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  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 8.75

    An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O?Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. more...

  • The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Oceanby Fernando Rosa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism. more...

  • These Chivalrous Brothersby David Sunderland

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Gateway to Yellowstoneby Lee Whittlesey; Lee H. Whittlesey

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 17.99

    The town of Cinnabar, Montana, no longer exists, but when it did, it served as the immediate railroad gateway for a generation of visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Visitors passed through its streets from September 1, 1883, through June 15, 1903, on their way to "Wonderland" when Cinnabar was a raucous Wild-West town, and this book tells the... more...

  • Polar Region Explorers 2-Book Bundleby Anthony Dalton

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    A special 2-book bundle of Anthony Dalton?s outstanding writing on Canada?s polar regions, their history, and their greatest explorers. Includes: River Rough, River Smooth and Arctic Naturalist more...

  • Explorers of the American Westby Jay Buckley; Jeffery Nokes

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    This volume brings together book excerpts, maps, and illustrations from 12 explorers from the 19th century, highlighting their lives and contributions. Arranged chronologically, the 10 chapters focus on individual explorers, with biographies and background information about and document excerpts from each person. The chapters offer analyses of each... more...

  • The Description of the Worldby Marco Polo; Sharon Kinoshita

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition... more...

  • Captain James Carlinby Colin Carlin; William N. Jr. Still

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    A unique portrait of one of the most successful blockade runners who brought vital supplies to Confederate forces more...

  • The World of Patrick O'Brianby Dean King

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 34.99

    In these three companion books to Patrick O?Brian?s novels, and a biography of the author, Dean King proves himself an authority on maritime writers and their work. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why... more...

  • Blackbeardby B. Barker

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    Blackbeard was one of the most feared and notorious of the historical pirates. His ledged still resonates some three hundred years after his bloody and courageous end. Here is his fantastic story of piracy, loyalty, and betrayal. more...