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Fighting Ships 1850 1950

Author : Sam Willis
ISBN : 1848667027
Genre : Naval history, Modern
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Fighting Ships 1850-1950 presents a stunning collection of 150 large-scale paintings, drawings, photographs and ship plans that tell the story of naval warfare from the first iron and steam warships to the deadly U-boats of World War II. Published in partnership with the National Maritime Museum, this new edition includes many updated images. The period's most significant naval engagements are depicted in striking detail - the bombardment of Sveaborg during the Crimean war, the attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as the evacuation of Dunkirk and the D-Day landings - revealing the glory and exhilaration of the last great age of marine warfare. Arranged chronologically, the ships illustrated include HMS Warrior, the first iron-hulled, heavily armoured warship; the battleship Aurora which ignited the Russian revolution; formidable German battle cruiser Bismarck; British aircraft carriers HMS Argus and HMX Illustrious and the Japanese Akagi, among many others. This remarkable collection not only showcases updated images of some of the greatest naval artists of the period but also features powerful photographs, often taken by the sailors themselves. Each image is accompanied by Sam Willis's expert commentary, shedding light on the key naval conflicts of the era and the breathtaking complexity of the modern warship.
Category: Naval history, Modern

Fighting Ships

Author : Sam Willis
ISBN : 1847248802
Genre : Naval battles
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A spectacular collection of 150 images revealing 3000 years of naval history, from ancient Egypt to the glorious age of sail.
Category: Naval battles

The Struggle For Sea Power A Naval History Of The American Revolution

Author : Sam Willis
ISBN : 9780393248838
Genre : History
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A fascinating naval perspective on one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, which in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth? The American Revolution involved a naval war of immense scope and variety, including no fewer than twenty-two navies fighting on five oceans—to say nothing of rivers and lakes. In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history. Simultaneous naval campaigns were fought in the English Channel, the North and Mid-Atlantic, the Mediterranean, off South Africa, in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Pacific, the North Sea and, of course, off the eastern seaboard of America. Not until the Second World War would any nation actively fight in so many different theaters. In The Struggle for Sea Power, Sam Willis traces every key military event in the path to American independence from a naval perspective, and he also brings this important viewpoint to bear on economic, political, and social developments that were fundamental to the success of the Revolution. In doing so Willis offers valuable new insights into American, British, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Russian history. This unique account of the American Revolution gives us a new understanding of the influence of sea power upon history, of the American path to independence, and of the rise and fall of the British Empire.
Category: History

Trench Warfare 1850 1950

Author : Anthony Saunders
ISBN : 1848841906
Genre : History
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"This book examines the development of trench warfare from the siege of Sebastopol 1854-55, through the American Civil War, 1861-65 to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05. The author then goes on to examine the evolution of trench fighting on the Western Front 1914-18 and discusses its role in the Second World War and the Korean War ... Trench warfare 1850-1950 discusses the undisputed influence of trench warfare on military thinking over the period and, in particular, considers how the stalemate on the Western Front was overcome"--Dust jacket.
Category: History

Affectionate Men

Author : Russell Bush
ISBN : 0312242859
Genre : Photography
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Dozens of period photographs--including daguerreotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards, and more--celebrate the affectionate relationships and friendships between men, both gay and straight, from the earliest days of photography through the 1950s. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Photography

The Ship Of The Line

Author : Brian Lavery
ISBN : 9781848322141
Genre : History
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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, they offer more detail than even the best plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that even the finest marine painter could not achieve. ?The Ship of the Line is the second of a new series that takes selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the ship of the line, the capital ship of its day, and the epitome of British seapower during its heyday from 1650–1850. This period too coincided with the golden age of ship modelling.?Each volume depicts a wide range of models, all shown in full colour, including many close-up and detail views. These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features, and the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing a unique form of technical history.?The series is of particular interest to ship modellers, but all those with an enthusiasm for the ship design and development in the sailing era will attracted to the in-depth analysis of these beautifully presented books.
Category: History

British Battleships Warrior 1860 To Vanguard 1950

Author : Oscar Parkes
ISBN : 1557500754
Genre : Battleships
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A full history of each ship is provided along with some 450 photos, drawings, and plans from the Warrior to the Vanguard.
Category: Battleships

The Merchant Marine In International Affairs 1850 1950

Author : S W Field
ISBN : 9781136071645
Genre : Business & Economics
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Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant marine of a nation.
Category: Business & Economics

The Merchant Marine In International Affairs 1850 1950

Author : Greg Kennedy
ISBN : 9781135258863
Genre : History
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Merchant navies represent economic and industrial strength. This study revises the definition of maritime power through a more comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the roles played by the merchant marine of a nation.
Category: History

In The Museum Of Man

Author : Alice L. Conklin
ISBN : 9780801469039
Genre : History
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In the Museum of Man offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high-water mark of French imperialism and European racism. Alice L. Conklin takes us into the formative years of French anthropology and social theory between 1850 and 1900; then deep into the practice of anthropology, under the name of ethnology, both in Paris and in the empire before and especially after World War I; and finally, into the fate of the discipline and its practitioners under the German Occupation and its immediate aftermath. Conklin addresses the influence exerted by academic networks, museum collections, and imperial connections in defining human diversity socioculturally rather than biologically, especially in the wake of resurgent anti-Semitism at the time of the Dreyfus Affair and in the 1930s and 1940s. Students of the progressive social scientist Marcel Mauss were exposed to the ravages of imperialism in the French colonies where they did fieldwork; as a result, they began to challenge both colonialism and the scientific racism that provided its intellectual justification. Indeed, a number of them were killed in the Resistance, fighting for the humanist values they had learned from their teachers and in the field. A riveting story of a close-knit community of scholars who came to see all societies as equally complex, In the Museum of Man serves as a reminder that if scientific expertise once authorized racism, anthropologists also learned to rethink their paradigms and mobilize against racial prejudice—a lesson well worth remembering today.
Category: History