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The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Early American Histories)

By: Denver Brunsman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Virginia Press: March 2013

Seller ID: 18077

ISBN: 081393351X

Condition: New


A fundamental component of Britain's early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat--it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were second only to enslaved Africans as the largest group of forced laborers in the eighteenth century. In "The Evil Necessity, " Denver Brunsman describes in vivid detail the experience of impressment for Atlantic seafarers and their families. Brunsman reveals how forced service robbed approximately 250,000 mariners of their livelihoods, and, not infrequently, their lives, while also devastating Atlantic seaport commu... View more info

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The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

By: Douglas R. Burgess Jr.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press: October 2008

Seller ID: 17870

ISBN: 0071474765

Condition: New


The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism? Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer of the "Golden Age of Piracy" enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess co... View more info

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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk and the Miraculous Rescue of her Survivors

By: Jennifer Niven

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Hyperion: November 2000

Seller ID: 17598

ISBN: 0786865296

Condition: New


In 1913 an expedition party sailed out of British Columbia in search of an undiscovered Arctic continent. Filled with hope and excitement, the twenty-five people on board had no hint of the tragedy that lay ahead. Imprisoned in ice, abandoned by their expedition leader, and blown off course by polar storms, the Karluks crew was eventually forced to abandon ship on the ice-pack somewhere in the remote, treacherous Arctic. While the captain set off on foot on a 700-mile trek to search for help, the castaways left behind had no choice but to wait, and to struggle against hypothermia, snowblindnes... View more info

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Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

By: John Geiger,Alanna Mitchell

Price: $18.95

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers: October 2015

Seller ID: 3793

ISBN: 1443444170

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

By: Kevin F. McMurray

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Atria: May 2001

Seller ID: 17250

ISBN: 0743400623

Condition: New


On a dense, foggy, late July evening in 1956, the Italian-flagged cruise liner "Andrea Doria," bound for New York, was struck broadside by another cruise ship. After an agonizing eleven hours, the relentless sea would drag her down, settling the "Doria" uneasily into the murky Atlantic ocean floor nearly two hundred and fifty feet below. AmazingIy, due to a daring and fevered rescue operation by her oceangoing brethren, only fifty-one of the more than 1,700 people on board both ships were killed in the collision. Years have passed since that tragedy, yet the "Andrea Doria" is still taking liv... View more info

Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

By: Leonard F. Guttridge

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Putnam Adult: February 2000

Seller ID: 18039

ISBN: 0399145893

Condition: New


In Icebound, acclaimed historian Leonard F. Guttridge told a "truly exciting" (Atlantic Monthly) and "gripping tale" (Washington Post) of exploration that was "well worth reading". (New York Times) Now, he uncovers a notorious true story of man against nature -- and the nature of man -- that will chill the soul of anyone who read Alive or thrilled to the legend of the Shackleton voyage.In July 1881, twenty-five men set sail to establish a scientific base in the Arctic region of Lady Franklin Bay. Three years later only six returned. Through private letters and diaries of the doomed men, Gut... View more info

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The Book of Marvels: An Explorer's Miscellany

By: Mark Collins Jenkins

Price: $20.85

Publisher: National Geographic: April 2009

Seller ID: 16524

ISBN: 1426204094

Condition: New


In centuries past, undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown, traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate "There be dragons." And those fortunate adventurers who made it home again always had fantastical tales to tell--even if sometimes they stretched the truth up to and beyond the breaking point. This eclectic history of exploration sweeps from antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing ages when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill or a new world just over the horizon. Among others, we meet Marco Polo, the 13th-... View more info

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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Viking: November 2003

Seller ID: 18042

ISBN: 067003231X

Condition: New


SIGNED by author on title page. Text is clean and binding tight. Two dog-eared pages and a corner crease on the inside front flap of the dustjacket. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Viking: May 2000

Seller ID: 18185

ISBN: 0670891576

Condition: New


"With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed--at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak, it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat-head on the port bow. . ."In the Heart of the Sea brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex--an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-... View more info

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

By: Nigel Rigby,Pieter van der Merwe,Glyn Williams

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Adlard Coles: November 2018

Seller ID: 16595

ISBN: 1472957733

Condition: New


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The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

By: Peter Maas

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Harper: September 1999

Seller ID: 18180

ISBN: 0060194804

Condition: New


On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, prizewinning author Peter Maas brings us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the Squalus. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charle... View more info

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Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World

By: Peter Nichols

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Harper: October 2003

Seller ID: 18170

ISBN: 006008877X

Condition: New


Evolution's Captain is the story of a visionary but now forgotten English naval officer but for whom the "Darwinian Revolution" would never have occurred. When Captain Robert FitzRoy, the twenty-six-year-old captain of the H.M.S. Beagle, set out for Tierra del Fuego in the fall of 1831, he invited a young naturalist to accompany him. That twenty-two-year-old gentleman was Charles Darwin, and perhaps no single voyage in history had a greater impact on how we would come to understand the world -- in both religious and scientific terms.When the Beagle's first captain committed suicide while... View more info

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Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

By: Richard Dunn,Rebekah Higgitt

Price: $43.65

Publisher: Harper Design: November 2014

Seller ID: 17003

ISBN: 006235356X

Condition: New


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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

By: Robert Kurson

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Random House: June 2015

Seller ID: 4812

ISBN: 1400063361

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 304 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

By: Stephen R. Bown

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Da Capo Press: November 2017

Seller ID: 6961

ISBN: 0306825198

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Merloyd Lawrence Book. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing. BRAND NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Merloyd Lawrence Book. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing. BRAND NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

South With Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917:The Photographs of Frank Hurley

By: unknown

Price: $22.95

Publisher: BCL Press: January 2004

Seller ID: 17730

ISBN: 1932302077

Condition: Used - Like New


Book itself is like new with clean text and tight binding. Dustjacket shows shelfwear at the edges and mild tanning. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

By: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Belknap Press: October 2012

Seller ID: 18103

ISBN: 0674047656

Condition: New


Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a handliner's art i... View more info