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  • A Marriage at Seaby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This rollicking high seas adventure from William Clark Russell combines the best of both worlds: plenty of the kind of thrilling nautical near-misses, clashes, and hijinks that the author is known for, plus a subplot of blooming romance that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded reader. more...

  • The Honour of the Flagby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying twist of the supernatural, you won't be able to put it down. more...

  • The Frozen Pirateby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Sailor Paul Rodney thinks he's cheated death when he barely escapes with his life from a disastrous storm that lays waste to his ship and its entire crew. The sole survivor of the crash, Rodney drifts helplessly on a huge iceberg. When he first spots another vessel in the distance, he's sure that his worries are over. But in truth, the true... more...

  • The Wreck of the Grosvenorby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    After a career at sea that caused his health to deteriorate, William Clark Russell retired and turned his attention to writing. Though he published several novels before The Wreck of the Grosvenor, this action-packed account of growing tensions among a ship's crew that eventually erupt into full-blown mutiny was his first major success. more...

  • The Last Entryby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Unlike many other writers of nautical action-adventure, William Clark Russell often added a layer of psychological and existential terror to his tales of heroism and happenstance on the high seas, reflecting the rigors of long stretches of isolation in trying conditions. His novel The Last Entry is a thrilling blend of pulse-pounding plot twists and... more...

  • A Tale of Two Tunnelsby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    William Clark Russell joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 13 and served an eight-year stint, permanently damaging his health in the process. He then traded in life at sea for life as a writer, penning dozens of nautical romances and action-adventure novels over the course of his literary career. In A Tale of Two Tunnels, Captain Jackman of the Lovelace... more...

  • My Danish Sweetheartby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    This engaging nautical novel from English author William Clark Russell recounts the unusual whirlwind romance that springs up between narrator Hugh and the lovely Danish heroine Helga, whom he first encounters when she has disguised herself as a boy in order to secure safe passage on a ship. more...

  • The White Rose of Memphisby William Clark Falkner

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Mississippi writer William Clark Falkner was the great-grandfather of another acclaimed Southern scribe, William Faulkner. The White Rose of Memphis, an enthralling whodunit that unfolds aboard a steamboat, was Falkner's bestselling and most widely read novel. more...

  • Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research Universityby William Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that... more...

  • Sex and the Origins of Deathby William R. Clark

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Death, for bacteria, is not inevitable. Protect a bacterium from predators, and provide it with adequate food and space to grow, and it would continue living--and reproducing asexually--forever. But a paramecium (a slightly more advanced single-cell organism), under the same ideal conditions, would stop dividing after about 200 generations--and... more...