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  • Great South Landby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English Pirate almost beat Captain Cook. On 15 January 1688 - almost 100 years to the day before Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay as commander of the First Fleet - another English ship, the sixteen-gun Cygnet, was running downwind on a gentle breeze while closing on the coast of the same continent.... more...

  • The First Fleetby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 12.99

    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical... more...

  • Admiral Hipper Class Cruisersby Steve Backer

    Seaforth Publishing 2010; US$ 13.28

    The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes... more...

  • Sailors on the Rocksby Peter C Smith

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 17.99

    For three hundred years or more the Royal Navy really did “Rule the Waves”, in the sense that during the numerous wars with our overseas enemies, British fleets and individual ships more often than not emerged victorious from combat. One French Admiral wa 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...

  • 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

    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$ 21.99

    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...