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- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 33.36
In the seven decades since the darkest moments of the Second World War it seems every tenebrous corner of the conflict has been laid bare, prodded and examined from every perspective of military and social history. But there is a story that has hitherto been largely overlooked. It is a tale of quiet heroism, a story of ordinary people... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 30.00
The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company?s inception, and its network of routes was awesome. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life. more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available
A captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history Conquest of the Ocean tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring... more...
- Aurum Press 2013; US$ 14.58
Whether it?s leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow, whether the extortionately priced, curled-up sandwich on sale in the buffet car, or the militancy of the rail unions that seem to be endlessly on strike over nothing, everyone in Britain has an opinion about our railways. After the weather, they are probably the country?s most reliable talking... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars nearly destroyed our merchant shipping, but convoys battled on to save Britain from starving to death. We see what life was like at sea for... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars?cars so durable they rarely needed to be replaced. That durability essentially put the company out of business, and it vanished from the scene as quickly... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 16.95
The Wire Devils follows a criminal gang of the same name who hijack a railroad?s telegraph lines to glean information about profitable shipments. Combining elements from dime-store novels and Frank L. Packard?s own experience on the rails, this is at once a hybrid western and a thriller still worth reading nearly a century after it was written.... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The great oceans of the world have long been considered alien environments said to harbor strange creatures and unfathomable mysteries. This new book, from The History Press's successful Shadows series, examines the maritime-rich heritage surrounding the coastline of Britain and the mysterious activity said to take place there. Neil Arnold explores... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19
The crewman's story opens with a rowdy postmortem held on the rescue ship, leaving all in confusion. Then comes a flashback to Titanic's departure from Belfast, her dubious coaling in Southampton, then the voyage itself, with a lively technical tour of the ship to set the scene. After hitting ice, strange things happen. Authentic revelations from... more...