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Last Gentlemen Adventurer
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Last Gentlemen Adventurer

By Maurice, Edward Beauclerk

Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.95

Washington
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Washington

By Bordewich, Fergus

Paperback. New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.95

Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt Adventures)
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Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

By Cussler, Clive

Berkley Books, 2004. Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet. In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime. There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path. The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place. Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place... Filled with breathtaking action and suspense, Trojan Odyssey is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.99

Columbus: The Great Adventure: His Life, His Times, and His Voyages
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Columbus: The Great Adventure: His Life, His Times, and His Voyages

By Tattersall, Jill

Orion Books Div of Crown, 1991. Hardcover book with dust jacket. Ex Library. Inside of book is crisp and clean. Looks unread. Dust jacket in excellent condition. Minor shelf wear on edges. Book was never checked out of library. Pictures are available. . Hard Cover. As New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$12.95

Rivers of War
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Rivers of War

By Flint, Eric

Del Rey, 2005. Eric Flint's acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without. In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte's war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find. What ifat this critical momentbonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies? Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really theremen of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purposeThe Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history. With a cast of unforgettable charactersfrom James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and Major RidgeThe Rivers of War travels from the battle of Horseshoe Bend to the battle of New Orleans, and brings every explosive moment to life. With exquisite attention to detail, an extraordinary grasp of history, and a storyteller's gift for the dramatic, Flint delivers a bold, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we are as a nation, how we got here, and how history itself is madeand remade.. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.95

Imagined Corners: Exploring the World's First Atlas [ILLUSTRATED]
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Imagined Corners: Exploring the World's First Atlas [ILLUSTRATED]

By Binding, Paul

Headline Book Publishing, 2003. Product Description Published in Antwerp in 1570, the Theatrum orbis terrarum did something no previous book had done-it presented the world in all its component parts, offering the chance to see our planet as a place of staggering variety and ultimate unity. It was the world's first atlas. Brainchild of Abraham Ortelius, the Theatrum reflected the enormous vitality of the era, the prevailing zest for exploration and discovery, and the linked activities of international commerce and mapmaking. Paul Binding has immersed himself in the Antwerp that produced Ortelius and his atlas, and he draws on a mass of letters, personal documents, maps, and pictures to bring it vividly to life. A masterly volume that stands as a tribute to the human need to impose order and reason on an all-too-turbulent world. . Hard Cover. New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$30.95

Daughter of Troy
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Daughter of Troy

By Franklin, Sarah

Harper Pernnial, 1998. IN THE DAYS WHEN GODS TALKED WITH MORTALS...Briseis was the rightful-born queen of Lyrnessos, seer and spokesperson of the gods. Achilles was the young prince of Thessaly, greatest of Greek warriors, the finest hero of them all. Their lives were the stuff of dreams and of legend, and for three thousand years the world has wept over the tragic story of their doomed love. Here, in a modern retelling of Homer's immortal classic The Iliad is a magnificent saga of courage, betrayal, devotion and destiny. When King Agamemnon led the Greek host against the great city of Troy, he began by crushing the Trojan allies, including fair Lyrnessos. From the battlements Briseis saw her husband and her beloved brothers die. Her palace was sacked, her people carried off into slavery, while she herself became the prize of the leader, Prince Achilles. Then passion intervened and the chains of love bound the slave to her master, as Achilles lost his heart to the beautiful Briseis. When Troy fell, Achilles promised, he would take his beloved home and marry her. There she would reign at his side as queen of Thessaly. Alas, the gods decreed otherwise. Jealous King Agamemnon stole her away, and Achilles in his fury swore to fight no more. Briseis, with her dreadful gift of prescience, knew that unless Achilles left, he was destined to die under the walls of Troy. But the brave hero could not bring himself to desert the woman he loved. Defying the will of the gods, the seeress determined to save her love, whatever the cost. From Sarah B. Franklin, an extraordinary new voice in historical fiction, comes an epic of incredible scope and power, bringing the Trojan War to vivid life through the tale of its greatest hero-and the remarkable woman he loved.. Paperback. New/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.95

Pirates in the Caribbean :1493-1720
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Pirates in the Caribbean :1493-1720

By Apestegui, Cruz

Chartwell Books, 2002. Book is in like new condition. Dust jacket in very good condition. Some wear on edges and scuff marks, scratches. Pages inside crisp and clean. . Hard Cover. As New/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$50.95

Pirates: Fact & Fiction
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Pirates: Fact & Fiction

By Cordingly, David

Artabras, 1992. Hardcover book with dust jacket in like new condition. Not a ex library book. Many color pictures.. First Printing. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.95

Mysteries and Monsters of the Sea
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Mysteries and Monsters of the Sea

By Spaeth, Frank

Gramercy, 2001. From the editors of FATE magazine comes this collection of unusual true stories about the oceans' depths, including water monsters, ghostly vessels, shipwrecks and other oddities.. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.95

Tempest Down
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Tempest Down

By Rovin, Jeff

St. Martin's Griffin, 2004. Book Description: An experimental U.S. Submarine, the Tempest D, with a propulsion system five-times-faster than traditional drives is to be tested in the remote South Polar waters. Chinese intelligence learns of the test and sends their own submarine to observe. When an underwater collision causes the sumarines to become trapped under the Antarctic ice, they need each other to survive. Meanwhile, a U.S. military team codenamed L.A.S.E.R.-- Land Air Sea Emergency Rescue-- is sent on an unprecedented rescue mission . . . under the Polar cap, every minute matters.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.95

Visual Factfinder - Ancient Worlds
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Visual Factfinder - Ancient Worlds

By Matthews, Rupert

Miles Kelly Publishing, 2008. new book in unread condition. pages crisp and clean. hardcover front, no dust jacket.. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$13.95

Galleon
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Galleon

By Pope, Dudley

Secker & Warburg, 1986. Book is in As New Condition with Dust Jacket. Publisher: Secker & Warburg. 1986 edition. First Edition. ISBN 0436377470. Imbossed Stamp inside of 2nd page -Library of Scott Patch. Product Description: As England falls under a blanket of peace with the restoration of Charles II, in distant Jamaica all is not well. Though there is peace with Spain, there is no peace beyond the line. It seems that the West Indies have become the private estate of the King of Spain. But Ned Yorke, admiral of the Brethren, leader of the Buccaneers must not remain idle. The third in a series set in the Caribbean, Dudley Pope reveals a masterful plot of subtle, seafaring lore wound around the tense excitement of adventure on the high sea. About the Author: Dudley Pope was an experienced sailor, journalist and historian who has delighted generations of readers with thrilling stories of high adventure at sea. He was widely applauded throughout his life, gaining the reputation of being 'the best of Hornblower's successors'.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.95

Florida
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Florida

By Lang, Louise (Editor)

DK Travel, 2003. Paperback / softcover book is in new, never been read condition. No dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean. Pictorial cover. No signs of wear or damage. Very minor shelf wear on edges of paperback cover. ISBN# 0789495643. 2003 edition. Publisher: DK Travel. 384 pages long. Size: 9 by 6 by 1. Additional pictures of condition are always available. Product Description: Includes: The Gold Cast, the Treasure Coast, the Space Coast, Orlando, the Northeast, the Panhandle, the Gulf Cast, the Everglades, and the Keys.. Soft Cover. New/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.95

Fated Sky: Astrology in History, The
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Fated Sky: Astrology in History, The

By Bobrick, Benson

Simon & Schuster, 2005. Hardcover book is in new, never been read condition. Dust jacket is in like new condition. Minor shelf wear on edges of dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean, no stains. ISBN# 0743224825. 2005 edition. 384 pages long. Approx: 9.5 by 6.5 by 1.5. Publisher: Simon and Schuster. Additional pictures of condition are always available. BOOK DESCRIPTION: In this lively work, historian Bobrick (Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired) takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of the reading of the stars. As he shows, from astrology's birth 6,000 years ago in Babylonia to the Reagan White House, the stars have been studied, interpreted and followed: they drove Christopher Columbus to America, says Bobrick, and their study led to the sciences of astronomy and chemistry. While he gives a nod to the eastern mystics who originated astrology, Bobrick mostly traces the many threads of astrology as they weave through Western thought. Copernicus, Isaac Newton and even Martin Luther studied the astrology texts of their day, using them not only for personal guidance but as a tool in their own remarkable work. Attacked by establishment churches and debunked and scoffed at by contemporary science, astrology has stayed with us and flourishes. Astrology goes far beyond the daily horoscopes in newspapers as Bobrick illustrates in his appealing history of the study of the stars and how they affect the destinies of people and events. Bobrick traces the origins of astrology back to Mesopotamia, 4,000 years before the birth of Christ. Astrology played an important part in Roman politics, with the emperors paying particular attention to their astrologers. It also figures into biblical lore, as Bobrick acknowledges that the Magi are identified as astrologers in most contemporary translations of the Bible. Personal horoscope charts were all the rage during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: astrologers had offices complete with globes and astrolabes where clients would visit to have their stars read based on the exact time and date of their birth.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.95

Historic Maritime Maps
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Historic Maritime Maps

By Wigal, Donald

Parkstone Press, 2007. BOOK DESCRIPTION: The selection of maps in this book dates from the 12th to the 18th century. While they may appear quite primitive to our eyes, they reveal the steady progress of the earliest seafarers in their determination to conquer the sea. What they lack in geographical accuracy, they make up for in charm.. Hard Cover. New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.95

Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe & the Campaign in Northern Portugal
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe & the Campaign in Northern Portugal

By Cornwell, Bernard

Harper Collins, 2004. Trade Paperback book is in new, never been read condition. No dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean. Pictorial cover. No creasing on binding edge. Very minor shelf wear on edges of papeback cover. ISBN 0060566701. 2004 edition. Publisher: Harper Collins. 336 pages long. Approx: 8 by 5 by 1. Additional pictures of condition are always available. Book Description: Sharpe fans who may have worried that Cornwell's popular series was drawing to a close can heave a sigh of relief-the 19th entry (after 2002's Sharpe's Prey) brings the up-from-the-ranks rifleman back to the Peninsular War where the series began, among such familiar comrades-in-arms as Sergeant Harper and the "old poacher" Dan Hagman. In the treacherous villain role without which no Sharpe adventure would be complete, the Shakespeare-quoting Colonel Christopher plays both sides of the fence in an effort to contrive a peace between the warring parties that will leave him a rich man. But Christopher hasn't reckoned with the new British commander, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, who arrives in time to catch Marshal Soult's invading army by surprise. Meanwhile, Sharpe and his men, cut off in a Portuguese village, hold off superior French forces with the aid of Lieutenant Vicente, a Portuguese lawyer, poet and philosopher turned soldier. Sharpe's antilawyer barbs, as well as some later banter about the troubled relations between the English and Irish and between the Spanish and Portuguese, provide comic relief, while Kate Savage, a naive 19-year-old Englishwoman seduced by Christopher, lends relatively minor romantic interest. . Trade Paperback. New/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.95

Tizian Und Seine Zeit 1488 - 1576
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Tizian Und Seine Zeit 1488 - 1576

By Williams, Jay

Time Life Books, 1978. book in like new condition. no dust jacket. color picture on front of hardcover. 1972 german language edition. . Fifth Printing. Hard Cover. As New/None. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.95

Wings of Fire
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Wings of Fire

By Brown, Dale

Berkley Books, 2003. Paperback book is in new, never been read condition. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean. No creasing on edges, no stains, no dog ears. Very minor shelf wear on outside of paperback cover. Publisher: Berkley Books. ISBN# 042519065X. 2003 edition. 496 pages. Size: 7 x 4 x 1. Additional pictures of condition are always available. BOOK DESCRIPTION: North Africa is in turmoil. The new Libyan president has had the new Egyptian president assassinated, and the latter's widow, Susan Salaam, vows revenge. Enlisting the high-tech help of McClanahan and his Night Stalkers, she survives an assassination attempt, assumes control of the Egyptian government, outmaneuvers the Libyan president, and all but proclaims herself queen of Arab North Africa. But the Libyans, and their scheming secret allies, are not done yet. They hold a trump card - one with a deeply personal meaning for McClanahan - and it may be one that will leave even the Night Stalkers powerless.. Paperback. New/None. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.95

Ordinary Seaman
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Ordinary Seaman

By Goldman, Francisco

Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. Hardcover book is in new, never been read condition. Dust jacket is in like new condition. Very minor shelf wear on edges of dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean, no stains. ISBN# 0871136716. 1997 edition. 387 pages long. Approx: 9 by 6 by 1. Publisher: Atlantic Montly Books. Additional pictures of condition are always available. Book Description: A voyage of the damned, albeit on a ship that never sails, is the framing concept of this powerful narrative. Fifteen desperate men lured from Central America by the promise of work aboard a freighter find themselves trapped on a rusting, rat- and roach-infested hulk without plumbing, heat or electricity, abandoned at an isolated Brooklyn pier. Placated by the promise that they will eventually be paid, the crew work for six months under horrifying conditions: half starved, filthy, sick and humiliated, they're victims of their own poverty and the chicanery of others. When Esteban surreptitiously leaves the ship and prowls the ethnic neighborhoods of Brooklyn in search of food and succor, the story opens out and presents a fascinating picture of a corner of America as seen through unsophisticated eyes. While this is surely a saga of betrayal and exploitation, Goldman maintains a note of cautious optimism about the resourcefulness of men pushed to the brink of despair, and about the determined search for both love and new life in a difficult new land. Goldman's second novel (following Long Night of White Chickens, LJ 6/1/92) is a tightly woven tapestry of the lives of 15 Central American men brought to New York to rehabilitate an aging cargo ship and then abandoned to winter's vicissitudes by its unscrupulous owners. The story focuses on young Esteban, a former Sandinista guerrilla whose past life included a melodramatic love affair with a doomed fellow guerrilla, and Bernardo, a ne'er-do-well older waiter whose family has broken contact with him and who dreams of regaining their faith through his schemes. Marooned in Brooklyn harbor aboard their "ghost" ship, the men forage for food, stealing when necessary.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.95

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