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  • 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. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty ? among them the infamous Henry Morgan. more...

  • Learning to Raceby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Classic guide for sailors who want to win yacht races. Expert, detailed discussions of how to get the most speed out of the boat: crew and equipment, the start, taking advantage of tides and currents, tactics, strategy, and much more. Also, thorough discussion of fundamentals. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Mahan on Naval Warfareby Alfred Thayer Mahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Fascinating compendium of writings by one of the world's most influential experts on naval warfare. Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect... more...

  • Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Shipsby Richard C. McKay

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. Boston-built McKay clippers?Flying Cloud, Sovereign of the Seas, Great Republic, many more?surpassed in size, beauty, strength and speed all that had gone before. Enhanced with 58 superb illustrations, including a wealth of... more...

  • The Yankee Whalerby Clifford Ashley

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships, with fascinating details and anecdotes about whales and whaling waters, whaling men, methods of attack, crafts and routines, much more. Richly illustrated with 133 halftones,... 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...

  • Pirates and Piracyby E. Keble Chatterton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are featured in these stirring true tales of high-seas treachery. Gripping narratives of corsairs, freebooters,... more...