Nautical History

To most of us (the uninitiated), the sailing ships of the past are a thing of myth and romance. We see paintings of graceful ships' hulls cutting through majestic waves, rigging taut and sails billowing. We imagine the freedom of the sea and it stirs something deep within us. There's a yearning to test our mettle, feel our smallness under the open sky and on the open sea, experience the power of the waves as they crash on the deck during a gale.

A lot of nautical fiction tends to focus on the narrow European "age of sail," especially the age of discovery and the epic sea battles of the Napoleanic wars. But, of course, Maritime history is much broader than that. It's an overarching subject that includes lots of topics, like fishing, whaling, international maritime law, naval history, the history of ships, ship design, shipbuilding, the history of navigation, the history of the various maritime-related sciences (oceanography, cartography, hydrography, etc.), sea exploration, maritime economics and trade, shipping, yachting, seaside resorts, the history of lighthouses and aids to navigation, maritime themes in literature, maritime themes in art, the social history of sailors and passengers and sea-related communities.

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Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom
by Walter Dean Myers
from Puffin Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Slavery & the Underground Railroad (Location: HISA-19SL)
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Barbary Pirates
Landmark #31
by C. S. Forester
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Captain Cook Explores the South Seas
World Landmark #19
by Armstrong Sperry
from Random House
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in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Clipper Ship Days
Landmark #22
by John Jennings
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Commodore Perry in Japan
by Robert Reynolds
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
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in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Ferdinand Magellan
World Landmark #31
by Seymour Gates Pond
from Random House
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in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Illustrated Guide to Sailing Ships
by Christopher Chant
Library ed from Marshall Cavendish Education
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Ironclads of the Civil War
by Frank R. Donovan
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
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in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
John Paul Jones, Fighting Sailor
Landmark #39
by Armstrong Sperry
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Men-of-War
by Patrick O'Brian
1st Us Edition from W. W. Norton and Co.
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Midway: Battle for the Pacific
Landmark #119
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Monitor & the Merrimac
Landmark #16
by Fletcher Pratt
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Mysterious Voyage of Captain Kidd
Landmark #122
by A.B.C. Whipple
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Nelson and the Age of Fighting Sail
by Oliver Warner
from Harper & Row
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in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Old Ironsides: The Fighting Constitution
Landmark #51
by Harry Hansen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
On the Shores of the Great Sea
Story of the World Series #1
by M. B. Synge
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Pirates
by Nigel Cawthorne
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Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude
by Louise Borden
1st edition from Margaret K. McElderry Books
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in Nautical History (Location: HISV-NAUT)
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Seabees of World War II
Landmark #103
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Seafaring America
by Alexander Laing
from McGraw-Hill
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in Nautical History (Location: HISV-NAUT)
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Spanish Armada
by Jay Williams
from Harper & Row
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in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Story of Submarines
Landmark #102
by George Weller
from Random House
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in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
Tall Ships of the World
by C. Keith Wilbur
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