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Cutty Sark

by Eric Kentley

Cutty Sark was the greatest of the tea clippers and an iconic British institution. This new work describes the eventful history of this celebrated...

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Pirate Nation

by David Childs

For all the romantic mythology surrounding the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the financial underpinning of the reign of ‘Gloriana’ was decidedly sordid...

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The Ship of the Line

by Brian Lavery

The Ship of the Line takes the best models from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to tell the story of the evolution of the ship of the line...

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In Pursuit of the Essex

by Ben Hughes

On 26 October 1812, during the war between Britain and the United States, the frigate USS Essex set sail on the most remarkable voyage in the early...

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Passage to the World

by Kevin Brown

From the early nineteenth century onwards, millions of people left their homes to cross the seas. Some, like the convicts transported from England to...

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TUDOR WARSHIP MARY ROSE

by Douglas McElvogue

A new selection in the Anatomy of the Ship series, Tudor Warship Mary Rose is a unique insight into the architecture and construction of the iconic...

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AGE OF SAIL, VOLUME 2

The Age of Sail

by Nicholas Tracy

This second volume of a fascinating and thought-provoking series continues to explore every aspect of international maritime history from 1500 to...

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Embassy to the Eastern Courts

by Andrew C. A. Jampoler

Some two centuries ago, during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, New England’s merchants and traders found themselves frozen out of their...

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THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE

The Voyage of the Beagle

by James Taylor

The bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his ground-breaking publication On the Origin of Species will be...

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EMPIRE OF THE SEAS

Empire of the Seas

by Brian Lavery

For four centuries the Royal Navy made Britain the most powerful nation on earth—the true ruler of the waves. But its impact goes far beyond battles...

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NAVAL OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR OF 1812

Naval Occurrences of the War of 1812

by William James

English lawyer and historian William James wrote this book in 1817 to counter what he considered the bombastic, patriotic, and false version of the...

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NELSON'S BATTLES

Nelson's Battles

by Nicholas Tracy

From his first dramatic initiatives at the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797 to his last battle at Trafalgar in 1805, Horatio Nelson was a force to be...

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Utmost Gallantry

by Kevin D. McCranie

Focusing on the oceanic war rather than on the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing...

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Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812

by Tim Voelcker

Captain Philip Broke’s victory in 1813 over Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake, did much to restore the morale of the Royal Navy, shattered by three...

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Nelson, Navy & Nation

by Quintin Colville

Navy, Nation and Nelson explores the Royal Navy’s relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing three...

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