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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 SS United Statesby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics.... 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...