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  • Britannia's Dragon (HC)

    Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of WalesJ. D. Davies has a new book Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 July 2013.

    Wales has a long coastline, and nowhere is more than about forty miles from the sea or a navigable river. From the earliest times, Welshmen have used the sea and the sea has shaped the history of the country. Seapower was arguably one of the most decisive factors in ending the nation's independence. The Welsh contribution to

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  • Blackbeard's Last Fight (PB)

    Blackbeard's Last FightAngus Konstam has a new book which is now available for pre-order worldwide in paperback, Blackbeard's Last Fight: Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718. It is due to be released on 18 June 2013.

    In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of them was Edward Teach - more popularly known as "Blackbeard."

    He joined the pirates in New Providence (now Nassau) in

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  • Navy, Nation and Nelson (HC)

    Navy, Nation and NelsonA new book Navy, Nation and Nelson: The Rise of British Sea Power 1688-1815 edited by Quintin Colville, with a Foreword by N. A. M. Rodger and contributions from James Davey, is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 15 June 2013.

    Navy, Nation and Nelson explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing three central themes: the realities of naval life in this period, the navy's connection to society, culture and national identity, and the story of Nelson's life and career.

  • British Frigate Vs French Frigate: 1793 to 1814 (PB)

    British Frigate Vs French Frigate: 1793 to 1814Author Mark Lardas has a new book British Frigate Vs French Frigate: 1793 to 1814 which is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released worldwide on 21 May 2013.

    In the "Age of Fighting Sail" (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary sailors such as Edward Pellew and Charles-Alexandre

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  • The Merchant Navy (PB)

    The Merchant NavyAuthor Richard Woodman's latest book The Merchant Navy is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released in the UK on 10 April 2013 and in the US on 23 April 2013.

    At one time British ships carried half of the world's trade, transporting all manner of goods from and to all four corners of the world. Two World Wars nearly destroyed that mighty system, yet through them both determined, brave and tenacious convoys battled through to save Britain from starvation. This book relates this entire colourful history, but

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