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Lake Michigan's Aircraft Carriers

by Paul M. Somers Arcadia Publishing (November 05, 2003)

This is the story of the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable, two Great Lakes excursion ships converted for aircraft carrier training during WWII.

Through the duration of the war, the United States Navy qualified...


The Brooklyn Navy Yard

by Thomas F. Berner Arcadia Publishing (November 15, 1999)

Brooklyn Navy Yard details the beginnings and history of this significant military site.

Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres, plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of the most historically...


U-Boats off the Outer Banks

by Jim Bunch The History Press (July 10, 2017)

From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.

German...


The Cape May Navy

by J.P. Hand & Daniel P. Stites The History Press (May 21, 2018)

The Delaware Bay area was a pivotal battleground during the Revolutionary War. Follow along with this history of the Cape May Navy and its part in the War for Independence.

The Delaware Bay during the Revolutionary...


USS Alabama

by Kent Whitaker & Bill Tunnell Arcadia Publishing (August 05, 2013)

Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB-60) was the last of four South Dakota-class battleships built for World War II.

She is well armored and designed...


Springfield Armory

by Alex MacKenzie Arcadia Publishing (March 02, 2015)

Pres. George Washington authorized Springfield Armory to begin manufacturing small arms for the US military in 1794.

Over nearly two centuries until its closure in 1968, the government armory at Springfield,...


Naval Air Station Jacksonville

by Ronald M. Williamson & Emily Savoca Arcadia Publishing (October 28, 2013)

Naval Air Station Jacksonville was commissioned on October 15, 1940, and has trained tens of thousands of naval aviators throughout its long history.

Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, the site and...


Perry's Lake Erie Fleet

by David Frew The History Press (April 22, 2012)

Navigate the treacherous waters of Lake Erie, Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay to discover the fates of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his fleet.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British at the...


The Lake Erie Campaign of 1813: I Shall Fight Them This Day

by Walter P. Rybka The History Press (June 22, 2012)

The story of the Lake Erie Campaign and the culminating Battle of Lake Erie.

On September 10, 1813, the hot, still air that hung over Lake Erie was broken by the sounds of sharp conflict. Led by Oliver Hazard...


Naval Air Station Pensacola

by Maureen Smith Keillor & Amec (Aw/Sw) Richard P. Keillor Mts Arcadia Publishing (January 13, 2014)

The world's first naval aeronautical station, Naval Air Station Pensacola is a dynamic and active station today.

A sign at the gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) welcomes visitors to "The Cradle of Naval...


The Forgotten Wars

by Ron Crosby Oratia Books (October 14, 2020)


The Russian Civil War, 1918–1921

by A S Bubnov, S S Kamenev, M N Tukhachevskii & R P Eideman Casemate Academic (June 30, 2020)

The Russian Civil War was one of the most fateful of the 20th century's military conflicts, a bloody three-year struggle whose outcome saw the establishment of a totalitarian communist regime within the former...


A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977

by Colonel Mary V. Stremlow Usmcr Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Provides a historical review of women in the Marine Corps from their reservist status in 1946 through active status in 1977. Based upon original research. Illustrated.


On Political War

Political Warfare and Psychological Operations

by Frank R. Barnett & Carnes Lord Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Considers what the U.S. can do to overcome traditional American aversion to political warfare and how to be better competitors in the current political struggles that characterize international relations. Military...


The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964

SDI and the Alternatives

The Rise of Air Mobility and its Generals

by Lt.-Col. Laura L. Lenderman Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

In the early years of the Cold War, the United States relied on strategic nuclear attack as the primary means of deterring the Soviet Union. The focus on manned bombers and atomic weapons led to the rise of...


Manipulating the OODA Loop

Globalization and Maritime Power

M.I.A.

by Paul D. Mather Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)


Air Force Roles and Missions

Special Operations in U.S. Strategy

50 Years of Research on Man in Flight

by Charles A. Dempsey Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

This 50th Anniversary Celebration is a gala review of the last half century of research in aviation medicine. This research has fundamentally shaped the evolution of aircraft design from the wood and wire biplanes...


Case Studies in Strategic Bombardment

From Runway to Orbit

Sparks over Vietnam

by Gilles van Nederveen Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Captain Van Nederveen's paper can truly be a one source document describing the trials and tribulations of procuring and employing one of the Air Force's first "unique" aircraft during peace, war, and military...


Mosquitoes to Wolves

by Gary Robert Lester Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Comparable to twentieth century cavalry, early forward air controllers (FAC) probed, observed, and reported enemy activity. Flying rickety, underpowered, and unarmed aircraft, they operated on the leading edge...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, d.ca.460 BCE Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious...


Bayonet to Barrage

by Stephen Manning Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

How did technical advances in weaponry alter the battlefield during the reign of Queen Victoria? In 1845, in the first Anglo-Sikh War, the outcome was decided by the bayonet; just over fifty years later, in...


The First and Second Italian Wars 1494-1504

by Julian Romane Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

The First and Second Italian Wars describes the course of military operations and political machinations in Italy from 1494 to 1504. The narrative begins with the French conquest of much of Italy. But the French...


British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century

by Andrew Boyd Seaforth Publishing (August 30, 2020)

This is the first comprehensive account of how intelligence influenced and sustained British naval power from the mid nineteenth century, when the Admiralty first created a dedicated intelligence department,...


British Town Class Cruisers

by Conrad Waters Seaforth Publishing (November 18, 2019)

Entering service between 1937 and 1939, the ten British ‘Town’ class cruisers were the most modern vessels of their type in the Royal Navy when the Second World War began. Built in response to large 6-inch...


Widowmaker

by Tim Hillier-Graves Casemate (August 31, 2020)

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair...


Panther Tanks - German Army Panzer Brigades

by Dennis Oliver Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

In July 1944, with the Eastern Front crumbling and the first cracks appearing in the Normandy defenses, Hitler ordered the creation of a new type of unit based on the ad-hoc Kampfgruppen which the Germans used...


The Hawker Hunter

by Martin W Bowman Pen and Sword Aviation (July 22, 2020)

If ever there was a real pilot's airplane it was the Hunter; an outstanding multipurpose aircraft which excelled in the roles of interceptor fighter, ground attack, reconnaissance, research vehicle and two-seater...


Tomcat Fury

by Mike Guardia & Johnny Heller Spoken Realms (August 18, 2020)

From the Gulf of Sidra to the skies over Afghanistan, Tomcat Fury is the complete combat history of the F-14 Tomcat, as told by the pilots who flew it.

For more than three decades, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was...


Eagles over the Sea 1935-1942

by Lawrence Paterson Seaforth Publishing (August 30, 2019)

The arduous development of a dedicated naval air arm for Germany’s resurgent military was fraught with the kind of fierce inter-service rivalry that was rife throughout the turbulent history of the Third Reich....


Seaforth World Naval Review 2020

by Conrad Waters Seaforth Publishing (October 30, 2019)

Now moving into its second decade, The Seaforth World Naval Review 2020 provides an affordable yet authoritative summary of global naval developments over the past twelve months. Regional surveys of fleet evolution...


The North American Mustang III

by Phil H. Listemann Philedition (January 04, 2020)

The North American Mustang is certainly one of the legendary fighters of the Second World War. The aircraft can be split into two ‘families’, the Allison-powered and Merlin-powered. The RAF Marks I and II...


With the SAS: Across the Rhine

by Ian Wellsted Frontline Books (August 19, 2020)

With the SAS: Across the Rhine is the story of the latter part of Captain Ian Wellsted’s military career with the Special Air Service, the first part of which was detailed in his well-received SAS: With the...


Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

by Neil Page Casemate (August 31, 2020)

Around 500 Luftwaffe fighter pilots were awarded the Knight's Cross, accumulating huge numbers of missions flown. A similar number achieved more than 40 victories—more than the two leading USAF and RAF fighter...


Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

by Loulia Kolovou Pen and Sword History (May 13, 2020)

Anna Komnene is one of the most curious figures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the first and...


VD

by Ian Howie-Willis Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

Sexually transmitted diseases, for centuries lumped together as ‘Venereal Disease’, or ‘VD’ for short, have always marched in lock-step with soldiers from all armies wherever they have served.

    ...


Airborne Landing to Air Assault

by Nikolaos Theotokis Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Many books have been written about military parachuting, in particular about famous parachute operations like Crete and Arnhem in the Second World War and notable parachute units like the British Parachute Regiment...


Jayhawk

by Jay A Stout & George L Cooper Casemate (July 20, 2020)

Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving...


Warships After London

by John Jordan Seaforth Publishing (September 30, 2020)

The Washington Treaty of February 1922 put a cap on the construction of capital ships and aircraft carriers while failing to impose similar restraints on ‘auxiliary’ vessels or submarines. This led to a...


Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

by Peter Harmsen Casemate (May 31, 2020)

In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising...


Life and Death in the Battle of Britain

by Guy Mayfield & Carl Warner Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

Guy Mayfield was the Station Chaplain at RAF Duxford during the Battle of Britain. His diary is a moving account of the war fought by the young pilots during that summer of 1940, providing a unique and intimate...


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...