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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
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The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate... (read more)

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The heyday of whaling examined through the plight of the Whaleship Essex. This is the best sort of popular history writing.... (read more)

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The Hunted Whale
The Hunted Whale
by James P Mcguane
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The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail. Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt was a relatively even contest, as... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face... (read more)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
by Brian Fagan
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In Beyond the Blue Horizon, bestselling science historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring mystery of the oceans, the planet's most forbidding terrain.This is not a tale of Columbus or Hudson, but of much earlier mariners. From the... (read more)

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Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by... (read more)

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Fifty Woodenboats: A Catalog of Building Plans
Fifty Woodenboats: A Catalog of Building Plans
by Woodenboat Magazine
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The first in the series, this catalog contains study plans for 50 designs -- which range from a 7'7" pram to a 41'3" schooner. In addition there are drawings that identify the parts of a wooden boat, a bibliography, a guide for the selection of various... (read more)

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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
by Sebastian Junger
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In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts-based swordfishing boat the Andrea Gail, which... (read more)

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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
by Dean King
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Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected... (read more)

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Small Craft Plans
Small Craft Plans
by Jay R. Benford
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Taken from Benford's original drawings and reduced in scale, the plans for each of the 15 small boats included in this collection are nevertheless complete and ready for lofting full size. The boats range in size from 7' to 18' and can be varied for... (read more)

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Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner's Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor
Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owner's Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor
by Peggie Hall
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"Get Rid of Boat Odors," by Peggie Hall, known by many of her fans as "The Headmistress," will teach you how to eliminate annoying odors on your boat by treating the source instead of perfuming the symptoms. It covers all aspect of marine sanitation as... (read more)

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The Morrow Guide To Knots
The Morrow Guide To Knots
by Guido Regazzoni
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Here is an entirely different kind of knot book! For the first time, here are step-by-step instructions that take full advantage of color photography to teach the art of tying knots. Unlike illustrations in other books, these pictures show every step... (read more)

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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
by Geoff Dyer
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From a writer whose books succeed in either subverting or creating genres comes a unique look at an inaccessible world: life on board an American aircraft carrier.   At once deft travelogue, unerring social observation, and honed comedy, this book... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack... (read more)

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Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
by Joan Druett
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Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost... (read more)

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In the Spirit of Tradition: Old and New Classic Yachts
In the Spirit of Tradition: Old and New Classic Yachts
by Jill Bobrow
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Fifty classic wooden yachts are featured in this handsomely illustrated book from the authors of the highly acclaimed CLASSIC YACHT INTERIORS. Fifty yachts are shown with historical and current photographs and textual information. Additionally there are... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men... (read more)

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How to Build the Catspaw Dinghy: A Boat for Oar and Sail
How to Build the Catspaw Dinghy: A Boat for Oar and Sail
by Wooden Boat Magazine
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A detailed manual on the building of a superior rowing and sailing dinghy. A modified version (carvel instead of lapstrake planking) of the famous Herreshoff Columbia model, this measures 12'8", makes an excellent project for the boatbuilder with... (read more)

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A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
by Steven Ujifusa
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THE STORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN BUILDER andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;At the peak of his power, in the 1940s and 1950s, William Francis Gibbs was considered Americaand#8217;s best naval architect. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;His quest to build the finest... (read more)

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Float Your Boat!: The Evolution and Science of Sailing
Float Your Boat!: The Evolution and Science of Sailing
by Mark Denny
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An estimated 4.1 million people in the United States participate in recreational sailing. Yet the large library of sailing literature leaves many of them high and dry. On one side are technical guides for America's Cup boat-builders; on the other... (read more)

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