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The Japanese Battleship Yamato
  • Author : Carlo Cestra
  • Publisher : Super Drawings in 3D
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 8365437317
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  • Genre : History
  • The Yamato Battleship was the lead ship of the Yamato class of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province on the Kii peninsula, she was the first of four designed ships and was the heaviest, largest, and most powerful battleship ever built, displacing about 72000 tons at full load and armed with nine 46-cm Type 94 main guns. Yamato exceeded other country battleships not only by the displacement and the caliber of her guns, but also by the construction of her hull, armor protection, gunnery, and optics. The superiority of her optic equipment gave tremendous precision to her main gunfire. She was an incredible achievement for the Japanese naval engineering and shipbuilding industry by any international standard.

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    Battleships Yamato and Musashi
  • Author : Janusz Skulski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781844863198
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  • Genre : Transportation
  • Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

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    Battlecruiser Vi
  • Author : David Schleifer
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9781452060071
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Final Battle. Saatori is back in the final clash between the ravages of his Daakim Warriors and the Battlecruiser Pegasus and his most hated enemy, Commander Janice Anders Daria. Hunted by his own race, Saatori has only one last tactic left, using the AI program from his theft of the Battlecruiser technology, he will unleash the entity known as Medusa. Once again Commander Daria and the crew of the Battlecruiser Pegasus are put in harms way, a desperate hour and a desperate battle around the Yamaris Black Hole.

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    Battlecruiser Iv
  • Author : David SchLeifer
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9781452060040
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A COMMANDER... OF HONOR A CREW... OF HEROIC COURAGE AN ENEMY... OF LETHAL CUNNING Our most desperate time is at hand. The Drazakii war machine moves through the stars, crushing one fleet after another. Now after yet another defeat, the Earth Empire faces their ultimate challenge. For as yet have the Drazakians landed on any of our colony worlds... until now! Face with desperation, the Earth Imperial Navy has no choice but to commit a damaged task force led by the battle scared Battlecruiser Pegasus. With minimal repairs to her hull and to the rest of her escort ships, the sixteen ship task force is all that stands in the way of the Rigel Colony, and ninety Drazakian warships of their Third Armada.

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    Leyte Gulf 1944 (1)
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 9781472842794
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • In October 1944, the US prepared to invade the Philippines to cut Japan off from its resource areas in Southeast Asia. The Japanese correctly predicted this, and prepared a complex operation to use the remaining strength of its navy to defend its possessions. This is the first in a two-part study of the October 23-26 Battle of Leyte Gulf, which resulted in a decisive defeat for the Japanese. In the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Diversion Strike Force took part in two major actions during the course of the battle: the intense air attacks from US Navy carriers on October 24 (the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, which accounted for superbattleship Musashi), and the compelling action off Samar the following day. This book examines in detail why, following the Samar action, the Imperial Japanese Navy commander of the First Diversion Strike Force (Takeo Kurita) chose to ignore orders and break off the attack into Leyte Gulf-one of the two most controversial decisions of the entire battle. It also covers the Japanese planning for Leyte Gulf, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Imperial Japanese Navy in this phase of the war alongside the US Navy's planning and command arrangements.

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    Star Divide
  • Author : Ken Lozito
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1945223006
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  • Genre : Books
  • Lost! After initial contact with an alien entity leaves Kaylan unconscious, she wakes up to discover that she's now in command of the Athena mission stranded in a star system far from Earth. The ship's computer is malfunctioning and former hacker and astronaut trainee, Zack Quick, is the only one who can fix it. If he can't figure out what's wrong, they have no hope of getting back home. In order to survive, the crew of the Athena must explore an alien star system to find the species that summoned them. The Star Divide is the second installment in a action packed science fiction thriller series. If you like space opera adventure stories with clever heroes, impossible situations, and chilling discoveries, then strap yourself in, you're in for a fun nonstop thrill ride. Buy The Star Divide and start your epic journey today!

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    The Japanese Battleship Ise
  • Author : Carlo Cestra
  • Publisher : Super Drawings in 3D
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 8365437627
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  • Genre : Battleships
  • Ise (whose name comes from an ancient Japanese province on Honshu, now part of Mie Prefecture) was the lead ship of the two-vessel Ise-class battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, which saw combat service during the Pacific War. Ise was laid down as battleship 5 at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard in Kobe on 10 May 1915, launched on 12 November 1916, completed on 15 December 1917, and assigned to the Kure Naval District. Completed too late for service in World War I, Ise patrolled off the Siberian coast and in northern waters in support of Japan's Siberian Intervention against the Bolshevik Red Army. From the mid-1920s through the late 1930s, Ise patrolled mostly off of the China coast. On 12 April 1922, she hosted a delegation which included Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, and the future Lord Mountbatten. Ise-class battleships were fascinating ships and their story began in 1906 with the completion of HMS Dreanought. The appearance of the all-big-gun turbine-powered Dreadnought rendered all existing battleships obsolete overnight, and in response the rest of the world's navies initiated massive construction programs. The world's major navies had gained an insurmountable lead in the number of dreadnoughts in service or under construction. Recognizing the futility of trying to compete in sheer numbers, the Japanese Navy adopted a quality before quantity approach, building fewer ships each of much greater capability than foreign designs. In 1911 the Japanese government passed the Emergency Naval Expansion bill which authorized the building of four battlecruisers and one battleship. The battleship was to be designed and built in Japan; this ship became the Fuso. There were a number of foreign designs to take into consideration when it came time to decide the main armament for the new ships. Britain Royal Navy's Orion class was armed with the 13.5 in. gun; the US Wyoming class with 12-12 in. guns; and the succeeding New York class with 10-14 in. weapons. Japan decided to leap over the competition and fit the new ships with the 14 in. gun so Fuso-class would carry 12-14 in. weapons. Armament was not the only area where the Japanese battleship was intended to be superior to foreign designs: it was also to be at least 2 knots faster. Fuso was laid down on 11 March 1912 and she was the first battleship built in Japan using Japanese manufactured materials and weapons. Three sister ships were authorized, one of them laid down in November 1913, but financial difficulties prevented the laying down of the next two ships until 1915, which allowed time for some design improvements. The forecastle deck was shortened, the amidships turrets were grouped together and placed aft of the second funnel and the hull length was increased by 10 ft. to give more machinery space. The changes resulted in the two ships becoming known as the "Improved Fuso" or Ise class.

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    The Great Ships
  • Author : Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780811735148
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  • Genre : History
  • Military historian Smith offers an authoritative study of British battleships in World War II, highlighting stirring episodes of naval combat around the globe.

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    Star Shroud
  • Author : Ken Lozito
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0989931994
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  • Genre : Extraterrestrial beings
  • "After initial contact with an alien entity leaves Kaylan unconscious, she wakes up to discover that she's now in command of the Athena mission stranded in a star system far from Earth. The ship's computer is malfunctioning and former hacker and astronaut trainee, Zack Quick, is the only one who can fix it. If he can't figure out what's wrong, they have no hope of getting back home. In order to survive, the crew of the Athena must explore an alien star system to find the species that summoned them."--Back cover.

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    World War II Sea War, Volume 13: New Guinea, Normandy and Saipan
  • Author : Don Kindell,Donald A. Bertke,Gordon Smith
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781937470258
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  • Genre : History
  • In April, May and June 1944, there were three major areas of naval conflict: In New Guinea: United States (US) and Australian forces landed at Aitape and Hollandia, then at Arare, Wakde and Biak Island. In Europe: The battle for the control of the English Channel heated up. The German navy attacked what they thought was an Allied convoy along the English southwestern coast. They had actually stumbled upon Operation TIGER, the Allied training exercise for the upcoming Normandy landing. RAF Bomber Command mined Biscay, Bretagne, La Pallice, Lorient, Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Den Helder, Texel, the Friesian Islands, the German Bay, Kattegat, Kiel, Swinemünde, Gotenhafen, and Pillau. The Allies initiated Operation NEPTUNE to conceal the real Allied landing location from the Germans. All this culminated in the Allied landing in Normandy, France, in Operation OVERLORD. In the Pacific: The US landed on Saipan, considered Japanese territory, in Operation FORAGER, which caused the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

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    Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9781780967783
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  • Genre : History
  • The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941 and 1945, including the mighty Yamato. Each class is considered in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary sources and dramatic photographs to tell the story of these mighty battleships at war, including their major engagements during the raid at Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway. The first English language book to include photographs from the prestigious Fukui Collection, this investigation will fascinate any naval enthusiast.

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    Leiji Matsumoto
  • Author : Helen McCarthy,Darren-Jon Ashmore
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9781476679969
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Leiji Matsumoto is one of Japan's most influential myth creators. Yet the huge scope of his work, spanning past, present and future in a constantly connecting multiverse, is largely unknown outside Japan. Matsumoto was the major creative force on Star Blazers, America's gateway drug for TV anime, and created Captain Harlock, a TV phenomenon in Europe. As well as space operas, he made manga on musicians from Bowie to Tchaikovsky, wrote the manga version of American cowboy show Laramie, and created dozens of girls' comics. He is a respected manga scholar, an expert on Japanese swords, a frustrated engineer and pilot who still wants to be a spaceman in his eighties. This collection of new essays--the first book on Matsumoto in English--covers his seven decades of comic creation, drawing on contemporary scholarship, artistic practice and fan studies to map Matsumoto's vast universe. The contributors--artists, creators, translators and scholars--mirror the range of his work and experience. From the bildungsroman to the importance of textual analysis for costume and performance, from early days in poverty to honors around the world, this volume offers previously unexplored biographical and bibliographic detail from a life story as thrilling as anything he created.

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    Anime Explosion!
  • Author : Patrick Drazen
  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9781611725506
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • "An excellent reference work on the subject."—Library Journal (starred review) For fans, culture watchers, and perplexed outsiders, this expanded edition offers an engaging tour of the anime megaverse, from older artistic traditions to the works of modern creators like Hayao Miyazaki, Katsuhiro Otomo, Satoshi Kon, and CLAMP. Examined are all of anime's major themes, styles, and conventions, plus the familiar tropes of giant robots, samurai, furry beasts, high school heroines, and gay/girl/fanboy love. Concluding are fifteen essays on favorite anime, including Evangelion, Escaflowne, Sailor Moon, Patlabor, and Fullmetal Alchemist. Patrick Drazen is an anime historian who lives in Bloomington–Normal, Illinois.

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    Taste of War
  • Author : Lizzie Collingham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : 9780143123019
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  • Genre : History
  • A New York Times Notable Book of 2012 Food, and in particular the lack of it, was central to the experience of World War II. In this richly detailed and engaging history, Lizzie Collingham establishes how control of food and its production is crucial to total war. How were the imperial ambitions of Germany and Japan - ambitions which sowed the seeds of war - informed by a desire for self-sufficiency in food production? How was the outcome of the war affected by the decisions that the Allies and the Axis took over how to feed their troops? And how did the distinctive ideologies of the different combatant countries determine their attitudes towards those they had to feed? Tracing the interaction between food and strategy, on both the military and home fronts, this gripping, original account demonstrates how the issue of access to food was a driving force within Nazi policy and contributed to the decision to murder hundreds of thousands of 'useless eaters' in Europe. Focusing on both the winners and losers in the battle for food, The Taste of War brings to light the striking fact that war-related hunger and famine was not only caused by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, but was also the result of Allied mismanagement and neglect, particularly in India, Africa and China. American dominance both during and after the war was not only a result of the United States' immense industrial production but also of its abundance of food. This book traces the establishment of a global pattern of food production and distribution and shows how the war subsequently promoted the pervasive influence of American food habits and tastes in the post-war world. A work of great scope, The Taste of War connects the broad sweep of history to its intimate impact upon the lives of individuals.

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    Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil
  • Author : Worrall Reed Carter
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN : UOM:39015055355666
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  • Genre : Logistics, Naval
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    Admiral "Bull" Halsey
  • Author : John Wukovits
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0230109594
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The definitive biography of America's best-known naval officer, who commanded the legendary fast carrier force during WWII. From the tragic aftermath of Pearl Harbor, when he fashioned America's first response to the attack, to the war's final day in Tokyo Bay when he witnessed Japan's surrender, Admiral William F. Halsey stamped a mighty imprint on the Pacific during World War II. He led or participated significantly in the Navy's first offensive strikes against the Marshall Islands and Wake Island, the Guadalcanal campaign, and the offensive toward Japan. As a commander, he never shied from engaging the enemy, but boldly entered into battle, ready for a fight. As a consequence, Halsey became the face of the Navy and its most attractive public relations phenomenon. Due to his bold tactics and quotable wit, Halsey continues to be a beloved and debated figure. In this balanced biography, historian John Wukovits illuminates the life of a man who ultimately deserves recognition as one the great naval commanders in U.S. history. Europe had Patton; the Pacific had Admiral William "the Bull" Halsey.

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    Smoke on the Water
  • Author : Brian Daley
  • Publisher : Lucia St. Clair Robson
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0345358589
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Allgrave Burning, His cousin Lod, and the ethereal Ghost must join forces as they are sent on a dangerous mission to the strange dark world of Periapt to fight against the sinister Roke. Original.

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    Pacific Glory
  • Author : P. T. Deutermann
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781429968034
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A thrilling, multi-layered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. Glory, now Tommy's widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded. Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer. One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

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    The Battleship Yamato
  • Author : Janusz Skulski
  • Publisher : Conway Maritime Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780851779409
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  • Genre : Battleships
  • The battleship Yamato was a tremendous achievement for the Imperial Japanese Navy. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic – for example, each main-armament turret had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tons – and they proved very dangerous opponents to the US Pacific Fleet. Fittingly for such a subject as Yamato, this contribution to the ‘Anatomy’ series has twice as many drawings as a standard volume in the series.The ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship’s service history.

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    Leyte Gulf 1944 (1)
  • Author : Mark Stille
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 9781472842824
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • In October 1944, the US prepared to invade the Philippines to cut Japan off from its resource areas in Southeast Asia. The Japanese correctly predicted this, and prepared a complex operation to use the remaining strength of its navy to defend its possessions. This is the first in a two-part study of the October 23-26 Battle of Leyte Gulf, which resulted in a decisive defeat for the Japanese. In the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Imperial Japanese Navy's First Diversion Strike Force took part in two major actions during the course of the battle: the intense air attacks from US Navy carriers on October 24 (the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, which accounted for superbattleship Musashi), and the compelling action off Samar the following day. This book examines in detail why, following the Samar action, the Imperial Japanese Navy commander of the First Diversion Strike Force (Takeo Kurita) chose to ignore orders and break off the attack into Leyte Gulf-one of the two most controversial decisions of the entire battle. It also covers the Japanese planning for Leyte Gulf, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Imperial Japanese Navy in this phase of the war alongside the US Navy's planning and command arrangements.

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    Battlecruiser V: Battle-Cry
  • Author : David Schleifer
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 1452060002
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fifth installment of the Battlecruiser Books continues the adventures of the crew of the Battlecruiser Pegasus and the Task Force 1-Able. Saatori is back! He has a new plan as he taps into the memory of his exploits from the attempt of stealing the Battlecruiser Equus and the start of the war. Now he is designing and building two Drazakii warships, Battlecruisers! The Kraken and the Medusa are designed for a purpose and one purpose only; to destroy the Battlecruiser Pegasus. Meanwhile, fleet command has handed Commander Janice Anders Daria and the Battlecruiser Pegasus its biggest mission, to hunt down the Drazakian Third Armada and find the secret base where Saatori is building his new weapon. The Passion of war continues...

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    The Great Ships Pass
  • Author : Peter Charles Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023139242
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Battleships
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    Battleships of World War II
  • Author : Miroslaw Skwiot
  • Publisher : Hard Cover Series
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 8395157568
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  • Genre : Books
  • The idea of creating such an album dedicated to the battleships of World War Two had been born in the last dozen or so years. During this period, various concepts appeared in print, which were meant to present those beautiful ships in the form of a "condensed pill." Most of the contributions have been made by foreign authors who had had greater access to photographic references. It was not easy, because it was difficult to choose several photos illustrating the entire history of the battleship, starting from the moment of the keel laying and ending with its sinking. Then, in some cases it has a further history as a wreck resting on the seabed until today. Initially, we selected over 1,000 photos, which we had to give up because of the size of such an album. In the end, it was divided into two volumes, thanks to which the number of photos remained only slightly reduced. In the case of vessels with a large or interesting combat history, we tried to put more photos illustrating their operational activities. Some ships have a very limited number of photos included. The best example of this is the Japanese battleship "Musashi", of which only few photographs exist. Most of them come from private collections and it was very difficult to get permission to publish them. Despite these difficulties, it was possible to gather unique photographic material enriched with the brief combat records of individual battleships, which will hopefully allow the reader to trace their story. In the first volume, the author describes all the most important battleships from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Spain, Japan, France, and Germany.

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    Vulcan's Glory
  • Author : D.C. Fontana
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780743419956
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This New York Times bestselling novel by one of the writer/producers on the original classic Star Trek explores a young Spock grappling with the opposing desires that clash during a dangerous, deadly mission. Years before he came to be known as the best first officer in the fleet, Spock was a conflicted young ensign, serving on the Starship Enterprise™ under Captain Christopher Pike. Struggling to reconcile his many obligations—those forced on him by his Vulcan heritage, and those chosen by him upon his enrollment in Starfleet Academy—Spock must also balance the desires of his own heart. Those conflicting demands intersect during a mission to retrieve one of his world's most sacred artifacts, a relic of Vulcan's ancient past—the search for which will reveal dark and deadly secrets, forever altering the course of Spock's life and defining the man he became. A classic tale from D.C. Fontana, one of Star Trek®'s original producers and the writer of such classic episodes as "Journey to Babel" and "This Side of Paradise."

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    Air Warfare: an International Encyclopedia: A-L
  • Author : Walter J. Boyne
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 771
  • ISBN : 9781576073452
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Aeronautics, Military
  • Written by more than 100 international scholars and experts, this encyclopedia chronicles the individuals, equipment, and drama of nearly a century of aerial combat.

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    A Glorious Way to Die
  • Author : Russell Spurr
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1557049130
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • Acclaimed by Critics, Historians, and Military Leaders the World Over

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    The Ship That Wouldn't Die
  • Author : Don Keith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780451470010
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  • Genre : History
  • Acclaimed naval historian Don Keith tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the crew’s struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship drifted on the treacherous Coral Sea. May 1942: the United States closed in for the war’s first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important but minimally armed oil tanker was ordered away from the impending battle. But as the Battle of the Coral Sea raged two hundred miles away, the Neosho was attacked, setting the ship ablaze and leaving it listing badly. Scores of sailors were killed or wounded, while hundreds bobbed in shark-infested waters. Fires on board threatened to spark a fatal explosion, and each passing hour brought the ship closer to sinking. It was the beginning of a hellish four-day ordeal as the crew struggled to stay alive and keep their ship afloat. Only four of them would survive to be rescued after nine days. Working from eyewitness accounts and declassified documents, Keith offers up vivid portraits of Navy heroes in this tale of a ship as tough and resilient as its crew. The Ship That Wouldn’t Die captures the indomitable spirit of the American sailor—and finally brings to the surface one of the great untold sagas of the Pacific War.

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    Dominion from Sea to Sea
  • Author : Bruce Cumings
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 0300154976
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world’s two largest oceans—the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America’s relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America’s industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives.

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    Major Fleet-versus-fleet Operations in the Pacific War, 1941-1945
  • Author : Milan N. Vego
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1935352113
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  • Genre : History
  • "A detailed study of three major naval operations of World War II. These three, initiated by imperial Japan, took place in the Pacific and resulted in the battles of the Coral Sea, Midway/Aleutians, and the Philippine Sea. All the cases provide ample background on the geographic and strategic context of the operations, as well as an account of the unfolding of the action utilizing much primary source material in, especially, American and Japanese archives"--Provided by publisher.

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    World War 2 In Review: War In the Pacific No. 1
  • Author : Merriam Press
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9781365864919
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  • Genre : History
  • World War 2 In Review Series. First eBook edition 2017. Features 31 articles covering a variety of battles and actions in the Pacific theater, including Biak, Guadalcanal, Solomons, Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Coral Sea, Midway, New Guinea, Buna, Peleliu, Saipan, Iwo Jima battle and flag raising, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, the carriers Hiryu, Akagi, Kaga, kamikazes, frogmen at Eniwetok, 1st Marine Div., and more. 372 B&W/color photos/illustrations/maps.

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    Warship International
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105072002830
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  • Genre : Warships
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    The Battleships Yamato and Musashi
  • Author : Kure Maritime Museum,Kazushige Todaka
  • Publisher : Japanese Naval Warship Photo A
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1682473856
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  • Genre : History
  • "This volume features selected photos of the Japanese battleships, Yamato and Musashi, from the archives of the Kure Maritime Museum. It includes photos taken by the Kure Naval Arsenal of the ships' construction and sea trials, as well as photos of the ships from private individuals"--

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    Winning a Future War
  • Author : Norman Friedman,Naval History and Heritage Command,U. S. Department Of The Navy
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1782669078
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  • Genre : History
  • "To win in the Pacific during World War II, the U.S. Navy had to transform itself technically, tactically, and strategically. It had to create a fleet capable of the unprecedented feat of fighting and winning far from home, without existing bases, in the face of an enemy with numerous bases fighting in his own waters. Much of the credit for the transformation should go to the war gaming conducted at the U.S. Naval War College. Conversely, as we face further demands for transformation, the inter-war experience at the War College offers valuable guidance as to what works, and why, and how."

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    The Battle For Leyte Gulf [Illustrated Edition]
  • Author : C. Vann Woodward
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781782899112
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  • Genre : History
  • Includes 6 charts and 20 photos Pulitzer prize winning author C. Vann Woodward recounts the story of the largest naval battle of all time. “The Battle for Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval battle of the Second World War and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. It was composed of four separate yet closely interrelated actions, each of which involved forces comparable in size with those engaged in any previous battle of the Pacific War. The four battles, two of them fought simultaneously, were joined in three different bodies of water separated by as much as 500 miles. Yet all four were fought between dawn of one day and dusk of the next, and all were waged in the repulse of a single, huge Japanese operation. “They were guided by a master plan drawn up in Tokyo two months before our landing and known by the code name Sho Plan. It was a bold and complicated plan calling for reckless sacrifice and the use of cleverly conceived diversion. As an afterthought the suicidal Kamikaze campaign was inaugurated in connection with the plan. Altogether the operation was the most desperate attempted by any naval power during the war-and there were moments, several of them in fact, when it seemed to be approaching dangerously near to success. “Unlike the majority of Pacific naval battles that preceded it, the Battle of Leyte Gulf was not limited to an exchange of air strikes between widely separated carrier forces, although it involved action of that kind. It also included surface and subsurface action between virtually all types of fighting craft from motor torpedo boats to battleships, at ranges varying from point-blank to fifteen miles, with weapons ranging from machine guns to great rifles of 18-inch bore, fired “in anger” by the Japanese for the first time in this battle.”

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    Intrepid
  • Author : Bill White,Robert Gandt
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780767929981
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • The first official history of the legendary aircraft carrier that fought in World War II and Vietnam and continues to serve as a major air and space museum in New York City The USS Intrepid is a warship unlike any other. Since her launching in 1943, the 27,000-ton, Essex-class aircraft carrier has sailed into harm’s way around the globe. During World War II, she fought her way across the Pacific—Kwajalein, Truk, Peleliu, Formosa, the Philippines, Okinawa—surviving kamikaze and torpedo attacks and covering herself with glory. The famous ship endured to become a Cold War attack carrier, recovery ship for America’s first astronauts, and a three-tour combatant in Vietnam. In a riveting narrative based on archival research and interviews with surviving crewmen, authors Bill White and Robert Gandt take us inside the war in the Pacific. We join Intrepid’s airmen at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in October 1944, as they gaze in awe at the apparitions beneath them: five Japanese battleships, including the dreadnoughts Yamato and Musashi, plus a fleet of heavily armored cruisers and destroyers. The sky fills with multihued bursts of anti-aircraft fire. The flak, a Helldiver pilot would write in his action report, “was so thick you could get out and walk on it.” Half a dozen Intrepid aircraft are blown from the sky, but they sink the Musashi. A few months later, off Okinawa, they again meet her sister ship, the mighty Yamato. In a two-hour tableau of hellfire and towering explosions, Intrepid’s warplanes help send the super-battleship and 3,000 Japanese crewmen to the bottom of the sea. We’re next to nineteen-year-old Alonzo Swann in Gun Tub 10 aboard Intrepid as he peers over the breech of a 20-mm anti-aircraft gun. He’s heard of kamikazes, but until today he’s never seen one. Swann and his fellow gunners are among the few African Americans assigned to combat duty in the U.S. Navy of 1944. Blazing away at the diving Japanese Zero, Swann realizes with a dreadful certainty where it will strike: directly into Gun Tub 10. The authors follow Intrepid’s journey to Vietnam. “MiG-21 high!” crackles the voice of Lt. Tony Nargi in his F-8 Crusader. It is 1968, and Intrepid is again at war. Launching from Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, Nargi and his wingman have intercepted a flight of Russian-built supersonic fighters. Minutes later, after a swirling dogfight over North Vietnam, Nargi—and Intrepid—have added another downed enemy airplane to their credit. Intrepid: The Epic Story of America’s Most Legendary Warship brings a renowned ship to life in a stirring tribute complete with the personal recollections of those who served aboard her, dramatic photographs, time lines, maps, and vivid descriptions of Intrepid’s deadly conflicts. More than a numbers-and-dates narrative, Intrepid is the story of people—those who sailed in her, fought to keep her alive, perished in her defense—and powerfully captures the human element in this saga of American heroism.

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    Interrogations of Japanese Officials
  • Author : United States Strategic Bombing Survey
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046357342
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  • Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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    The Light Cruiser Yahagi
  • Author : Mariusz Motyka
  • Publisher : Kagero
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 8364596667
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  • Genre : Books
  • Yahagi, the second Japanese warship of that name, was the third of the four Agano-class vessels (the other three being Agano, Noshiro and Sakawa). Construction of the Agano-class cruisers was approved by the Japanese parliament (Diet) in March 1939 under the Fourth Naval Armaments Enhancement Program (Dai-Yon-Ji Kaigun Gunbi J jitsu Keikaku), also known as Four-in-Circle Program (Maru Yon Keikaku), or simply Maru 4. Under the terms of the program, the four light cruisers (kei jun y kan), also referred to as type B cruisers (otsu-gata jun y kan, or simply otsu jun) and officially classed as second-class cruisers (ni-t jun y kan), were to fulfill the role of destroyer squadron flagships. At that time destroyer squadrons (DesRon), called literarily torpedo squadrons (suirai sentai), consisted of four four-ship destroyer divisions (DesDiv, or kuchiku-tai)."

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    Engineering
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UVA:X002211976
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  • Genre : Engineering
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    Marine Review
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015043584435
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  • Genre : Marine engineering
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