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  • In the Heart of the Seaby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Beating the Oddsby Paul Connolly

    John Blake 2014; US$ 8.99

    One man's remarkable tale of endurance and survival?vivid, disturbing, but ultimately uplifting, as the beaten child, once told he was rubbish and would never be worth anything, becomes a man with the heart to love, live, and embrace the future As Paul Connolly struggled to leave behind his painful, humiliating childhood in the notorious St. Leonard?s... 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...

  • Kon-Tikiby Thor Heyerdahl; Steven Callahan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    “One of the great adventures of our time.? — Life “Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.? That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa... 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$ 13.67

    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...

  • 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...

  • Faszination Titanicby Manuel Grandegger

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 34.36

    "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$ 16.51

    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...