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LIFE OF A SAILOR

LIFE OF A SAILOR

by Frederick Chamier

Frederick Chamier went to sea in 1809 as an officer in the Royal Navy. Like his contemporary Captain Frederick Marryat, he enjoyed a successful...

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MAN OF WAR LIFE

by Charles Nordoff, Abridged and Edited by Vincent McInerney

In 1844, when barely 14, Charles Nordhoff managed to talk his way into the U.S. Navy. He was better educated than most of his fellow seamen, and was...

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NAVAL OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR OF 1812

NAVAL OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR OF 1812

by William James

Introduction by Andrew Lambert. English lawyer and historian William James wrote this book in 1817 to counter what he considered the bombastic,...

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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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NELSON'S REFUGE

by Jason R. Musteen

Since its capture from Spain in 1704, Gibraltar has been one of Great Britain's most legendary citadels.   As the gatekeeper of the...

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NELSON, NAVY & NATION

by Quintin Colville, with James Davey, Editors

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

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NELSON’S NAVY, REVISED AND UPDATED

by BRIAN LAVERY

With a foreword by Patrick O’Brian, Nelson's Navy is the definitive reference work on the British Navy in the Napoleonic era for...

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NELSON’S VICTORY

by Brian Lavery

May 2015 is the 250th anniversary of the launch of HMS Victory.  While many books have been written about Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar,...

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NOTHING TOO DARING

by David F. Long

Commodore David Dixon Porter made history when he took the Essex into the Pacific and crippled the British whaling industry in the War of 1812. He...

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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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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...

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ROLLING HOME

by William Morris Barnes

Barnes was born in 1850 into a ship owning family in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a boy. At the outbreak of the First...

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ROYAL TARS

ROYAL TARS

by Brian Lavery

With this work, one of the pre-eminent historians of the Royal Navy turns his analytical eye to the Navy's lower deck and explores a culture with...

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SEAMANSHIP IN THE AGE OF SAIL

by John Harland

Numerous successful reprints of contemporary works on rigging and seamanship indicate the breadth of interest in the lost art of handling square-...

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SLAVER CAPTAIN

SLAVER CAPTAIN

by John Newton

An Anglican clergyman best remembered as the author of the hymn Amazing Grace, John Newton was engaged in the slave trade for the first thirty years...

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