Nautical History and Literature
The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty
Paperback ISBN: 0142004693
An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents. Reprint.
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.
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
Under the Black Flag
The Romance And the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Paperback ISBN: 081297722x
A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the myths about the era.
Dutton's Nautical Navigation
Hardcover ISBN: 155750248x
Last revised in 1985, the long-lived seafarers' reference adds 21st century technology to traditional techniques to cover all phases of surface navigation. Originally written for midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, the current text is also intended for merchant mariners, recreational boaters, and navigational neophytes. Revising author Cutler (strategy and policy, Naval War College) takes a conversational tone and makes use of many examples, mnemonics, step-by-step explanations, and diagrams "to empower the reader in the use of such things as geodesy, spherical trigonometry, and hydrodynamics without becoming overly immersed in them." Oversize: 9x11.25. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)