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 Sinking of the Titanic
Paperback ISBN: 0486402983
Gripping first-hand testimony by survivors, rescuers, and others brings the great maritime disaster into harrowing focus in this 1912 "memorial edition," first published shortly after the tragedy. Eyewitnesses recount heart-breaking tales of parting with loved ones, watching the great ship sink, and floating helplessly for long hours on icy seas. Numerous rare photographs.
100 Historic Ships in Full Color
Paperback ISBN: 0486420671
This collection of magnificent original full-color paintings accurately depicts 100 amazing ships — from the royal barge of the Egyptian pharaoh Cheops (2657 B.C.) and the Viking ships that visited North America around A.D. 1001 to Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria (1492), and the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seawolf. 100 illustrations in full color.
The Perfect Storm
A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Hardcover ISBN: 039304016x
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts
Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Paperback ISBN: 0156005492
A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive material and records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the colorful myths about the era