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  • Batavia

    by Peter Fitzsimons

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Summer in Greece

    Escape to paradise with this romantic story filled with secrets

    by Patricia Wilson

    Could these crystal clear waters hide the secrets of her past?Present dayFor years Shelly Summer has buried herself in her work, trying to forget her past. The only time she feels truly herself is when she's diving in the Mediterranean - the calm and stillness of the clear waters help her forget.Back home, Shelly stumbles across the belongings of her great-grandmother, Gertie Smith including a ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Storm of Steel

    A gripping, action-packed historical thriller

    by Matthew Harffy

    series The Bernicia Chronicles #6
    AD 643. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the sixth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles.Heading south to lands he once considered his home, Beobrand is plunged into a dark world of piracy and slavery when an old friend enlists his help to recover a kidnapped girl.Embarking onto the wind-tossed seas, Beobrand pursues his quarry with single-minded tenacity. But ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Under Full Sail

    by Rob Mundle

    How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to the migrant ships of the mid-to-late 19th century...The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they bought to the Australian colony of the nineteenth century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • A Night to Remember

    The Sinking of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord

    series The Titanic Chronicles #1
    #1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, by the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk.At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • A Girl Aboard the Titanic

    The Remarkable Memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old Survivor of the Titanic Disaster

    by Eva Hart

    We went on the day on the boat train…I was 7, I had never seen a ship before... it looked very big... everybody was very excited, we went down to the cabin and that's when my mother said to my father that she had made up her mind quite firmly that she would not go to bed in that ship, she would sit up at night... she decided that she wouldn't go to bed at night, and she didn't!This is the amazing ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • The Truth About the Titanic

    by Archibald Gracie

    series Titanic Landmark Series
    Although he survived the sinking by seven months, it was the Titanic that killed Colonel Archibald Gracie. His struggles in the icy waters of the North Atlantic had shattered his constitution, and the awful things he had seen on that fateful night left him a haunted man. One observer said he had the look of someone “who had descended as distinctly into hell as any human being would care to ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship—Titanic

    by Walter Lord

    series The Titanic Chronicles #2
    Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember, Walter Lord revisits the TitanicYears after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic, the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians—“rivet counters,” they are called—puzzle over minute details of the ship’s last hours, a wealth of facts ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Other Side of the Night

    The Carpathia, the Californian, and the Night the Titanic Was Lost

    by Daniel Allen Butler

    The New York Times**–bestselling author of Unsinkable “recounts the disaster from the vantage point of nearby vessels” (Publishers Weekly).**A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later, she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks

    by Sir Joseph Banks

    The full text of the journals of Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS, during Captain Cook's famous first great voyage aboard the HM Bark Endeavour, 1768-1771. ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Lusitania Saga & Myth

    100 Years On

    by David Ramsay

    An account of one of the greatest maritime disasters in history—the Lusitania’s proud service, its sinking by a German U-Boat, and the tragic aftermath.When the RMS Lusitania entered service in 1907, she was the pride of the Cunard fleet. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she had a top speed of twenty-five knots and could make the Liverpool-New York crossing in five ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Pirate Hunters

    Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

    by Robert Kurson

    The gripping true story of bitter rivalries on the high seas, a brilliant 17th-Century pirate captain, and the two adventurous men determined to find his treasure.Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes' worth of gold. When present-day adventurers John Chatterton and John Mattera ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Great Clippers

    by Jane D. Lyon

    Against fantastic odds, a small group of men had built a fleet that proved one of the decisive factors in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. They had gathered the wealth that founded the first banks in the United States and built its first railroads, factories, and steamships. Now, they were to cap their achievements by making it equally superior in size, and in the process, producing ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters (Illustrated)

    100th Anniversary of Titanic Series The New Illustrated

    by Various and 1 more

    First published in 1912. "A Detailed and Accurate Account of the Most Awful Marine Disaster in History, Constructed from the Real Facts as Obtained from Those on Board Who Survived… INCLUDING Records of Previous Great Disasters of the Sea, Descriptions of the Developments of Safety and Life-saving Appliances, a Plain Statement of the Causes of Such Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them, the ... Read more

    $1.85 AUD

  • Titanic, A Very Peculiar History

    by Jim Pipe

    series A Very Peculiar History #5
    It boasted libraries, palm trees, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower… No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! Marking the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 1912, 'Titanic, A Very Peculiar History' delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers and the incredible feats of engineering and design involved ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Downunder

    The history of found shipwrecks along the Central and Hunter Coastlines.

    by Paul A. G. Wilson

    Have you ever wondered about some of the stories of the maritime disasters that have happened along the Central Coast and Hunter Coastlines of Australia? This book visits the individual histories of located shipwrecks along this notorious coastline.Some of the stories include the tale of the man who survived two shipwrecks. How did Maitland Bay and Susan Gilmore Beach get their names'? What ... Read more

    $20.00 AUD

  • The Sea and Civilization

    A Maritime History of the World

    by Lincoln Paine

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MARITIME MEDIA AWARDS 2014A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea.An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Ghost Ship

    The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew

    by Brian Hicks

    On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost ship Mary Celeste has baffled and tantalized the world for 130 years. In his stunning new book, award-winning ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • The Loss of the S.S. Titanic

    by Lawrence Beesley

    series Titanic Landmark Series
    Lawrence Beesley was one of the luckiest men on the Titanic. Although the word had been given, “women and children first,” he was nevertheless ordered into a lifeboat to make up the numbers. At the end of that fateful night he stepped, dry and physically unharmed, onto the deck of the rescuing ship Carpathia. We are also fortunate in that, as a science teacher, Beesley was an intensely curious man ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three mariners, one megastorm and the sinking of El Faro

    by Rachel Slade

    In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm’s way.On 1 October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The General Grant´s Gold

    Shipwreck and greed in the Southern Ocean

    by Madelene Ferguson Allen and 1 more

    The wreck in 1866 of the General Grant in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The General Grant was rumoured to contain a fabulous hoard of gold found in the Victorian goldfields; gold estimated to be worth in excess of US 10 million. This is the story of both the extraordinary shipwreck itself and ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Titanic

    by Filson Young

    series Titanic Landmark Series
    This was one of the first books to appear after the sinking of the Titanic, published just 37 days after the disaster, and despite the haste it is one of the most stylish and well-written of the early works. Its author, Filson Young, was a respected journalist who had already used his columns in the London Saturday Review and the Pall Mall Gazette to call for better safety at sea, and for all ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff

    by Tom McCluskie MBE

    Harland and Wolff, once acknowledged as the greatest and best-known shipbuilding company in the world, for many years enjoyed a mighty eminence before a gradual descent into near obscurity. This illustrated book, told from the unique perspective of someone who was there at the time, chronicles the history of the organisation from its creation to the present day, from its halcyon days to its ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany

    A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail

    by Julian Stockwin

    Lt Cdr Julian Stockwin shares his love and knowledge of the sea in this entertaining collection of maritime stories and little-known trivia. Featuring nautical facts and feats, including superstitions at sea, the history of animals on the waves - until 1975 when all animals were banned from Royal Navy ships - and how the inventor of the umbrella helped man the British Navy, it is packed with ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD