The Tinfish Run

Author: Ronald Bassett

Publisher: Tinfish Series

ISBN: 9781911445203

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 288

View: 1907

The Submarine

A Cultural History from the Great War to Nuclear Combat

Author: Duncan Redford

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784530891

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 702

"Underhand and damned un-English" was the view of submarines in Edwardian Britain. Yet by the 1960s the new nuclear powered submarines were seen by the Royal Navy as being the "hallmark of a first class navy." In this book Duncan Redford, a retired Royal Navy submarine officer, explores how - and why - attitudes to the submarine changed in Britain between 1900 and 1977. Using a wide array of previously unpublished sources, Redford sheds light on what the British thought about submarines, both their own and those that were used against them. Rather than providing an operational history of Britain's submarines, this book looks at naval and civilian conceptions of what submarine warfare was imagined to be like in the context of unrestricted submarine warfare, the world wars and the development of nuclear weaponry. With chapters on the coronation and jubilee reviews at Spithead, the submarine in novels and films, as well as coverage of the Royal Navy's and civilian views of submarines and submarine warfare this book gives a comprehensive view of the British regard - or lack of it - for the submarine. Through the examination of the British relationship with submarines since 1900 it is possible to see changing patterns in acceptance and tensions between different sub-cultures, both civil and maritime. Since 1900 the meaning constructed around submarines has changed as the submarine has progressed along a road from perdition as the weapon of the weaker power (and morally weaker power too) to a form of redemption as a major capital unit. This book will be essential for naval historians, students and those interested in aspects of submarine development and use.

Iron Men and Tin Fish

The Race to Build a Better Torpedo During World War II

Author: Anthony Newpower

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990329

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8290

The first book to deal exclusively with the failure of the Mark XIV torpedo during the first two years of the American effort in World War II, this study combines analysis of the technological and bureaucratic problems with riveting accounts of combat to provide a new interpretation of the failure and the Navy's response to it.

Rig For Silent Running

Author: Anthony Genualdi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440122512

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 8844

The perils of the Submarine Service could bring glory, or death, in equal measure for the aggressive commander and the men who fought with him. Rig For Silent Running follows Commander Dominic Tomassi as he and his crew fight their way across the Pacific in World War II. He gives chase to the Japanese, hunting their greatest oil tanker, as well as taking revenge for his country, and himself. His patrols take him from Australia, to the frigid North Pacific, to the very doorstep of Japan's home islands. His friendships, and loves, are brought to life for the reader, as well as every loss that haunts him. From the brink of death, to the triumph of great sinkings, Rig For Silent Running has the action and emotion to more than satisfy. Man your battle stations, and Rig For Silent Running!

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 929


a history, 1908-48

Author: Ronald Bassett

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9110

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: London


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 3580

Romances and love stories

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780844408934

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 6541

Braille Book Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blind

Page: N.A

View: 9470

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5231

Fodor's San Diego

with North County

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0891419616

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 7800

With blockbuster attractions like SeaWorld and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the abundance of beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America’s top go-to cities in recent years. Fodor’s San Diego ebook has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they’re looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway. Expanded Coverage: Expanded beer and brewery coverage keeps up with the San Diego trend, including dates of beer festivals, tips on where the locals go, and our picks for best brewpubs. Fodor’s San Diego also includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout the city, as well as in select North Country side-trip destinations. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful hotel, restaurant, shopping, and nightlife maps, plus Best Bets picks for restaurants and hotels, make planning a trip to San Diego a breeze. An entire chapter is also devoted to San Diego’s beaches, with maps and in-depth reviews that include beach amenities and top recommendations for every kind of beachgoer. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s San Diego ebook offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

Short Novels, 1985

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blind

Page: 205

View: 8321

National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 5484

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Braving the Wartime Seas

Author: The American Maritime History Project

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493186159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 662

View: 4906

Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas "The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . ." (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril." Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill "This is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses." Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman "They have brought us our lifeblood and they had paid for it with some of their own . . . they have delivered their cargoes to us who needed them so badly. In war it is performance that counts." Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army "Yours was the first front on every ocean, and without you, no Army and Navy can survive . . . one of the vital teams participating will be recognized as the merchant seamen in dungarees . . . we of the Navy will salute you with a final 'Well done'." Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe "Our operations would not have been possible without the strong support of our Merchant Marine. These gallant officers and men maintained a bridge of ships across the Pacific, and bore their share of the Japanese attacks while unloading on distant islands where the struggle was still intense and the issue not yet decided." Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Braving the Wartime Seas is the final book of the American Maritime History Project, a private nonprofit foundation. The quotations were drawn from Front cover was designed by Marek Mutch, Bay Village, OH.

Modern Artists on Art

Second Enlarged Edition

Author: Robert L. Herbert

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146006

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 4376

16 of the 20th century's leading artistic innovators talk forcefully about their work: Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Henry Moore, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, El Lissitzky, Fernand Léger, and more.

Bullet Magnet

Britain's Most Highly Decorated Frontline Soldier

Author: Mick Flynn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297860011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7884

A raw, honest and evocative account of life as the most highly decorated serving soldier in the British Army. From the breakneck pace of an opening where he is in action in Helmand province, under fire from the Taliban, Mick Flynn pulls no punches. It's obvious that he is a trained killer. But how did it reach this point? The journey starts with his childhood, a working class lad, learning to fight and finding himself repeatedly on the wrong side of the law. Even after joining the Army he is found at fault and jailed, an experience that finally shocks him into behaving himself. From there, it is off to Northern Ireland and straight into hotspots where Mick's courage and determination are all that keep him alive. There's love too: his estranged wife, Denise, is being brought back into the picture, just as Mick tries to start a new life with his girlfriend Rachel. Can he manage to separate his ferocious soldiering persona from the real Mick? As things remain complicated, Mike flings himself into further tours of duty, in Bosnia, Iraq, the Falklands. Action-packed, shoots-from-the-hip narration from an engaging hero, this is gritty realism at its most shocking.

The Beaches of San Diego

Your Ultimate Guide to the Sun, Sand, and Surf

Author: Gia Danson-Lucy

Publisher: Vista Pacifica Publishing

ISBN: 0967945224

Category: Beaches

Page: 178

View: 5150