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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
Colin Woodard.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447243939.  Daedalus Item Code: 50266
 
In the early 18th century a number of the great pirate captains—including Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy—joined forces and established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in ... (Read More)
 
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Roosevelt's Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882–1920
James Tertius de Kay.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982854.  Daedalus Item Code: 33806
 
Also the biographer of Commodore Stephen Decatur, James Tertius de Kay here gives us a rarely seen picture of Franklin Roosevelt as Woodrow Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Evolving from ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts
John Blake. Foreword by HRH The Duke of York.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781591147824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43757
 
Reflecting their central importance to exploration and trade in the Age of Sail, nautical maps were often drawn with the same care and aesthetic detail as any work of art, from drawings of the ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Kathleen A. Foster.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300185478.  Daedalus Item Code: 42143
 
How does an artist create an image that demands our attention, and lingers with us long after we've seen it? The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, established Winslow ... (Read More)
 
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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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Sweet Water and Bitter: The Ships That Stopped the Slave Trade
Siân Rees.
Publisher: New Hampshire/New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659808.  Daedalus Item Code: 44564
 
In 1807, Great Britain passed the Abolition Act, and the last English slave ship left the African coast with her cargo, shortly to be replaced by the ships of the Royal Navy's Preventive Squadron. ... (Read More)
 
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Tropics Bound: Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish Main
James Seay Dean.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752450964.  Daedalus Item Code: 30107
 
Drawing on such sources from English and Spanish archives as mariners' journals, letters, and official reports, this history recounts the early 100 largely forgotten English trade voyages to Latin ... (Read More)
 
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Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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Who Sank the Titanic?: The Final Verdict
Robert J. Strange.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848844704.  Daedalus Item Code: 44509
 
Trumpeted as the technological marvel of her age, the Titanic was purported to be the largest, strongest, safest ship of the early 20th century—a triumph of Great Britain's unrivaled ... (Read More)
 
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The Wreck of the Zephyr
Chris Van Allsburg.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780395330753.  Daedalus Item Code: 44063
 
Between his 1982 Caldecott Medal winner Jumanji and his 1986 Caldecott Medal winner The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg gave us this quietly magical story of a boy—the best sailor in ... (Read More)
 
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