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#1
Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Disasters at Sea: A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks
Liz Mechem.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629141770.  Daedalus Item Code: 52126
 
Shipwrecks exert a unique fascination on the imagination, and Liz Mechem's profusely illustrated book provides more than 60 particularly compelling examples from throughout history. Some of these ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town
John Welshman.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199595570.  Daedalus Item Code: 50956
 
In his classic account A Night to Remember, Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as "the last night of a small town." Here the author of Churchill's Children ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War
William F. Althoff.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591140108.  Daedalus Item Code: 38382
 
When discussing how air power helped make the U.S. Navy so successful in World War II, few people think of blimps or rigid airships as part of that equation. Yet navy blimps were essential to ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
Kathleen Krull. Kathryn Hewitt, illus.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780152059088.  Daedalus Item Code: 42969
 
More lives, more big heads. In the wake of Lives of the Musicians, Lives of the Artists, and Lives of the Writers, Kathleen Krull profiles 19 notorious pirates here for readers 9 ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Spanish Armada: The Great Enterprise Against England 1588
Angus Konstam.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846034961.  Daedalus Item Code: 32702
 
In 1588, King Philip II attempted to invade England by sailing a vast Armada up the English Channel. His plan was to meet the Spanish army off the coast of France and then ferry them across to ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters—The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship
Patrick Bishop.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007431199.  Daedalus Item Code: 38309
 
She was the sister ship to the Bismarck, and merely by her existence, hiding in Norway's fjords with the potential to slip out and strike at Allied shipping, Hitler's battleship Tirpitz ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds
Regina Krahl, John Guy, J. Keith Wilson & Julian Ruby, eds.
Publisher: Freer Sackler/Smithsonian.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780934686181.  Daedalus Item Code: 43189
 
Twelve centuries ago, a merchant ship—an Arab dhow—foundered on a reef off the coast of Belitung in the Java Sea. On board were lead ingots, bronze mirrors, spice jars, intricately worked vessels of ... (Read More)
 
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#10
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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