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LANDSMAN HAY

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by Robert Hay

In 1803, at the age of fourteen, Robert Hay joined the Royal Navy and spent the next eight years at sea. His colorful memoir describes a sailor s...

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by Charles Nordhoff

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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MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

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by Samuel Pepys

Originally published by Pepys in June 1690, this is a defense of his administration of the Royal Navy and a criticism of his opponents. While Pepys...

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NAVAL OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR OF 1812

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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

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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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<a href="/store/books/nelsons-navy-revised-and-updated">NELSON&#039;S NAVY, REVISED AND UPDATED</a>

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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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/nelsons-refuge">NELSON&#039;S REFUGE</a>

by Jason R. Musteen

Gibraltar has been one of Great Britain’s most legendary fortresses since its capture from Spain in 1704 and its strategic location as the gatekeeper...

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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, none tell...

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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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<a href="/store/books/age-sail/nothing-too-daring">NOTHING TOO DARING</a>

by David F. Long

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

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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/passage-world">PASSAGE TO THE WORLD</a>

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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<a href="/store/books/spring-2016-catalog/philip-nolan">Philip Nolan</a>

by Chuck Pfarrer

Philip Nolan: The Man Without a Country is Chuck Pfarrer’s captivating adaptation of Edward Everett Hale’s American classic “The Man Without a...

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<a href="/store/books/age-sail/pirate-nation">PIRATE NATION</a>

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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<a href="/store/books/clear-decks-50-90/rolling-home">ROLLING HOME</a>

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

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by Brian Lavery

Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, turns his astute and wide-ranging analytical eye on to its 'lower deck' - the world of the...

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