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VOYAGE TO JAMESTOWN

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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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WARSHIPS OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA

by Robert Gardiner

Between 1793 and 1815 two decades of unrelenting naval warfare raised the sailing man of war to the zenith of its effectiveness as a weapon of war....

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A PRIVATEER'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD

A PRIVATEER'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD

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In 1719, Captain George Shelvocke, a poverty-stricken former Royal Navy officer, was appointed to command the Speedwell, a ship sent to prey on the...

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ADMIRAL LORD HOWE

ADMIRAL LORD HOWE

by David Syrett

Foreword by James Bradford Admiral Lord Howe's long and honored career as a naval commander and diplomat made him a significant figure in...

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FIRST RATE

FIRST RATE

by Rif Winfield

In the sailing era, the warships called "First Rates" were the largest, most powerful, and most costly ships to construct, maintain, and...

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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 Edict of Nantes in 1685, found himself condemned,...

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LANDSMAN HAY

LANDSMAN HAY

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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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MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

MEMOIRES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1690

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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PEPYS'S NAVY

PEPYS'S NAVY

by J.D. Davies

All aspects of the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century are comprehensively described in this book by one of Britain's leading...

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RUSSIAN WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL, 1696-1860

RUSSIAN WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL, 1696-1860

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Peter the Great created the Russian navy from nothing, but it soon surpassed Sweden as the Baltic naval power, while in the Black Sea it became an...

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SLAVER CAPTAIN

SLAVER CAPTAIN

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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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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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WHALE HUNTER

WHALE HUNTER

by Nelson Cole Haley

A harpooner in the whale ship Charles W. Morgan from 1849 to 1853, Nelson Cole Haley embarked on a hunt that took him from New Bedford, Massachusetts...

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