Nautical History and Literature
Sea of Glory
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Hardcover ISBN: 067003231x
Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors.
In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Paperback ISBN: 0141001828
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
The History of the Ship
The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Hardcover ISBN: 1558216812
Chronicles the evolution of nautical vessels, explores influential technological, political, and economic developments, and relates the stories of the men who conquered the seas
The Pirate Hunter
The True Story of Captain Kidd
Paperback ISBN: 0786884517
The author of History Laid Bare traces the legendary career of American buccaneer Captain William Kidd, a New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, from his early voyages through his death on the gallows, and discusses the role played by Robert Culliford, a rogue and mutineer, in Kidd's downfall. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
A Most Fortunate Ship
A Narrative History of Old Ironsides
Paperback ISBN: 1591145139
The story of America's oldest commissioned ship, the frigate, the U.S.S. Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is retold from its maiden voyage in 1798 to its prominent activities in the U.S. bicentennial celebration to the ship's own 1997 bicentennial, discussing the ship's construction, its restoration, its military service, and more. Reprint.
Return to Midway
The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
Hardcover ISBN: 0792275004
A famed ocean explorer, discoverer of the Titantic, offers an illustrated chronicle of a search for the ships sunk during the Battle of Midway, including the Yorktown, and features reminiscences from American and Japanese veterans of the conflict. TV tie-in. BOMC & History.