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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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