Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860: Design, by Eduard Sozaev,John Tredrea

By Eduard Sozaev,John Tredrea

Peter the good created a military from not anything, however it challenged and shortly passed Sweden because the Baltic naval energy, whereas within the Black Sea it turned a necessary instrument in using again the Ottoman Turks from the heartland of Europe. In conflict it used to be unusually winning, and every now and then within the eighteenth century was once the 3rd greatest army on the earth - but its background, and particularly its ships, are almost unrecorded within the West.

This significant new reference paintings handsomely fills this hole, with a whole and finished record of the fleet, with technical element and occupation highlights for each send, right down to small craft. notwithstanding, as the topic is so little recorded in English, the booklet additionally presents mammoth history fabric at the supplier and management of the army, its guns, group of workers and shipbuilding amenities, in addition to an summary of Russia’s naval campaigns all the way down to the conflict with Britain and France referred to as the Crimean War.

Illustrated with plans, work and prints hardly noticeable outdoors Russia, it truly is authoritative, trustworthy and entire, the end result of an extended collaboration among a Russian naval historian and an American send enthusiast.

EDUARD SOZAEV is a longtime Russian naval historian with a few books to his credits. JOHN TREDREA, his translator, editor and long term collaborator, is an American send fanatic with a life-long curiosity within the Russian navy.

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SS Great Britain: Transatlantic Liner 1843 by Wyn Davies Davies,Herb Schmitz

By Wyn Davies Davies,Herb Schmitz

The SS nice Britain, designed through Isambard Brunel, used to be the 1st ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and outfitted completely of iron. whilst she was once introduced in 1843 she was once two times the dimensions of any prior send and her innovative layout heralded a whole holiday with conventional send building. As is the case for lots of ancient ships, besides the fact that, there's a fantastic scarcity of informative and good illustrated publications, for reference in the course of a trip or for study by means of fanatics - send modellers, naval buffs, historians or scholars. This new sequence redresses the distance. 

Written via specialists and containing greater than two hundred specifically commissioned pictures, every one name takes the reader on a wonderfully illustrated travel of the send, from bow to stern and deck by way of deck. major components of the vessel – for instance, the propeller, steerage apparatus, engine and lodging – are given precise assurance either in phrases and photographs, in order that the reader has to hand the main whole visible checklist and clarification of the send that exists. furthermore, the significance of the send, either in her personal time and now as a museum vessel, is defined, whereas her layout and construct, and her occupation sooner than recovery and exhibition are all described.

No different books supply such impressive visible impression and targeted details because the Seaforth old send sequence – a very groundbreaking suggestion bringing the ships of our earlier vividly to life.

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“Straight Up, No Sippin’”: Memoirs of Life and Work onboard by George Stowers

By George Stowers

because the summer season of 2000, George Stowers has labored aboard many of the greatest and latest cruise ships that ply the earth’s waters. His time aboard those grand, floating lodges has afforded him the chance to go to global well known ports within the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Western coasts of the Unites States and Mexico in addition to all the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Stowers entered the cruising as a revenues assistant within the onboard reward retailers, and his present place is because the supervisor of onboard web providers. From “fun” to “freestyle” cruising, George Stowers has skilled first hand what it really is actually prefer to reside and paintings aboard a mega cruise send. in the event you have consistently puzzled what this particular way of life involves, his memoirs in “Straight Up, No Sippin’” supply insightful solutions via witty narratives, willing statement of “vacation” habit, and frank, self evaluation.

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Disaster on the Potomac: The Last Run of the Steamboat by Alvin F. Oickle

By Alvin F. Oickle

For passengers of the steamboat Wawaset, August eight, 1873, begun with a delightful cruise from Washington, D.C., down the Potomac River. because the Wawaset got here into sight of a small Virginia touchdown, hearth broke out less than decks, and frantic passengers leapt from the flames in simple terms to be pulled down by way of the fast waters. writer Alvin F. Oickle places a human face to the tragedy as he profiles a number of the seventy-five who perished, between them younger mom Alethea grey and 6 individuals of the Reed kin. With a fast paced type and firsthand bills, Oickle masterfully narrates the final run of the Wawaset opposed to the backdrop of a demanding post-Civil warfare society.

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Captain Christopher Newport by A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

By A. Bryant Nichols Jr.

during this first full-length biography of Christopher Newport (1561-1617), Nichols portrays, in conscientiously researched aspect, the adventurous lifestyles at the excessive seas of the brave sea captain who based the Jamestown Colony in Virginia. As a tender guy, Newport sailed with Sir Francis Drake within the bold assault at the Spanish fleet at Cadiz and took part in England s defeat of the Spanish Armada. through the warfare with Spain, Newport seized fortunes of Spanish and Portuguese treasure in fierce sea battles within the West Indies as a privateer for Queen Elizabeth I.

He led extra assaults on Spanish transport and settlements than the other English privateer. After best his males aboard an enemy send off the coast of Cuba, his correct arm used to be bring to a halt, and Newport used to be talked about thereafter as, Christopher Newport of the only hand. Admiral of Virginia, Newport led the fleet of colonists who tested the 1st everlasting English cost within the New global. He selected the location for Jamestown, led the preliminary exploration for King James, and negotiated peacefully with leader Powhatan's Indian tribes. Newport time and again rescued the colonists from famine with 4 resupply voyages. while the ocean enterprise was once shipwrecked on Bermuda in the course of a storm, Newport equipped one hundred fifty colonists to construct new vessels for his or her deliverance to Jamestown.

In his later profession, Newport led 3 lengthy buying and selling voyages to the a ways East for the East India corporation. He introduced the 1st English ambassadors to Persia and India. His many voyages laid the principles for the evolution of the British Empire. Captain Christopher Newport used to be an exceptional navigator, stern yet compassionate sea captain, and mythical chief of guys.

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Explosion on the Potomac: The 1844 Calamity Aboard the USS by Kerry Walters

By Kerry Walters

In 1844, the USS "Princeton" used to be the main technologically refined warship on the planet. Its captain, Robert Stockton, and President John Tyler have been either zealous expansionists, they usually was hoping that it might be the forerunner in a powerful steam-powered fleet. On a Potomac cruise meant to provoke strength agents, the ship's major gun--the Peacemaker--exploded because the vessel neared Mount Vernon. 8 died horribly, whereas twenty others have been injured. of Tyler's most vital cupboard participants have been immediately misplaced, and the president himself had a close to miss--making it the worst actual catastrophe to befall a presidential management. The tragedy trigger an unpredictable wave of occasions that expense Tyler a moment time period, approximately scuttled plans so as to add Texas to the Union and stirred up sectional rancor that drove the country in the direction of civil struggle. writer Kerry Walters chronicles this little-known catastrophe that altered the process the nation's history.

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Chasing Conrad: A tale of the sea and a glimpse into the by Simon J. Hall

By Simon J. Hall

Simon Hall’s moment publication is decided within the mid-1970s in the course of the ultimate years of the golden age of British transport, whilst shipment carriage at sea observed radical switch and the romance of being at sea in old-style shipment ships got here to an finish. Hall’s account is of 5 years within which he labored as a junior officer within the a long way East and South Pacific. this can be no traditional memoir; the prose is vividly expressed, usually stunning, occasionally elegiac as evidenced via his description of an evening watch within the Indian Ocean: on my own at the bridge wing within the hot tropical evening, I heard the wind sing during the remains as an Aeolian harp and that i felt anointed by means of my luck. On loading rubber and bushes in Sarawak he writes: the complete velocity of existence slowed, it felt as lethargic because the idle Rajang river itself and all of us slowed with it. every little thing was once so nonetheless, so unmoving, as though the full international had lain down and long gone to sleep. His descriptions of jaunts in forgotten elements of the realm are strikingly expressed and there's additional poignancy, from the charting of Hall’s fight opposed to decline into alcohol abuse, expressed in a fashion that's in flip either unhappy and surprising: I ordered one other chilly beer and lit one other cigarette, then sat with the ghost of my earlier desires whereas the afternoon died round us and we surveyed the wreckage of all my hopes. this is often an immense paintings that captures an age now vanished, written in a mode too not often encountered.

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The Port of Los Angeles (Images of America) by Michael D. White

By Michael D. White

The epic of the Port of l. a. was once initiated greater than one hundred fifty years in the past through a handful of visionaries and marketers who exploited either lucky and outrageous conditions to remodel a tidal mudflat into the world�s biggest man-made harbor. Phineas Banning and archrival Augustus Timms have been one of the first to gain the possibility of the coastal dent at the map referred to as San Pedro Bay within the 1850s. The bay�s namesake village elevated from a backwater loading aspect for uncooked livestock hides to a deepwater harbor rivaling and at last surpassing San Francisco because the busiest port at the U.S. Pacific coast, and might later develop into the nation�s biggest box port. Political battles in far away Washington, D.C., financial booms and depressions, global wars, and billions of a whole bunch shipment and fabric later, the Port of la is still America�s most desirable revolving door for alternate with markets round the world.

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Irish Aboard Titanic: One of Ireland's Favourite Writers by Senan Molony

By Senan Molony

A should have for someone attracted to The Titanic'. An encyclopedic number of money owed of that ill-fated evening from Irish passengers that includes letters, interviews, newspaper reviews, relatives stories and White megastar Line files. The unspeakable tragedy of the substantial catastrophe can simply be totally preferred throughout the stories of the folk who have been aboard at the evening the send went down. The Irish Aboard immense provides these humans a voice, targeting the Irish who have been aboard the ‘unsinkable’ liner. In it are tales of discomfort, good fortune, self-sacrifice, dramatic escapes and heroes left in the back of. Senan Molony additionally documents the heartache that endured lengthy after that fateful evening. In her wake the colossal forged a protracted shadow over the households compelled to undergo the agonising wait to benefit the destiny of family, over the lives of the survivors who needed to commence their lives anew and over those that misplaced family members and buddies. so one can find out about the Irish passengers and group of the vast, this is often the one publication to have.

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The Fight for the Yazoo, August 1862–July 1864: Swamps, by Myron J. Smith Jr.

By Myron J. Smith Jr.

Following the lack of the CSS Arkansas in early August 1862, Union and accomplice eyes became to the Yazoo River, which shaped the constructing northern flank for the South’s fort at Vicksburg, Mississippi. for far of the subsequent yr, Federal efforts to catch the castle fascinated about ownership of that movement. large battles and potent expeditions have been introduced (Chickasaw Bayou, Yazoo move, Steele’s Bayou) from that course, however the urban, guarded via stout defenses, swamps, and prompted defenders, couldn't be grew to become. ultimately, Union troops ran down the Mississippi and got here up from the south and the river defenses and the bastion itself have been taken from the east. From July 1863 to August 1864, sporadic accomplice resistance necessitated persisted Federal awareness. This e-book recounts the complete story.

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