Books tagged: maritime history

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Messages from the Sea: Letters and Notes from a Lost Era Found in Bottles and on Beaches Around the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
A collection of messages found washed ashore on beaches around the world. The messages tell of foundering ships, missing ocean liners and shipwrecked sailors. Dating from a lost era of seafaring, they demonstrate the brave, lonely and fragile nature of life on the ocean waves.
A Nice Quiet Life
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Rob Chicken. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.
History Fair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,470. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Screenplays » History, Screenplays » History
At 14 years old, Hunter Scott became the youngest person in history to testify before a Senate Arms Committee to clear the name of a Captain wrongfully court martialed for the sinking of his ship, the USS Indianapolis.
Phoenix of the Seas
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Here is the saga of the Ernestina-Morrissey, official State Ship of Massachusetts. It recounts her remarkable history from Gloucester fishing schooner on the Grand Banks, to expedition vessel to the Arctic under famed navigator Captain Bob Bartlett, to packet ship linking Cape Verdean-Americans with their home island, and finally to seagoing educational vessel.
Lost Treasures of the Tropical Variety
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: American English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Explore a mysterious realm encompassing billions of dollars in lost artifacts, loot, and priceless heritage sunken leagues below the seas hundreds of years ago. Treasures of the Tropical Variety is a guidebook designed to recount historical facts of lost ocean riches observed from new perspectives, and stimulate further contribution to restoring world marine heritage by sharing this research.
Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,970. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Captain Rum is a grand maritime adventure. Set in 1821, it tells the tale of Fintan McAdam, who sets off over the seas in search of adventure, and to leave behind his painful past. He not only discovers amazing new lands, but learns a lot about himself on the way. McAdam, through his own words, will keep you enthralled through many a stormy night.
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers
Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
The Valencia's Last Ride
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
On Vancouver Island's west coast in 1906 unfolded a story of incompetence, cowardice and betrayal that remains the most shameful incident in Canadian maritime history. The Valencia's Last Ride paints a vivid and touching picture of the last hours on the ship.
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
The celebrated history of the aftermath, in the US Congress, the US Supreme Court, and the Parliament of the United Kingdom, of the sinking of the unsinkable ship. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss examine the political pressures and dirty deals that affected the Titanic enquiries, wrote new law, and changed our world.
The Marconi Men
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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When the ill-fated cruise ship Titanic set out from Belfast on 2nd April 1912, two young men were aboard to operate the Marconi Wireless set. Jack Phillips and Harold Bride worked in shifts to send telegrams, weather reports, and company messages for the passengers and crew. This is their story.