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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • The Admiral Benbowby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought on--but to no avail: the... more...

  • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific Warby Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the stunning victory at Pearl Harbor to its dramatic reversal at Midway, the Imperial Japanese Navy swept all before it in its numerous victories in the Pacific and Far Eastern waters. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War pulls from many of Osprey's bestselling books on the subject in addition to the most recent research on the subject,... more...

  • Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Seaby Michael Leigh Sinowitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    An exploration of the complex roles that bodies--both literally and figuratively--play in the 21 volume Aubrey-Maturin novels reveals much about the novels' meditation on the dichotomy of mind and body. The book begins with a consideration of the role of genre norms and the bodies of the novels' main characters. The focus then shifts to considerations... more...

  • Kon-Tikiby Thor Heyerdahl; Steven Callahan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    “One of the great adventures of our time.? — Life “Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.? That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa... more...

  • Submarine Torpedo Tacticsby Edward Monroe Jones; Shawn S. Roderick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Never-before-published, firsthand accounts of under-sea action presented with a summary of torpedo tactics illustrate how a submarine's crew can hit a target trying to avoid being hit. Legendary figures in American submarine history come to life in actual logs of undersea warfare, and in accounts of sailors who were in the van of torpedo tactics... more...

  • Voyages from the Pastby Simon Wills

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    A social history of sea travel from the passengers' perspective, encompassing all walks of life and vessels departing from a variety of UK ports. Simon Wills tells the stories of ordinary people who travelled by sea between 1600 and 1940, from early Ameri more...

  • RMS Lusitaniaby Michael Martin

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Within hours of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a submarine off the Cork coast in May 2015, a narrative was created and over time, emerged as the 'truth' of the incident. Throughout the world many people still today perceive the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this new book,... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • Ice Shipby Charles W. Johnson

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2014; US$ 29.99

    The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles more...

  • Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logisticsby Jason Monios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides an overview of intermodal transport and logistics including the policy background, emerging industry trends and academic approaches. Establishing the three key features of intermodal transport geography as intermodal terminals, inland logistics and hinterland corridors, Jason Monios takes an institutional approach to understanding... more...