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  • Rails Across Dixieby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout,... more...

  • Engines of Warby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 16.99

    The dramatic 100-year history of how trains became weapons, and transformed forever the nature of war more...

  • Engineer of Revolutionary Russiaby Anthony Heywood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book employs an exceptionally rich base of high-quality primary sources, that not only provides a much-needed account and assessment of Lomonosov's... more...

  • Boatbuilding Manual, Fifth Editionby Robert Steward; Carl Cramer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 40.00

    Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuilding text has simultaneously served the disparate... more...

  • America's Great Railroad Stationsby Roger Straus; Hugh Van Dusen; Ed Breslin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.99

    An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where... more...

  • Last Train to Paradiseby Graham Hutchins

    Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE is a celebratory account of a time when train travel was more than just the accepted means of travelling around New Zealand. It was also an era when rail journeys provided excitement, companionship and romance.Royal trains, troop trains, rugby specials, tourist trains ... all come to life in Graham Hutchins’ evocative descriptions... more...

  • Voyagers of the Titanicby Richard Davenport-Hines

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    ?An astonishing work.? ?Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of ?Downton Abbey? ?A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.? ?Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman It has been one hundred years since the sinking... more...

  • US Destroyers 19340-45: Pre-war classesby Dave Mccomb; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Since the beginning of the 20th century, destroyers have been all-purpose ships, indispensable in roles large and small ? from delivering the mail at sea to screening other vessels and, where larger ships were not present, forming the front line in battle. This title details the 169 ships of ten classes introduced in the 1930s: early 1,500-tonners... more...

  • US Destroyers 1942-45: Wartime classesby Dave Mccomb; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanced and rakish design, it was their record as workhorses of the Pacific War that placed them among the most battle-tested and successful fighting ships of all time. This title describes the Fletchers and... more...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; Not Available

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...