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  • Batavia's Graveyardby Mike Dash

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.99

    From the bestselling author of Tulipomania comes Batavia?s Graveyard , the spellbinding true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India Company?s flagship, was loaded with a king?s ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java. The Batavia was the pride of... more...

  • Titanic and the Californianby Thomas B Williams; Rob Kamps

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    Ninety-five years ago, as the Titanic slowly sank, a 'mystery' ship was seen as she slipped below the waves. Thinking it would be their salvation, rockets were fired from Titanic to attract the 'mystery' ship, but to no avail. With 1,500 souls on board, Titanic foundered, but what of the mystery ship? At the subsequent inquiries in both the USA and... more...

  • Titanic Captainby Gary Cooper

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessesls and later in the new... 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...

  • 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$ 13.86

    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$ 31.07

    "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$ 14.93

    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...

  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 13.99

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew... more...