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Florida's Golden Galleons
Florida's Golden Galleons
Paperback      ISBN: 0912451076
Batavia's Graveyard
Batavia's Graveyard
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0609607669
The best-selling author of Tulipomania offers an intriguing study of the Batavia, a seventeenth-century Dutch East India Company treasure ship, which was shipwrecked during a mutiny led by Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a psychotic apothecary, an event that led to the slaughter of more than one hundred innocent survivors. 75,000 first printing.
Dictionary of Maritime & Transportaton Terms
Dictionary of Maritime & Transportaton Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0870335693
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: A Narrative Account by Owen Chase, First Mate
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.
A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of Old Ironsides
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.
A Falcon Guide Paddling Minnesota
A Falcon Guide Paddling Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1560446900
The official state guide to paddling destinations in Minnesota. Features more than 100 river and lake trips, with access points, difficulty ratings, and information on history, the environment, points of special interest, and fishing opportunities.
The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty
The Bounty
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.
The Buccaneers of America
The Buccaneers of America
Paperback      ISBN: 048640966x
Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty — among them the infamous Henry Morgan.
Return to Midway: The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
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.
America and the Sea: A Maritime History
America and the Sea
A Maritime History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0913372811
Provides a maritime history of the United States, from Viking and Native American activities to today's enterprises