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  • The Buccaneers of Americaby John Esquemeling

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty?among them the infamous Henry Morgan. more...

  • The Century of Colombusby James J. Walsh

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    James Joseph Walsh, M.D., LL.D., Litt.D., Sc.D. (1865-1942) was an American physician and author, born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham College in 1884 and from the University of Pennsylvania (M.D.) in 1895. After postgraduate work in Paris, Vienna and Berlin he settled in New York. more...

  • Luxus auf dem Landby Debora Schmid

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2017; US$ 19.99

    Die Entdeckung des römischen Gutshofs von Munzach bei Liestal 1950 war eine Sensation. Die ganze Bevölkerung nahm Anteil an den Arbeiten. Schülerinnen und Schüler des Grabungsleiters Theodor Strübin sowie Erwachsene legten grösstenteils ehrenamtlich bei der Freilegung Hand an. Die Medien berichteten überschwänglich. Fünf Jahre später waren grosse Teile... more...

  • Fatal Journeyby Peter C. Mancall

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 24.00

    The English explorer Henry Hudson devoted his life to the search for a water route through America, becoming the first European to navigate the Hudson River in the process. In Fatal Journey , acclaimed historian and biographer Peter C. Mancall narrates Hudson's final expedition. In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs... more...

  • The Palatine Wreckby Jill Farinelli

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 14.99

    A deeply researched inquiry into one of the enduring mysteries of the New England coast more...

  • Australiaby Friedrich Gerstäcker; Peter Monteath

    Wakefield Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of adventures. In this translation of his book "Australien", his lively travelogue is made available for the first time in... more...

  • Lost Islandsby Henry Stommel

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 19.95

    Hundreds of islands that once appeared on nautical charts and general atlases are now known to have vanished?or never even existed. How were they detected in the first place? Henry Stommel, an oceanographer and senior scientist at Massachusetts' Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, chronicles his fascinating research in documenting the false discoveries... more...

  • The Making of the Great Westby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, The Making of the Great West is Samuel Adams Drake's incredible description of the history of settling the land west of the Mississippi. Although designed for young people, Drake also makes this story attractive to adults who are looking for a compact, intelligent view of the history of the making of the... more...

  • The Life of Dr Elisha Kent Kane, and of Other Distinguished American Explorersby Samuel M. Smucker

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Selecting the most distinguished American explorers, this book by Samuel Smucker contains narratives of their research and adventures in remote and interesting parts of the globe. Among the five explorers is Elisha Kent Kane: from his youth and early training, oriental wanderings, discoveries and perils. It looks at Kane?s unconquerable enthusiasm... more...

  • Our Lost Explorersby George W. De Long

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Newcomb was the naturalist of the expedition and one of the few survivors. The work also contains Newcomb's narrative of a winter overland journey from the Arctic Ocean to St. Petersburg and an account of the Jeannette search expeditions, their discoveries, etc. more...