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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER

by Chris Bishop

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Published
1989
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Fine
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First Reprint
ISBN
9780600332749
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This is the second printing (UK) of The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power, which was first published in the UK in 1988. It shows and describes the capabilities of submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, patrol craft, hovercraft, missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and underwater weapon systems used by the world's navies. It includes 250 color… Read more
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JANE'S NAVAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II

by Bernard Ireland

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780004721439
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$46.32

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This is a first edition (British) of Jane's Naval History of World War II, written by Jane's editor Bernard Ireland. It covers the different types of warships that fought in the war, from aircraft carriers to submarines, assault ships to destroyers and cruisers. Ireland offers new insights, investigating how German U-boats ultimately lost the battle of the… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919931008
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$25.26

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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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THE COMMANDING SEA: SIX VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

by Clare Francis, Warren Tute

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Published
1981
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780720713077
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$33.68

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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In the 1970s, British writer Clare Francis made six ocean voyages, which were documented by the BBC. This is the companion book to that. In addition, it includes essays by experts on specific aspects of the sea, … Read more
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BYRON OF THE WAGER

by Peter Shankland

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Published
1975
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780002160568
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This is a first edition of Byron of the Wager, written by the British historian Peter Shankland in 1975. The wreck of the Wager stands next to the mutiny on the Bounty as one of the most powerful and gripping stories in maritime history. The HMS Wager was a square-rigged Royal Navy ship of 28 guns, which was detailed to accompany George Anson in… Read more
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TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805

by Alan Schom

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780718131999
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This is a first edition of Trafalgar: Countdown to Battle 1803-1805, by the American historian Alan Schom. From a review, which calls it 'riveting and lively': The Battle of 21 October 1805, a meeting of the might of the British and French navies, was the result of a strategy laid out by the British Admiralty two years earlier, in… Read more
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TRAFALGAR: THE NELSON TOUCH

by David Howarth

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Published
1969
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9781199175076
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This is a first edition of Trafalgar, the Nelson Touch, published in 1969. The battle of Trafalgar decided a nation's fate, and this fascinating account tells the story of that crucial confrontation as it has never been told before. Many people know the facts about Nelson's death, but far less of the battle in which he died: a… Read more
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SEA POWER: A MODERN ILLUSTRATED MILITARY HISTORY

by Louis S. Casey

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Published
1979
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Fine
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First US
ISBN
9780896730113
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This is the first US edition of Sea Power, A Modern Illustrated Military History, which was first published in the UK in the same year (1979). (It is the first US edition, but it was printed in the UK.) It is a thorough, professionally-illustrated study of the three most important aspects of naval power in the 20th century: the… Read more
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THE PACIFIC WAR

by Bernard Nalty

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Published
1999
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ISBN
9781840650945
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This is the trade paperback edition of The Pacific War: The Story of the Bitter Struggle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, part of the Classic Conflicts series published by the British publisher Salamander Books in 1999. The American commanders conducting the war against Japan in World War II faced unique challenges. In spite of being ordered to… Read more
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OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

by Laurence Bergreen

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Published
2003
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First
ISBN
9780066211732
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Ferdinand Magellan's daring 60,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and adventure. Biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this ground-breaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would navigate the oceans, and world history. "Prodigious research, sure-footed prose… Read more
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HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS

by CHRISTOPHER CHANT

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Published
2001
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Fine
Edition
2nd Printing
ISBN
9781552671580
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$67.37

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History of the World's Warships, written by the British military expert Christopher Chant, presents the complete historical spectrum from the most primitive fighting vessels to the most sophisticated mammoths in use today -- with full technical specifications and building histories. An excellent reference for marine warfare through the ages. It is a thick, heavy book on high-quality… Read more
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BROADSIDES: THE AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL 1775-1815

by Nathan Miller

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Published
2000
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First US
ISBN
9780785820222
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Pace the pitching black deck with a sleepless Admiral Nelson the night before battle bestows eternal rest and peerless immortality upon him; envision with Mahan the storm-tossed and ever-watchful ships-of-the-line that kept England secure from invasion; wonder in awe at Collingwood's dedication in working himself to death after Trafalgar elevated him to primary responsibility… Read more
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THE SPANISH MAIN

by Peter Wood

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780809427215
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE VIKINGS

by Robert Wernick

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780809427093
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE VENETIANS

by Colin Thubron

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Published
1980
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780809426836
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE U-BOATS

by Douglas Botting

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First
ISBN
9780809426751
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE PIRATES

by Douglas Botting

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Published
1978
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First
ISBN
9780809426522
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE MEN-OF-WAR

by David Howarth

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Published
1978
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First
ISBN
9780809426683
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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THE GREAT LINERS

by Melvin Maddocks

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Published
1978
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Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780809426645
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list… Read more
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THE FRIGATES

by Henry Gruppe

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780809427178
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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