Mark Lardas

Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeler, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modeling as well as naval, maritime, and military history.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

Series: Duel
Year  Book  Comment
  Constitution vs Guerriere Frigates during the War of 1812
  CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge Analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants
  Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis Flamborough Head 1779
  British Frigate Vs French Frigate: 1793 to 1814 Four representative frigate duels are examined
  USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes
  Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon: 1550–1605 How the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed
     
Series: New Vanguard
Year  Book  Comment
  American Heavy Frigates 1794–1826 The US Navy's 44 gun frigates
  American Light and Medium Frigates 1794–1836 The original frigates of the US Navy
  Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy Explores the origins of American warships built for the Continental Navy
  Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815 Design and development of the warships built upon the lakes
     
Series: Raid
Year  Book  Comment
  Decatur's Bold and Daring Act The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804
     
Series: Campaign
Year  Book  Comment
  The Glorious First of June 1794 The only AOS fleet action fought in the open ocean
     
Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  Texas at Sea Texas' fight for independence, battles waged at sea

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

Series: New Vanguard
Year  Book  Comment
  World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers The fascinating story of the pioneering years of naval aviation,
  US Flush-Deck Destroyers 1916–45 Caldwell, Wickes, and Clemson classes
  South American Battleships 1908–59 Brazil, Argentina, and Chile's great dreadnought race
  Russian Battleships and Cruisers of the Russo-Japanese War Design and development between the years of 1885 and 1905
  US Navy Destroyer Escorts of World War II Several served into the twenty-first century
     
Series: Campaign
Year  Book  Comment
  Tsushima 1905 Death of a Russian Fleet
     
Series: Duel
Year  Book  Comment
  German Heavy Cruisers vs Royal Navy Heavy Cruisers: 1939–42 Deutschland-class Panzerschiffe, Admiral Hipper-class, County and York-class
  US Destroyers vs German U-Boats The Atlantic 1941–45
     
Series: Raid
Year  Book  Comment
  The Capture of U-505 The US Navy's controversial Enigma raid, Atlantic Ocean 1944
     
Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  US Navy Pacific Fleet 1941 America's mighty last battleship fleet

The author’s official web site is marklardas.com

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