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Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History (Exploring World History) by Al...
In this lively book, Alan L. Karras traces the history of smuggling around the world and explores all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable...  more

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Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra's Barge in Hawai'i (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical ...
The first oceangoing yacht ever built in America, Cleopatra?s Barge, endured many incarnations over her eight-year life, from Mediterranean pleasure cruiser to a Hawaiian king?s personal yacht. The famed ship, at times also a Christian missionary transport, pirate ship, getaway vehicle,...  more

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Pirates, Jack Tar and Memory (Maritime) by Paul A Gilje
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A Short History of the Civil War at Sea (The American Crisis Series, No. 5) by Spence...
While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North exploited its significant naval and maritime advantage to turn the war on land in its...  more

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The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War by Frank J. Merli & D...
When Frank J. Merli died in December 2000, he left many manuscripts related to Great Britain and the American Civil War. At the request of Merli’s widow, David M. Fahey has edited this volume for publication. It offers a spirited critique of the way historians have presented the...  more

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Sir Walter Ralegh (Great Voyagers) by Robert Lacey
Colorful and exciting, Sir Walter Ralegh became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. This world-famous explorer conceived and organized the colonizing expeditions to America; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England, and ended up in the Tower, following his secret wedding to Bess Throckmorton where...  more

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As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concern...
The tragic fate of the lost Franklin expedition (1845-48) is a well-known part of exploration history, but there has always been a gap in the story - a personal account that begs to be told. In "As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband", Erika Behrisch Elce has collected the poignant letters...  more

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Captain Francis Crozier: Last Man Standing? by Michael Smith
Francis Crozier was a major figure in the epic quests of nineteenth-century Polar exploration - navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping Antartica. His remarkable story embraces six daring voyages to the world's most hostile regions and extraordinary feats of...  more

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Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie & John Geiger
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition was shrouded in mystery for more than a century. Then, in 1984, Owen...  more

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Finding Longitude: Ships, clocks and stars by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt
Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's "Ships, Clocks and Stars" exhibition. 300 years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure from the increasing importance of international trade, the British government passed the 1714 Longitude Act. It was an...  more

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The Quest for Longitude: Ships, Clocks, and Stars by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgi...
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True Yankees: The South Seas and the Discovery of American Identity (The Johns Hopkin...
With American independence came the freedom to sail anywhere in the world under a new flag. During the years between the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Wangxi, Americans first voyaged past the Cape of Good Hope, reaching the ports of Algiers and the bazaars of Arabia, the markets of India and...  more

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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul Watson
Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845?whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice?with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014.Paul Watson, a Pulitzer...  more

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Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of Ame...
The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s,...  more

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Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story of Early Naturalist Georg Steller and t...
"Where the Sea Breaks Its Back" is the story of the remarkable life of Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1742), one of Europe's foremost naturalists and the first to document the unique wildlife of the Alaskan coast. It is also the account of Vitus Bering's tragic last voyage across the uncharted...  more

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Here Shall I Die Ashore: STEPHEN HOPKINS: Bermuda Castaway, Jamestown Survivor, and M...
In the spring of 1621, Plymouth Colony sent STEPHEN HOPKINS to make the first visit to Wampanoag sachem Massasoit to present a red horseman's coat as a gift and sign of friendship. For most ordinary Englishmen, venturing off into the depths of unexplored

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Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884 by Alden L. Todd
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Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884 by Alden Todd
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Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition by Buddy Levy
Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global...  more

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The World Atlas of Pirates: Treasures and Treachery on the Seven Seas--in Maps, Tall ...
By combining stunning cartography with engaging and authoritative text, The World Atlas of Pirates presents the story of piracy in a completely new way. Eighty maps plot the routes that pirates followed?whether crossing the world?s great oceans or pursuing their prey through creeks and bays....  more

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Adrift on The Haunted Seas: The Best Short Stories of William Hope Hodgson by William...
William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) is acknowledged as one of the undisputed masters of the sea story. There has never been a collection of his very best short stories offered to the trade. Hodgson's sea stories have unusual authenticity owing to his having spent a lot of time on merchant's...  more

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The Deeds of Commander Pietro Mocenigo in Three Books (Italica Press Medieval & Renai...
Coriolano Cippico (1425?93) was a Dalmatian nobleman from Trogir (Trau in modern Croatia), then part of the Venetian empire. He was a landowner, civil servant, humanist and military commander. From 1470 to 1474 he served as galley captain for a Venetian naval expedition in the eastern...  more

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The Sloop Of War: 1650-1763 by Ian McLaughlan
This is the first study in depth of the Royal Navy's vital, but largely ignored small craft. In the age of sail they were built in huge numbers and in far greater variety than the more regulated major warships, so they present a particular challenge to any historian attempting a coherent design...  more

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'I am Determined to Live or Die on Board My Ship.': The Life of Admiral John Inglis: ...
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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson
Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious,...  more

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Native Heritage: Personal Accounts by American Indians, 1790 to the Present by Arlene...
Personal accounts by Native Americans from 1790 to the present. Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-289) and index. Table of Contents: Family ? Land and its resources ? Language ? Native education ? Traditional storytelling ? Traditions ? Worship ? Discrimination.

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Kings of the Sea: Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy by J. D. Davies
It is widely accepted that the Stuart kings, Charles II and James II, had an interest in the navy and the sea. Nonetheless, the major naval developments during their reigns?developments that effectively turned the Royal Navy into a permanent, professional fighting force?have traditionally been...  more

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The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The story of the Barbary corsair raid on Ice...
In the summer of 1627, Barbary corsairs raided Iceland, killing dozens of people and abducing close to four hundred to sell into slavery in North Africa. Among those taken were the Lutheran minister Reverend Olafur Egilsson. Reverend Olafur (born in the same year as William Shakespeare and...  more

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Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail by Stephen Taylor
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The Novel and the Sea (Translation/Transnation) by Margaret Cohen
For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, The Novel and the Sea...  more

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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhu...
Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular -- and wildly inaccurate -- reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that...  more

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In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine by Rachel Lance
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Not a Gentleman's Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Roa...
The true story of the most notorious crime in American nautical history -- a uniquely grotesque triple murder -- and the long journey to truth. The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New England lumber, left Boston bound for Buenos Aires on July 8, 1896 with twelve...  more

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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem: How Religion Drove the Voyages that Led to Amer...
Now in paperback from scholar Carol Delaney: ?a welcome reappraisal of Columbus and his legacy? (Kirkus Reviews).The dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change...  more

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The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff
A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these...  more

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline
In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the...  more

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Pirates And Pickled Heads: An Eclectic Collection Of Scottish Sea Stories by Helen Su...
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Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy by Skip Finley
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Foghorns Saved Lives, Too: Lighthouse Living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Vivian ...
Foghorns were very important along with the lights of lighthouses. Foghouses are all but forgotten and we need to remember foghorns and lights came as a package for lifesaving.

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Faces of the Civil War Navies: An Album of Union and Confederate Sailors by Ronald S....
During the American Civil War, more than one hundred thousand men fought on ships at sea or on one of America?s great inland rivers. There were no large-scale fleet engagements, yet the navies, particularly the Union Navy, did much to define the character of the war and affect its length. The...  more

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Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea by Paul Begg
In 1872 the Mary Celeste was found sailing aimlessly in the Atlantic Ocean, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing. What happened to them has remained an enduring mystery of the sea. Mary Celeste quickly became the subject of stories that told of half-eaten meals, mugs of still-warm tea...  more

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Sailors on the Rocks: Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks by Peter C. Smith
For three hundred years or more the Royal Navy really did ?Rule the Waves?, in the sense that during the numerous wars with our overseas enemies, British fleets and individual ships more often than not emerged victorious from combat. One French Admiral was to generously acknowledge that the...  more

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Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time by Mic...
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The Bligh Notebook by William Bligh & John Bach (Editor)
Rough Account, Lieutenant Wm Bligh's Voyage in the Bounty's Launch from the Ship to Tofua & from Thence to Timor, 28 April to 14 June 1789 This account of William Bligh's epic open boat voyage to Timor after the mutiny on his ship HMS Bounty in April 1789 is based on his...  more

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Maritime Maryland: A History by William S. Dudley
Harvested for food, harnessed for power, and home to more than 3,600 species of plants, fish, and animals, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries have long been essential to the sustainability and survival of the region's populations. Historian William S. Dudley explores that history in an...  more

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Historical Dreadnoughts: Marder and Roskill: Writing and Fighting Naval History by Ba...
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Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War by Jamie Malanowski
?Superbly entertaining.??S. C. Gwynne, best-selling author of Empire of the Summer Moon October 1864. The confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle had sunk two federal warships and damaged seven others, taking control of the Roanoke River and threatening the Union blockade. Twenty-one-year-old navy...  more

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The Survivors of the Chancellor, diary of J.R. Kazallon, passenger by Jules Verne
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style....  more

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Captain Cook's War and Peace: The Royal Navy Years 1755-1768 by John Robson
The author of two critically acclaimed books on Captain Cook, John Robson has now turned his attention to the decade leading up to Cook's famous 1768 expedition to the Pacific. This new book investigates why Cook was chosen to captain Endeavor and how he became uniquely qualified for the...  more

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Pepys's Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-89 by J. D. Davies
Pepys's Navy describes every aspect the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century, from the time when the Fleet Royal was taken into Parliamentary control after the defeat of Charles I, until the accession of William and Mary in 1689 when the long period of war with the Dutch...  more

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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: Rome's Dealings with the Ancient Kingdoms of I...
The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the...  more

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Scotland and the Sea: The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History by Nick Robins
Scotland's maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain's development both as an empire and as the world's leading maritime power in the nineteenth century. Scottish engineering, ship owning and operating, as well as business...  more

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The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight f...
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The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery by Mr. Harry Kelsey
Prior histories of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth century have focused on Ferdinand Magellan and the other illustrious leaders of these daring expeditions. Harry Kelsey?s masterfully researched study is the first to concentrate on the hitherto anonymous...  more

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Congo, the Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN by Andrew...
Lauded for his ability to tell compelling, true adventure stories, award-winning author Andrew C.A. Jampoler has turned his attention this time to a young American naval officer on a mission up the Congo River in May 1885. Lt. Emory Taunt was ordered to explore as much of the river as possible...  more

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My Just Desire : The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter by Anna Beer
Young, beautiful, and connected by blood to the most powerful families in England, Bess Throckmorton had as much influence over Queen Elizabeth I as any woman in the realm—but she risked everything to marry the most charismatic man of the day. The secret marriage between Bess and the...  more

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Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women behind the World's Most Daring Explorers by Kari He...
Polar explorers were the superstars of the “heroic age? of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar explorers. As the...  more

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We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen
Carsten Jensen?s debut novel has taken the world by storm. Already hailed in Europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, whose inhabitants have sailed the world?s oceans aboard freight ships for centuries. Spanning over a hundred years, from the...  more

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The Golden Age of Piracy: The Truth Behind Pirate Myths by Benerson Little
For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly...  more

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Adrift: A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell abo...
A story of tragedy at sea where every desperate act meant life or death The small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and...  more

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A Voyage towards the South Pole: Performed in the Years 1822-24: Containing an Examin...
James Weddell (1787-1834) a self-taught navigator, started his sailing career aged 9 and later led several voyages towards the Antarctic. This book, first published in 1825, is his account of the voyage of the Jane, which went on a sealing trip to the Falklands and beyond, but turned back before...  more

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Captain's Wife (Seafarers Voices 7) by Abby Jane Morrell
During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea. Among the first, and most accomplished literature about this subject, is Abby Jane Morrell's account of a voyage between 1829 and 1831 that took her from New England to the South...  more

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The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815 (Studies in...
For nearly two hundred years huge wooden warships called “ships of the line” dominated war at sea and were thus instrumental in the European struggle for power and the spread of imperialism. Foremost among the great naval powers were Great Britain and France, whose advanced economies could...  more

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Two Years on the Alabama: A Firsthand Account of the Daring Exploits of the Infamous ...
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Icebound In The Arctic: The Mystery of Captain Francis Crozier and the Franklin Exped...
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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul Watson
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Captain Francis Crozier: Last Man Standing? by Michael Smith
A biography of Francis Crozier whose 19th century search for the Northwest Passage lead him on a deadly expedition with Captain Franklin that ended in disaster.

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Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377 (Warfare in History) by Gr...
Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-77 describes naval warfare during the opening phase of the Hundred Years War. This was a vital period in the development of the early Royal Navy, in which Edward III's government struggled to harness English naval power in a dramatic battle...  more

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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World by Catherine Hofman...
"Portolan charts," so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning "related to ports or harbours," were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crisscrossed with lines referring to the compass directions,...  more

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Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook by Martin Dugard
In the annals of seafaring and exploration, there is one name that immediately evokes visions of the open ocean, billowing sails, visiting strange, exotic lands previously uncharted, and civilizations never before encountered -- Captain James Cook. This is the true story of a legendary man and...  more

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Thar She Goes: Shipbuilding on the Connecticut River by Ellsworth S. Grant
For almost 200 years, in small towns from Lyme to East Windsor, more than 40 family-owned yards crafted wooden ships by hand. Shipbuilding was Connecticut's first important industry and was second only to farming in total employment. The golden era of shipbuilding extended from 1750 to 1850,...  more

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Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory (University ...
The Seven Years War (1756?63) was the most successful military affair in British History, as the Royal Navy triumphantly asserted its supremacy over France and Spain en route to its conquering of a vast overseas empire. This key volume describes the amphibious British war machine in its first...  more

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Portsmouth Dockyard Through Time by Philip MacDougall
Portsmouth Dockyard has a long and distinguished history. Functioning in a naval capacity since 1495, although more active as a dockyard from the Victorian period, few other places have such a prominent place in Britain’s naval history. The dockyard is the oldest that the Royal Navy has,...  more

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TUDOR SEA POWER: The Foundation of Greatness by David Childs
In the sixteenth century England turned from being an insignificant part of an offshore island into a nation respected and feared in Europe. This was not achieved through empire building, conquest, large armies, treaties, marriage alliances, trade or any of the other traditional means of...  more

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Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the ...
"In real life–especially off the Florida coast–things can have fatal consequences. Fatal Treasure is a truly compelling read." –Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice and All She Wanted When the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora...  more

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Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History by Bill Bleyer
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The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage by John Harris
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The Sea Warriors: Fighting Captains and Frigate Warfare in the Age of Nelson by Richa...
The Sea Warriors chronicles the real-life adventures of the great sea captains who spent long, arduous years on the world’s oceans, fighting for king and country, to win and rule the waves. The struggles of the Royal Navy’s finest commanders encompass the Napoleonic Wars and the War of...  more

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Lords of the Sea: A History of the Barbary Corsairs by Alan G. Jamieson
The escalation of piracy in the waters east and south of Somalia has led commentators to call the area the new Barbary, but the Somali pirates cannot compare to the three hundred years of terror supplied by the Barbary corsairs in the Mediterranean and beyond. From 1500 to 1800, Muslim pirates...  more

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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates by Eri...
With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is ?rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry? (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the...  more

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Fatal Passage: The Story of John Rae, the Arctic Hero Time Forgot by Ken McGoogan
John Rae's accomplishments, surpassing all nineteenth-century Arctic explorers, were worthy of honors and international fame. No explorer even approached Rae's prolific record: 1,776 miles surveyed of uncharted territory; 6,555 miles hiked on snowshoes; and 6,700 miles navigated in small boats....  more

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Rome Seizes the Trident: The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the R...
Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264...  more

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In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the Bri...
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Feeding Nelson's Navy by Janet Macdonald
This celebration of the Georgian sailor's diet reveals how the navy's administrators fed a fleet of more than 150,000 men, in ships that were often at sea for months on end and that had no recourse to either refrigeration or canning. Contrary to the prevailing image of rotten meat and weevily...  more

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Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (New Black Studies Se...
Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more widely, the book centers on how the oceanic transport of human cargoes--known as...  more

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The Tsarina's Lost Treasure: Catherine the Great, a Golden Age Masterpiece, and a Leg...
A riveting history and maritime adventure about priceless masterpieces originally destined for Catherine the Great. On October 1771, a merchant ship out of Amsterdam,  Vrouw Maria, crashed off the stormy Finnish coast, taking her historic cargo to the depths of the Baltic...  more

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The Forgotten Heroes : The Heroic Story of the United States Merchant Marine by Brian...
The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition---from the Revolutionary War to the present-day Gulf conflicts---of being in the forefront of every American military action. They have served with distinction in every case. Brian Herbert has chronicled the amazing exploits of these gallant...  more

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Poxed and Scurvied by Kevin Brown
When European sailors began to explore the rest of the world, the problem of keeping healthy on such long voyages became acute. Malnourishment and crowded conditions bred disease, but they also carried epidemics that decimated the indigenous populations they encountered - and brought back new...  more

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Coastal Maine: A Maritime History by Roger F. Duncan
A fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of four hundred years of maritime history along the Maine coast. Roger Duncan recounts four hundred years of Maine's rich maritime history, from the early seafarers' discovery of its valuable resources and the families that settled the land, to Maine's...  more

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Lighthouse Families by Bruce Roberts & Cheryl Shelton-Roberts
A paperback, attractively priced edition of one of Crane Hills best-selling hardbacks, Lighthouse Families goes beyond the historical account of American lighthouses and captures the stories and memories of lighthouse family members still living. Through words and photographs, the book describes...  more

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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night...
The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry -- with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter. In August 1897, thirty-one-year-old commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail aboard the Belgica, fueled by...  more

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Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The ship's cat who helped Flinders map Australia by Mat...
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Edward Wilson's Antarctic Notebooks (Antarctica) by David Wilson
Dr. Edward A. Wilson (1872-1912) is widely regarded as one of the finest artists ever to have worked in the Antarctic. Sailing with Captain Scott aboard 'Discovery' (1901-1904), he became the last in a long tradition of 'exploration artists' from an age when pencil and water-colour were the main...  more

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PIRATE HUNTER: THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN WOODES ROGERS by Graham Thomas
On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Duchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make him famous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could. And, as Graham Thomas shows in this tense and...  more

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The Golden Age of Piracy: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Popularity of Pirates by David...
Shrouded by myth and hidden by Hollywood, the real pirates of the Caribbean come to life in this collection of essays edited by David Head. Twelve scholars of piracy show why pirates thrived in the New World seas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century empires, how pirates operated their...  more

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Captain Bartholomew Roberts, a Pirate's Journal: The Most Successful Pirate of All Ti...
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The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eliean Mor Lighthouse Keepers by Keith McCloskey
What really happened to the mysteriously vanished lighthouse keepers?a true story, evocative of The Shining On December 26, 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had...  more

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Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "Moby-Dick" by Richard J. King
Although Herman Melville?s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing?or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize?winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the ?best book ever written about...  more

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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren
A New York Times Editor?s Choice "This book is an original achievement, the kind of history that chastens our historical memory as it makes us wiser." ?David W. BlightWidely hailed as a ?powerfully written? history about America?s beginnings (Annette Gordon-Reed), New England Bound...  more

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Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History: A Nautical History of the World (Fift...
Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History is a beautiful guide to fifty water vessels that played a key role in world history and had a great impact on human civilization. The book presents the ships chronologically, beginning with Pharaoh Khufu's Solar Barge from about 2566 BCE. The...  more

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Medieval Maritime Warfare by Charles D. Stanton
Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime...  more

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FRIGATES, SLOOPS AND BRIGS (Pen & Sword Military Classics) by James Henderson
Admiral Nelson's most frequent cry was for more frigates. Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the 'eyes of the fleet'. They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information...  more

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The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama by Nigel Cliff
Historian Nigel Cliff delivers a sweeping, radical reinterpretation of Vasco da Gama?s pioneering voyages, revealing their significance as a decisive turning point in the struggle between Christianity and Islam?a series of events which forever altered the relationship between East and West....  more

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Captain Cook: Master of the Seas by Dr. Frank McLynn
The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the...  more

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The Savage Shore: Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyage...
For centuries before the arrival in Australia of Captain Cook and the so-called First Fleet in 1788, intrepid seafaring explorers had been searching, with varied results, for the fabled ?Great Southland.? In this enthralling history of early discovery, Graham Seal offers breathtaking tales of...  more

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Horrible Shipwreck! by Andrew C. A. Jampoler
On August 25, 1833, the British convict transport Amphitrite, filled with more than one hundred women prisoners and their children, together with a crew of sixteen, left London for the convict colony in New South Wales. Less than a week later, all but three died when a savage storm battered...  more

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida L...
Praise for the previous edition (The Keeper of Lime Rock) “Filled with fascinating stories of Lewis’s rescues, [this] book . . . will appeal to readers who enjoy a good sea story as well as those who simply want to read about an unusual and brave woman.”—Publishers Weekly This...  more

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The Wreck of the William Brown by Tom Koch
A maritime disaster that shocked the world. Seventy-one years before the loss of the Titanic, another ship sank in almost the same spot after striking an iceberg at maximum speed. Three-quarters of the passengers—poor, mostly Irish emigrants—were lost, including at least fourteen who...  more

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New Worlds Ahead First hand accounts of English Voyages by John Hampden
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Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World by Jo...
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The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Illustrated Book of Historical Sailor Explor...
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Fishing Barges of California 1921-1998 by Ed Ries
Few Southern Californians realize that over 110 fishing barges dotted our coastline from San Diego to Santa Barbara and beyond for three quarters of a century. Vessels that outlived their usefulness were now moored near the coast as platforms from which to fish. The story of each barge, its...  more

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin
In the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian...  more

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The Last Voyage of Columbus : Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Exped...
This thrilling adventure narrative recreates the epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's fourth and final journey to the New World--a voyage that was by far his most dangerous, unexpected, exhilarating, and consequential.

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Daily Life of Pirates (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series) by Davi...
Over the past decade, research in Spanish, French, and Dutch archives, as well as in traditional English repositories, has resulted in a clearer picture of the activities and lives of the pirates who roamed the seas during the "Golden Age of Piracy" from 1650 to 1720. That is the picture shared...  more

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Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast (Snow Centennial Editions) by Edward Row...
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The First Voyage Around the World (1519-1522) by Antonio Pigafetta
On 10 August 1519, five ships departed from Seville for what was to become the first circumnavigation of the globe. Linked by fame to the name of its captain, Magellan, much of the expedition is known through the travelogue of one of the few crew members who returned to Spain, Antonio Pigafetta....  more

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Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the...
Andrew Lambert turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identities as “seapowers” informed their actions and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. Lambert demonstrates how creating maritime...  more

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The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History by Theodore Roosevelt
Although only 23 years old at the time of publication, Theodore Roosevelt made his mark as a military scholar with this detailed analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812-15. Engagingly written and comprehensively researched, The Naval War of 1812 exercised...  more

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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates...
For fans of Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new history of the Golden Age of Piracy...In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving...  more

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Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pol...
An astonishing tale of being stranded in the Arctic Ice.?While floating down on the ice-floe, in the midst of dirt and darkness, hungry and cold? I wondered at myself that I could have learned, in a few short months, to have eaten such things, and submitted to such practices, as but few...  more

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The Art of Rigging (Dover Maritime) by George Biddlecombe
Once upon a time, a mastery of the art of rigging was required for anyone working onboard a ship. Although this is no longer the case for sailors on today's steel-hulled, gas-powered behemoth's, the intricate rope work that once made sailing possible is a fascinating and important part of...  more

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Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary: Originally Published as "From Keel to Truck" ...
Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as...  more

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Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of D...
The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery -- and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history   It began with a secret mission, no expenses spared. Spain, plotting to break Portugal’s...  more

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Weird and Tragic Shores : The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer (Modern Library...
In 1860, fifteen years after Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition disappeared in the Arctic, a Cincinnati businessman named Charles Francis Hall set out to locate and rescue the expedition's survivors. He was an amateur explorer, without any scientific training or experience, but he was...  more

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Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early Americ...
Two centuries before the daring exploits of Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders captured the public imagination, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were already engaged in similarly perilous missions: raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and...  more

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Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia ...
During the days of the U. S. Life-Saving Service, the predecessor to the U. S. Coast Guard, daring deeds and heroic efforts were the norm as literally hundreds of saves were made from Smith Island to Assateague in Virginia, Ocean City and Isle of Wight in Maryland and Fenwick Island to Indian...  more

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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhu...
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Sea Fever: The True Adventures That Inspired Our Greatest Maritime Authors, from Conr...
How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands prove instrumental in his writing of The Beach of Falesa and The Ebb Tide? How did...  more

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The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers (in the form of a diary).

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Harbor and Town: A Maritime Cultural History by Wolfgang Rudolph
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Sailors: English Merchant Seamen, 1650-1775 by Peter Earle
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Know Your Ships 2016: Field Guide to Boats & Boatwatching - Great Lakes / St. Lawrenc...
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Andrea Pitzer
The human story has always been one of perseverance -- often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar...  more

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Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars by Jamie L. H...
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Tracing Your Seafaring Ancestors by Simon Wills
Photographs of your seafaring ancestors may tell you more about their lives than you realize, and Simon Wills?s helpful and practical guide shows you how to identify and interpret the evidence caught on camera. Since maritime roles have been so vital to Britain?s prosperity and military might,...  more

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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy by Michael J. Tougias...
An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the HMS Bounty?the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic Mutiny on the Bounty?which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made...  more

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Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition : The Voyage of the Nimrod by Beau Riffenburgh
On New Year's Day 1908, Ernest Shackleton, a little-known adventurer determined to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, took his tiny ship, Nimrod, south to the mysterious regions of the Antarctic. In the coming year, Shackleton would record the greatest...  more

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The Warship Mary Rose: The Life & Times of King Henry VIII's Flagship by David Childs
This new paperback edition brings the history of Henry VIII's famous warship right up to date with new chapters on the stunning presentation of the hull and the 19,000 salvaged artefacts in the new museum in Portsmouth. Mary Rose has, along with HMS Victory, become an instantly recognisable...  more

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The Warship Mary Rose: The Life & Times of King Henry VIII's Flagship by David Childs
The raising of the Mary Rose in 1982 made headline news. As an archaeological event it ranked alongside Schliemanns excavations at Troy or Arthur Evanss discovery of Knossos, and so much information has since been gleaned from the wreck and its contents that there is an overwhelming tendency to...  more

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Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe by Seán McGrail
In this book, Professor McGrail?s study of European Water Transport (published in 2014) is extended to Egypt, Arabia, India, Southeast Asia, China, Australia, Oceania and the Americas. Each chapter presents a picture of ancient boat building and seafaring that is as accurate and as comprehensive...  more

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The Four Days' Battle of 1666: The Greatest Sea Fight of the Age of Sail by Frank L. ...
On 1st June 1666, during the second Anglo-Dutch War, a large but outnumbered English Fleet engaged the Dutch off the mouth of the Thames in a colossal battle that was to involve nearly 200 ships and last four days. False intelligence had led the English to divide their fleet to meet a phantom...  more

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Shackleton by Ranulph Fiennes
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Farthest North (Modern Library Exploration) by Fridjtof Nansen
The Incredible Expedition to the Frozen Latitudes of the North These are the diaries of Nansen's lunatic three-year long expedition to the North Pole, which made him the John Krakauer of his age. In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be...  more

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The American Invasion of Canada: The War of 1812's First Year by Pierre Berton
Gripping account of a fascinatingly complex war that shaped the boundaries of America.How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling British colony of 300,000? In this remarkable account of the war?s first year, Pierre Burton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that...  more

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X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (New Perspectives on Maritime History and...
This collection piques the imagination with historical evidence about the actual exploits of pirates as revealed in the archaeological record. The recent discovery of the wreck of Blackbeard's Queen Anne?s Revenge, off Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, has provoked scientists to ask, What is a...  more

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The Battle of Copenhagen 1801: Nelson's Historic Victory by Ole Feldbaek
According to legend, Lord Nelson disregarded a fatally flawed order to withdraw from a devastating cannon barrage off Copenhagen by monitoring battle signals through a telescope with his blind eye. Instead of retreating, he ordered his ship, HMS Elephant, to hoist the engage-more-closely signal...  more

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The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and a...
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Drake: For God, Queen and Plunder (Brassey's Military Profiles) by Wade G. Dudley
Presents a volume in Brassey’s new "Military Profiles" series Depicts the dramatic life of one of England’s earliest naval heroes Chronicles the origins of British naval supremacy In 1588, King Philip II of Spain attempted to return England to the Catholic fold by force of naval...  more

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Lifeboat by John R. Stilgoe
" Lifeboat is a fascinating and meticulously researched work to be enjoyed by seafarers and history buffs alike." -- Linda Greenlaw, author of The Lobster Chronicles and T he Hungry Ocean "Stilgoe has written a book that...  more

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Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver by Stephe...
From 1792 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific as the captain of his own expedition ? and as an agent of imperial ambition. To map a place is to control it, and Britain had its eyes on America's Pacific coast. And map it Vancouver did. His voyage was one of history?s greatest feats of...  more

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Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver by Stephe...
From 1791 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific as captain of a major expedition of discovery and imperial ambition, valiantly charting the extensive coastline from California to Alaska. His voyage was one of history?s greatest feats of daring, discovery, cartography, and diplomacy. The...  more

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James Dewolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade by Cynthia Mestad Johnson
Over thirty thousand slaves were brought to the shores of colonial America on ships owned and captained by James DeWolf. When the United States took action to abolish slavery, this Bristol native manipulated the legal system and became actively involved in Rhode Island politics in order to...  more

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Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships by Richard C. McKay
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Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex by Thomas Farel Heffernan
A thrilling documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale.

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Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship by Steven...
?A fascinating, fast-paced history?full of remarkable characters and incredible stories? about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea). There was a time,...  more

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Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602–1890 by Nathaniel Philbrick
From the National Book Award-winning author of "Mayflower" and "In the Heart of the Sea" comes this huge history of the tiny island of Nantucket, revealing the people and stories that made this island, at one time, the whaling capital of the world.

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The Voyage of the Armada : The Spanish Story by David Howarth
In May of 1588, on the order of Spain's King Philip, 30,000 soldiers and sailors armed with arquebus and musket set out to sea. A larger fleet had never before been assembled. In the Voyage of the Armada, David Howarth brilliantly conveys the drama of the Spanish Armada's progress and brings to...  more

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The Historic Christmas Tree Ship by Rochelle Pennington
The legend of The Christmas Tree Ship is a true story of faith, hope and love, and is considered one of the most loved legends of the Great Lakes. Captain Herman Schuenemann became affectionately known as "Captain Santa" for his yearly voyages from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago with a...  more

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Ironsides! The Ship, the Men and the Wars of the USS Constitution by Charles E. Brodi...
On October 21, 1797, the 44-gun frigate Constitution slid down the ramp at Hartt's shipyard and into the chilly waters  of Boston Harbor. While the workmen were proud of their efforts, no one - but NO one - thought she would still be serving her country over 200 years...  more

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Passage to the World: The Emigrant Experience 1818-1939 by Kevin Brown
From the early nineteenth century onwards, millions of people left their homes to cross the seas. Some, like the convicts transported from England to Australia, had no choice; others like the indentured Indian and Chinese laborers had almost no alternative; but the vast majority of emigrants...  more

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship (Larg...
Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the...  more

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Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships: Haunts of New England's Shorelines by Thomas D'Agost...
Ghosts of pirates, centuries dead, still roam New England's coast and the towns they terrorized in life. Great ships rise from the bottom of the sea eternally searching for home shores. Read the stories of Captain Kid, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, Black Bellamy, and other burley buccaneers who...  more

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The Queen's Slave Trader : John Hawkyns, Elizabeth I, and the Trafficking in Human So...
Throughout history, blame for the introduction of slavery to America has been squarely placed upon the male slave traders who ravaged African villages, the merchants who auctioned off humans as if they were cattle, and the male slave owners who ruthlessly beat both the spirits and the bodies of...  more

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Limeys: The Conquest of Scurvy by David I. Harvie
In 1740, Commodore George Anson left Portsmouth with seven ships and nearly 2,000 men. He returned four years later with under 600. Only four were killed by the enemy; the rest died not as the result of war, weather or misnavigation, but of scurvy. Limeys is the dramatic history of Dr. James...  more

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The windjammers (The Seafarers) by Oliver E Allen
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Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard (Ameri...
Newburyport was once the most dangerous harbor on the East Coast and one of its most prosperous. Local captains and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution and founded the U.S. Coast Guard. They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush and the farthest reaches of the world....  more

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Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by M...
? PW Starred Review: "This sobering critique presents a disturbing yet welcome analysis of how the Doctrine of Discovery has split American church and society along racial lines?" You cannot discover lands already inhabited. Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot...  more

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The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream by Charles Sp...
The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 is one of the greatest disasters England has ever suffered. In one catastrophic night, the king’s heir and the flower of Anglo-Norman society were drowned and the future of the crown was thrown violently off course. In a riveting narrative, Charles...  more

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Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast by Joan...
The secret history of the rebellious Frenchwomen who were exiled to colonial Louisiana and found power in the Mississippi Valley In 1719, a ship named La Mutine (the mutinous woman), sailed from the French port of Le Havre, bound for the Mississippi. It was loaded with urgently needed goods...  more

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Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West by Isabelle S. Sayers
"You are a very, very clever little girl." — Queen Victoria to Annie Oakley Her life was the stuff of legend — from humble Quaker origins in Darke County, Ohio, Annie Oakley (nee Phoebe Ann Moses) rose to the heights of renown as a world-famous entertainer and featured...  more

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Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution by Eric Jay Dolin
The heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told many times, yet largely missing from maritime histories of America’s first war is the ragtag fleet of private vessels that truly revealed the new nation’s character -- above all, its ambition and...  more

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The Barque of Saviors: Eagle's Passage from the Nazi Navy to the U.S. Coast Guard by ...
In 1936 in Hamburg, a splendid three-masted sailing ship was christened Horst Wessel in the presence of Adolf Hitler and thousands of cheering Nazis. It became a training vessel for naval officers during World War II. After Germany"s defeat, the U.S. Coast Guard found its young crew terrified...  more

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Inside the US Navy of 1812?1815 (Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812) by William S...
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Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
First US Edition -- The first comprehensive book on whaling wives at sea written for a general audience.

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Abigail by Joan Druett
Born at sea and raised in early nineteenth-century New Zealand, strong-willed Abigail Sherman is the daughter of the American owner of a shore-whaling station. Trouble with the English authorities prompts Captain Sherman to set Abigail on board a ship bound for Massachusetts, at the start of a...  more

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The Age of Trade: The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy (Exploring W...
This groundbreaking book presents the first full history of the Manila galleons, which marked the true beginning of a global economy. Arturo Giraldez, the world?s leading scholar of the galleons, traces the rise of the maritime route, which began with the founding of the city of Manila in 1571...  more

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Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
An uncompromising study of the fictions, the failures, and the real man behind the myth of Magellan. With Straits, celebrated historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto subjects the surviving sources to the most meticulous scrutiny ever, providing a timely and engrossing biography of the real...  more

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin
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The Wager Disaster: Mayhem, Mutiny and Murder in the South Seas by Rear Admiral C. H....
In 1741, the British warship HMS Wager crashed on the shore of an uninhabited island off the coast of Chilean Patagonia. One hundred and forty men reached land. Only thirty-six made it back home. The "Wager" Disaster is the extraordinary story of human endurance and the perseverance of those...  more

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To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship?an...
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Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore by Skye Alexander
The allure and mystery of mermaids has taken hold of our psyche for ages. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in...  more

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John Paul Jones-A Sailor's Biography by Samuel Eliot Morison
America's greatest naval historian, Samuel Eliot Morison, writes about America's greatest naval hero in this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. The Scottish-born John Paul Jones struck several severe blows to English morale during the American Revolution, as he fearlessly ravaged the king's ships...  more

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Hornblower's Ships: Their History and Their Models by Martin Saville
TV's dramatization of C.S. Forester's Hornblower stories was one of the most expensive series ever made for television. Much of the $30 million budget went into the lavish special effects used to recreate the epic sea battles featuring a fleet of eleven specially commissioned, fully working,...  more

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The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the N...
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Beyond the Edge of the Sea : Sailing with Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, the Vikin...
The story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer’s tales of Ulysses are among the greatest ancient epics, but are they merely nautical legends or true stories?Mauricio Obregón has combed through classical texts, focusing on the smallest details, and with his intimate knowledge of...  more

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Memoirs of a Lightkeeper's Son: Life on St. Paul Island by Billy Budge & William ...
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Champlain's Dream by David Hackett Fischer
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winner David Hackett Fischer magnificently brings to life the visionary adventurer who has straddled our history for 400 years. Champlain’s Dream reveals, with rare immediacy and drama, the story of a remarkable man: a...  more

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PIRATE KILLERS: The Royal Navy and the African Pirates by Graham A. Thomas
One hundred and fifty years ago the Royal Navy fought a daring campaign against ruthless pirates and won, killing 'The King of the Pirates', Bartholomew Roberts off the coast of aArica and capturing his fleet. Scores of his men were executed by the Admiralty Court. On the Barbary Coast of North...  more

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The Pirate King: The Incredible Story of the Real Captain Morgan by Graham A. Thomas
A compelling new account of history's most famous pirate. The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literature—as...  more

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Widows of the Ice: The Women that Scott?s Antarctic Expedition Left Behind by Anne Fl...
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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's "Maids for Virginia" by Jennifer Potter
Jamestown, England's first real foothold in the New World, was fraught with danger -- from starvation and disease to violent skirmishes between colonists and the native populations. Mortality rates were impossibly high: Six out of seven settlers died within the first few years. How clear these...  more

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FRIGATE COMMANDER by Tom Wareham
Frigate Commander is based on the private journal of Lieutenant - and then Captain - Graham Moore, a naval officer serving during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Moore's journal gives a unique and detailed account of what life was like for a serving naval officer. In particular it reveals...  more

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Tobacco Coast : A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era (Maryland Pa...
It is not surprising to anyone who knows the Bay country that the Chesapeake captured the imagination of Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries," writes Arthur Pierce Middleton in this classic maritime history of the earliest years of Maryland and Virginia. "It was called the 'Noblest Bay in...  more

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The Argonautika (Hellenistic Culture and Society) by Apollonios Rhodios
The Argonautika, the only surviving epic of the Hellenistic era, is a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece, probably the oldest extant Greek myth. Peter Green's lively, readable verse translation captures the swift narrative movement of Apollonios's epic Greek. This expanded...  more

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Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on...
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Pirates, Buccaneers, the Republic & the Caribbean: Legends and Treasures of the Golde...
In the 17th and 18th centuries, sailing from Europe or Africa to the Americas, or trading from India to Central America, was a risky undertaking. Ferocious storms and barely-understood diseases weren't the only threats; ruthless pirates lurked on the horizon, craving wealth and reputation....  more

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Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by...
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Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815 by Nathan Miller & Nathan Miller
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BROADSIDES "Pace the pitching black deck with a sleepless Admiral Nelson the night before battle bestows eternal rest and peerless immortality upon him; envision with Mahan the storm-tossed and ever-watchful ships-of-the-line that kept England secure from invasion; wonder...  more

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In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars by James Davey
Horatio Nelson?s celebrated victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 presented Britain with an unprecedented command of the seas. Yet the Royal Navy?s role in the struggle against Napoleonic France was far from over. This groundbreaking book asserts that, contrary to the...  more

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Raising the Dead: The Skeleton Crew of King Henry VIII's Great Ship the Mary Rose by ...
In Raising The Dead, A.J.Stirland uses archaeological and skeletal evidence to give the reader a welcome insight into the lives of the mariners and soldiers of the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII's favourite warship before she sank in 1545. This book examines the building, sinking and raising of the...  more

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King Henry VIII's Mary Rose by Alexander McKee
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The Men of the Mary Rose: Raising the Dead by Ann Stirland
The Mary Rose was one of King Henry VIII's favourite warships before she sank during an engagement with the French fleet on 19th July 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. Apart from the Captain and the Vice Admiral, nothing is known about...  more

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King Henry VIII's "Mary Rose" by Alexander McKee
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The Anthony Roll of Henry VIII's Navy (Publications for the Navy Records Society) by ...
This edition reassembles the three parts of the Anthony Roll - a pictorial survey of Henry VIII's navy, compiled in 1546 by Anthony Anthony, a clerk in the ordnance office. It features paintings of each of the King's 58 ships, below which are set details of their guns, shot and related...  more

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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower by Geoffrey Moorhouse
It was Henry VIII who began the process of making England a first-rate sea-power. He inherited no more than seven warships from his father King Henry VII, yet at his own death the King's Navy had 53 seaworthy ships afloat (much the same size as the Royal Navy today) manned by almost 8,000...  more

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The Loss of the Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron (First...
The Loss of the Wager is an eighteenth century melodrama set in a ferociously inhospitable climate on one of the world's most remote and dangerous coastlines. When Commodore Anson set out for the Pacific in 1740, to attack the Spanish ships on the Chilean coast, he took eight ships with him....  more

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Of Men and Ships: The Best Sea Tales by Scott Rye
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Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk by Buddy Levy
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Sufferings in Africa: The Astonishing Account of a New England Sea Captain Enslaved b...
Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim’s Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew...  more

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The Black Joke: The True Story of One Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade by A.E. R...
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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann
On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell. They were survivors of His Majesty’s Ship the Wager, a British vessel that had left...  more

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The Shipwreck Cannibals: Captain John Dean and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal b...
A long forgotten tale gets a new life as this book reveals the true story of the 18th-century shipwreck cannibalism scandal During the fierce winter of 1710, 14 Englishmen had taken refuge on Boon Island, a sparse 100-yard long stretch of rock, without food or...  more

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The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire...
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Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia by David Graeber
The final posthumous work by the coauthor of the major New York Times bestseller The Dawn of Everything. Pirates have long lived in the realm of romance and fantasy, symbolizing risk, lawlessness, and radical visions of freedom. But at the root of this mythology is a rich history of pirate...  more

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The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton's Endurance by Mensun Bound
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Virginia Beach Shipwrecks by Alpheus Chewning
The waters of coastal Virginia swirl with tales both tragic and heroic. Join Virginia Beach native Alpheus Chewning as he recounts harrowing stories of storms at sea, loss of life and fortune and the heroism of the United States Life-Saving Service. Marvel at the blunders and bungles that...  more

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Sins of the Fathers: The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1441-1807 by James Pope-Hennessy
Based on the journals and letters of slave traders, merchant seamen, and sometimes the slaves themselves, this is a passionate yet harrowing account of life in the African trading ports, aboard the slave ships, at the New World markets, and on the West Indian plantations. With a wealth of...  more

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The Barbary Corsairs: Pirates, Plunder, and Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1480-1580 b...
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The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern ...
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The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd by Daphne Palmer Geanacopo...
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Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405-1433 (Library of World...
This new biography, part of Longman's World Biography series, of the Chinese explorer Zheng He sheds new light on one of the most important 'what if' questions of early modern history: why a technically advanced China did not follow the same path of development as the major European...  more

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Off the Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton
In the eighteenth century, the Royal Navy's own physician found that sailors were seven times more likely to suffer from severe mental illness than the general population.On the high seas, beyond the rule of law, away from any sight of land for weeks at a time -- often living in overcrowded...  more

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Armada: The Spanish Enterprise and England?s Deliverance in 1588 by Colin Martin &...
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Sufferings in Africa: The Astonishing Account of a New England Sea Captain Enslaved b...
In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1915, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, and sold into slavery.

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Freebooters and Smugglers: The Foreign Slave Trade in the United States after 1808 by...
In 1891 a young W. E. B. DuBois addressed the annual American Historical Association on the enforcement of slave trade laws: "Northern greed joined to Southern credulity was a combination calculated to circumvent any law, human or divine." One law in particular he was referring to was...  more

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Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers: Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships by Dee Dee Cha...
Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe. Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash. This fascinating book covers English sailor...  more

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Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary True Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain...
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Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick by Mic...
A new account of Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick, written by a Pulitzer  Prize finalist in Biography and based on fresh archival research, which reveals that the anarchic spirit animating Melville?s canonical work was inspired by his great love affair with a shockingly...  more

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Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester: The Shipwreck that Shocked R...
A true story of royal intrigue—with famed diarist Samuel Pepys as the main protagonist—as a fatal shipwreck on the shores of Restoration Britain sparks a mystery that now may finally be solved. In 1682, Charles II invited his scandalous younger brother, James, Duke of York,...  more

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Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days by John D. Whidden
John D. Whidden started out at sea in 1834, at the age of twelve, and did not retire until 1870. This is his account of over a quarter-century spent on the high seas. Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden back from embarking on sea life seven years later. Serving as an apprentice, he...  more

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The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World?s Longest Treasure Hunt by Randall Su...
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The Oak Island Mystery: World's Greatest Treasure Hunt by Lionel and Patricia Fanthor...
In 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world's greatest and strangest treasure hunt â?¦ but nobody knows what the treasure is. Two hundred years of courage,...  more

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Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne J. Stark
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The Billy Ruffian : The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon by David Cordingly
From the author of Under the Black Flag, the biography of a British warship and a portrait of a world at war during the Napoleonic era.The story of the seventy-four gun warship Bellerophon will be familiar to anyone who's read Patrick O'Brian or C.S. Forester. The Billy Ruffian runs from its...  more

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Admirals. Andrew Lambert by Andrew D. Lambert
From the man described by Amanda Foreman as 'one of the most eminent naval historians of our age' comes the story of how this country's maritime power helped Britain gain unparalleled dominance of the world's economy. Told through the lives of ten of our most remarkable admirals, Andrew...  more

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Cape Cod's Oldest Shipwreck: The Desperate Crossing of the Sparrow-Hawk by Mar...
In 1626-27, the Sparrow-Hawk began her final journey across the brutal winter waves of the Atlantic Ocean, departing from the southern coast of England with America as her goal. As cases of scurvy and whispers of mutiny rose, the hopes of those aboard the small vessel began to fade. The...  more

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Feeding Nelson's Navy: The True Story of Food at Sea in the Georgian Era by Janet Mac...
The prevailing image of food at sea in the age of sail features rotting meat and weevily biscuits, but this highly original book proves beyond doubt that this was never the norm. Building on much recent research Janet Macdonald shows how the sailor's official diet was better than he was likely...  more

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Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography by Patrick O'Brian
Patrick O'Brian is the well-known author of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, set during the Napoleonic Wars. They are acknowledged by critics and readers alike as classic works of fiction and attract an increasingly wide audience. Patrick O'Brian was also a translator of note and the author of several...  more

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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Gra...
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Ships Visual Encyclopedia by David Ross
A highly illustrated guide to civilian and military ships from the ancient world to the present day, including sailing ships, steamships, destroyers, ironclads, submarines, passenger liners, aircraft carriers, lake steamers and river vessels, cargo ships, minelayers and minesweepers, torpedo...  more

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A Short History of Seafaring by Brian Lavery
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Amazing Grace: The Life of John Newton and the Surprising Story Behind His Song by Br...
Amazing Grace is the surprising true story of John Newton, author of the song that has touched millions. A biography that reads like a novel, it reveals Newton’s dramatic story of sin and salvation as a slave trader before his ultimate transformation to speaking out against the horror of...  more

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Pirates: Culture and Style from the 15th Century to the Present by Matteo Guarnaccia
Whether reviled as criminals or upheld as symbols of ultimate freedom, it can't be denied that the figure of the pirate has had an unmistakable impact on everything from modern fashion and literature to art and classic cinema. Pirates is a map to the scenic world of the buccaneer, looking back...  more

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The Secret Treasure of Oak Island : The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasur...
It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along...  more

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ROYAL NAVY VERSUS THE SLAVE TRADERS: Enforcing Abolition at Sea 1808-1898 by Bernard ...
On March 16, 1807, the British Parliament passed The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In the following year the Royal Navy's African Squadron was formed, its mission to stop and search ships at sea suspected of carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas and the Middle East.

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shap...
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York?s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, The Stowaway is ?a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation? (David Grann, bestselling author...  more

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If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812 b...
The American Revolution-and thus the history of the United States-began not on land but on the sea. Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride not by jumping on a horse, but by scrambling into a skiff with two other brave patriots to cross Boston Harbor to Charlestown. Revere and his companions...  more

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Jonathan Dickinson's Journal by Jonathan Dickinson & Evangeline Walker Andrews
Jonathan Dickinson's Journal, or God's Protecting Providence. Being the Narrative of a Journey from Port Royal in Jamaica to Philadelphia August 23, 1696 to April 1, 1697. A true story of shipwreck and torture on the Florida Coast. In the fall of 1696 the barkentine Reformation was...  more

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Landsman Hay (Seafarers Voices) by Robert Hay
In 1803, at the age of fourteen, Robert Hay joined the Royal Navy and spent the next eight years at sea. His colorful memoir describes a sailor s hard life during the period and includes actions off the French coast and in the East Indies, where he was badly wounded. When his ship ran aground...  more

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Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks by M...
Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. The dramatic tales of disaster, heroism, and folly become even more compelling when viewed as junction points in history?connecting to stories about the frontier, the environment, immigration, politics, technology, and industry....  more

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Rum, Sodomy and the Lash: Piracy, Sexuality, and Masculine Identity by Hans Turley
"Everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about pirates." -Lambda Book Report "This book is a treasure chest of lore and history with barnacles that can scrape." -Fore Word "Turley shows the ways in which sodomy and piracy are inextricable from the cultural imagination of the eighteenth...  more

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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition by Barry R. Burg
Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride. In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg...  more

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Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy by B.R. Burg
Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. It deals not only with sex among ordinary crewmen, but reveals that the most consistent feature of prosecutions for sodomy and indecency involved officers forcing their attentions on ships' boys. The book...  more

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The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: The Ancient World Economy and the Kingdoms of ...
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