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Ships & Shipbuilding

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

    English Heritage Publishing 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...

  • United States Coast Guard Leaders and Missions, 1790 to the Presentby Thomas P. Ostrom; John J. Galluzzo

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

    The history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies dates from 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. The Service has provided aids to navigation, enforcement of maritime laws, environmental protection, search and rescue, immigration and narcotics interdiction, maritime safety assistance, port security, natural... more...

  • Civil War Biographies from the Western Watersby Myron J. Smith Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official... more...

  • Steamby Andrea Sutcliffe

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Streamboats and Steamboats * A Ridiculous Idea * Brother Saintmakers * The War of the Pamphlets * The Columbian Maid * Lord High Admirals of the Delaware * Jefferson's Choice * The End of Perseverance * Leeches and Sharks * War and Peace * A Mail-order Steamboat * Thornton's Revenge more...

  • The Last Confederate Ship at Seaby Paul Williams

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

    The CSS Shenandoah fired the last shot of the Civil War and was the only Confederate warship to circumnavigate the globe. But what was Captain James Waddell's true relationship with his Yankee prisoner Lillias Nichols and how did it determine the ship's final destination? Without orders, Waddell undertook a dangerous three month voyage through... more...

  • RMS Olympicby Mark Chirnside

    The History Press 2015; US$ 36.46

    Sitting around a dining-room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship was... more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Lusitaniaby Greg King; Penny Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I. Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years... more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 8.95

    "One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." ? Sports Illustrated . Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "A literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written." ? National Fisherman... more...

  • The Tragedy of the Royal Tarby Mark Warner

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    On October 25, 1836, the sidewheel steamer Royal Tar caught fire in Maine's Penobscot Bay. On board was a small circus menagerie returning to Boston from a summer-long tour of the Canadian Maritimes. Plagued by gale-force winds and rough seas, the usual overnight trip from Saint John, New Brunswick, stretched out to four days and, on the fourth... more...