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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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MPS096
$50.00  
Hardcover, Nigel Rowe, 224pages, 12.5 x 9 x 1, ISBN: 9781472903464
Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book—supported and endorsed by Sail Training International—is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world’s most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas,...
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INT492
$17.00  
Paperback, Frank Lanier, 208pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780071825269
A nautical trivia book on steroids, learn why it is a Blue Monday and other expressions with a nautical past Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch  is a  Ripley's Believe It or Not  for the mariner—everything odd, weird, and unbelievable. Mariner and author Frank Lanier began...
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PER048
$17.99  
Paperback, Stephen R. Bown, ISBN: 9780306822667
 The Last Viking unravels the life of the man who stands head and shoulders above all those who raced to map the last corners of the world. In 1900, the four great geographical mysteries-the Northwest Passage, the Northeast Passage, the South Pole, and the North Pole-remained blank spots on...
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WWN287
$25.95  
Hardcover, Theresa Levitt, ISBN: 9780393068795
How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives. . Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his view of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many...
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SPC014
$14.98 $29.95  
Paperback, Fritz Timmen, ISBN: 9780764303180
All aboard for a trip back to the glory days of steamboating. This book is packed with history, photographs, and tales highlighting the personalities of various ships and the men who ran them. . Colorful paddle-wheelers that carried goods and passengers to help develop the pioneer American West...
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HPC138
$32.95  
Hardcover, Dr. Barry Gough, ISBN: 9781550175738
From internationally recognized author and historian Barry Gough, here is another riveting history of exploration on the high seas. . The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine...
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BMHJ63D
$14.98 $29.95  
DVD
Featuring three programs. Pacific Firepower: 25 days of hell to take Saipan. Guam took 17 days of straight air attacks and bombing, paving the way for our massive anphib landings. The Battle Of Rabaul: Having taken Guadalcanal and Papua, New Guinea we planned a major encirclement of New Britain....
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BM423D
$14.98 $29.95  
DVD
Featuring 81 classes of fighting ships and warbirds of the fleet in motion picture profile. From carriers such as Nimitz, Eisenhower, Enterprise, Kitty Hawk to missile cruisers and aerial fleet weapons including A7 Corsair, Hawkeye, A6 Intruder, F14 Tomcat and much more.
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PGN113
$18.00  
Paperback, Nathaniel Philbrick, ISBN: 9780143111979
Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award- winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as "spellbinding" by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of our most sacred...
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SIM114
$7.50 $15.00  
Paperback, Ken Jennings, 304pages, 9 x 6 x 0.9, ISBN: 9781439167182
Ken Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture:...
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HRW012
$17.99  
Paperback, Laurence Bergreen, 430pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780060936389
A vivid account of Magellan's thoroughly terrifying first circumnavigation of the globe. Includes first-person accounts never before available in English. Filled with sex, violence and unprecedented adventures.
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INT219
$21.00  
Paperback, Peter D. Jeans, 370pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 71486569
A wonderfully entertaining miscellany of maritime myths, superstitions, fable and even fact. Presented in a relaxed style displaying a passion for the classic and sometimes obscure nautical tales of pirates, mermaids, castaways and buccaneers.
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INT332
$14.00  
Paperback, Olivia A. Isil, 125pages, 7 x 7, ISBN: 9780070328778
A salty collection of over 250 words, phrases and sayings that have become common in English usage. Arranged alphabetically and each entry is accompanied by a full explanation of origins and use. For lovers of English and the sea.
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MSP004
$20.00  
Hardcover, John G. Rogers, 215pages, 5.75 x 8.75, ISBN: 9780913372319
1,249 entries pertaining to shipboard life, hulls, rigging, Shiphandling, sea and weather conditions, naval and technical terms. Emphasis is on word roots and original usage.
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MSP012
$24.95  
Paperback, Horace Beck, 544pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372364
Fascinating collection of true and apocryphal stories from the oral tradition of those living by and on the ocean. No other book like it.
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OSP002
$17.95  
Paperback, Jim Christley, illust. by Tony Bryan, 48pages, 7.25 X 9.75, ISBN: 9781841768595
A fine examination of the fleet submarines of the U. S. Navy during WWII. Archival photos combine with detailed artwork to bring these fascinating vessels to vivid life. Features detailed cutaways and interior photos.
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PGN018
$15.00  
Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 282pages, 5 x 7.25, ISBN: 9780140275018
Spans a thousand years and four continents to tell the history of cod fishing and the fish that changed the world and made possible the settlement of North America.
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RAN080
$14.95  
Paperback, Brian Hicks, 304pages, 5.25 X 8, ISBN: 9780345466655
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...
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WAC005
$16.00  
Paperback, Dava Sobel, 180pages, 4.5 x 7.5, ISBN: 9780802715296
Engagingly told true story of John Harrison, the lone genius who met the greatest scientific challenge of his time by perfecting the marine chronometer and solving the problem of measuring longitude at sea, profoundly altering history. Color photos.
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WWN014
$18.95  
Paperback, Ian Toll, 560pages, 6 x 95, ISBN: 9780393330328
The epic history if the founding of the American Navy and how a handful of bastards and outlaws fighting under a piece of striped bunting humbled the omnipotent Royal Navy. From the decision to build six heavy frigates through the war of 1812.
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PAR033
$9.95  
Paperback, Shawn Shallow, 291pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837656
Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm....
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PGN134
$17.00  
Paperback, Capt. James Cook, ISBN: 9780140436471
Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts...
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BMH419D
$29.95  
DVD
This is the chilling yet compelling saga of the evolution of submarine warfare. From its first practical application during WWI to its role as trump card deterrent of WWII, the submarine stands as an almost invulnerable arm of superpower strategy.
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FYD001
$12.48 $24.95  
Paperback, Joe Follansbee, 394pages, 7 x 10 x 0.8, ISBN: 9780615381534
The Fyddeye Guide to America's Maritime History is a one-of-a-kind directory for tall ships, lighthouses, historic warships, maritime museums, and other attractions you can visit today that preserve, protect, and interpret our nation's maritime history. Use the Guide to plan a family trip, map...
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PGN096
$16.00  
Paperback, Mark Kurlansky, 269pages, 5 x 7.75, ISBN: 9781594483745
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Cod, Salt," and "The Big Oyster" comes the colorful story of a way of life that for hundreds of years has defined much of America's coastlines but is slowly disappearing. Illustrated.
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WWN279
$15.95  
Paperback, Eric Jay Dolin, 480pages, 5.5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780393331578
A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century. Reprint.
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HRW077
$12.79 $15.99  
Paperback, Susan Ronald, 471pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9780060820671
  Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion...
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PER008
$12.50 $25.00  
Hardcover, Andrew Darby, 291pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780306816291
Chronicles the evolving pursuit of whales and its significance to our humanity. For fans of well-written history and those fascinated by whales and the fierce international conflict surrounding them.
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GPT039
$14.95  
Paperback, Michael Varhola, 206pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780762744923
Twenty-one riveting stories with illustrations of ships that met their end in the treacherous waters of the Great Lakes including British gunboat, The USS Niagara, Civil War steamer Island Queen and, of course, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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WMM001
$14.95  
Paperback, William T. Nelson, 180pages, ISBN: 9789997184313
How they built submarines in Wisconsin, floated them down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico and sent them off to illustrious careers in WWII. The shipyard in Manitowoc garnered a reputation for building the finest of subs. Photos.
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SIM081
$20.00  
Paperback, David McCullough, 669pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780671244095
The full story of the astonishing engineering feats, extraordinary medical advances, political power plays, heroic struggles, and human tragedies that went into the construction of the Panama Canal. Superb writing and scholarship.
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WIC003
$9.48 $18.95  
Paperback, R. Sheret, 139pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 921107102
  The story of ships and crews that moved cargo along the West Coast from the 18th century to the present. From the paddlewheel steamers that served the CA and Yukon gold rushes to container-laden coastal barge traffic and space-age cruise ships.
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