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The 100-Gun Ship Victory (Anatomy of the Ship Series)
by John McKay
Listed under Nelson

The 50-Gun Ship (Chatham Shipshape Series)
Rif Winfield
Hardcover, 128 pages
United States Naval Inst.April 1998
ISBN: 1861760256

The American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and Details
by William L. Crothers
Paperback - 544 pages (February 25, )
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0071358234

American Sailing Ships : Their Plans and History
by Charles G. Davis
Paperback - 196 pages (October 1984)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486246582

American Clipper Ships, 1833-1858 :  Adelaide-Lotus
by Octavius T. Howe, Frederick C. Matthews
Paperback - 928 pages Vol 001 (August 1986)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486251152

Barrow's Boys: A Stirring Story of Daring, Fortitude, and Outright Lunacy
by Fergus Fleming
Barrow's Boys is historical-adventure literature at its best, recounting the breathtaking story of Britain's nineteenth-century program of expeditions to the Arctic, the heart of Africa, and Antarctica. Re-creating both brilliant success and harrowing failure, Fergus Fleming captures the courageous, and often insane, passion for exploration of an incredible group of adventurers. The Publisher
Paperback - 512 pages 1 Grove pr edition (April 9, )
Grove Press; ISBN: 0802137946

Batavia's Graveyard : The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
by Mike Dash 
Listed under Australian History

The Boats of Men-of-War: Revised Edition
by W. E. May, Simon Stephens, National Maritime Museum
Hardcover - 128 pages (January 14, )
Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557501904
The Book of Old Ships : From Egyptian Galleys to Clipper Ships (Dover Pictorial Archive)
by Henry B. Culver, Gordon Grant (Illustrator)
Paperback - 236 pages (December 1992)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486273326
Black Jacks : African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
by W. Jeffrey Bolster

The Bounty Trilogy
by Charles Nordhoff & James Hall
An historical novel, upon which was based the Mel Gibson movie.
Listed under The Bounty Mutiny

Captain Cook's World : Maps of the Life and Voyages of James Cook R.N.
by John Robson 
Listed under Captain James Cook

Cochrane: the Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain
Robert Harvey
Listed under Lord Cochrane

The Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War : 1650-1850
by Peter Goodwin
Hardcover (August 1987)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 0870210165

The First Atlantic Liners : Seamanship in the Age of Paddle Wheel, Sail and Screw
by Peter Allington, Basil Greenhill

Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her
by David W. Shaw
Hardcover - 304 pages 1 Ed edition (June 20, )
William Morrow & Co; ISBN: 0688167934

Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars
by Robert Gardiner
Listed under Nelson & Trafalgar

The Frigate Constitution and Other Historic Ships
by Alexander Magoun, F. Alexander Magoun
Paperback - 154 pages (December 1987)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486255247
Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail
Joan Druett
Like many of the voyages it depicts, Hen Frigates has doldrums as well as stretches that move along at a fast clip.... Hen Frigates ... [leaves] in its wake a valuable collective portrait of intrepid seafaring women--and an image of domestic challenge that would leave even Martha Stewart spinning. The New York Times Book Review, Holly Morris

The Heyday of Sail : The Merchant Sailing Ship 1650-1830
by Robert Gardiner (Editor), Philip Bosscher (Editor)

Historic Sail: The Glory of the Sailing Ship from the 13th to the 19th Century
Historic Sail: The Glory of the Sailing Ship from the 13th to the 19th Century
by Stephen Howarth, Joseph Wheatley
Hardcover from Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
HMS Victory : Her Construction, Career, and Restoration
by Alan McGowan, John McKay (Illustrator)
Listed under Nelson

In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
The story of a ship sunk by an angry sperm whale which inspired Herman Melville's classic Moby-Dick.
Listed under Whaling

The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower
by C. Northcote Parkinson
Listed under Hornblower

Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships
by Spencer Apollonio (Editor)

Lords of the East : The East India Company and Its Ships (1600-1874)
by Jean Sutton 

Lords of the Lake : The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814
by Robert Malcomson
Listed under The War of 1812

The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War, 1625-1860
by James Lees
Hardcover - 212 pages 2nd Rev edition (December 1984)
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 0870219480

The Naval War of 1812 (Modern Library (Paper))
by Theodore Roosevelt
Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of U.S. military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness. Roosevelt's inimitable style and robust narrative make The Naval War of 1812 enthralling, illuminating, and utterly essential to every armchair historian.
Listed under The War of 1812

The Naval Chronicle : The Contemporary Record of the Royal Navy at War, 1793-1798
by Nicholas Tracy 
Listed under Nelson

Old Ironsides : Americans Build a Fighting Ship
by David Weitzman
Hardcover - 32 pages (April )
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395746787

Old Ironsides
by Thomas C. Gillmer, William Gilkerson (Illustrator)
Paperback - 256 pages (April )
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0070245649
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Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie
by Gerard T. Altoff
Listed under The War of 1812

Pride of Baltimore : The Story of the Baltimore Clippers
by Thomas C. Gillmer

The Prize Game : Lawful Looting on the High Seas in the Days of Fighting Sail
by Donald A. Petrie
Hardcover - 224 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557506698

The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720
by R. C. Anderson
Paperback - 278 pages reprint edition (April )
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 048627960X

Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail
Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail
by Joan Druett
Book Description:
"Killing whales is sometimes attended with bad accidents." Dr. William Dalton, surgeon of the Phoenix

Scurvy. Amputation. Tropical disease. Irritable captains. Mutinous crews. Such were the trials facing the men who shipped out as doctors on South Seas whalers in the early nineteenth century. 

Having earned a medical degree and a certain station in society, what type of person would sign on for a dangerous three-year voyage to the other side of the globe? What types of medicines and surgical tools did these men have at their disposal? What sort of people did they encounter on remote South Seas islands? Using diaries, journals and correspondence, Joan Druett introduces us to extraordinary characters like the tattooed Dr. John Coulter, forced into tribal warfare by the natives of the Marquesas Islands (later a successful obstetrician back in England), and the venal Charles Frederick Winslow, who set up a seaman's hospital on Maui and managed to bilk the U.S. government out of a sizeable sum. Rich with fascinating detail, Druett chronicles medicine at sea from the dawn to the demise of the South Seas whaling trade. 

A lively and often darkly humorous tale, Rough Medicine is sure to please fans of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series and Dava Sobel's Longitude. 

Hardcover: 270 pages 
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 4, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0415924510 

The Safeguard of the Sea : A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649
by N. A. M. Rodger
Hardcover - 691 pages 1 Amer Ed edition (April )
W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 039304579X

Sailors : English Merchant Seamen, 1650-1775
by Peter Earle 
Sailors is the history of the English seaman in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period during which England rose to dominance in world commerce and became the greatest naval power in the world. Drawing on primary documents and memoirs, this is an exemplary history of those who lived and toiled on the sea.
ISBN: 0413776344

Sail's Last Century: The Merchant Sailing Ship, 1830-1930 (Conway's History of the Ship)
by Robert Gardiner (Editor)

A Signal Victory : The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813
by David Curtis Skaggs
Listed under The War of 1812

The Schooner : Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present
by David R. MacGregor
Hardcover - 192 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 155750847X
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Seamanship in the Age of Sail : An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary  Sources
by John Harland
(Hardcover - August 1984)
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Ships of the World : An Historical Encyclopedia
by Lincoln P. Paine, Hal Fessenden (Contributor), James H. Terry (Contributor)
Hardcover - 680 pages (November )
Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd); ISBN: 0395715563

Sir Francis Drake : The Queen's Pirate
by Harry Kelsey
Listed under Spanish Armada

2010 Tall Ships Calendar
by Thad Koza
Listed under Nautical Calendars

Two Years Before the Mast : A Personal Narrative
by Richard Henry, Jr. Dana
Paperback - 448 pages (March )
Signet; ISBN: 0451527593

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship
by Darcy Lever
Paperback - 256 pages Dover edition
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486402207

Warships of the Napoleonic Era (Chatham Pictorial Histories Series)
by Robert Gardiner
Listed under Nelson & Trafalgar

The Wooden World : An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy
by N. A. M. Rodger
W W Norton & Co; ISBN: 0393314693
A War Betwixt Englishmen : Brazil Against Argentina on the River Plate
by Brian Vale 

The Floating Brothel : The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
by Sian Rees
Listed under Australian History

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American Clipper Ships, 1833-1858 : Malay-Young Mechanic
by Octavius T. Howe, Frederick C. Matthews
Paperback Vol 002 (August 1986)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486251160
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The History of the Ship : The Comprehensive Story of Seafaring from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
by Richard Woodman
Hardcover - 352 pages
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558216812
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Spain's Men of the Sea : Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the  Sixteenth Century
by Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina, Carla Rahn Phillips (Translator), Pablo Emilio Perez-Mallaina Bueno
Paperback - 320 pages
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801857465
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The Anglo-Dutch Naval Wars 1652-1674
by D. R. Hainsworth, Christine Churches, Roger Hainsworth, Christine Church
Hardcover - 224 pages
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750917873
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The Eyes of the Fleet : A Popular History of Frigates and Frigate Captains 1793-1815
Anthony Price / Hardcover 
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The Line of Battle : The Sailing Warship 1650-1840
by Robert Gardiner (Editor), Brian Lavery (Editor)
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A Most Fortunate Ship : A Narrative History of Old Ironsides
by Tyrone G. Martin
Hardcover - 400 pages Revised edition
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557505888
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