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Nathaniel's Nutmeg

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas.

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days,...


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...


Ninety Percent of Everything

by Rose George Henry Holt and Co. (August 13, 2013)

Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization

On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is...


The Mayflower

by Rebecca Fraser St. Martin's Publishing Group (November 07, 2017)

From acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser comes a vivid narrative history of the Mayflower and of the Winslow family, who traveled to America in search of a new world.

“There is nothing sleep-inducing...


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...


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...


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...