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At Sea with Pirates: Eyewitness Accounts
William Dampier.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445642802.  Daedalus Item Code: 62958
 
The first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times, William Dampier—buccaneer, journalist, naturalist, and explorer—once ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain's Table: Life and Dining on the Great Ocean Liners
Sarah Edington.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844861453.  Daedalus Item Code: 63299
 
Opulently appointed and extravagantly staffed, the great ocean liners of the 20th century were equally famous for their sumptuous dining. In this book Sarah Edington recalls the glamour and ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the present—legendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
Peter F. Stevens.
Publisher: Regnery History.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596987678.  Daedalus Item Code: 63070
 
On July 31, 1942, the submarine USS Grunion, along with Lt. Commander Jim Abele and his 70-man crew, vanished without a trace in the Alaskan waters off Kiska Island. For decades the U.S. Navy ... (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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Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Geoffrey Regan.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774755.  Daedalus Item Code: 63144
 
Who was responsible for designing the Admiral Popov, a circular Russian ironclad that wouldn't steer straight? Why did Lord Anson set out to circumnavigate the world with a crew of Chelsea ... (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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Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (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 Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848878464.  Daedalus Item Code: 62971
 
How did 13 isolated American colonies without a regular navy or army win their independence from Britain, the greatest naval and military power on earth? Maritime historian and broadcaster Sam Willis ... (Read More)
 
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