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Maritime history books

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Recently Published

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A History of Persian Navigation by Hadi Hasan A History of Persian Navigation

This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.
Format: Hardback - 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

On Board RMS Titanic Memories of the Maiden Voyage by George Behe On Board RMS Titanic Memories of the Maiden Voyage

On Board RMS Titanic
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Female Tars Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne J. Stark Female Tars Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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

Coming Soon

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

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: 05/10/2017

French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626 - 1786 by Rif Winfield, Stephen S. Roberts French Warships in the Age of Sail 1626 - 1786
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The only comprehensive listing of French sailing warships in English
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums Destroyers, Torpedo Boats and Coastal Forces, 1876-1939 by Richard Perkins British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums Destroyers, Torpedo Boats and Coastal Forces, 1876-1939

One of the greatest ever studies of British warship appearance
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Battleship Warspite Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans by Robert Brown Battleship Warspite Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans

Reproduces a complete set of official Admiralty plans, all in full colour
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Seaforth World Naval Review by Conrad Waters Seaforth World Naval Review

The only single-volume annual survey of naval developments
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Crusoe's Island A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness by Andrew Lambert Crusoe's Island A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness

Brings to life the voices of the visiting sailors, from the early encounters of the 1500s and the perilous journeys of the eighteenth-century explorers, to the naval conflicts of the First World War and the environmental concerns of recent years....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Drift Boats and River Dories Their History, Design, Construction and Use by Roger L. Fletcher Drift Boats and River Dories Their History, Design, Construction and Use


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Titanic The Last Night of a Small Town by John (Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Lancaster University) Welshman Titanic The Last Night of a Small Town
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A century after her sinking, social historian John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual histories of twelve of the passengers aboard the doomed liner, including a minute-by-minute account of the ship's last tragic hours.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Rag Tag Fleet The unknown story of the Australian men and boats that helped win the war in the Pacific by Ian W. Shaw The Rag Tag Fleet The unknown story of the Australian men and boats that helped win the war in the Pacific

The unknown story of the Australian men and boats which helped win the war in the Pacific
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

England's Maritime Heritage from the Air by Peter Waller England's Maritime Heritage from the Air

England has a long and involved relationship with the sea. It has provided a final line of defence against invasion, the route over which the country's global trade has travelled, the source of a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

The History of Merchant Shipping: From American Independence to the Suez Canal by William Schaw Lindsay The History of Merchant Shipping: From American Independence to the Suez Canal

These two volumes present a unique resource on the history and development of merchant shipping from the last decades of the eighteenth century to the latter decades of the nineteenth. International in coverage - including Britain, the United States, France,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2017

Canals in Britain by Tony Conder Canals in Britain

A complete illustrated history of British canals, their infrastructure, and those who worked on them which will appeal to anyone interested in the UK s industrial heritage.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2017

Boundaries and Beyond China's Maritime Southeast in Late Imperial Tmes by Ng Chin-Keong Boundaries and Beyond China's Maritime Southeast in Late Imperial Tmes

Using the concept of boundaries, physical and cultural, to understand the development of China's maritime southeast in late Imperial times, and its interactions across maritime East Asia and the broader Asian Seas, these linked essays by a senior scholar in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2017

The Dutch in the Medway by P. G. Rogers The Dutch in the Medway

New edition of a classic work published to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the Dutch attack on the Medway.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2017

Southern Lights The Scottish Contribution to New Zealand's Lighthouses by Guinevere Nalder Southern Lights The Scottish Contribution to New Zealand's Lighthouses

Reveals the contribution made by Scottish lighthouse technology when New Zealand governments built 8 major lighthouses during the period 1859-1941. It provides a comprehensive account of all New Zealand lighthouses, including details of the Scottish innovations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2017

Guide to the Crew of Titanic The Structure of Working Aboard the Legendary Liner by Gunter Babler Guide to the Crew of Titanic The Structure of Working Aboard the Legendary Liner

This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2017

Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 by Mark G. Hanna Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Analysing the rise and subsequent fall of international piracy from the perspective of colonial hinterlands, Mark G. Hanna explores the often overt support of sea marauders in maritime communities from the inception of England's burgeoning empire in the 1570s to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2017

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites by Joel Stone Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2017

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites by Joel Stone Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2017

Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland by Paul A. Lynn Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland

This is a personal story about some of the most famous engineers Scotland has ever produced and places the lives and work of the world-famous Stevenson lighthouse engineers in their social and historical context. It draws on eye witness accounts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2017

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