U S Battleships

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 0870217151
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Transportation

This is the first book to cover the entire development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, right up to the original designs as well as the many modifications and reconstructions these ships underwent during their long and active careers.

U s Battleships

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1591142474
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: History

This book covers the development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, up to the recommissioned Iowas. It examines the original designs as well as the many modifications and reconstructions these ships underwent during their long and active careers. Like the other books in Norman Friedmans design-history series, U.S. Battleships is based largely on formerly classified internal U.S. Navy records. But research for this book has also included a full survey of British files, both those compiled when American ships served with the Royal Navy in the two world wars and those supplied by British battleship designers attached to the U.S. Navy. In addition, the author consulted official battle damage reports to help evaluate various designs.

U S Destroyers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1557504423
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

As the only history of U.S. destroyers based on internal, formerly classified papers of the U.S. Navy, the book is vital reading for all who have served on board these ships and for all who would like to understand the origins of the present destroyer force and its future.

U S Aircraft Carriers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 0870217399
Release Date: 1983
Genre: History

Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Dunkle Flut

Author: Isa Maron
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832189150
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Fiction

»DUNKLE FLUT ist ein düsterer Thriller, messerscharf und rasant geschrieben und mit einer genialen Plotline.« Sebastian Fitzek Ein mysteriöser Mordfall in Amsterdam-Nord: An einer Laterne hängt ein toter Mann. Die Szene erinnert an eine berühmet Rembrandt-Zeichnung. Durch Zufall ist Kyra Slagter eine der ersten am Tatort. Die 19-Jährige will unbedingt Polizistin werden. Auf eigene Faust beginnt sie zu ermitteln, was Maud Mertens, die mit dem Fall betraut wird, natürlich nicht gefällt. Die altgediente Kommissarin hat eine pubertierende Tochter zuhause und nimmt die selbsternannte Kollegin zunächst nicht ernst. Aber dann findet Kyra eine Spur – und gerät selbst ins Visier des Täters, dessen Blutgier noch lange nicht gestillt ist. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt. Gelingt es Mertens den Mörder zu fassen, bevor es zu spät ist? Die Nordsee-Morde: Band 1: Dunkle Flut Band 2: Kalte Brandung Band 3: Schwarzes Wasser Band 4: Tödliche Gezeiten (erscheint Herbst 2018)

U S Submarines Since 1945

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1557502609
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

"The role of U.S. submarines is currently the focus of an intense debate, and this book contributes to that discussion in the belief that an understanding of the past is necessary to make wise decisions about the future. In the tradition of his acclaimed warship design history series. Norman Friedman describes the forces technical, political, and operational that shaped a vital element of U.S. sea power. For example, he examines the evolution in missions, such as forward-based antisubmarine warfare and strategic deterrence, that transformed the submarine from its former subsidiary role to the center of national power. U.S. Submarines since 1945 is also the story of a technological revolution: first the emergence of fast diesel-electric craft, then the shock of nuclear power, followed by the appearance of submarine-launched strategic missiles. Nowhere else can a reader find so complete or sophisticated an account of the development of the U.S. submarine force, including not only the hulls but also the weapons and sensors they carry. The book details what submarines were ordered, what weapons and propulsion systems they had, how they performed, and what sonars and combat systems were developed." "This volume also publicly reveals for the first time several important proposals for unrealized and generally unknown submarine projects. Drawing heavily on interviews with members of the submarine community. Friedman examines a radically changing defense environment. His detailed and authoritative study also takes a look at the effects posed by the end of the Cold War on the role and construction of submarine fleets. The book explores the challenges involved in the often necessary reinvention of a submarine to meet current and projected needs. The author compares the technical requirements of submarines versus surface ships and discusses the importance of maintaining a submarine industrial base in the face of post-Cold War reductions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

U S Submarines Through 1945

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1557502633
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: History

A highly illustrated (b&w) account of the development of US submarines that begins with small submarines such as David Bushnell's Revolutionary War Turtle and the Civil War Hunley, which weak navies hoped could help them face down their far more powerful enemies, and ends with the big fleet submari

U S Cruisers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN: UOM:39015035243099
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Battle cruisers

This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs.

To Train The Fleet For War The U S Navy Fleet Problems 1923 1940

Author: Albert A. Nofi
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781884733871
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: History

Product Description: To Train the Fleet for War: The U.S. Navy Fleet Problems, 1923–1940, by Professor Albert A. Nofi, examines in detail, making extensive use of the Naval War College archives, each of the U.S. Navy’s twenty-one “fleet problems” conducted between World Wars I and II, elucidating the patterns that emerged, finding a range of enduring lessons, and suggesting their applicability of for future naval warfare.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406725029
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Political Science

Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

Author: James M. Morris
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810874794
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: History

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events and other terminology of the Navy. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the United States Navy.