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The Colombo Bay

by Richard Pollak Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's...


Comeback: The Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry

by Paul Ingrassia & Joseph B. White Simon & Schuster (May 14, 2013)

In Comeback, Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us to the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America's...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...


Engines of Change

by Paul Ingrassia Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2012)

A narrative like no other: a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience— from the Model T to the Prius.

From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open...


Barons of the Sea

by Steven Ujifusa Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2018)

“A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel...


Fire Flight

by John J. Nance Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2003)

From New York Times bestselling author and "master of the airborne thriller" John J. Nance comes Fire Flight, a ripped-from-the-headlines adventure about the extraordinary pilots who risk their lives flying...


North Star over My Shoulder

by Bob Buck Simon & Schuster (May 04, 2002)

It is rare to find one person whose life embodies the history of an industry the way Bob Buck's life encompasses the history of commercial aviation in America. Buck first flew in the 1920s, inspired by the exploits...


The Dream Machine

by Richard Whittle Simon & Schuster (April 27, 2010)

WHEN THE MARINES decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid “tiltrotor” called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage:...


No Visible Horizon

by Joshua Cooper Ramo Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

The flying life has always demanded a passage across the razor's edge. At any moment you could slip to the other side: a gas leak, weather, fire in the cockpit. Sometimes what made the risks particularly horrible...


Nothing Like It In the World

by Stephen E. Ambrose Simon & Schuster (August 29, 2000)

In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations...


Born to Be Wild

by Paul Garson & Editors of Easyriders Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

Take an exhilarating ride through the history of the American bike, biker, and the biker nation in this fascinating and comprehensive chronicle of the biker era and today's ever-expanding legion of motorcycle...


Hen Frigates

by Joan Druett Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2012)

A "hen frigate," traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the...


The Great Race

by Levi Tillemann Simon & Schuster (January 20, 2015)

The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and the thrilling race to build the car of the future.

The world’s...