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  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... 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...

  • 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...

  • Fallenby Kara Stanley

    Greystone Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    Part recovery narrative and part love story, interwoven with the latest research on the brain, Fallen describes the aftermath of a life-threatening brain and spinal cord injury. In 2008, Simon Paradis stepped backward on the scaffolding where he was doing construction work and fell two stories to the hard stone tile below. Landing on his back,... more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    The gripping true story of bitter rivalries on the high seas, a brilliant 17th-Century pirate captain, and the two adventurous men determined to find his treasure. Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes? worth of gold. When present-day... more...

  • Faszination Titanicby Manuel Grandegger

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.95

    "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...

  • Titanicby John Welshman

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    In his famous book A Night to Remember, historian Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as 'the last night of a small town'. Now, a hundred years after her sinking, John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of this tragically short-lived floating town.They include members of the... more...

  • Schatzfinderby Hermann Scherer

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 12.40

    Vielleicht sind Sie viel besser, als Sie denken. Vielleicht schlummern ungeahnte Schätze und Talente in Ihnen. Vielleicht sollten Sie einfach mal dieses Buch lesen, um es herauszufinden. Hermann Scherer zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie sich aus festgefahrenen Strukturen lösen und mehr aus Ihrem Leben machen. Es ist ganz einfach: Seien Sie anders als der Durchschnitt.... more...

  • Katastrophen in der Antikeby Holger Sonnabend

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 45.78

    Holger Sonnabend liefert mit seinem Buch ein detailliertes Katastrophen-Kompendium mit den wichtigsten antiken Katastrophentypen und deren Erscheinungsformen. Er schildert eindringlich, wie die Menschen mit Schicksalsschlägen im Alltag umgingen und welche Auswirkungen Kriege, Finanzkatastrophen oder Brände auf das politische, gesellschaftliche und... more...

  • Traveling Lightby Bill Barich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here is a travel book with a difference: ten chronological chapters from a year of wandering, from the Pacific Northwest to Tuscany and back again to the trout-laden streams of California. Join Bill Barich as he travels the globe, from the trout streams of Northern California to the auction ring at Saratoga, where millions of dollars may be gaveled... more...