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- Hyperion 2003; US$ 11.95
Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, Americas most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, a married war hero whose secret mission took a spectacularly bad turn.This harrowing tale traces Kidds voyages in the 1690s from... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 24.95
In The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake , Samuel Bawlf offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century, from the dangers of mutiny and the difficulty of understanding patterns of wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake?s men. But it is Bawlf's assertion of Drake?s whereabouts in the... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 12.67
The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rouen and Calais. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99
?A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other.? ? The Daily Telegraph (UK) Treasure Hunt is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been... more...
- E-Reads 2012; US$ 9.99
Sir Francis Drake is one of the great heroes of British exploration. Early in his career, he engaged in piracy (although licensed as a privateer by Queen Elizabeth I) and illegal slave trading. In 1577 he was recruited to lead an expedition around the southern tip of South America, through the Strait of Magellan and helped open new trade routes that... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99
At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a... more...
- E-Reads 2013; US$ 9.99
Before Columbus, before Vespucci, before Drake, there was Henry the Navigator. Pirate hunter, intrepid explorer, ship designer and much more, Henry was one of the great innovators in the age of discovery. Yet the scope of his contribution to our world is often overshadowed by other figures. But acclaimed historian Ernle Bradford--author of THE GREAT... more...
- E-Reads 2013; US$ 9.99
Ernle Bradford, the author of best-selling THE GREAT SIEGE, turns his attention to one of the greatest, and most misguided, explorers the world has ever known. Long before he made his fateful crossing of the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus learned his seamanship as a young man in the Mediterranean and then in the service of the King of Portugal. But... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
Selecting the most distinguished American explorers, this book by Samuel Smucker contains narratives of their research and adventures in remote and interesting parts of the globe. Among the five explorers is Elisha Kent Kane: from his youth and early training, oriental wanderings, discoveries and perils. It looks at Kane?s unconquerable enthusiasm... more...