London: Odhams Press Limited, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hard cover. 208 pages. Frontispiece. Illustrations. Foreword by Commander W. L. King. DJ, in a plastic sleeve attached to boards, has wear, tears, soiling and chips. Some page discoloration noted. Slightly cocked. Contents include Introduction; "Report to Fort Blockhouse"; War Declared; First Patrol; The sea and the enemy; We Penetrate Oslo Fjord; Away Boarding Part!;' Mediterranean-bound; I Join Truant; Torpedoes and gun; The Beacon; Five days in Cairo; Across the Western Ocean; Trapped!; Truant heads Eastward Ho!; H.M. Submarine Thrasher; Two V.C.s for Thrasher; You'll never live to spend it!"; Medway's last voyage; Homeward bound; The George Cross Island; Reflections; Back to General Service; The other side of the Picture; and Postscript. This book has also been described as the Wartime Adventures of a Submarine Stoker. Never for a second does the author relax his grip on the imagination as he recalls the cool audacity of surface gun actions against enemy convoys on the high seas; Sydney Hart has written a worthy monument to the British submariner's simple devotion to duty. His book may well rank as a classic of its kind.
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 247,  pages. Appendix. This work has 34 illustrations and 3 maps. DJ has wear, soiling, tears, and chips. DJ is price clipped. Front board weakened and has been reglued. Ernst Hashagen describes in this book his experiences as a submarine commander from 1915 to 1918 in the North Sea and the Irish Sea. The result is an enthralling work on the horrors of war and at the same time the fascination of the then new technology. With the U62 he sank several ships, such as the Ausonia and the Storstad. At the end of the war, he had to hand over his ship in Harwich to the English also this a depressing experience. The book by Hashagen established the long tradition of submarine literature in and after World War II.
London: Arms and Armour Press, 1994. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. 412,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Index. DJ has small tear at top of rear flap. Contents include: Introduction. History of the War, Weapons and Tactics, The Warring Nations, Biographies, Sources, Miscellanea, and Glossary. Chronology. Philip J. Haythornthwaite FRHistS (born 1951) is an internationally respected and prolific author and historical consultant specializing in the military history, uniforms and equipment. Whilst his main area of research is the Napoleonic Wars, his impressive list of publications covers a much wider range of periods from the English Civil War until WWI. Since 1973 Haythornthwaite has had over 80 books published, plus numerous articles and papers on military history. Much of this output through the publishers Orion Books and Osprey Publishing and Haythornthwaite’s writing has, beyond doubt, helped keep alive a general interest in history. Moreover, his seminal works The Armies of Wellington and Redcoats, The British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars as well as Picton’s Division at Waterloo are clearly scholarly works of research that show the author to be the equal of more formally credentialed historians. Also notable is the fact that Haythornthwaite has prepared new editions of several well-known Peninsular War memoirs : Life in Napoleon’s Army: the Memoirs of Captain Elzear Blaze In the Peninsula with a French Hussar: Memoirs of the War of the French in Spain. Haythornthwaite is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Member of the British Commission for Military History.
Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 477,  pages. Includes Illustrations, Foreword, and Preface, as well as chapters on Control of the Sea; The Idea and the Challenge; The Question of Leadership; The Structure of Responsibility; Emerging Patterns of Technical Management; Prototypes and Submarines; Toward a Nuclear Fleet; Nuclear Power Beyond the Navy; Propulsion of the Fleet; Building the Nuclear Fleet; Fleet Operation and Maintenance; and The Measure of Accomplishment. Appendix 1: Table of Organization. Appendix 2: Construction of the Nuclear Navy. Appendix 3: Financial Data. Also includes Abbreviations, Notes, Sources, and Index. Richard Greening Hewlett (February 12, 1923 – September 1, 2015) was an American public historian best known for his work as the Chief Historian of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps doing work related to meteorology. The military sent him to Harvard University to study in the electronics school. In 1952 he became a program analyst in the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), compiling classified progress reports from all of the many branches of the AEC for the Commissioners. Hewlett later said that this job gave him a good general overview of the AEC and how it worked. In 1957, Hewlett was contacted in order to find a historian to write an official history of the AEC. Unable to find any academic historians interested, because of his history backgrounds, Hewlett himself was offered the job, which he happily accepted. The rest is history!
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1910. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 395,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Index. Bookplate of John Lyman inside front cover! Minor front board weakness. The author had served in the U.S. Navy. He also appears to have been a descendant of Samuel Hill (1771-1825) of Machias, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, who was a ship captain. The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military services in terms of personnel.
London, England: C. Murray & Co., c1903. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.25 inches. xv-124,  pages. Illustrations. Inscription and notation inside the front cover. This copy has an association with Lieutenant John Dumaresq, who is mentioned on pages 77-78, 84, and 104.Covers has some wear and soiling. Front cover is decorated, Slightly cocked. Endpapers discolored. The author was born in Edinburgh in 1870. He became a famous runner and held the ‘world record’ for the 3 mile race in 1895 (excepting in those days there were no official world records). He ensured it was Cambridge that took part in a cross-Atlantic challenge against Yale University. He became a Royal Navy Chaplain. His service included: 1899-1902 Naval Chaplain, H.M.S. Canopus; 1902-1903 Naval Chaplain, H.M.S. Good Hope, and 1903-1909 Chaplain and history master, Royal Naval College, Osborne. During WWI 1914-1918 Chaplain to the Forces, mentioned in Secretary of State’s List for ‘valuable services’. The Dumaresq is a mechanical calculating device invented around 1902 by Lieutenant John Dumaresq of the Royal Navy. It is an analogue computer that relates vital variables of the fire control problem to the movement of one's own ship and that of a target ship. It was often used with other devices, such as a Vickers range clock, to generate range and deflection data so the gun sights of the ship could be continuously set. A number of versions of the Dumaresq were produced of increasing complexity as development proceeded. From the timing, this invention may have originated from Dumaresq's service on H.M.S. Canopus.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. First issue as an Oxford University Pres paperback [stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 353,  pages. List of Plates, List of Maps, Preface, and Abbreviations. Includes Note on Sources, Notes, Suggestions for Further Reading, and Index, as well as 41 Plates; 11 Black and white maps; and a Preface and Abbreviations. This book is the standard one-volume history of the Royal Navy in the era of World War I. The story is well told, especially in its clear rendering of such potentially confusing actions as Jutland and the Falkland Islands. Richard Hough is a rare combination: An excellent naval historian, as well as a master at putting naval matters in their proper political and strategic perspective. It is not surprising that he has constructed a superb account of this important era in naval warfare. The story is well told, especially in its clear rendering of such potentially confusing actions as Jutland and the Falkland Islands. Richard Hough's vivid rendering of this sea war brings each battle to life, from the initial confrontations to Germany's capitulation at the end of 1918. Hough describes the climactic 1916 Battle of Jutland, as well as major and minor battles fought in the Falklands, the North Sea, and the Dardanelles. Richard Alexander Hough (15 May 1922 – 7 October 1999) was a British author and historian specializing in maritime history. Hough won the Daily Express Best Book of the Sea Award in 1972. After leaving school, he joined the Royal Air Force at the beginning of World War II and received his initial flight training at an airfield not far from Hollywood. He later flew Hurricanes and Typhoons. He also wrote under the nom de plume Bruce Carter. He wrote 90 books.
New York: Avon, 1987. First Avon Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. , 151,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Minor edge wear noted. Edwin Palmer Hoyt (August 5, 1923 – July 29, 2005) was an American writer who specialized in military history. Until 1958, Hoyt worked in news media, after which he produced non-fiction works. Starting in 1958, Hoyt became a full-time writer , and for a few years (1976 to 1980) he served as a part-time lecturer at the University of Hawaii. In the 40 years since his first publication in 1960, he produced nearly 200 published works. While Hoyt wrote about 20 novels (many published under the pseudonyms Christopher Martin and Cabot L. Forbes), the vast majority of his works are biographies and other forms of non-fiction, with a heavy emphasis on World War II military history.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 414,  pages. Note to the Reader. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Peter Anthony Huchthausen (25 September 1939 – 11 July 2008 in Amfreville, Manche, France) was a Captain in the United States Navy and the author of several maritime books. He became a Soviet naval submarine analyst and served in anti-submarine warfare positions on the staffs of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, the United States First Fleet, The United States Third Fleet, and the Commander in Chief, Pacific Command. Later, he became the senior American naval attaché in Yugoslavia and Romania. Afterward, he became the chief of attaché and human intelligence collection operations in Western Europe for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Huchthausen served for three years in Moscow as the senior U.S. Naval Attaché to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. After retiring from active service from the United States Navy in 1990, Huchthausen returned to Moscow and opened an office there for an American firm. At this point, he began his research and writing career. He wrote nine books. Two were made into movies: the HBO movie, Hostile Waters and K-19: The Widowmaker. Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix (born 1963) is a French naval historian. For twelve years until 1999, he worked as a naval analyst under contract with the French Navy before joining the naval section of French Defence Historical Service. Since 2001, he has lectured on naval history at the French Joint Defense Staff College in Paris and at the Combat Systems and Naval Weapons School near Toulon.
Connoisseur, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. Three Volume boxed Set. Each volume 192 pages. Illustrated. Index, Slipcase has some minor wear and soiling but the three volumes are in wonderful condition. The three volumes in this gift set contain a wealth of technical detail, informative text and literally hundreds of photographs and drawings. Richard Humble read Military History at Oriel College, Oxford. Now retired after 17 years as an academic, he is a published author of 44 books on history. Submarines is a sobering yet compelling account of the evolution of the modern fighting submarine, from its debut in 1914 to the 1980s and what could yet turn out to be the eve of World War III. Battleships and Battlecruisers tells the story of the armour-plated giants in which sea power was measured in the 'big-gun' era, before the rise to dominance of the aircraft-carrier in the Second World War. In Aircraft Carriers, the author presents a compelling study that traces the full story of the aircraft carrier, beginning with the floatplane and deck-landing pioneers of the First World War. He examines the conversion of battleships to carriers in the 1920s and the evolution of the carrier task force as a far more powerful successor to the traditional battle fleet--as shatteringly demonstrated at Taranto in November 1940 and at Pearl Harbor in 1941.