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  • Rise of the Cajun Marinersby Woody Falgoux

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 27.99

    The story of four families of Cajun boatmen and their rise from trappers and shrimpers to mega-millionaires. Rise of the Cajun Mariners documents an untold piece of American historythe beginnings of what is now the global, multibillion-dollar marine oil and gas industry. In addition, it gives an insightful insider account of one of America?s... more...

  • Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Seaby Caroline Rochford

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.28

    Stirring tales of heroism at sea have been ingrained in the annals of maritime history since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus?s discovery of the New World, Queen Elizabeth I?s defeat of the Spanish Armada, and Horatio Nelson?s victory at Trafalgar are just some of Britain?s most memorable naval triumphs. But what about the lesser-known tales from... more...

  • Guide to the Crew of Titanicby Günter Bäbler

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic. more...

  • Minikby Kenn Harper; Kevin Spacey

    Steerforth Press 2017; US$ 17.00

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  • English Enterprise in Newfoundland 1577-1660by T. Gillian Cell

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1969; Not Available

    Newfoundland became the site of England's second permanent colony in North America. The conflict which began at that time between settlers and fishermen has characterized much of the island's history. This book is an important step in charting the development of England's first transatlantic trade. more...

  • Champlainby Narcisse-Eutrope Dionne

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1963; Not Available

    This standard general biography of Champlain, the founder of Canada, was issued previously in the famous Makers of Canada Series. more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Trails of the Pathfindersby George Bird Grinnell

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This book charts the heroic age of exploration and travel in the American West. It considers the great pathfinders and explorers: Alexander Henry, Alexander Mackenzie, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Ross Cox, Thomas Farnham, John Fremont, and more. more...

  • In the Lena Deltaby George W. Melville

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...

  • Down the Great Unknownby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...