The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Naval Battles

Overview

From the Battle of Salamis in 378 B.C. to crucial operations in the 1991 Gulf War, this mammoth volume offers first-hand accounts by the officers and crew who manned the galleys, sailing ships, ironclads, dreadnoughts, submarines, and flat tops in the world's most famous battles at sea. With illustrations, diagrams, maps, and drama, these pieces record the tactics, setbacks, perils, defeats, and victories that have etched in our memory the names of naval heroes like John Paul Jones, who fathered the American ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $9.00   
  • Used (19) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$9.00
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(169)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New York 2003 Soft Cover New 5 x 8. A new book with minimal shelfwear. In seven parts, beginning with the classical world, provides vivid firsthand descriptions of more than 150 ... battles. With over 70 specially drawn maps and diagrams detailing manoeuvres. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Longmont, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$10.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(203)

Condition: New
New York, New York, U.S.A. 2003 Trade Paperback First American Edition New From the Persian invasion of Greece to the Gulf Wars. 640pp.

Ships from: Seattle, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(149)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

From the Battle of Salamis in 378 B.C. to crucial operations in the 1991 Gulf War, this mammoth volume offers first-hand accounts by the officers and crew who manned the galleys, sailing ships, ironclads, dreadnoughts, submarines, and flat tops in the world's most famous battles at sea. With illustrations, diagrams, maps, and drama, these pieces record the tactics, setbacks, perils, defeats, and victories that have etched in our memory the names of naval heroes like John Paul Jones, who fathered the American navy; the gloriously celebrated Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson who proved that Britannia ruled the waves; "the sea wolf" Thomas Cochrane ; Captain Isaac Hull, the commander of "Old Ironsides"; David Farragut, who famously took the Union navy to victory in Mobile Bay during the American Civil War; and Commodore George Dewey, who effectively defeated the Spanish fleet in the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay. Eyewitness testimony records unforgettable moments in some of the most crucial encounters at sea during the twentieth century, most epically in the Pacific theater of World War II—at Guadalcanal, in the Battle of Midway, and momentously in the D-day landings at Normandy. Throughout, this exciting volume brings three millennia of naval history to life.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786712380
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2003
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Galleys 1
Ancient Greeks 3
The Battle of Salamis 480 BC 3
Map of the Mediterranean showing locations of battles fought by galleys 4
Cross-section of the rowing positions on an ancient Greek trireme 6
Map of the Battle of Salamis 11
The Peloponnesian War--Introduction 18
The Battle of Syracuse 414 BC 22
Map of the Battle of Syracuse 24
The First Punic War--Introduction 34
The First Punic War 264-241 BC 35
Map of the Mediterranean during the First & Second Punic Wars 36
The Second Punic War--Introduction 43
The Siege of Syracuse 214 BC 43
The Battle of Actium 31 BC 48
Postscript: The Battle of Lepanto--Introduction 55
The Battle of Lepanto 1571 56
Map of the Battle of Lepanto 57
The Age of Sail 61
The Spanish Armada 63
The Spanish Armada 65
Map of the route taken by the Spanish Armada 66
Diagram of Elizabethan tactics 68
Diagram of English galleon, including typical sail plan 69
Anglo-Dutch Wars 77
Map of the United Provinces 79
The First Anglo-Dutch War 80
Map of the Battles of the First Anglo-Dutch War 81
Ayscue's Fight 1652 82
Diagram of naval tactics 1652 83
The Battle of the North Foreland (Kentish Knock) 1652 84
Map of the Battle of the North Foreland 85
Diagram of a typical seventeenth-century sail plan 87
The Battle of Portland Bill 1653 88
Map of the Battle of Portland Bill 90
The Battle of the Gabbard 1653 91
The Battle of Scheveningen 1653 92
The Second Anglo-Dutch War 94
Map of the Battles of the Second & Third Anglo-Dutch Wars 95
The Battle of Lowestoft 1665 97
The Four-Day Fight 1666 99
The St James' Day Fight 1666 100
The Dutch Raid on the Medway 1667 103
Map of the Dutch Raid on the Medway 104
The Third Anglo-Dutch War 105
The Battle of Sole Bay 1672 106
The First Battle of Schooneveld 1673 111
The Second Battle of Schooneveld 1673 112
The Battle of the Texel 1673 114
Map of the Battle of the Texel 119
The War of the Grand Alliance 125
Map of the Battle of Beachy Head 126
The Battle of La Hogue 1692 127
Map of the Battle of La Hogue 128
The Seven Years' War 137
The Battle of Quiberon Bay 1759 138
Map of the Battle of Quiberon Bay 139
American War of Independence 149
Bonhomme Richard v HMS Serapis 1779 149
The Battle of the Chesapeake 1781 153
Map of the Battle of the Chesapeake 154
The Battle of the Saintes 1782 157
Map of the Battle of the Saintes 158
The French Revolutionary Wars 163
The Siege of Toulon 1793 163
Map of Europe during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars 164
Corsica 1794 168
Admiral Hotham's Action 1795 169
The Battle of Cape St Vincent 1797 174
Map of the Battle of Cape St Vincent 175
The Great Mutinies at Spithead & the Nore 1797 178
Map of Spithead, the Nore & Camperdown 180
The Attack on Vera Cruz, Tenerife 1797 189
The Battle of Camperdown 1797 193
Map of the Battle of Camperdown 194
The Battle of the Nile 1798 199
Map of the Battle of the Nile 200
The Capture of Le Genereux 1800 213
The Capture of the Guillaume Tell 1800 215
The Battle of Copenhagen 1801 224
Map of the Battle of Copenhagen 225
The Napoleonic Wars 232
Admiral Calder's Action 1805 233
The Battle of Trafalgar 1805 233
Map of the Battle of Trafalgar 240
The War of 1812 251
Cross-sections of ordinary frigate & Constitution-class frigate 252
USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 1812 254
Diagram of USS Constitution v HMS Guerriere 255
USS United States v HMS Macedonian 1812 257
USS Constitution v HMS Java 1812 254
HMS Shannon v USS Chesapeake 1813 267
Ironclads 271
The American Civil War 274
Map of the Chesapeake during the Civil War 276
The Battle of Hampton Roads (Merrimac v Monitor) 1862 278
Diagram of Merrimac and Monitor 279
Riverine warfare on the Mississippi 1862-3 296
Map of the Mississippi Valley 297
CSS Alabama v USS Hatteras 1863 303
CSS Alabama v USS Kearsage 1864 306
Confederate Torpedo Boat v USS Housatonic 309
Spanish-American War 311
The Battle of Manila Bay 1898 311
Map of the Battle of Manila Bay 313
Map of Asia showing the location of the ironclad battles of Manila Bay and Tsushima 318
The Russo-Japanese War 319
The Battle of Tsushima 1905 320
Map of the Battle of Tsushima 321
Side-view of Imperial Japanese ship Mikasa 323
Dreadnought Part 1 333
The First World War 1914-1918 335
Map of N. Europe during WW1 336
Surface Ship Actions during the First World War 338
The Battle of Heligoland Bight 28 August 1914 338
Side-view & plan of HMS Lion 339
The Battle of Dogger Bank 24 January 1915 342
The Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916 349
Map of the Battle of Jutland 1 350
Side-view & plan of Imperial German battlecruiser Derfflinger 354
Side-view & plan of HMS Queen Elizabeth 363
Side-view & plan of Imperial German battlecruiser Seydlitz 367
Map of the Battle of Jutland 2 370
Map of the Battle of Jutland 3 375
Battle of Jutland: List of Ships Sunk 381
Torpedo Part 1 383
Submarine Warfare 385
Map of the WW1 Submarine Warfare zones 386
The First Battle of the Atlantic 1917-1918 387
Dreadnought Part 2 427
Surface Ship Actions during the Second World War 429
The Naval Evacuation of Dunkirk 26 May-4 June 1940 430
Map of the Fall of France & retreat to Dunkirk 431
Hunt the Bismarck 20-27 May 1941 438
Map of the Bismarck campaign 440
Side-view & plan of Bismarck 443
Side-view & plan of HMS Hood 445
Side-view & plan of HMS Ark Royal 448
Side-view & plan of HMS King George V 451
Side-view & plan of HMS Rodney 455
Force Z 10 December 1941 457
Map of the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Repulse (Force Z) 10 December 1941 459
Side-view & plan of HMS Repulse 465
The Channel Dash 11-13 February 1942 469
The Battle of the North Cape 26 December 1943 478
Side-view & plan of Scharnhorst 480
Torpedo Part 2 485
The Second Battle of the Atlantic 487
Map of the Battle of the North Atlantic during World War 2 489
Cross-section of a typical World War 2 submarine 493
Ballast tanks of a typical World War 2 submarine 503
Flat Tops 517
Naval Air Power during the Second World War 519
The Battle of Taranto 11 November 1940 519
Map of Europe & the Mediterranean in 1940 520
Map of Taranto 523
Pearl Harbor - Introduction 529
Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941 530
Map of the Pacific 1942 536
The Battle of Midway 3-4 June 1942 537
Side-view & plan of USS Lexington 539
Side-view & plan of Imperial Japanese Ship Akagi 543
Side-view & plan of USS Yorktown 547
The Naval Battles of Guadalcanal - Introduction 560
The Battle of Cape Esperance 11 October 1942 561
Map of the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal 1 562
Map of the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal 2 565
The Final Naval Battle of Guadalcanal 13-14 November 1942 566
Map of the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal 3 580
Naval Air Power during the Korean War 1950-1953 586
Map of Korea during the Korean War 1950-1953 596
Missiles 613
The Falklands War 2 April-14 June 1982 615
Map of the Falklands during the Falklands War 616
Diagram of an Aerotspatiale Exocet AM39 Anti Ship Missile 622
Side-view & plan of HMS Invincible 624
The Gulf War 17 January-28 February 1991 637
Bibliography & Sources 639
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)