Archive for Items Categorized 'Maritime', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox
After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.
by Robert C. Stern
Battleship-building may have been forced to take a ten-year holiday in the 1920s but thinking and designing continued anyway, and the next generation of capital ship turned a new page. This excellent book describes the implications of treaties on technical developments.
by Norman Friedman
A highly analytical examination of an aspect of WW I that gets overlooked a lot: naval activities. In a way, trade, and therefore the sea, was both a root cause and then an ongoing strategic goal in the war.
by William H. Miller
From the grand ships of the storied lines to mail boats bound for Africa this little book offers a good, basic, nicely illustrated introduction to the topic.
by Rorke Bryan
“Getting there is half the fun”—not in this case. And when and if you do, fun takes a back seat to survival. And then you have to make it back out. Tragedies and triumphs. This book will make you shudder, and not just because it’s about the cold.
by Ranulf Rayner
Lovely paintings of that crucial event, that exact moment on which a race may have turned are accompanied by a lively history of the men and their “ladies” (the boats!) that vied for the “Auld Mug” over the last 150 years.
by Marcus Faulkner
Every time you watch a movie or read a book about WWII naval engagements, this book should be in reach. Without it you’d have no real sense for space, distance, scale, and even time because movement on the open sea does not exactly happen at warp speed.
by Ian Johnston
This storied shipyard built five of the Royal Navy’s thirteen battlecruisers and not only had the foresight to document their work photographically but to hold on to the photos for decades—which is why a hundred years later this excellent book is possible.
by Claudio Cambon
A “meditation” in words and images on matters far greater than the scrapping of a ship with all its human and environmental hardship. It is enriching, articulate, has a point of view, and is beautifully photographed.
by Ian Johnston
Among the hundreds of ships built by this firm are some of the most famous vessels in maritime history, and this is now the third but surely not last book to dip into the many thousands of photos taken here over the centuries.
by Ian Johnston
“Clydebuilt” became an industry benchmark of quality and many of the yards on the Bonnie River Clyde became household names all over the world. This excellent book tells the story of four pivotal years in the history of one of the most famous shipyards.
by Roger Branfill-Cook
Ships sink when they have a hole in them. How to put that hole into a ship, well, that’s not as easy as you might think. This very readable book offers a look into a world we rarely think about.