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  • Sailors to the End

    The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It

    The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew struggled for days to extinguish the fires, but, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    by David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Warship Mary Rose

    The Life & Times of King Henry VIII's Flagship

    by David Childs ...
    This new paperback edition brings the history of Henry VIII's famous warship right up to date with new chapters on the stunning presentation of the hull and the 19,000 salvaged artefacts in the new museum in Portsmouth.Mary Rose has, along with HMS Victory, become an instantly recognisable symbol of Britain's maritime past, while the extraordinary richness of the massive collection of artefacts ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Voyage of Mercy

    The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission

    by Stephen Puleo ...
    “Puleo has found a new way to tell the story with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city…Puleo’s tale, despite the hardship to come, surely is a tribute to the better angels of America’s nature, and in that sense, it couldn’t be more timely.” **—**The Wall Street JournalThe remarkable ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Blind Man's Bluff

    The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

    Discover the secret history of America's submarine warfare in this fast-paced and deeply researched chronicle of adventure and intrigue during the Cold War that reads like a spy thriller.Blind Man's Bluff is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea. This New York Times bestseller reveals previously unknown dramas, such as:The mission to send submarines ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sailor of Liberty

    'Rivals the immortal Patrick O'Brian' Angus Donald

    by J. D. Davies ...
    Series Book 1 - The Philippe Kermorvant Thrillers
    The call of the republic, the weight of destiny. A new legend takes to the seas.'A thrilling new adventure series that rivals the immortal Patrick O’Brian' Angus Donald1793. The infant French republic is assailed on all sides, by enemies within and the combined might of the great European monarchies without. A fanatical regime has taken power in Paris.In the midst of these upheavals, Philippe ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Century of Sea Travel

    Personal Accounts from the Steamship Era

    This “handsome volume” offers a “lavishly illustrated” journey back to the golden age of steam travel through first-hand accounts and images of the passengers (Bruce Peter, author of Ship Style).A Century of Sea Travel is an eye-opening voyage through the golden years of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by the very travelers who sailed on these magnificent engineering marvels. In ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Twelve Desperate Miles

    The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa

    by Tim Brady ...
    The Dirty Dozen meets Band of Brothers in this true story of how a rusty old New Orleans banana boat staffed with an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, a gang of inmates from a local jail, and a French harbor pilot spirited out of Morocco by O.S.S. agents in the trunk of a Chevy, were drafted into service in WWII -- and heroically succeeded in setting the stage for Patton's epic ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Titanic, First Accounts

    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    Series series Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    **Fascinating firsthand accounts of the Titanic—in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover artThe Titanic, First Accounts graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Full of historically accurate details and an afterword by the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Reuchlins reis

    George Reuchlin stapte in 1912 aan boord van de Titanic en zou nooit aankomen in New York. Een meeslepende geschiedenis van de Holland-Amerika Lijn en de landverhuizers.In 1891 reist jonkheer George Reuchlin op het nieuwste schip van de Holland- Amerika Lijn naar New York. Zijn vader Otto is medeoprichter van de Rotterdamse stoomvaartmaatschappij. George is zestien, maar het ligt al vast dat hij ... Read more

    $14.41 USD

  • Harbors and High Seas

    An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian

    This companion for fans of the Napoleonic sea sagas offers maps of the novels’ streets, seas, and coasts, and much more.The tall-masted sailing ships of the early nineteenth century were the technological miracles of their day, allowing their crews to traverse the seas with greater speed than had ever been possible before. Novelist Patrick O’Brian captured the thrill of that era with his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail

    Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Tin Cans and Greyhounds

    The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

    by Clint Johnson ...
    For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged “against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected.” Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944.This action-packed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Attack on the Liberty

    The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship

    The definitive account of the infamous 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces and the continuing controversy over what really happened.• Notorious incident: In 1967, Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats attacked the spy ship uSS Liberty in international waters during the Six-Day War. Thirty-four sailors were killed and more than 170 wounded, many critically injured. Israel claimed ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Decision at Sea

    Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History

    From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Waterloo

    The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

    #1 Bestseller in the U.K.From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s last stand.On June 18, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In ... Read more

    $16.49 USD

  • Pocket Battleship: The Story Of The Admiral Scheer

    The exciting account of the famous German battle cruiser which sank 152,000 tons of Allied shipping.A LUCKY SHIPThe Germans called her their “lucky ship”—the heavily gunned, heavily armoured Admiral Scheer, sister ship of the ill-fated Graf Spee and the Deutschland. With and operational range of 19,000 miles, she quickly became a nightmare to the British Admiralty.This is the dramatic story of one ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Ambush of SS Persia

    Voices from a Lost Liner

    by Alan Wren ...
    Alan Wren’s ‘The Ambush of the SS Persia’ is impeccably researched, well-written and richly sprinkled with noteworthy insights - fascinating, highly informative, and a pleasurable read.’ Nicholas C Jellicoe - ‘Jutland - The Unfinished Battle’Passengers boarding P&O liner SS Persia on 18th December 1915 may have wondered ‘Why am I doing this?’ The sinking of RMS Lusitania</stro... ... Read more

    $6.56 USD

  • Now Hear This!

    Ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II

    Now Hear This!, first published in 1947, is an account of the combat actions of representative ships of the U.S. Navy during World War II in all theaters of the War. Included are accounts of historic battleships such as the Missouri and Iowa, aircraft carriers such as the Hornet and Saratoga, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines, as well as the exploits of lesser known, but vital to the war effort ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Golden Shore

    California's Love Affair with the Sea

    by David Helvarg ...
    From the first human settlements to the latest marine explorations, The Golden Shore tells the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean. David Helvarg takes the reader on both a geographic and literary journey along the state’s 1,100-mile Pacific coastline, from the Oregon border to the San Diego–Tijuana international border fence and out into its whale-, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Over the Top

    The First Lone Yachtsman to Sail Vertically Around the World

    Only one person has ever sailed vertically around the world - Adrian Flanagan.Sailing horizontally is difficult enough, crossing thousands of miles of ocean only to get near land at the Capes and battle treacherous currents. However, hundreds of sailors have still managed it. Adrian became obsessed with the idea of sailing vertically around the world as a boy, before he even knew whether it was ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Torn in Two

    The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea

    Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesota’s Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boat—which meant scrambling to rejoin the Morrell at its next stop or forfeiting a good ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Dead Wake

    The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania“Both terrifying and enthralling.”—Entertainment Weekly“Thrilling, dramatic and powerful.”—NPR“Thoroughly engrossing.”—George R.R. MartinOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English ... Read more

    $14.99 USD