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Wright, Paul 1947-

Works: 125 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 3,353 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Sea fiction  Sea stories  Action and adventure fiction  Novels  Adventure stories  History  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2469.V4, 843.8
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Most widely held works about Paul Wright
Most widely held works by Paul Wright
20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic tale by Ron Miller( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The voyages of Columbus by Ken Hills( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the life of Columbus and his four voyages of exploration to the New World
US destroyers, 1942-45 : wartime classes by Dave McComb( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the U.S. Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanced and rakish design, it was their record as workhorses of the Pacific War that placed them among the most battle-tested and successful fighting ships of all time. This title describes the Fletchers and their Allen M. Sumnerand Gearing-class derivatives, their machinery, armament, and construction, with a listing of all 343 ships by hull number and builder. It features an operational history of the 287 ships commissioned during World War II, which traces the evolution of night surface action tactics in the Solomon Islands and the parallel development of the Combat Information Center; the drive across the Pacific and liberation of the Philippines with tables showing the rapid introduction of new squadrons; and the radar pickets' climactic stand against kamikaze aircraft at Okinawa. With summaries of losses and decorations and specially commissioned artwork, this is a definitive book on the wartime US destroyer classes."
Great Lakes warships 1812-1815 by Mark Lardas( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at naval operations on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812
US destroyers 1934-45 : pre-war classes by Dave McComb( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af destroyere, der indgik i USAs flåde under 2. Verdenskrig, herunder deres indsættelse i Atlanterhavet, Middelhavet og Stillehavet
THE BISMARCK 1941 : Hunting Germany's greatest battleship by Angus Konstam( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søkrigsførelse 2. Verdenskrig. Om sænkningen af det tyske slagskib Bismarck, der bl.a. blev anvendt til at sænke handelsskibe, der sejlede i konvoj over Atlanterhavet med materiel m.v. til Storbritannien. Bismarck blev sænket af den britiske flåde 27 maj 1941 i Atlanterhavet vest for Brest i det nordvestlige Frankrig (Bretagne)
German battleships 1914-18 (2) : Kaiser, König and Bayern classes by Gary Staff( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As World War I loomed ever closer, the German Imperial Navy continued their ambitious and extensive policy of naval manufacture. Following on from the Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classes, Germany commissioned a further three classes of battleship, each one better-armed, more heavily-armoured and more powerful than the last. The ships of the Kaiser, Knig and Bayern classes that were commissioned between 1909 and 1914 continued the arms race that had begun with the introduction of the Royal Navy's HMS Dreadnought, and represented the pinnacle of German naval development. They formed the b
US standard-type battleships, 1941-45 by Mark Stille( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver ved hjælp af illustationer den amerikanske krigsskibstype "Standard-Type" som blev brugt under 2.verdenskrig efter at amerikanerne gik ind i krigen i 1941
US Cold War aircraft carriers : Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise classes by Brad A Elward( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title looks at the design, development and operational histories of all nine of the vessels in the Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise Classes and, with photographs and highly detailed artwork, presents an in-depth analysis of these iconic aircraft carriers. The Forrestal class was the first completed class of US Navy supercarriers, so-named for their 25 percent size increase over the World War II-era carriers such as the Midway class, and the strength of their air wings. The Forrestals were a huge improvement over their predecessors, being more stable and comfortable, while maintaining advancements such as the armored flight decks that had been introduced with the Midway. The Kitty Hawk class was a further improvement, and four were built in the 1960s. These were even larger than the Forrestals, and fitted with advanced defensive weapons systems and an improved elevator layout. The USS Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered carrier, followed on from the Kitty Hawks, and sits in a class by itself due to its considerable cost'--Back cover
USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit : The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes by Mark Lardas( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the critical naval fighting during the War of 1812 took place, not on the high seas, but on the inland lakes of North America: the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain. Carrying between 12 and 22 cannon, the British and American sloops-of-war were ship-rigged, brig-rigged or schooner-rigged vessels with their guns on a single deck. Actions often involved two ships facing each other broadside to broadside, the best example of which was the battle of Lake Erie in 1813 where HMS Detroit led a Royal Navy squadron against the USS Lawrence-led US Navy. Featuring full-color artwork, this lively study investigates the prolonged struggle between British and US sloops-of-war, highlighting the differences between the war on the lakes and the war on the oceans during the Age of Fighting Sail. It reveals the circumstances under which these ships were built, how they were armed, and the human story behind their construction and use in battle."
US heavy cruisers 1943-75 : wartime and post-war classes by Mark Stille( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title follows on from a companion book covering the US heavy cruisers that were built prior to the war, together forming the definitive guide to the US's heavy cruiser classes. Versatile warships, the heavy cruisers of the Baltimore class, and their successors in the Oregon City and Des Moines classes, commonly acted as carrier escorts throughout World War II, but also performed bombardment duties in support of amphibious landings. Post-World War II, the heavy cruisers continued to see service, chiefly in Korea and Vietnam. Even after the heyday of the heavy cruiser had passed, the shi
British battleships, 1939-45 (2) : Nelson and King George V classes by Angus Konstam( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af de britiske slagskibe af Nelson og King George V klasserne, som blev benyttet af den britiske flåde under 2. Verdenskrig
German battleships, 1914-18 (1) : Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classes by Gary Staff( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the history of the Deutschland to Osfriesland classes of German battlecruisers, beginning with the last of the pre-dreadnought battleships and explaining the revolutionary developments, particularly the vast increases in size and armament, that took place within the German Imperial Navy as it readied itself for war. Gary Staff describes the design and technology of these classes, focusing on the development and combat experiences of individual ships. Supported by official documents, first-hand accounts and drawings, this book also contains specially commissioned artwork depi
The final test by Gareth Owen( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reichhaltig illustrierte Nacherzählung des weltberühmten, 1870 geschriebenen Abenteuerromans über Kapitän Nemo und sein U-Boot "Nautilus."
Imperial Japanese Navy heavy cruisers, 1941-45 by Mark Stille( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theater battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf, Mark Stille continues his study of the UN of Wolrd War II with this fascinating topic, addressing the design and development of all 18 ships in the six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, to their operational histories and eventual fates." -- p [4] of cover
British battleships, 1914-18 (1) : the early dreadnoughts by Angus Konstam( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune, that the layout of this powerful armament was altered as a result of practical experience. Two more versions of the Neptune entered service later that same year, and together these nine improved dreadnoughts formed the core of the British Grand Fleet. Soon, however, they were outclassed by a new breed of 'super dreadnoughts'. While these new ships carried
Soccer special by Michael Hardcastle( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British battleships 1914-18 by Angus Konstam( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1906, the Germans began building their own dreadnought fleet armed with larger guns, word of which soon reached the British Admiralty. This raised the spectre that the British dreadnought fleet would be outgunned, and prompted the Admiralty to order the building of their own 'super dreadnoughts'. The first of these new dreadnoughts were laid down in 1909, and entered service three years later. The British public supported this programme, and the slogan 'we want eight and cannot wait' became popular, a reference to the building of eight of these super dreadnoughts. Four more super dreadnoug
British destroyers, 1892-1918 by F. J Crossley( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionised this service and changed the way war was fought at sea. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918 destroyers evolved radically from 27 knot, 250-ton ships into 35 knot, 1,530-ton ships. All these ships were involved in some form during World War I; the smaller, original destroyers in an auxiliary support role and the newer larger destroyers at some of the greatest sea battles of the war. Indeed, this book will highlight the role destroyers played in the North Sea during the crucial battles to control the Heliogoland Bight as well as the major fleet action at the battle of Jutland in 1916. Complete with a detailed description of the technical evolution of each class of destroyer from the 27-knotters to the Tribal and Marksman classes, this book offers a complete overview of the vessels that helped to maintain Britain's supremacy at sea
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20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic tale
US destroyers, 1942-45 : wartime classesGreat Lakes warships 1812-1815US destroyers 1934-45 : pre-war classesTHE BISMARCK 1941 : Hunting Germany's greatest battleshipGerman battleships 1914-18 (2) : Kaiser, König and Bayern classesBritish battleships, 1939-45 (2) : Nelson and King George V classesGerman battleships, 1914-18 (1) : Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classesImperial Japanese Navy heavy cruisers, 1941-45
Alternative Names
Wright, Paul.

Wright, Paul Anthony

Wright, Paul Anthony 1947-

English (94)

German (6)

Polish (1)