Maritime history

    The Unsinkable Titanic: The Triumph Behind a Disaster

    By Allen Gibson

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    In this unparalleled investigation that deconstructs the modern hindsight that has tainted Titanic's legacy, Allen Gibson presents a comprehensive history with a refreshing argument, that Titanic represented a considerable achievement in maritime architecture.

    Wartime Standard Ships

    By Nick Robins

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    The remarkable story of the building of thousands of standard merchant ships in two World Wars

    Yacht Were You Thinking?: An A-Z of Boat Names Good and Bad

    By Jonathan Eyers

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    Naming a boat is as personal as naming a baby even if few male skippers would risk telling the wife that. The culmination of many years of dreaming and penny pinching, the purchase of a boat of any size is a huge event for any sailor, and with that comes...

    New History of Yachting

    By Mike Bender

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    An overview of the history of yachting in its social, cultural, political and economic contexts.

    Week on the Broads

    By S. K. Baker

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    During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The...

    Crusoe's Island

    By Andrew Lambert

    Paperback £7.85

    Originally named Juan Fernandez, the island of Robinson Crusoe in the South Pacific was the inspiration for Defoe's classic novel about the adventures of a shipwrecked sailor.

    Titanic

    By John Welshman

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    A century after her sinking, social historian John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual histories of twelve of the passengers aboard the doomed liner, including a minute-by-minute account of the ship's last tragic hours.

    Ships That Came to the Pool of London

    By Nick Robins

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    Nick Robins explores the ships that came to the Pool of London throughout history.

    First Atlantic Liner

    By Helen Doe

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    The first ever history of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's forgotten first ship, the SS Great Western, the fastest and largest Atlantic Steamship of its day.

    Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition

    By Gillian Hutchinson

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    In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage - the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus...

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