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  • 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...

  • 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. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City. 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...

  • The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographsby Jr. William H. Miller

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world?s great "floating palaces" ? 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. more...

  • Sailing Boats from Around the Worldby Henry Coleman Folkard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography. more...

  • Shipwrecks of Madagascarby

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2011; US$ 9.99

    There are more than one hundred shipwrecks off the coast of Madagascar. These are the stories from ancient to modern times. more...

  • How To Read a Nautical Chart: A Captain's Quick Guideby Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 11.00 US$ 9.02

    Your quick-reference, on-board guide to the symbology and shorthand notations used on nautical charts Nautical charts contain an incredible amount of information for those who know how to decipher them. But without a key to the symbology, a chart can be bewildering. Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, helps you make sense... more...