Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles firsthand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W.
Race, Mutiny, and Bravery on the USS Kitty Hawk
by Gregory A. Freeman
In 1972, the U.S. was embroiled in an unpopular war in Vietnam, and the USS Kitty Hawk was headed to the gulf of Tonkin. Its five thousand men, cooped up for the longest at-sea tour of the war rioted - or, as this book suggests, mutinied.
A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
by Simon Winchester
In a narrative tour de force, Simon Winchester dramatises the life of the Atlantic Ocean, from its birth in the farther recesses of geological time to its eventual extinction millions of years in the future. At the core of the book is the story ...
The Ocean's Greatest Disaster: A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls
by Marshall Everett
First published in 1912, within months of the sinking of the Titanic, this historic publication is a somber yet sensationalistic look at the contemporary accounts of the time. As set forth in the original jacket copy, this graphic and thrilling ...
Captain Woodes Rogers and the True Story of the Pirates of the Caribbean
by David Cordingly
Today most of us know what we know about pirates from classics like Treasure Island and the films starring Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. But who were the real pirates of the Caribbean and where did they come from? And how were they tamed?
A History of the Marine & Armament Experimental Establishment, 1920-1924, and the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, 1924-1956
by Tim Mason
Beginning with the establishment of the experimental flying boat station at Felixstowe, the author explains the development of aircraft testing in two different environments and examines in detail those maritime aircraft which did much to ...
The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands
by Michael B. Barrett
In October 1917, an invasion force of some 25,000 German soldiers, accompanied by a flotilla of 10 dreadnoughts, 350 other vessels, a half-dozen zeppelins, and 80 aircraft, attacked the Baltic islands of Dago, Osel, and Moon at the head of the ...
Master of the Seas
by Frank McLynn
The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy.
The Blockade Runners of the American Civil War
by Eric J. Graham
The Blockade of the US's Southern ports during the American Civil War is well known and thoroughly documented, the conflict defined as a massive game of chess between two steely opponents - the aggressive Navy of the Federation and the determined ...
War, the British Navy and the Contractor State
by Roger Knight & Martin Wilcox
Provisioning the fleet, and the army overseas, during the French Wars of 1793-1815 was a major undertaking. This book explains how the Victualling Board in London handled this enormous task, focusing in particular on contractors - that is the ...
by Abby Jane Morrell
Abby Jane Morrell (b. 1809) was the wife of ship captain and explorer Benjamin Morrell (1795-1839). During the nineteenth century it became more common for women to join their husbands on voyages, and Abby insisted on accompanying her husband on ...
by Frank O. Braynard
Historic photos and illustrations capture the world's most famous ocean liner. Views of ship in dry dock and on trial runs, its captain and chief officers, the gigantic engine and rudder, staterooms, grim-faced survivors aboard the rescue ship ...
The Deadliest Ships of World War II
by James P. Duffy
They were the deadliest ships of World War II - nine German commerce raiders disguised as peaceful cargo ships, flying the flags of neutral and allied nations. In reality, these heavily armed warships roamed the world's oceans at will, like ...
The Epic Disaster Remembered - in Words and Pictures
by The Editors of LIFE Magazine
One hundred years ago, a ship thought to be indestructible suffered the ill fate to strike an iceberg during its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic. The unthinkable occurred, and the Titanic went to the bottom. What happened on that cold and ...
From Fisher to Mountbatten
by Malcolm H. Murfett
This volume of essays is designed to fill an existing gap in the literature devoted to modern British naval history by providing a scholarly analysis of the First Sea Lords from the time of Admiral Fisher to that of Earl Mountbatten.
Naval History of the Civil War
by Bern Anderson
Less bloody and less known than the land campaigns of the Civil War, the naval battlesand especially the naval blockade of the Southwere crucial factors in the outcome of the war. The spectacular battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack ...
Illustrated Chronicle from Design to Disaster
by Michael McCaughan
Titanic is the most famous ship in history and the extraordinary story of her construction and loss continues to capture the human imagination. Even before she sailed in 1912 Titanic was making headlines as the world's largest ship, symbolising ...
by Thomas M. Kane
This challenging new book argues that the People's Republic of China is pursuing a long-term strategy to extend its national power by sea.
by F. L. Wiswall
Dr Wiswall examines the development of jurisdiction and practice in the field of Admiralty Law in England, with American comparisons, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the work is largely organized around the Court of Admiralty from ...
Heroines and Hellions of the Sea
by Joan Druett
In an innovative look at maritime history from the female perspective, Joan Druett introduces a remarkable array of characters and re-creates their adventures with a captivating immediacy and wit. There are 'pirate queens' armed with cutlasses ...