Naval Warfare Under Oars: 4th to 16th Centuries.
Continues to be acknowledged as the best book ever written on the subject. Basic principles of early naval warfare are still valid today, even as technology has changed the methods empires use to rule the seas. The indispensable source for writers, includes political and economic issues, how things looked and worked, period illustrations, facts galore. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. Hb, dj, Publ at $39.95. NEW. $24.00