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- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00
Drawing on new research, this fascinating volume looks behind the myths to offer detailed insights into the real lives and activities of pirates?for better or worse?during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, from the mid-17th century to 1720. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
Two years before the mast were but an episode in the life of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; yet the narrative in which he details the experiences of that period is, perhaps, his chief claim to a wide remembrance. His services in other than literary fields occupied the greater part of his life, but they brought him comparatively small recognition and many... more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 5.99
Learn more about the disaster that befell the Titanic and caused the untimely deaths of 1,517 passengers in this gripping first-hand account from survivor Lawrence Beesley. Originally published a mere nine weeks after one of the most profound maritime disasters in human history, The Loss of the Titanic shed new light on the tragedy and leveled troubling... more...
- Sheridan House 2013; US$ 14.99
Two Years Before the Mast is a classic travel narrative which inspired canonical works like Moby Dick and Sailing Alone Around the World . As he follows Richard Henry Dana (a Harvard dropout-turned-sailor) on his voyages around North America (encountering racial injustices and struggling through the battered life of a foremast crewman),... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 37.68
"Es herrschte Frieden und die Welt war mit sich im Einklang. Mir scheint, als wäre die bevorstehende Katastrophe das Ereignis gewesen, durch das die Welt nicht nur langsam zu sich kam, sondern das sie mit einem Schlag wach rüttelte. Meiner Meinung nach war der 15. April 1912 die Geburtsstunde der modernen Welt!" (Jack Thayer, Überlebender des "Titanic"-Unglückes).... more...