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  • Final Voyageby Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Everyone knows the story of the Titanic , but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The twentieth century was the age of the great ocean vessels, capable of carrying thousands of passengers, but it also became the age of unprecedented losses at sea.... more...

  • Ned Myersby James Fenimore Cooper

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Quebec-born Ned Myers was a fascinating character who knew he was destined for a life on the sea from an early age. Orphaned as a young boy, Myers ran away to New York City at the tender age of 11 to fulfill his dream. On one of his voyages, Myers made the acquaintance of American author James Fenimore Cooper, who was so taken with this salty sea dog... 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...

  • Encounters of a Wayward Sailorby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling... more...

  • Auszeit vom Lebenby Nici Martini

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Einmal im Leben ausbrechen und Zeit für sich selbst nehmen. Nici fliegt alleine auf ihre Lieblingsinsel, ohne zu wissen, was auf sie zukommt. Auf der Reise stellt sie sich den Fragen des Lebens und erfährt so manche Überraschung. Wird sie ihr Glück finden? more...

  • Captain Cookby Vanessa Collingridge

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels,... more...

  • Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Diplomacy at Seaby James Kraska

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    In the past decade, the incidence of maritime piracy has exploded. The first three months of 2011 were the worst ever, with 18 ships hijacked, 344 crew taken hostage, and 7 crew members murdered. The four Americans on board the sailing vessel Quest were shot at point-blank range. The economic costs are also staggering, reaching $7 to $12 billion... more...

  • Eine Wanderung durch mein Lebenby Dietrich Schaefer

    tredition 2014; US$ 6.97

    Mit seiner Autobiografie präsentiert Dietrich Schaefer ein Leben auf See. Beginnend mit der von der Flucht aus Ostpreußen geprägten Kindheit über die Flüchtlingsproblematik im Nachkriegsdeutschland, zeichnet er mit Humor und vielen schillernden Eindrücken seine Karriere in der deutschen Handelsmarine ? vom Schiffsjungen zum Kapitän. Mit Begeisterung... more...

  • North-East to Muscovyby Kit Mayers

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    <div>In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East.</div> more...

  • Seefahrer!by Josef J. Schmid

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 57.23

    Seefahrer - nach wie vor geht von diesem Wort eine besondere Faszination aus. Das Individuum und das Meer, die Herausforderung und der Kampf, die oftmals romantischen Vorstellungen von Seeschlachten und Entdeckerleben, von Piraten und Meuterern, von heroischen Kapitänen und einsamen Seeleuten, letztlich aber auch die Entdeckung neuer Horizonte sind... more...