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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, none tell...

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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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Before the Ironclad

by David K. Brown

When first published in 1990 Before the Ironclad was highly regarded and wholly unique. Brown’s work challenged old assumptions and started a...

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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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FIRESHIP

Fireship

by Peter Kirsch

The fireship was the guided missile of the age of sail. Packed with incendiary (and sometimes explosive) material, it was aimed at its highly...

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