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Dominance of the seas has long determined the wartime and peacetime fate of nations.

A Voyage to the South Sea

By: William Bligh

Muntineers interrupt a breadfruit voyage, in a classic true tale of temptation, seamanship, and leadership.

In the Ranks of the C.I.V.

By: Erskine Childers

A young Erskine Childers, later a vehement Irish nationalist executed for his beliefs, serves in the British cavalry during the Boer War.

Indian Unrest

By: Ignatius Valentine Chirol

For the Term of His Natural Life

By: Marcus Clarke

The journey of a convict illustrates the penal colony roots of Australia.

A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Volume I.

By: James Cook

A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Volume 2.

By: James Cook

Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean (Illustrated)

By: E. Hamilton Currey

Piracy was a continuance of the violent politics and times of Old Europe in this British account.

France at War

By: Rudyard Kipling

Sea Warfare

By: Rudyard Kipling

The Life of Nelson

By: Alfred Thayer Mahan

The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future

By: Alfred Thayer Mahan

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

By: Alfred Thayer Mahan

In the nautical equivalent of Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Mahan examines how military dominance of the seas determined nations' fortunes.

The Innocents Abroad

By: Mark Twain


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