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Maritime & Naval History

SKY145
$29.99  
Paperback, Philip Kaplan , 240pages, 8 x 10.5, ISBN: 9781634505536
See the secret and dangerous world of submarine life and warfare like never before. From the ingenious but impractical designs of seventeenth-century inventors through the nuclear-powered submarines of today, this heavily illustrated volume traces the history of the silent force and the elite...
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SKY148
$14.99  
Paperback, Mary Nida Smith, 224pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781634505123
The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea. In  Heroes Beneath the Waves , many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences, fears, and thoughts. They allow us to travel back in time through...
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HCT051
$17.99  
Paperback, Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew, 432pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781610393584
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...
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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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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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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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NBN030
$16.00  
Paperback, Tom McCarthy, 304pages, 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches, ISBN: 9781493033713
Great American Shipwreck Stories  is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas or...
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RAN500
$20.00  
Paperback, James D. Hornfischer, 499pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780553381481
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
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ARC162
$21.99  
Paperback, Gayle E. Alvarez & Dennis Woolford, 128pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780738570969
The Farragut Naval Training Station, located near Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, was only operational between 1942 and 1946, but during that time it was the largest city in Idaho, the largest business in Idaho, and the second-largest U.S. naval training station. Named for Civil War hero Adm. David G....
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ARC017
$21.99  
Paperback, Chuck Fowler, 128pages, 6.5 x 0.3 x 9 inches, ISBN: 9780738548142
This engaging pictorial history tells of the tall sailing ships that came to the Pacific Northwest beginning in the mid-1700s. Met by native Salish people, the ships brought Spanish, British, Russian, and American explorers, as well as settlers and entrepreneurs, to the region. Over the next two...
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SKY128
$14.99  
Paperback, 280pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781944824242
“1789 April: Just before sun-rising, Mr. Christian, with the master at arms, gunner’s mate, and Thomas Burket, seaman, came into my cabin while I was asleep, and seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my back and threatened me with instant death if I spoke or made the least...
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PAR216
$24.95  
Paper Chart, 38 x 26
NOAA’s  Office of Coast Survey  and  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries  created a commemorative nautical chart for the Battle of Midway’s 75 th  anniversary. This nautical chart was first published in 1943, and the commemorative chart includes the...
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PGN222
$17.00  
Paperback, Brian Hicks & Schuyler Kropf, 330pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2, ISBN: 9780345447722
The history of the Confederate submarine  H. L. Hunley  is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century...
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LPP013
$12.95  
Paperback, Barbara Smith, 224pages, 5.25 x 8.25, ISBN: 9781894877237
The high seas are sinister places, where powerful storms overwhelm unsuspecting ships and desperate sailors clash, often with tragic results. As Barbara Smith shows in this fascinating collection, many who die at sea soon return as ghosts and eerie premonitions that enrich the sea's...
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FFB135
$29.95  
Hardcover, Ian Graham, 224pages, 6.8 x 0.9 x 9, ISBN: 9781770857193
Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History  is a beautiful guide to fifty water vessels that played a key role in world history and had a great impact on human civilization. The book presents the ships chronologically, beginning with Pharaoh Khufu's Solar Barge from about 2566 BCE. The...
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ACB141
$35.00  
Hardcover, Barry Pickthall, 224pages, 10 x 1 x 7.9, ISBN: 9781472918857
The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most...
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MPS163
$15.00  
Paperback, Richard Dunn, 80pages, 4.4 x 0.3 x 8.3, ISBN: 9780747815068
With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from the sixteenth century onwards in search of profit and new lands, the tools of...
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ARC137
$21.99  
Paperback, Laurie Schreiber, 160pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781467118682
Mount Desert Island possesses a rich and diverse history of boatbuilding. Chester Clement was the first of the “lobsteryacht” builders, and Bunker and Ellis elevated the concept. Henry Hinckley started on an old boat-repair wharf and built a world-class brand. Members of the Rich family produced...
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MSP051
$65.00  
Hardcover, Roger Taylor, ISBN: 9780939511433
NEW Herresoff book.  Makes the perfect Christmas gift for any sailor on your list
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HRW112
$14.99  
Paperback, David Barrie, 384pages, 5.3 x 0.9 x 8, ISBN: 9780062279354
In the tradition of Dava Sobel's  Longitude  comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer,...
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ACB132
$13.50 $27.00  
Hardcover, John Boyle, 304pages, 6 x 1.2 x 9, ISBN: 9781472912671
For the first time in history, the navies of the world have united against a common enemy--a couple of thousand rag-tag, underfed men and boys in the western Indian Ocean. Crammed into open boats and armed with ancient AK-47s, they range up to a thousand miles from home shores in Somalia. No one...
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SPC058
$14.99  
Paperback, Theodore Schellhase, 176pages, 9 x 5.9 x 0.6, ISBN: 9780764331978
Explore the early history of Oregon by delving into the journals of explorers Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson, and Lewis & Clark. Read about journeys into Oregon and first encounters with Native Americans on the coast. Hear legends of white-winged ships that first came to these shores...
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RAN338
$9.95  
Paperback, Angus Konstam, 128pages, 7.5 x 0.4 x 5.1, ISBN: 9781472808691
Ships have been part of military campaigns since the Ancient world, and this expertly illustrated and detailed Spotter's Guide offers a look at the 40 most iconic and recognizable ships throughout history. From the Viking longship through to the powerful modern aircraft carriers, and from the...
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RAN329
$22.00  
Paperback, Lincoln Paine, 784pages, 9.6 x 7.1 x 1.9, ISBN: 9781101970355
A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s...
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ARC120
$21.99  
Paperback, Michael P. Rich, 128pages, 6.5 x 95, ISBN: 9781467132428
The San Diego Harbor Police Department has proudly provided more than 50 years of law enforcement. From its humble beginnings as a small security force formed after World War II to protect San Diego imports to the modern and sophisticated police force it is today, the San Diego Harbor Police...
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SKY079
$14.95  
Paperback, Captain Heinrich Paasch, 412pages, 8.5 x 5.8, ISBN: 9781628738018
Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and...
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