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  • Travel Writing in Dutch and German, 1790-1930by Alison E. Martin; Lut Missinne; Beatrix van Dam

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume focuses on how travel writing contributed to cultural and intellectual exchange in and between the Dutch- and German-speaking regions from the 1790s to the twentieth-century interwar period. Drawing on a hitherto largely overlooked body of travelers whose work ranges across what is now Germany and Austria, the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking... more...

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

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; Not Available

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

  • Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Seaby Caroline Rochford

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.31

    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...

  • Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flightby Paul Hoffman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.90

    This ebook does not include illustrations. From the author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, winner of the prestigious Rhone-Poulenc science award: the history of aviation told through the extraordinary story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the forgotten man who battled to be the first to free himself from the confines of the earth. more...

  • Scurvyby Jonathan Lamb

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing the speechless encounter... more...

  • Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys that changed our worldby Levison Wood

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 17.80

    Foreword by Levison Wood, bestselling author of Walking the Nile A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world. more...

  • Unfreezing the Arcticby Andrew Stuhl

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In recent years, journalists and environmentalists have pointed urgently to the melting Arctic as a leading indicator of the growing effects of climate change. While climate change has unleashed profound transformations in the region, most commentators distort these changes by calling them unprecedented. In reality, the landscapes of the North American... more...

  • Trammel's Traceby Gary L. Pinkerton

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Trammel?s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas. Trammel?s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River it intersected with El Camino Real de los Tejas in Nacogdoches. By the... more...

  • The Lost Story of the William and Maryby Gill Hoffs

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 18.64

    The emigrant ship William and Mary departed from Liverpool with 208 British, Irish, and Dutch emigrants in early 1853. Captained by young American Timothy Stinson, the vessel was sailing for New Orleans when the ship wrecked in the Bahamas in mysterious circumstances. Instead of grounding the ship on a nearby shore or building rafts for the passengers,... more...

  • British Battlecruisersby John Roberts

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 26.65

    The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power led to their inclusion in the battlefleet as a fast squadron of capital ships. This book traces in detail the... more...