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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Learning to Sailby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures. more...