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Edward Preble: A Naval Biography 1761-1807

by Christopher McKee

Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee's biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early shaper of the U.S. naval tradition. McKee (Grinnell College) documents...


The Hostile Sky: A Hellcat Flyer in World War II

by James Vernon

In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old college student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program and by the spring of 1945 was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS...


War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front

by Flora Johnston

Christina Keith came from the small town of Thurso on the far north coast of Scotland. Highly intelligent and ambitious, she became a lecturer in Classics at a time when that was still a brave and unusual choice...


Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day

by Andrew Roberts

Similar to Letters From Iwo Jima and All Quiet On The Western Front, this book tells the story of young men from many nations thrown into the crucible of war, fighting not just to survive, but to understand...


Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14: Wellington invades France

by Nick Lipscombe

The news of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. The celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Majesty's Government...


F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy's VF-9 carrier fighter group formed, seeing action in North Africa, The Marshalls, Kwajelein, Truk, the Marianas Turkey Shoot and on to Tokyo and Okinawa.

VF-9 was activated in...


The Lewis Gun

by Neil Grant & Peter Dennis

As a lightweight machine gun, the American designed Lewis Gun made a place for itself in World War I & World War II.

Although machine guns were widely issued and used during the bloody opening months of World...


German Reparations and the Jewish World: A History of the Claims Conference

by Ronald W. Zweig

German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world...


Imperial Defence, 1868-1887

by Donald MacKenzie Schurman & John Beeler

The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required...


Service Industries Marketing: New Approaches

by Mark Gabbott & Gillian Hogg

This book covers a wide spectrum of topics, service contexts and methodologies and reflects the broad range of current services research. Its aim is to provide an eclectic overview of services marketing by including...


Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice

by Brian Holden Reid

The contributors here consider the multifarious aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war. All the contributors are concerned to base their work on the overall historical context. They explore the relationship...


SEALS, UDT, FROGMEN: Men Under Pressure

by Darryl Young

Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.


The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780: Francis Marion''s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780

by David Higgins & Johnny Shumate

Opposed by "Bloody" Tarleton's Raiders, American Revolution patriots under Francis Marion fought a brutal guerrilla war throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

The American Revolution was deadlocked in...


Peacekeeping in Africa: The Evolving Security Architecture

by Marco Wyss & Thierry Tardy

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of peacekeeping in Africa.

Recent events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali remind us that violence remains endemic and continues to hamper the institutional,...


The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands 1570-1680

by Marjolein 't Hart

In The Dutch Wars of Independence, Marjolein 't Hart assesses the success of the Dutch in establishing their independence through their eighty years struggle with Spain - one of the most remarkable achievements...


Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812

by Kevin J. Crisman, Kenneth Cassavoy & Walter Rybka

In Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812, archaeologist Kevin J. Crisman and his fellow contributors examine sixteen different examples of 1812-era naval and commercial shipbuilding. They...


Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb

by Al Christman

For better or worse, Navy captain William S. "Deak" Parsons made the atomic bomb happen. As ordnance chief and associate director at Los Alamos, Parsons turned the scientists' nuclear creation into a practical...


Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1650

by Barry Robertson

Analysing the make-up and workings of the Royalist party in Scotland and Ireland during the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century, Royalists at War is the first major study to explore who Royalists were...


Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs

by Scott McEwen & Richard Miniter

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission...


White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

by Roger Litwiller

Tells the story of one of Canada's warship corvettes that served during World War II and brought its crew home every time they went out. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it...