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  • Titanicby Roger Cartwright; June Cartwright

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    On 15 April 2012, 100 years will have passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger... more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Jr Dana; Gary Kinder

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard... more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana

    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 Loss of the Titanicby Lawrence Beesley

    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...

  • Narrative of Two Voyages to the River Sierra Leone During the Years 1791-1793by Anna Maria Falconbridge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    First published in 1794, with a reprint in 1967, this book includes a succinct account of life along the River Sierra Leone. There is a description of the manners, diversions, arts, commerce, cultivation, punishments and other interesting particulars relating to the Sierra Leone Company. more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    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...

  • A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1by James Holman

    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...

  • Following the Equatorby Mark Twain

    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 Pirates' Who's Whoby Philip Gosse

    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...

  • Faszination Titanicby Manuel Grandegger

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.51

    "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...