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Smugglers and Smuggling

(Available August 19, 2014)
Smugglers and Smuggling
Written by Trevor May
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812074
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Smugglers and Smuggling
in Britain, 1700-1850
Written by Trevor May


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $12.95

Smuggling was rife in Britain between the seventeenth century and the mid-nineteenth century, and smugglers have come to be highly romanticized as cheeky rogues, cunningly evading heavy taxes imposed by an overbearing government. In reality, many smugglers were prepared to use excessive force as often as they used cunning, and the... Read more >
Another Great Day at Sea
Another Great Day at Sea
Written by Geoff Dyer, Read by Jonathan Cowley
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780553397635
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Another Great Day at Sea
Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Written by Geoff Dyer
Read by Jonathan Cowley


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $15.00

From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.
 
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of...

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Another Great Day at Sea
Another Great Day at Sea
Written by Geoff Dyer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307911582
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Another Great Day at Sea
Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $24.95

From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.
 
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of...

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Another Great Day at Sea
Another Great Day at Sea
Written by Geoff Dyer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307911599
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Another Great Day at Sea
Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $12.99

From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.
 
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of...

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The Sea and Civilization
The Sea and Civilization
Written by Lincoln Paine
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962256
Our Price: $21.99
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The Sea and Civilization
A Maritime History of the World
Written by Lincoln Paine


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $21.99

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and...

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The Sea and Civilization
The Sea and Civilization
Written by Lincoln Paine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400044092
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The Sea and Civilization
A Maritime History of the World
Written by Lincoln Paine


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and...

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Steamboats
Steamboats
Written by Sara Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811411
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Steamboats
Icons of America's Rivers
Written by Sara Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

Paddlewheel riverboat, showboat, sternwheeler, steamboat: call it what you will, but the steamboat revolutionized travel in the 1800s, an era in which young boys dreamed of becoming river pilots and Mark Twain forever memorialized the "Delta Queens" that travelled up and down the Mississippi River. Steamboat enthusiast Sara Wright provides a... Read more >
Pleasure Steamers
Pleasure Steamers
Written by Andrew Gladwell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812050
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Pleasure Steamers

Written by Andrew Gladwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

The pleasure steamer reached its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: hundreds of vessels, most of them paddle-powered, plied the lakes, waterways and coast of Britain, most often ferrying daytrippers from urban areas to the coast. Presenting a serene alternative to rail travel, they had the added advantage... Read more >
Shipbuilding in Britain
Shipbuilding in Britain
Written by Fred Walker
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807292
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Shipbuilding in Britain

Written by Fred Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

In 1913 the shipyards of Britain were responsible for building half of all the world's ships. At the Clyde in Scotland at this time a new ship was launched every eighteen hours. For decades Britain was at the forefront of shipbuilding; the history and economy of towns such as Belfast, Liverpool... Read more >
Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II
Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II
Written by Michael Walling
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849087186
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Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II

Written by Michael Walling


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $26.95

Hitler called Norway the “Zone of Destiny” for Nazi Germany because convoys from Churchill's Britain and Roosevelt's United States supplied Stalin’s Soviet Russia with critical equipment and foodstuffs during the darkest days of the German invasion.

The words "Murmansk Run" conjure visions of ice-laden ships and thoughts of freezing to death in...

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Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II

Written by Michael Walling


Format: eBook, 292 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $9.95

Hitler called Norway the “Zone of Destiny” for Nazi Germany because convoys from Churchill's Britain and Roosevelt's United States supplied Stalin’s Soviet Russia with critical equipment and foodstuffs during the darkest days of the German invasion.

The words "Murmansk Run" conjure visions of ice-laden ships and thoughts of freezing to death in...

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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
Written by David Cordingly
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812980172
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
Written by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $18.00

From renowned pirate historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag and film consultant for the original Pirates of the Caribbean, comes the thrilling story of Captain Woodes Rogers, the avenging nemesis of the worst cutthroats ever to terrorize the high seas. Once a marauding privateer himself, Woodes Rogers went... Read more >
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P&O
A History
Written by Ruth Artmonsky


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

All the romance of travel at sea is captured in the long history of P&O. From humble beginnings in the 1830s, The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to dominate British mercantile shipping for much of the 19th, and a good deal of the 20th, centuries. Initially the company's paddle... Read more >
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Transatlantic Liners

Written by J. Layton


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Prior to air travel there was only one way to cross the Atlantic: by ship. By the late nineteenth century, steam ships dominated the transatlantic passenger trade, growing exponentially in size as maritime technology improved and as more immigrants poured from Europe into the New World. As the liners got bigger... Read more >
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P&O
P&O
Written by Ruth Artmonsky
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811701
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P&O

Written by Ruth Artmonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $12.95

All the romance of travel at sea is captured in the long history of P&O. From humble beginnings in the 1830s, The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to dominate British mercantile shipping for much of the 19th, and a good deal of the 20th, centuries. Initially the company's paddle... Read more >
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Transatlantic Liners
Transatlantic Liners
Written by J. Layton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747810872
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Transatlantic Liners
1899-2004
Written by J. Layton


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.95

Prior to air travel there was only one way to cross the Atlantic: by ship. By the late nineteenth century, steam ships dominated the transatlantic passenger trade, growing exponentially in size as maritime technology improved and as more immigrants poured from Europe into the New World. As the liners got bigger... Read more >
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
Written by David Cordingly
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679644217
Our Price: $13.99
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $13.99

From renowned pirate historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag and film consultant for the original Pirates of the Caribbean, comes the thrilling story of Captain Woodes Rogers, the avenging nemesis of the worst cutthroats ever to terrorize the high seas. Once a marauding privateer himself, Woodes Rogers went... Read more >
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Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship
Written by Brian Hicks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345466655
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Ghost Ship
The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Written by Brian Hicks


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $16.00

On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost... Read more >
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