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  • Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Shipsby Richard C. McKay

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. 58 superb illustrations, including plans, models, maps, etc. more...

  • The Yankee Whalerby Clifford Ashley

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction. more...

  • Pirates and Piracyby E. Keble Chatterton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are featured in these stirring true tales of high-seas treachery. Gripping narratives of corsairs, freebooters,... more...

  • Picture History of the SS United Statesby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    159 rare photos depict stages in ship's construction and its christening, intimate views of modern lounges, staterooms, dining rooms, promenade and pool, theaters, ballroom, and play decks. Captions. 159 black-and-white photos. more...

  • Doomed Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collisions, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard the lifeboats. Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr., recounts the dramatic stories behind a host of ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts... more...

  • The History of Piracyby Philip Gosse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books on the subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an exciting path of fortune, fame, and folly. Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate "profession," readers... more...

  • Early American Steam Locomotivesby Reed Kinert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    Relive the early days of train travel with this exciting illustrated story of steam locomotion. Working with great love and skill from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, author Reed Kinert recreates, in exacting detail, illustrations of the earliest locomotives?many of which were built and used before the advent... more...

  • The Cruise of the Snarkby Jack London

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Enhanced with 119 original photographs. more...

  • Picture History of American Passenger Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 100 ships documented, including Leviathan, America, Independence, President Polk, and United States. Detailed captions list tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photographs. more...

  • Steamboats on the Western Riversby Louis C. Hunter

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development ? from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation. more...