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  • 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.“Riveting...Reads like ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Captain McCrea's War

    The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer

    World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a BattleshipVice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Brief History of Slavery

    A New Global History

    by Jeremy Black ...
    series Brief Histories
    A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for understanding our past but also the present day.In this panoramic history, Jeremy Black tells how slavery was first developed in the ancient world, and reaches all the way to the present in the form of contemporary crimes such as trafficking and bonded labour. He shows how slavery has taken many forms ... Read more

    $3.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Into the Dark Water

    The Story of Three Officers and PT-109

    The complete World War II record of one of the most celebrated warships in American history—made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy.Fleshing out the little-known chronicle of this patrol torpedo boat under two officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal, “John Domagalski brings PT-109 and her crew back to life once again and, in doing so, honors all who served in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Batavia

    from the author of The Opera House, Ned Kelly and Mutiny on the Bounty

    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

    $20.99 USD

  • The Battle for Norway: April–June 1940

    by Geirr Haarr ...
    The acclaimed historian and author of The Gathering Storm continues his in-depth study of Northern European naval warfare during WWII.The Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940 was the first modern campaign in which sea, air and ground forces interacted decisively. In this detailed history, Gierr H. Haarr presents a comprehensive study of the naval aspects of the operation. He begins with the events off ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940

    by Geirr H Haarr ...
    “Tremendous . . . zeroes in on the critical first days of Weserübung and offers a minutely detailed account of the unfolding action.”—World War IIThis book documents the German invasion of Norway, focusing on the events at sea. More than most other campaigns of WWII, Operation Weserübung has been shrouded in mystery, legend and flawed knowledge. Strategic, political and legal issues were at best ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Leeward

    'A beautifully written, exciting naval adventure' Conn Iggulden

    by Katie Daysh ...
    Book 1 - Nightingale & Courtney
    For whatever we lose, it is our self we find in the sea.‘There are echoes of Horatio Hornblower in Nightingale’s introspection and doubts. The gay love story is beautifully written and the evocation of life on board the Scylla is equally good’ The Times‘An extraordinary work, absolutely breathtaking ... it beggars belief’ Conn Iggulden, New York Times & Sunday Times bestselling author‘Achingly ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Learning War

    The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898–1945

    by Trent Hone ...
    series Studies in Naval History and Sea Power
    Learning War examines the U.S. Navy’s doctrinal development from 1898–1945 and explains why the Navy in that era was so successful as an organization at fostering innovation. A revolutionary study of one of history’s greatest success stories, this book draws profoundly important conclusions that give new insight, not only into how the Navy succeeded in becoming the best naval force in the world, ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • The Vietnam Run

    American Merchant Mariners in the Indochina Wars, 1945-1975

    On the same day the Japanese surrender ended World War II, Vietnamese nationalists declared independence from France. Within weeks, France sought to reestablish colonial rule. American merchant seamen arriving in French ports to ship GIs back to the U.S. were dismayed when French troops bound for Vietnam came aboard instead. Many of these seamen objected because American veterans awaited transport ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • The Ship

    The Ship is the heroic tale of a few hours in the life of a British light cruiser in World War II, and of the men on it. Before writing The Ship, C.S.Forester spent several weeks on a similar warship, and has given us a very clear picture of the actual thoughts and emotions of the men as they carry out their tasks of fighting in and maintaining a modern warship. The Ship is part of the protecting ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Through the Valley

    My Captivity in Vietnam

    Through the Valley is the captivating memoir of the last U.S. Army soldier taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. A narrative of courage, hope, and survival, Through the Valley is more than just a war story. It also portrays the thrill and horror of combat, the fear and anxiety of captivity, and the stories of friendships forged and friends lost.In 1971 William Reeder was a senior captain on his ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The Frogmen of World War II

    An Oral History of the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams

    The exciting story of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team—also known as the Frogmen of WWII—who were the precursors to today's Navy SEALs, in their own words.As countless battlefronts in the Pacific, African, and European theaters called for direct amphibious assaults against islands and beachheads, a small corps of exceptionally skilled fighting men was formed—the U.S. Navy underwater warriors. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Victory at Midway

    The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II

    In the five months after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy won a string of victories in a campaign to consolidate control of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. In June of 1942, Japan suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Midway and was never again able to take the offensive in the Pacific. Bringing fresh perspective to the battle and its consequences, the author identifies Japan ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Barons of the Sea

    And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

    “A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea).There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport within Europe

    by Seán McGrail ...
    Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Within Europe' builds on Professor Sen McGrail's 2006 volume 'Ancient Boats and Ships' by delving deeper into the construction and use of boats and ships between the stone age and AD1500 in order to provide up to date information. Regions covered will include the Mediterranean and Atlantic Europe.This interesting volume is easily accessible to those with ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Crimson Waters

    True Tales of Adventure. Looting, Kidnapping, Torture, and Piracy on the High Seas

    A New York Times bestsellling author separates history from myth from the Pharaohs to Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to today.Soon after the first maritime trade routes became operational, seafaring bandits appeared to prey upon the cargo, crews, and ships of others. Crimson Waters traces the history of piracy around the globe, stretching back from its roots in 2500 BCE, through the Golden Age of ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • British Battleships of the Victorian Era

    This is a companion volume to Friedman’ s highly successful _British Battleship 1906–1946_ and completes his study of the Royal Navy’s capital ships. Beginning with the earliest installation of steam machinery in ships of the line, the book traces the technological revolution that saw the introduction of iron hulls, armour plate, shell-firing guns and the eventual abandonment of sail as auxiliary ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Jutland

    The Unfinished Battle

    **“A compelling, dramatic account of the Royal Navy's last great sea battle.” —Robert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times–bestselling author of DreadnoughtMore than a century later, historians still argue about this controversial and misunderstood World War I naval battle off the coast of Denmark. It was the twentieth century’s first engagement of dreadnoughts—and while it left ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • One Hundred and Sixty Minutes

    The Race to Save the RMS Titanic

    One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wireless operators on land and sea who desperately sent ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • 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

  • The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream

    THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this’ BILL BRYSON ’A brilliant read … Game of Thrones but in the real world’ ANTHONY HOROWITZPICKED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, THE DAILY MAIL AND THE DAILY EXPRESS.The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 is one of the greatest disasters England has ever... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 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

  • The Grand Fleet

    Warship Design and Development 1906-1922

    “Indispensable for any naval historian . . . charts the evolution of warship design and development in the years 1906-1922 in the United Kingdom.”—International Journal of Maritime HistoryThe launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus