||Shelley Wachsmann, Alexis Catsambis, Donald Sanders, Christine Prior, Ruth Siddall, Caroline Catwright
||Texas A&M University Press
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This book is about the one that got away. I "discovered" it one clear dry afternoon in spring 1998. I was sitting in the small, specialized library of Texas A&M University's Nautical Archaeology Program, where I teach. I had been thumbing through various titles that I had noticed but had previously not found time to peruse. It was one of those days when I allowed myself to do something I wanted to do rather than what I should have been doing. I was feeling good. My latest book, Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant, was about to be published by Texas A&M University Press. In that book I covered the waterfront for the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean. A major portion of the book dealt with ships of the Aegean. Among the pile of books that I had pulled off the shelves sat a bound copy of Chris Monroes expanded 1990 master's thesis, titled "The Boatbuilding Industry of New Kingdom Egypt." As I flipped through Chris's illustrations one figure stopped me cold in my tracks....