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  • The Princess Matilda Comes Homeby Shane Spall

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 21.19

    Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain. From Matilda 's winter berth in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before ambitiously deciding to visit the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Along the way they cross Cardigan Bay... more...

  • The Complete Yachtmasterby Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised eighth edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis... more...

  • Voyage of The Slave Shipby Stephen J. May

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition, and final disposition of one of J.M.W. Turner's greatest and most memorable paintings. Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury. For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy... more...

  • British Canalsby Joseph Boughey

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    Describes how canals emerged from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century, how they thrived and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways. more...

  • The Admiral Benbowby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought on--but to no avail: the... more...

  • The Liberty Ships of World War IIby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    This is the story of Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II and, for the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover. Included is a list of all 2,710 Liberty ships delivered by U.S. shipyards, giving each ship's namesake and detailed descriptions... more...

  • The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book describes the intricacies of construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars which were constructed... more...

  • RMS Lusitaniaby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2014;

    Within hours of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a submarine off the Cork coast in May 2015, a narrative was created and over time, emerged as the 'truth' of the incident. Throughout the world many people still today perceive the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this new book,... more...

  • Into the Maelstromby Colin Brittain

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran onto rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600 yards from shore,... more...

  • Ship Construction Sketches and Notesby John F Kemp; Peter Young; D J Eyres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the student reader. The contents cover, in numerous fully illustrated items, shipyard practices, principles of construction methods, the design... more...