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  • 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...

  • The Ship of the Lineby Brian Lavery

    Seaforth Publishing 2015; US$ 30.00

    The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique... more...

  • Wreckby Jean Hood

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This collection of 17 remarkable maritime stories stretches from 1752 to 2005, across several countries, and features warships and merchantmen, steam and sail, the humble and the prestigious. Encompassing the major causes of maritime disaster ? war, weather, navigation, human failings and technology ? it highlights the themes and qualities that make... more...

  • Nelson, Navy & Nationby Quintin Colville; N.A.M Rodger; Quintin Colville; James Davey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading... more...

  • Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922-67by Spence Daniel Owen

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00 US$ 90.30

    Naval forces from fifteen colonial territories fought for the British Empire during the Second World War, providing an important new lens for understanding imperial power and colonial relations on the eve of decolonisation.With sources from Britain, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, this book examines the political, social and cultural impact of these... more...

  • Britain's Historic Shipsby Paul Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    The British Isles have a long, rich and celebrated seafaring history stretching from the earliest times through the victories of Drake and Nelson, the voyages of discovery of Cabot and Cook and the defence of the realm by vessels of all types in the present century. Much of this history is recorded in literature and in museums but reaches its most... more...

  • Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumterby Commander R. Semmes; et al.

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    As commander in the Confederate Navy, Raphael Semmes decimated his Yankee opponents. As commander of the Sumter, he destroyed eighteen ships in six months (in 1861). In the next year, after taking command of the Alabama, he began the famous cruise during which he captured sixty-nine vessels and inflicted a devastating blow on the sea-carrying trade... more...

  • The Blockade and the Cruisersby James Russell Soley

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This volume in The Navy in the Civil War series covers material relating to blockades and blockaders within the Capes of Virginia area. James Russell Soley was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1 October, 1850. He was graduated at Harvard in 1870, became assistant professor of English in the United States naval academy in 1871, and in 1873 was placed... more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Daniel Ammen

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In 1861, at the outbreak of the civil war, the author was executive officer of the North Atlantic blockading squadron. He participated in the two attacks on Fort Fisher in the winter of 1864-65, was commissioned captain in July 1866, and was on special and sea service until 11 December 1877, when he was made rear-admiral and was placed on the retired... more...

  • The Gulf and Inland Watersby A.T. Mahan

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Mahan was born at West Point, N.Y. He studied at Columbia University and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. During the Civil War (1861-1865), he served on blockade duty in the South Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. His first book, The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883), was a naval history of the war. more...