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  • 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

    Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs. 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. Enhanced with 119 original photographs. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    More than 100 ships documented, including Leviathan, America, Independence, President Polk, and United States. Detailed captions list tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photographs. more...

  • Steamboats on the Western Riversby Louis C. Hunter

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development ? from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation. more...

  • Learning to Sailby H. A. Calahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years ? from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures. more...

  • Picture History of the French Lineby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    Superb pictorial history of the company's fleet of formidable passenger ships: Ile de France , Normandie , Liberté , Colombie , Antilles , Flandre , France , and many more. Over 170 black-and-white photographs. more...

  • Spars and Riggingby John M'Leod Murphy; W. N. Jeffers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Important study describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century ? from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to a flying jib, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines. 218 illustrations. more...