100 books (5 pages) in this category
by EZRA STRONG
Despite his relatively conventional backgroundwealthy family, excellent educationCaptain Misson of Provence went to sea at age sixteen, and in following his utopian vision became one of the forebears of the French Revolution. When, due to ...
by C. Nouse
by WILLIAM BRADY
Immediately upon its publication in the mid-nineteenth century, this book became the Bible of U.S. sailors, who used it daily and followed its advice assiduously. The Kedge-Anchor's no-nonsense prose provided specific instruction for every ...
by Ben Fogle
As quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British. It is said that for more than half the world's population, the first ...
by R. Padfield
by ALFRED THAYER MAHAN
Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral ...
by GILLIAN BARDSLEY
In 1913 an ambitious young businessman named William Morris converted a derelict military college on the outskirts of Oxford into an assembly hall for motor vehicles. He thus opened the first chapter in one of the most extraordinary success ...
by John Anderson
by Angelo Dundee
by OWEN CHASE
In 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed the ship twice and sank it. The ...
by L. G. CARR LAUGHTON
As a history of decorative naval architecture, this unique book takes a well-illustrated look at a fascinating variety of shipboard ornamentations, systematically explaining where ideas and forms originated through the ages, and how nations ...
by Kimberly Persiani
by Hervey Smith
by WILLIAM H., JR. MILLER
Big, fast, and powerful, the Queen Mary lived a long life that included 1,001 successful Atlantic crossings. Launched in Southampton, England in 1934, the ship at one time held the record for the fastest-ever North Atlantic crossing, and for a ...
by Paul Illman
by E. KEBLE CHATTERTON
Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are
by Percy W. Blandford
by WILLIAM H., JR. MILLER
From her shipyard construction and maiden voyage to her decades-long career as the world's most magnificent ocean liner, here is the grand history of Cunard's longest-serving vessel, the Queen Elizabeth 2. This lavishly illustrated book portrays
by MIKE ROUSSEL
Air Racing and the Influence of the Scheider Trophy Contests 1913-31 A new study into the impact of the Schneider Trophy and air racing upon twentieth-century aircraft design This new book charts the impact of the Schneider Trophy on aircraft ...