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  • Picture History of the Andrea Doriaby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most graceful, fast, and luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. Views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, depictions of its glorious twin, the Cristoforo Colombo, and other fleet mates are accompanied by extensive captions. 183 black-and-white photographs. more...

  • Architectura Navalis Mercatoriaby Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure... more...

  • Picture History of the SS United Statesby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics.... more...

  • Doomed Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These true-life adventures unfold amid flames, collisions, and explosions, with frantic calls of SOS and a rush to clamber aboard the lifeboats. Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr., recounts the dramatic stories behind a host of ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts... more...

  • The History of Piracyby Philip Gosse

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books on the subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an exciting path of fortune, fame, and folly. Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate "profession," readers... more...

  • Sinking of the Titanicby Jay Henry Mowbray

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas.... more...

  • The Cruise of the Snarkby Jack London

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Captivating tale of true adventures recounts, with wry good humor, the hardships of a two-year voyage aboard a diminutive and leaky craft. Vital, colorful narrative transcends stormy seas and navigational doubts for breathtaking accounts of natural beauties and hospitality of South Pacific islands. Enhanced with 119 original photographs. more...

  • Picture History of American Passenger Shipsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Loving tribute to luxury liners documents more than 100 ships, including the Leviathan , the America , the Independence , the President Polk , and the United States . Detailed captions provide a wealth of information on tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. Introduction. Preface by David Perry. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200... more...

  • Learning to Sailby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This classic guide for the first-time sailor centers on the small sailboat. The author, who assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, begins with the selection of a first boat and conveys enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her in safely. 111 black-and-white figures. more...

  • A Short History of the Sailing Shipby Romola Anderson; R. C. Anderson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    This amply illustrated, nontechnical book traces the evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years ? from those of ancient Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.) to the full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. The development of northern and southern European vessels is also described. 20 halftones and 134 figures. more...