan 2017

Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of t...

Edward Hampshire

The Soviet Union's cruise missile submarines, from the modified Whiskey to the Oscar II classes, were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War. They were initially designed to carry land attack nuclear-tipped cruise missiles ...

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Published: Jul 2018

Rescue Warriors

David Helvarg

The Extraordinary Story Of The U.S. Coast GuardSince its inception more than 200 years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over 1.1 million people. Yet, despite having more than fifty thousand active and reserve members, mo...

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Published: May 2010

British Destroyers 1939 45: Pre-War C...

Angus Konstam

The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as b...

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Published: Apr 2017

Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45

Angus Konstam

In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded slightly during the inter-war years, and i...

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Published: Oct 2015

Us Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916-45: Cal...

Mark Lardas

Four pipes and flush decks--these ships were a distinctively American destroyer design. Devised immediately prior to and during the United States' involvement in World War I they dominated the US Navy's destroyer forces all the way th...

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Published: Jun 2018

Fighting Sail - Fleet Actions 1775-18...

Ryan Miller

In the years between 1776 and 1815, grand square-rigged sailing ships dominated warfare on the high seas. Fighting Sail is a tabletop wargame of fleet battles in this age of canvas, cannon, and timbers. Players take on the roles of fl...

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Published: May 2015

German Commerce Raiders 1914-18

Ryan Noppen

This is the story of Germany's commerce raiders of World War I, the surface ships that were supposed to starve the British Isles of the vast cargoes of vital resources being shipped from the furthest reaches of the Empire. To that end...

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Published: Nov 2015

Ottoman Navy Warships 1914-18

Ryan Noppen

At the start of the 20th century the Ottoman Navy was a shadow of its former might, a reflection of the empire as a whole - the "Sick Man of Europe". Years of defeat, nepotism, and neglect had left the Ottoman Navy with a mi...

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Published: Jul 2015

US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45 (New Van...

Ryan Noppen

When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European colonial power. In l...

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Published: Aug 2014

The Death of the USS Thresher: The St...

Norman Polmar

A must-read for submarine buffs! On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's most advanced submarine was on a test dive off the New England coast when she sent a message to a support ship a thousand feet above her on the surface: ex...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Naval War of 1812: A Complete His...

Theodore Roosevelt

Although only 23 years old at the time of publication, Theodore Roosevelt made his mark as a military scholar with this detailed analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812–15. Engagingly written a...

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Published: Sep 2017

Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack...

Richard Snow

"An utterly absorbing account of one of history's most momentous battles" (Forbes) that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power—from acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who "writes with ve...

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Published: Oct 2017

US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 - Wartime a...

Mark Stille

US Heavy Cruisers provides a detailed, illustrated look at the wartime and post-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II.Fast and heavily armed, the Baltimore class was an evolution of the heavy cruiser designs f...

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Published: Sep 2014

Us Standard-Type Battleships 1941-45 ...

Mark Stille

This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II - ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the ...

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Published: Mar 2015

Cordon of Steel: The U.S. Navy and th...

Curtis a. Utz

In the fall of 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came as close as they ever would to global nuclear war. Hoping to correct what he saw as a strategic imbalance with the United States, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev beg...

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Published: Jan 2018
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