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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, 1750–1829
Gordon S. Brown.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612510446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64288
 
Former ambassador and advisor Gordon Brown here gives us the first full biography of Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy, as well as a history of the first ... (Read More)
 
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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980226.  Daedalus Item Code: 70307
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard & Emmanuelle Vagnon.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852389.  Daedalus Item Code: 64602
 
First appearing in 13th-century Italy, portolan charts were parchment atlases prized by sailors as navigational aids, and were used to interest wealthy sponsors in empire-building. Shown here in more ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire
Robert Lyman.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782064473.  Daedalus Item Code: 61312
 
On the night of March 28, 1942, in one of the most audacious raids of World War II, 600 British commandos and seamen set out across the English Channel in a flotilla bound for occupied France. They ... (Read More)
 
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Life in Nelson's Navy
Brian Lavery.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750947763.  Daedalus Item Code: 12169
 
What was it really like to be at sea in the Royal Navy under Horatio Nelson? Were his sailors keen to fight at the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering with scurvy? How did life compare between those of ... (Read More)
 
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Nautical Compass Keyring

Publisher: Kikkerland.   Format: .
Vendor Part Number: KR44.  Daedalus Item Code: 76044
 
Navigate your way through stormy seas or find your way back home with this functional compass. The miniature marvel is not quite 1¼ inches diameter, and with the keychain measures less than 3¾ inches ... (Read More)
 
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Nautical Spyglass Keyring

Publisher: Kikkerland.   Format: .
Vendor Part Number: KR45.  Daedalus Item Code: 76045
 
This tiny captain's spyglass extends just like the real thing; from not much more than 1½ inches closed, it opens to just over 2½ inches long, with plain glass at either end to complete the look. The ... (Read More)
 
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Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
Rose George.
Publisher: Metropolitan Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805092639.  Daedalus Item Code: 70051
 
On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots: each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary to society ... (Read More)
 
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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Lincoln Paine.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400044092.  Daedalus Item Code: 63736
 
In his wave-making revision of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, Lincoln Paine reveals how knowledge, language, religion, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's ... (Read More)
 
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