• The Conquest of the Ocean (HC)

    The Conquest of the OceanBrian Lavery has a new book The Conquest of the Ocean which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 May 2013.

    This is a captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history. "Conquest of the Ocean" tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.

    You can explore the lives and

  • London and the Georgian Navy (PB)

    London and the Georgian NavyPhilip MacDougall has a new book London and the Georgian Navy which is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released in the US on 11 June 2013 1 September 2013 and in the UK on 1 July 2013.

    Georgian London was the hub of the world's largest industrial-military complex, underpinning and securing a global trading empire that was entirely dependent on the Royal Navy for its existence. Philip MacDougall explores the bureaucratic web that operated within the wider city area before giving attention to London's association with the practical aspects of supplying and

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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