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1 The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860


Price: 15.96 USD



2 FRIGATE OF KING GEORGE: Life and Duty on a British Man-of-War
Brian Vale
224 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 16 b&w illustrations, hardback, I. B. Tauris
What was life really like on a wooden warship? Brian Vale takes a look at life on board the 42-gun frigate HMS Doris, from Bombay in 1807 to Valparaiso in 1829. This intriguing account of life on board concentrates on the ship's service under Sir Thomas Hardy as she protected British interests during the stormy years of South American Independence. Vale vividly examines recruitment, desertions, food, drink, disease, sex, flogging, and death. He enthusiastically details the operations in Brazil, Chile, and Peru from a military and a political angle, as well as from the perspective of sailors.

About Author
Brian Vale is the author of Independence or Death, and A War Betwixt Englishmen.

"...An excellent book, which combines naval authority with literary elegance."--Lawrence Phillips, The Ships Telegraph
". . . It is on the whole easy to read; unlike some books.. . . "--Anne Gwynn, Marie Stuart Society Journal
"A serious, seriously irresistible addition to the literature of the classic era of sailing warfare." -- Booklist
"valuable and very readable book" -Sea History

Table of Contents
Early Days: Bombay to Sheerness, 1807-1821 * Turmoil and Liberation in Latin America * The British South American Squadron * HMS Doris : The Ship and the Men * Preparing for Sea: March to August 1821 * The Outward Voyage * Pernambuco and Bahia * Rio de Janeiro and Round Cape Horn * Travels in Chile and Peru * The Struggle for Bahia * Brazilian Victory and British Neutrality * Promotion and "Interest" in the south America Squadron * Changes in Command * Playacting and Blockade * Preparing to Leave * Home Again: Winter 1824-25 * Final Days: 1825-29
Price: 29.96 USD

Mariners of Angus, 1600-1800, David Dobson

3 Mariners of Angus, 1600-1800
David Dobson
(1992, 1993, 1995), 2000, 5x8, paper, index, 120 pp, Heritage Books
While the overall pattern of Scottish trade in the early modern period is well known, very little information is readily available on the shipmasters, their vessels and crews. This publication attempts to bring together in a concise form such data as is available in archival or published sources and is based mainly on original research in Edinburgh, Dundee and Montrose.
Price: 15.00 USD

Voyages of the Great Britain: Life at Sea in the World's First Liner, Nicholas Fogg

4 Voyages of the Great Britain: Life at Sea in the World's First Liner
Nicholas Fogg
200 pages, 6 x 9, 16 illustrations, paperback, Chatham Publishing
Vivid eyewitness testimonies
Unusual illustrations of shipboard life
Well-known ship, now preserved in Bristol, UK
Sea travel in the nineteenth century as reported in the letters, journals, and memoirs of passengers on the world's first liner, Brunel's Great Britain, a ship with a lengthy career as transatlantic mail steamer, troopship, and Australian emigrant carrier. For the majority of passengers, whether emigrant or soldier, sea travel was a novel and exotic experience, and a surprising number of Great Britain's voyagers recorded their impressions in letters home or journals. Every aspect of this curious world was found worthy of comment, from the food--including the livestock shipped to provide fresh meat and milk--to the onboard entertainment, not to mention the dubious, colorful, and eccentric characters encountered. From this rich variety, the author has fashioned a vivid depiction of shipboard life at a crossroad in history.

About Author
Nicholas Fogg has enjoyed a varied career in education, journalism, and the arts. He has written for a number of national newspapers and is the author of four previous books.

Price: 18.95 USD

The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant, William Brady

5 The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant
William Brady
400 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications
Upon its mid-nineteenth-century publication, this book became the Bible of U.S. sailors. Its no-nonsense prose gives specific instructions for every aspect of sailing the great ships of the time-from knotting and rigging, blacking the guns, and stationing the crew to dealing with the direst emergencies. Enhanced with 70 rare engravings, a glossary of sea terms, and 100 pages of useful tables, this hard-to-find volume is a genuine maritime classic and an unparalleled glimpse into the realities of shipboard life in the days of sail.
Price: 16.95 USD


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