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  • Into the Blue: American Writing on Aviation and Spaceflightby Joseph J. Corn

    Library of America 2011; US$ 40.00

    Into the Blue revisits the remarkable trajectory of Americans in air and space, gathering sixty of the best eyewitness and participant narratives from Benjamin Franklin's letters on the first hot air balloons to Chris Jones's account of being marooned on the International Space Station. Here are those who made flight happen: Orville and Wilbur... more...

  • History of the Buccaneers of Americaby James Burney

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    "As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." ? The New Yorker . One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands. more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby Alexander O. Exquemelin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City. more...

  • Piratesby Henry Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    The practice of piracy dates back thousands of years. This riveting chronicle provides a glimpse into the vivid history of "sea thieves," from ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse brigands to the pirates of the Golden Age?the infamous seventeenth century buccaneers of the Caribbean?s Spanish Main. Delve into the true adventures of notorious seadogs whose... more...

  • The Rigging of Shipsby R. C. Anderson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones. more...

  • The QE2by Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    From her shipyard construction and maiden voyage to her decades-long career as the world's most magnificent ocean liner, here is the grand history of Cunard's longest-serving vessel, the Queen Elizabeth 2. This lavishly illustrated book portrays the QE2 's inherent beauty and ultramodern design as well as her glamour and charismatic appeal. The... more...

  • Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabethby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "A worthy addition to a library on passenger ships." ? Nautical Research Journal Two of the most famous and most successful ocean liners of the 20th century are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume. In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts,... more...

  • Picture History of the Andrea Doriaby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most graceful, fast, and luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. Views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, depictions of its glorious twin, the Cristoforo Colombo, and other fleet mates are accompanied by extensive captions. 183 black-and-white photographs. more...

  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoriaby Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure... more...

  • Sinking of the Titanicby Jay Henry Mowbray

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs. more...