Ships & Shipbuilding

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  1. Book ImageBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

    Eric Jay Dolin

    "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four VoyagesMore

  2. Book ImageTugboats Illustrated: History, Technology, Seamanship

    Paul Farrell

    A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today’s most advanced ocean-going workboats.More

  3. Book ImageHerreshoff: American Masterpieces

    Maynard Bray, Claas van der Linde, Benjamin Mendlowitz, Et Al.

    Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings.More

  4. Book ImageSS United States: Red, White, and Blue Riband, Forever

    John Maxtone-Graham

    Maxtone-Graham has yet again produced a profusely illustrated tribute, this one to America's most famous and historic liner.More

  5. Book ImageTitanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

    John Maxtone-Graham

    “Maxtone-Graham’s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship’s dedicated buffs.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  6. Book ImageDown with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

    Steven Biel

    Updated Edition

    "Brimming over with wit and insight…Fresh and fascinating." —Dan RatherMore

  7. Book ImageFrance/Norway: France's Last Liner/Norway's First Mega Cruise Ship

    John Maxtone-Graham

    The dean of ocean-liner historians brings to life one of the last transatlantic liners: the legendary France, later renamed Norway.More

  8. Book ImageNormandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Ocean Liner

    John Maxtone-Graham

    A magnificent tribute to the illustrious and ill-fated steamship.More

  9. Book ImageThe Liner: Retrospective and Renaissance

    Philip Dawson

    A spectacularly illustrated account of the ocean liner's place in transportation and social history.More

  10. Book ImageDisaster at Sea: Shipwrecks, Storms, and Collisions on the Atlantic

    William H. Flayhart

    "Flayhart delivers a gripping chronicle of mishap and mayhem . . . filled with danger and heroism and rich with detail."—Sea PowerMore

  11. Book ImageDown with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

    Steven Biel

    An immensely readable, provocative, and entertaining exploration of the Titanic as cultural icon.More

  12. Book ImageLusitania: Saga and Myth

    David Ramsay

    An objective and enthralling account of the sinking of the Lusitania, which unravels many of the myths and, for the first time, explains the true significance of that terrible disaster.More

  13. Book ImageChronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922

    James Tertius de Kay

    "History that reads like a historical novel."—New York Times Book Review. "Thoroughly delightful and informative."— Atlantic MonthlyMore

  14. Book ImageDorothy Elizabeth: Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner

    Roger F. Duncan

    At age eighty, the author decides it is time to build a new yacht. His methods are as surprising as his timing.More

  15. Book ImageTitanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song, and Prose

    Steven Biel

    In the ninety years since the Titanic sank, countless sermons and editorials, poems, songs and ads, socialists and chauvinists, Christians, reformers, anarchists, and pitchmen have drawn on the power of the century's worst disaster to move their audience.More

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