Book Reviews

Nelson’s Mediterranean Command

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Nelsons Med CommandNelson’s Mediterranean Command..By Denis Orde.Pen and Sword Maritime, Barnsley, 2014..ISBN 978 1 78346 260 2, RRP £14.99. Review by John Johnston

A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

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Concentration029A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps. By Nikolaus Wachsmann. Hachette. Paperback $35; ebook $19.99. Review by Tom Lewis NIKOLAUS Wachsmann’s A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps looks like hard work. It is. The imposing size of the book – over 850 pages in a large A5 format – means there is a lot of reading ahead.

Dive Truk Lagoon

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Truk030Dive Truk Lagoon. By Rod MacDonald. Scotland, Whittles Publishing. Review by Tom Lewis THIS beautifully illustrated book should be the companion for anyone diving Truk Lagoon, the famous concentration of WWII ship and aircraft wrecks.

Accidental Admiral: a sailor takes command at NATO

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Stavridis Book coverThe Accidental Admiral: a sailor takes command at NATO. By Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret). Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2014. pp 246; $32.95. ISBN 978-1-61251-704-9 Reviewed by Professor Geoffrey Till ADMIRAL Stavridis was the first naval Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) in NATO from 2009-2013, a big enough task in its own right, but was also at the same time Commander-in-Chief of US forces in Europe (EUCOM). His book is interesting from two different angles.

Big Gun Battles – Warship Duels of the Second World War

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Layout 1Big Gun Battles - Warship Duels of the Second World War. By Robert C Stern. Published by Seaforth, 2015 Reviewed by Tim Coyle

Warships of the Great War era

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Layout 1Warships of the Great War Era: A History in Ship Models.By David Hobbs. Published by Seaforth, Barnsley, 2014. Reviewed by Tim Coyle

Britain’s future navy

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Cover-Britain's Future Navy - sizedem>Britain’s Future Navy By Nick Childs. Published by Pen & Sword Maritime, Barnsley, 2014. Revised edition, paperback, price £15 Reviewed by Jack Aubrey

Rome: trade outweighs military conquest

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Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean scan (873x1280)The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy & the Kingdoms of Africa, Arabia & India. By Raoul McLaughlin. Published by Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2014. Reviewed by Dr Gregory P Gilbert

An airman’s war with the US Navy

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Billy Mitchells war with the Navy cover(2)Billy Mitchells war with the Navy cover(2)Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power. By Thomas Wildenberg. Reviewed by Dr Gregory P Gilbert.