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  • Great Australian Railway Storiesby Bill Marsh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 12.48

    In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. there was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend of reportage [and] reflection" ( Los Angeles Times ), Michael Ruhlman sets off for a renowned boatyard in Martha's Vineyard to follow the construction... more...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 24.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. more...

  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • Catboatsby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99

    A collection of inventive catboat designs, this guide showcases some of America?s most charming sailboats and provides detailed commentary on the specifics of each model. Tracing the history of the catboat through stories about builders and owners, the book also offers a section on catboat sailing techniques, rare photographs from the Hart Nautical... more...

  • Railroad Advertisingby Tad Burness

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Relive the glory years of American railroading Return to an era when passenger trains represented the height of luxury and riding the rails was the only way to travel. Classic Railroad Advertising covers nearly a century of memories - of powerful steam locomotives and elegant streamliners, of the brute force of diesel power and the patriotic effort... more...

  • US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast Attackby Jim Christley; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    "Silent but deadly" - Osprey's US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast-Attack takes a fresh look at the controversial design and development of the nuclear submarine of which the United States Navy operates the largest fleet in the world. The advent of nuclear power transformed the submarine from a slow underwater vessel, incapable of staying submerged for... more...

  • Eleven Minutes Lateby Matthew Engel

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 9.28

    A funny and affecting portrait of Britain's love hate relationship with the railway with a new chapter for this paperback edition more...

  • Titanic, First Accountsby Various; Tim Maltin; Nicholas Wade

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the grandson of... more...