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ARC166
$19.99  
Paperback, Michael D. White, 176pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781609499242
More than two thousand ships have been lost along California's 840 miles of coastline--Spanish galleons, passenger liners, freighters, schooners. Some tragedies are marking points in U.S. maritime history. The City of Rio de Janeiro," bound from Hong Kong to San Francisco in 1901, sliced the fog...
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HRW153
$18.95  
Paperback, Daniel J. Sharfstein, 640pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780393355659
“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s   Thunder in the Mountains   chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”―Brenda Wineapple, author of   Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil...
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HRW152
$17.99  
Paperback, Kent Nerburn, 448pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780061136085
Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation - the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men,...
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LPP028
$12.95  
Paperback, Dan Asfar, 232pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781894877435
After the rifles, cannons and bugles fall silent, when the losses have been counted and the mourners are gone, the ghosts of war return. Drawing on the Civil War, the War of 1812, the Revolutionary War and other conflicts, storyteller Dan Asfar weaves tales of phantom soldiers, supernatural...
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CSP010
$18.45  
Hardcover, Charles W Maynard, 24pages, 9 x 9, ISBN: 9780823962877
Follows the life of the nineteenth-century trapper and explorer who earned his reputation on the western frontier.
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PGW175
$17.99  
Hardcover, Julie Bertagna, 128pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781930238947
John Muir led an adventurous life, starting with his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist—and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and...
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MSP052
$75.00  
Hardcover, Roger C. Taylor, 644pages, 11 x 10, ISBN: 9780939511440
Volume II, L.Francis Herreshoff:The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972, covers the second half of his life and many of his most beautiful and influential designs. With 230 plans and 146 illustrations, this volume features the notable 1931 ocean racer Landfall, the supremely beautiful Tioga, the...
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SIM382
$29.99  
Hardcover, Steven Ujifusa, 448pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781476745978
“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...
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HHP024
$19.95  
Paperback, Sylvia Taylor, 248pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781772031799
A rich and diverse tapestry weaving together the many voices, narratives, skills, and talents of women up and down the coastal Pacific Northwest who devote their lives and careers to the sea. Beckoned by the Sea   celebrates coastal women from northern BC to northern California who work...
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STL326
$29.95  
Hardcover, Malcolm & Alexander Swanston, 224pages, 8 x 10.5, ISBN: 9781782747093
A highly illustrated and accessible account of the development of air warfare, from the first skirmishes over the Western Front in World War I to today’s hi-tech netcentric aerial battlespace.   No single human invention has altered the nature of war more than the airplane. The  History of...
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INT465
$25.00  
Hardcover, John Kretschmer, 256pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071704403
"I know you'll want to read more after you finish   Sailing a Serious Ocean . And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."   -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF   ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the...
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LPP024
$12.95  
Paperback, M. A. Macpherson, 240pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781551051642
The American frontier in its early days was a rough place where only the tough survived. Gold and cattle were king, and many took up stealing the former and rustling the latter. Stage coaches and trains presented themselves for the taking. Billy the Kid, the Daltons, Jesse James, the Reno...
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RAN509
$19.99  
Paperback, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, 480pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781426217173
With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English. At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether...
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QRT025
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Hardcover, Michael Karl Witzel, 208pages, 8 x 10, ISBN: 9780760354179
When you open  Strange 66,  take a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's Mother Road. Route 66 conjures images of an  innocent golden age of car travel : shiny V8s powering down hot, two-lane blacktop, sucking 20-cent-a-gallon...
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MSP012
$24.95  
Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372364
Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships,...
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IPS049
$19.99  
Hardcover, Thomas Suarez, 224pages, 9 x 12, ISBN: 9780794608040
Take a journey back to the uncharted oceans with the most celebrated European explorers!   Interest in Southeast Asian history and culture is higher than ever before. Ancient cartography of Oceania holds mysteries as old as time—were these early ocean maps molded as much by...
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NBN036
$24.95  
Paperback, Vic Verlinden & Stefan Panis, 144pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781849953252
Diving for Treasure  recounts the efforts over many years to dive wrecks that contained treasure in one form or another. The often prolonged and sometimes dangerous expeditions tell of dives to many ships that were wrecked while carrying tons of gold or other valuables. Many of the wrecks...
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QRT003
$23.95  
Paperback, 160pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781785210938
The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched, and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger...
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PGW274
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Nick Neely, 208pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781640090132
"Finely tuned essays that vary intriguingly in form and tone . . . Neely capably explores the complexity of his subjects with polish and finesse, looking carefully and thinking deeply." ― Kirkus Reviews , starred review   COAST:  the edge of land, or conversely the edge of sea.  RANGE:  a...
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PGW257
$20.00  
Paperback, Carrie Gibson, 480pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780802124319
Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the  Santa Maria  and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In  Empire’s Crossroads , historian Carrie Gibson offers a vivid, panoramic...
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WIL087
$12.71 $16.95  
Paperback, Nicholas Gray, 240pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781909911550
Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit – as it is an account of their tragic final voyages....
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CBP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Robin Johnson, 48pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 50
Discusses the California Gold Rush in American history, describing the first discovery of gold, prospectors, boomtowns, and how the gold rush changed the landscape of America.
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SKY139
$14.39 $17.99  
Paperback, 232pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781510732230
An exciting collection of dangerous adventures, harrowing travels, and heart-stopping journeys,  Incredible Adventure and Exploration Stories  compiles tales from around the globe that are sure to amaze.  Popular and well-known tales of exploration venturing overland and across the sea are...
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HRW147
$22.39 $27.99  
Hardcover, Rachel Slade, 416pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780062699701
ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A  NEW YORK TIMES  EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF  OUTSIDE  MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea.”—Douglas Preston,  New York...
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