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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Seaby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances... more...

  • Under the Mediterraneanby Honor Frost

    Honor Frost Foundation 2015; US$ 19.99

    Honor Frost has written a travel book with this difference: her journeys have extended below the surface of the sea. Her accounts of these regions can be compared with the writings of early travellers who, unhampered by overspecialization, recorded a variety of observations on completely unknown places. In setting down her direct experience she has... more...

  • The Boston Marine Barracksby John R. Yates Jr.; Thomas Yates

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Boston Marine Barracks is one of the oldest in the U.S.: it stands within eyeshot of the USS Constitution. Lt. Col. John R. Yates, Jr., the last commanding officer of the Barracks when it closed in 1974, researched the hundreds of letters left behind by previous Barracks commanders, their superiors and many others. They reveal the life and times... more...

  • The Vicksburg Campaignby Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Union victory at Gettysburg is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War but many scholars consider the capture of Vicksburg the decisive action. Building on a well-established body of literature--including the author's previous work--this book provides a comprehensive narrative and single-volume reference work on the Vicksburg Campaign.... more...

  • Voices from the Carpathiaby George M Behe

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    When Titanic began sending out distress calls, one of the first to reply was the Cunard liner Carpathia. As it turned out, Carpathia was the only vessel to reach the scene in time to save the lives of any of Titanic's passengers, and, after she arrived in New York, reporters crowded the pier and vied with each other to obtain interviews with the survivors... more...

  • The Kamikaze Huntersby Will Iredale

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 16.99

    The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze. Drawing... more...

  • Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navyby Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger and capable carriers in 1927 with five more being built prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor including three large Yorktown class.

To take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress... more...

  • A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecksby Stewart Gordon

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 24.99

    Shipwrecks as a window on the history of globalization more...

  • A Practical Guide to the Rules of the Roadby Farhan Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    A self-teaching aid that covers International regulations for preventing collision at sea 1972 (Colregs) or Rules of the Road, including navigation lights and related situations that could be asked within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency oral examinations for the deck certificate of competency. This book is divided into two sections. The first... more...

  • Stourport-on-Severnby Colum Giles; Keith Falconer; Barry Jones; Michael Taylor

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    Today many English towns, adjusting to the needs of the 21st century, are turning to the historic environment as a means of reinforcing their identity and distinctiveness, precious attributes in a town's local and regional profile. For Stourport-on-Severn, this special identity is written large in the central part of the town, for there can be few... more...