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  • 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...

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

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic --in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art. Historic firsthand accounts and testimonies by survivors and eye- witnesses including Lawrence Beesley, Margaret Brown, Archibald Gracie, Carlos F. Hurd and many more. more...

  • Empire Expressby David Haward Bain

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 20.99

    After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to... more...

  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee; Christopher Lee.

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroadby Maury Klein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 45.00

    After the Civil War, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's... more...

  • Cargo Linersby Ambrose Greenway

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 22.00

    For 100 years, between 1850 and 1950, the cargo liner grew to dominate the world’s trade routes, providing regular services that merchants, shippers and importers could rely on; they carried much of the world’s higher value manufactured goods and raw materials and their services spread to most corners of the world. They were the tool of the... more...

  • A Century of Sea Travelby Christopher Deakes; Tom Stanley

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00

    This book is a voyage through the life of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by travelers who sailed on these vessels, and it carries within it their thoughts and experiences, mirrored here in words and pictures. The pictures are memories of ships and places in times gone by, glimpses of steamship travel through the years. In memoirs and letters... more...

  • Coastersby Roy Fenton

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days’ has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage.In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been... more...

  • Great British Railway Journeysby Charlie Bunce; Michael Portillo

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The Sunday Times Bestseller A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history, landscape and people - from the window of Britain?s many and magnificent railway journeys. more...