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The Life of the Automobile

by Steven Parissien St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car.

The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines...


Metronome

by Lorant Deutsch St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

A phenomenal bestseller in France, Metronome presents a fascinating history of Paris through the lens of the city's iconic Metro system

Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath...


The Lost Fleet

by Marc Songini St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Arctic disasters, rogue whales, ambush by Confederate ships--the true saga of one captain's struggle to survive the demise of the Yankee whaling fleet

It's the mid-ninteenth century and the American whaling fleet...


The Pirate Wars

by Peter Earle St. Martin's Press (July 02, 2013)

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality...


Permanent Emergency

by Kip Hawley & Nathan Means St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2012)

Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at U.S. airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this beleaguered agency,...


The Great American Railroad War

by Dennis Drabelle St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2012)

How two of America's greatest authors took on the Central Railroad monopoly

The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The...


Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

by Catherine Lutz & Anne Lutz Fernandez St. Martin's Press (January 05, 2010)

Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because...


The Airborne in World War II

by Michael E. Haskew St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2017)

D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge—the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first...


Lusitania

by Greg King & Penny Wilson St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2015)

On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.

Lusitania: She was...


Wager with the Wind

by James Greiner & James Arness St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2011)

Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing...


Coming Back Alive

by Spike Walker St. Martin's Press (October 11, 2002)

When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life...


Nights of Ice

by Spike Walker St. Martin's Press (February 15, 1999)

Spike Walker has spent more than a decade fishing in the subzero hell of Alaska's coastal waters. This collection--coming on the heels of his classic memoir Working on the Edge--is a testament to the courage...


Steam

by Andrea Sutcliffe St. Martin's Press (March 24, 2015)

In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger...


The Underground Guide to New York City Subways

by Dave Frattini St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

The only guide you will ever need to travel around New York City by subway.

From the theater district of trendy Manhattan to the quaint residential neighborhoods of Queens, every single station in the four boroughs...


Ten Hours Until Dawn

by Michael J. Tougias St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat....


On the Edge of Survival

by Spike Walker St. Martin's Press (September 28, 2010)

From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, The Deadliest Catch, comes a thrilling true adventure tale in the Alaskan seas

A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle,...


Heaven's Ditch

by Jack Kelly St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2016)

The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement...


The Last Voyage of the Karluk

by William Laird McKinlay St. Martin's Press (August 25, 2015)

An astonishing narrative of disaster and perseverance, The Last Voyage of the Karluk will thrill readers of adventure classics like Into Thin Air and The Climb. In 1913, explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson hired...