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A Book of Voyages
Patrick O'Brian, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393089585.  Daedalus Item Code: 71710
 
On her 1786 journey through the Crimea, Lady Craven witnesses barbaric entertainments in the court of the Tartar Khan. John Bell tells us of his day's hunting with the Manchu emperor in 1721 outside ... (Read More)
 
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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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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307408860.  Daedalus Item Code: 72069
 
The Edgar Award–winning author of The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, and In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson here chronicles one of the most striking maritime disasters ... (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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The Hunted Whale
James McGuane.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069129.  Daedalus Item Code: 71721
 
Before the coming of steamships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt for sperm whales was a relatively even contest between two wily mammals. A photographer and filmmaker as well as a ... (Read More)
 
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141001821.  Daedalus Item Code: 71582
 
(Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction) Originally published in 2000, Nathaniel Philbrick's account of the incident that inspired Moby-Dick is a superb maritime narrative, ... (Read More)
 
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In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393243147.  Daedalus Item Code: 71722
 
After Napoleon died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty in Britain ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles of the Napoleonic era—The Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, ... (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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Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
Greg King & Penny Wilson.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250052544.  Daedalus Item Code: 71572
 
When the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed in 1915, the ship carried millionaires and actresses, impresarios and suffragettes—a microcosm of the waning Edwardian era. More than a hundred years after ... (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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