Nautical History and Literature
In Harm's Way
The Sinking of the Uss Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Paperback ISBN: 0312983379
Chronicles the worst disaster in U.S. naval history, describing heroism in the face of persistant shark attacks and hypothermia after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the South Pacific in the final days of World War II.
The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
Paperback ISBN: 0609807161
Examines the story of the Batavia, a seventeenth-century Dutch East India Company treasure ship, which was shipwrecked during a mutiny led by Jeronimus Corneliszoon, an event that led to the slaughter of more than one hundred innocent survivors.
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.
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 Wreck of the Whaleship Essex
A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate
Paperback ISBN: 0156006898
Told by one of its few survivors, a dramatic account of the Essex, a whaling ship that was rammed by an angry sperm whale on November 20, 1820, details the sailors terrifying battle for survival on the turbulent Pacific Ocean, in the riveting adventure that inspired Moby Dick. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Rowing Against the Current
On Learning to Scull at Forty
Hardcover ISBN: 0684843218
A classics professor who fell in love with the sport of rowing during a typical mid-life crisis attempts to show why, with modern, historical, environmental and personal examples, the river calls to him. 12,500 first printing.