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Maritime history books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Maritime history category. Presented with a red border are the Maritime history books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Mutiny in the Danish Atlantic World Convicts, Sailors and a Dissonant Empire by Johan Lund Heinsen Mutiny in the Danish Atlantic World Convicts, Sailors and a Dissonant Empire

Mutiny in the Danish Atlantic World discusses how the storytelling of the lower classes shaped antagonisms and struggles for agency in the early modern Atlantic. It takes a mutiny carried out by a group of convicts and sailors on board...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Unsinkable Titanic The Triumph Behind a Disaster by Allen Gibson The Unsinkable Titanic The Triumph Behind a Disaster

In this unparalleled investigation that deconstructs the modern hindsight that has tainted Titanic's legacy, Allen Gibson presents a comprehensive history with a refreshing argument, that Titanic represented a considerable achievement in maritime architecture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Raftsmen by Ryan Barnett The Raftsmen

A dramatic and thrilling portrait of a long-forgotten true adventure and astounding seafaring achievement - when four men crossed the Atlantic on a homemade raft.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Off the Deep End A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton Off the Deep End A History of Madness at Sea

In the 18th century, the Royal Navy's own physician found that sailors were seven times more likely to suffer from severe mental illness than members of the general population. On the no man's land of the high seas, beyond the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Off the Deep End A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton Off the Deep End A History of Madness at Sea

Confined in a small space for months on end, subject to ship's discipline and living on limited food supplies, many sailors of old lost their minds - and no wonder. Many still do. The result in some instances was bloodthirsty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Wreck Of The Ten Sail A true story from Cayman's past by Sam Oakley The Wreck Of The Ten Sail A true story from Cayman's past

Revisits the `Wreck of the Ten Sail' on the Cayman islands in 1794 in a new fully-illustrated account of the maritime disaster.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Matthew Flinders, Maritime Explorer of Australia by Kenneth Morgan Matthew Flinders, Maritime Explorer of Australia

This book provides a thoroughly researched biography of the naval career of Matthew Flinders, with particular emphasis on his importance for the maritime discovery of Australia. Sailing in the wake of the 18th-century voyages of exploration by Captain Cook and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Vikings Raiders from the Sea by Kim Hjardar Vikings Raiders from the Sea

Viking raiders were feared across Europe for centuries. This short introduction to the world of the Vikings looks at their way of life and why their raids were so successful.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Coming Soon

The Trafalgar Chronicle New Series by Peter Hore The Trafalgar Chronicle New Series


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Taming the Atlantic The History of Man's Battle with the World's Toughest Ocean by Dag Pike Taming the Atlantic The History of Man's Battle with the World's Toughest Ocean

Covers the history of trans-Atlantic crossings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Planning and Profits The Military-Industrial Complex and British Naval Arms Manufacture, 1918-41 by Christopher Miller Planning and Profits The Military-Industrial Complex and British Naval Arms Manufacture, 1918-41

This book examines the relationship between the private naval armaments industry, businessmen and the British government defence planners between the wars. It reassesses the concept of the Military-Industrial Complex through the impact of disarmament upon private industry, the role of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

Great Powers, Grand Strategies The New Game in the South China Sea by Anders Corr Great Powers, Grand Strategies The New Game in the South China Sea


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Bayly's War The Battle for the Western Approaches in the First World War by Steve Dunn Bayly's War The Battle for the Western Approaches in the First World War

Describes the very significant but little known naval campaign in the Western Approaches
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Ocean Liners An Illustrated History by Peter Newall Ocean Liners An Illustrated History

The first book on ocean liners to look at the complete story of their development
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Channel England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century by Renaud (University of Cambridge) Morieux The Channel England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century

The English Channel was a border which connected, as much as it separated, France and England in the eighteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

British Battleships of the Victorian Era by Norman Friedman British Battleships of the Victorian Era

A major new study of an ever-popular subject written by one of the most highly regarded authorities in the field
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

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The River Fal A Historical Guide from Source to Sea by David G. Wilson The River Fal A Historical Guide from Source to Sea


Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The U.S. Naval Institute on the U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Naval Institute Wheel Books by Jim Dolbow The U.S. Naval Institute on the U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Naval Institute Wheel Books


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Pirate Alley Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia by Terry McKnight, Michael Hirsh Pirate Alley Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

To the Walls of Derne William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War by Chipp Reid To the Walls of Derne William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Pirates A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates by Charles Johnson, David Cordingly Pirates A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
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Captain Charles Johnson's General History of Pirates was one of the best-selling books of 1724, when it was first published. It provides a sweeping account of what has come to be called the Golden Age of Piracy. It went through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Palatine Wreck The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship by Jill Farinelli The Palatine Wreck The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship

A deeply researched inquiry into one of the enduring mysteries of the New England coast
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Strategic Theories by Raoul Castex, Eugenia C. Kiesling Strategic Theories
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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