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Bitter Waters: America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea
David Haward Bain.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203521.  Daedalus Item Code: 40918
 
The author of Empire Express and Sitting in Darkness, which received a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award, David Haward Bain here depicts an unusual episode in American exploration, ... (Read More)
 
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Building Kettenburgs: Premier Boats Designed and Built in Southern California
Mark Allen.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780939511266.  Daedalus Item Code: 44013
 
Building a reputation on their elegant and powerful vee-bottom speedboats of the Prohibition era, the Kettenburg Boat Works of Southern California went on to produce stalwart plane tenders and ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill & Sea Power
Christopher M. Bell.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199693573.  Daedalus Item Code: 50169
 
Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times. Yet his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has ... (Read More)
 
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The Cruise of the Corwin
John Muir. Roderick Nash, foreword.
Publisher: Sierra Club.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871565235.  Daedalus Item Code: 33428
 
In the spring of 1881, the steamship Thomas Corwin began a voyage of 15,000 nautical miles into Arctic seas to search for captain G.W. De Long and his ship Jeannette, which had left San ... (Read More)
 
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The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941–1945
Flint Whitlock & Ron Smith. Albert Konetzni, foreword.
Publisher: Berkeley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425223703.  Daedalus Item Code: 36276
 
In the days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill-equipped arm of the U.S. Navy known as the Submarine Force stood between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese navy. Here ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfish Memory: A Memoir
Joseph A. Dane.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881571547.  Daedalus Item Code: 31401
 
The dogfish of Maine are gone, fished to the brink of extinction. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"—is it too gone for good? Joseph Dane is a Maine native who, despite being a professor of English ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the present—legendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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Ghost Sea
Ferenc Mate.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780920256497.  Daedalus Item Code: 41508
 
In 1921 Vancouver, an artifact hunter named Hay has stolen a number of sacred masks, and when a Kwakiutl warrior raids the yacht to reclaim them, he also takes Hay's wife Kate as hostage. Hay turns ... (Read More)
 
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The Mauritius Command: An Aubrey & Maturin Adventure
Patrick O'Brian.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007255863.  Daedalus Item Code: 32527
 
In this fourth book in the series, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope ... (Read More)
 
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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942
Ian W. Toll.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068139.  Daedalus Item Code: 23887
 
On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Only six months later, in a sea fight north of the ... (Read More)
 
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Record Breakers of the North Atlantic: Blue Riband Liners 1838–1952
Arnold Kludas.
Publisher: Brassey's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781574883282.  Daedalus Item Code: 44308
 
It was a race with unwritten rules, overseen by no governing body or committee; there wasn't even a trophy or pennant to be won. But as this beautifully illustrated book demonstrates, the competition ... (Read More)
 
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