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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • Ships That Sail No Moreby Giles T. Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This chronicle of coastal shipping in the western United States forms an important but hitherto neglected part of the history of transportation in America. From the beginning the seaways were a vital link among the developing West Coast settlements, and even after the completion of a north-south rail line sturdy steamers continued to serve as the... more...

  • Towboat on the Ohioby James E. Casto

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    To get a personal look at what it is like to work on the Ohio River, newspaperman James E. Casto spent eight days aboard the Blazer as it traveled the Ohio from Huntington, West Virginia, to Pittsburgh, up the Allegheny and the Mongahela, and then back to Huntington. The Paul G. Blazer , a gleaming white towboat owned and operated by Ashland... more...

  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

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

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... more...

  • International Maritime Transport Costsby Gordon Wilmsmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Based on in-depth empirical research this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical lens. Further, the book uses a unique set of data that gives an extensive insight into Latin American international maritime transport costs... more...

  • Shipwrecks of Madagascarby Pierre van den Boogaerde

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

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

  • 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...