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  • Into a Raging Seaby Bernie Webber; Michael Tougias

    Good Night Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered... more...

  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Floridaby Gonzalo Solís de Merás; David Arbesú

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519-1574) founded St. Augustine in 1565. His expedition was documented by his brother-in-law, Gonzalo Solís de Merás, who left a detailed and passionate account of the events leading to the establishment of America’s oldest city. Until recently, the only extant version of Solís de Merás’s record was one single manuscript... more...

  • Through the Brazilian Wildernessby Theodore Roosevelt

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 14.95

    "Roosevelt has been able to add one more excellent volume to a list which is already a praiseworthy record." — The New York Times "An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story ... that the many-sided former president of the United States has produced." — The Boston Transcript Here is the tale of the famed conservationist... more...

  • 1812by George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanbut America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... more...

  • Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sitesby Joel Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.00

    Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming. more...

  • Histoire de l'océan Indienby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Indien avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Autant et plus encore que la Méditerranée, mère de l'Occident, l'océan Indien apparaît comme un gigantesque foyer de cultures et de civilisations tout aussi importantes, comme le carrefour immémorial des immenses aires culturelles de l'Extrême-Orient, de... more...

  • Histoire de l'océan Atlantiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Atlantique avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! On rencontre, dès l'Antiquité, le mot «Atlantique» pour désigner le grand océan qui se trouve à l'ouest de l'Europe. Selon Hérodote, ce nom lui viendrait du peuple des Atlantes, qui habitait le Maroc. La dénomination disparut au Moyen Âge. On lui préféra... more...

  • The Salvagerby Mary Frances Doner

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    First published in 1958, The Salvager is both a narrative history of Great Lakes shipping disasters of 1880–1950 and the life story of Captain Thomas Reid, who operated one of the region’s largest salvaging companies during that era.  The treacherous shoals, unpredictable storms, and sub-zero temperatures of the Great Lakes have always posed special... more...

  • The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]by Stephen Stein

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even today, 95 percent of the cargo that enters and... more...

  • Boats, Ships and Shipyardsby Carlo Beltrame

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 34.90

    From sewn planked boats in Early Dynastic Egypt to Late Roman wrecks in Italy, and the design of Venetian Merchant Galleys, this huge volume gathers together fifty-three papers presenting new research on the archaeology and history of ancient ships and shipbuilding traditions. The papers have been grouped into several thematic sections, including:... more...