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RUSSIAN WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL, 1696-1860

Russian Warships in the Age of Sail, 1696-1860

by Eduard Sozaev

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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ANATOMY OF NELSON'S SHIPS

The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships

by C. Nepean Longridge

This complete reference includes many photographs previously unavailable to the general public, nearly 200 line drawings, foldout inboard and...

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Dutch Warships in the Age of Sail, 1600-1714

by James Bender

For most of the seventeenth century the Netherlands constituted the most important maritime power in the world, with by far the largest merchant...

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FRENCH WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL, 1786-1862

by Rif Winfield and Stephen S. Roberts

In 1786 the French navy had just emerged from its most successful war of the eighteenth century, and the reputation of its ship design and fighting...

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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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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 operate. Built...

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PEPYS'S NAVY

Pepy's Navy

by J. David 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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The Great Trade Routes

by Phillip Parker

The ancient world saw the expansion of Western Asian, Mediterranean and Polynesian civilizations as transport networks for trade were established....

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THE RESTORATION WARSHIP

The Restoration Warship

by Richard Endsor

Superbly researched and expertly illustrated, this study offers one of the most detailed building and career histories of a ship ever written, the...

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The Sloop of War

by Ian McLaughlan

This is the first in-depth study of the Royal Navy’s vital, but largely ignored small craft. In the age of sail they were built in huge numbers and...

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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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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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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, none tell...

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