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  • Ghost Shipby Brian Hicks

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo?and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost ship Mary Celeste has baffled and tantalized the world for 130... 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...

  • Disasters at Seaby Liz Mechem

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time! Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn... more...

  • Mainers on the Titanicby Mac Smith

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Bar Harbor, but there were other residents of state aboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was going in the state at the time. Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing... 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...

  • At the Point of a Cutlassby Gregory N. Flemming

    ForeEdge an Imprint of University Press of New England 2014; US$ 26.99

    The astonishing true story of a young sailor's ordeal during the golden age of piracy more...

  • Schatzfinderby Hermann Scherer

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 19.27

    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...

  • Faszination Titanicby Manuel Grandegger

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 37.50

    "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...

  • Katastrophen in der Antikeby Holger Sonnabend

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.02

    Erdbeben, Vulkanausbrüche, Hungerkatastrophen oder Seuchen - das Leben in der Antike war geprägt von verheerenden Katastrophen jeglicher Art. Diese stellten schon damals existentielle Bedrohungen dar und wurden von den Menschen oft als Strafe der Götter verstanden. Holger Sonnabend liefert mit seinem Buch ein detailliertes Katastrophen-Kompendium mit... more...