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AMERICA SPREADS HER SAILS

by Compiled and edited by Clayton R. Barrow, Jr.

In this new paperback edition of America Spreads Her Sails, fourteen writers and historians demonstrate how American men and goods in American-made...

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EAGLE SEAMANSHIP, 4th Edition

EAGLE SEAMANSHIP, 4th Edition

by Capt. Eric C. Jones, USCG, and Lt. Christopher D. Nolan, USCG

This fourth edition of the venerable manual on square rigger sailing is the first revision in more than twenty years. It brings together the several...

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HOW DARK THE NIGHT

by William C. Hammond

  BOOK NEWS: How Dark the Night: A Novel by Naval Institute Press     SNEAK PEEK: How Dark the Night: A Novel by Naval Institute...

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HUNTING THE ESSEX

by Midshipman Allen Francis Gardiner, Edited by John S. Rieske

“…A fascinating little book, well worth reading.”  – Galveston Daily News This previously unpublished journal provides...

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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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PHILIP NOLAN

by Chuck Pfarrer

Advance Praise for Philip Nolan: The Man Without a Country  "In early 19th century America, a man's honor could be worth more than life...

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VOYAGE TO JAMESTOWN

by Robert D. Hicks, Foreword by CDR Scott Carpenter, USN (Ret.)

Voyage to Jamestown explores how sea navigation was accomplished during the era of discovery. Navigational methods and tools are presented within the...

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THE CAPTAIN WHO BURNED HIS SHIPS

by Gordon S. Brown

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, who was a key figure in the development of the early U.S. Navy.  Having come to America...

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CAPTAIN'S WIFE

by Abby Jane Morrell

"By turns feisty, opinionated, inquisitive, and contemplative, Abby Morrell lives and breathes on these pages. Many will want to read Captain...

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FROM FORECASTLE TO CABIN

by Captain Samuel Samuels

“How he [Capt. Samuel Samuels] ends his narrative is just as compelling as how he begins, and his words will haunt readers long after they...

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GALLEY SLAVE

GALLEY SLAVE

by Jean Marteilhe

This is the remarkable memoir of Jean Marteilhe of Bergerac, who, after the revocation of the Edictof Nantes in 1685, found himself condemned, like...

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HMS VICTORY - FIRST RATE

HMS VICTORY

by Jonathan Eastland with Iain Ballantyne

One of the best-known historic ships in the world, HMS Victory attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year to Portsmouth, England. This...

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LANDSMAN HAY

LANDSMAN HAY

by Robert Hay, Abridged and Edited by Vincent McInerney

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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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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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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