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Maritime & Naval History

MPS101
$42.00 $60.00  
Hardcover, Olivier Le Carrer, 192pages, 11.2 x 10.2 x 0.9, ISBN: 9781472901644
What makes yachting so very special? Sailing journalist Olivier Le Carrer takes us on a journey to the iconic places of the yachting world, from Cowes to Antigua, the Mediterranean and Auckland, in order to find out. Looking at what drives sailors in this sport, the rise of fashion in yachting...
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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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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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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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WIC002
$22.95  
Paperback, R. Sheret, 128pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 921107080
The story of the tugs and colorful crews that operate in Puget Sound and British Columbia. Chapters detail the boats and machinery, working with ships, logs and barges, salvage. Hundreds of photos, illuminating text, excellent diagrams.
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PGN004
$16.00  
Paperback, Nathaniel Philbrick, 439pages, 5.5 x 8, ISBN: 9780142004838
America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling  In the Heart of the Sea  Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea...
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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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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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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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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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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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BMH420D
$14.98 $29.95  
DVD, ISBN: 97278004205
Hook Down, Wheels Down: Featuring Naval Aces at their finest including the Langely, Saratoga, Lexington, Enterprize, Wasp, Hornet, Ranger and their fighting aircraft the Wildcat, Dauntless, Avenger and the Hellcat. Seapower - Plymouth Rock To Polaris: American seapower from the creaking decks of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MSP023
$19.95  
Paperback, Stan Hugill, 424pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780913372708
The definitive book on sailor's work songs containing more than 400 songs, their music and histories of each song. Illustrations.
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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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OEP001
$19.95  
Paperback, Leif K. Karlsen, 204pages, 6.5 x 9, ISBN: 9780972151504
How the Vikings used their amazing sunstones and other techniques to cross the open ocean. Begins with retelling and examining the Norse sagas for clues to navigation techniques and progresses to well founded conjecture on sunstone use. Photos, maps, charts, and more.
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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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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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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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