28.06.2018
SEAWAYS — SHIPS IN SCALE COLLECTION

This collection will be greatly appreciated by the people with the interest in naval history and famous ships of the past. In contains absolutely all releases of the world famous Seaways magazine of maritime history and research for the ten years. The original idea of the publishers of this popular journal was to encourage the historical accuracy of the maritime researches and ship modeling.

Each of the publications included in this huge set of books contains very informative and interesting stories, ship plans, drawings and sketches. There are numerous historical photographs supplementing the text part. The authors provide the details of historic shipping covering both steam and sail vessels. The Seaways magazines will be of great interest not only to the naval historians and enthusiasts but also to the ship modelers who will definitely benefit from the technical information contained in the pages of these journals.

This information will for sure help them when used for making the models of the ships belonging to different historic periods and will add to the accuracy. Even if you are not making ship models, we still recommend you to have a look in the magazines and you will find something interesting there.я

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02.06.2018
SHIP OF FATE — THE STORY OF THE MV WILHELM GUSTLOFF

The book tells readers a story of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff called Hitler's Titanic. The crush of Wilhelm Gustloff is deservedly treated as one of the most secret and deadliest naval catastrophes in the whole maritime history. The vessel was sunk by the submarine of the Soviet fleet and nearly ten thousand human lives were lost, it happened in 1945. Not only this fact is remarkable, the whole story and service history of this vessel deserves attention.

The original name of the vessel was Adolf Hitler, she was intended to be christened upon delivery back in 1937; however, the plans changed and the decision was made to name her after the Swiss leader Gustloff, and the vessel became the true proud of the Nazi Labor Movement under this name.

The book is a great one for the people interested in the naval history, famous warships of the past times and history in general. They will like the information and facts compiled by the author that made this volume so popular among the naval history enthusiasts; however, the book will also be appreciated by the general reader. Take some time reading this work prepared by the recognized expert in the field of naval history, Roger Moorhouse, and you will not be disappointed.

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18.01.2018
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BOATS

The author of this interesting volume draws on both literary and archaeological evidence when performing his examination of the significant role played by the boat in Egyptian belief, ritual and in everyday life. The content of the book will interest both historians and naval enthusiasts. The text has been illustrated with numerous detailed and informative photographs of boat models as well as many paintings together with the line drawings of the boats.

The author has also provided description of the boat building process which used to be there in ancient Egypt on the basis of the boat models that were found in the tombs; he has also used some remains of the boats found during archaeological digs. There is also a good glossary of the terminology included in the book for easy reference. In fact one chapter of the volume is devoted solely to the sources of evidence used.

The section dealing with the boat building addresses the woodworking techniques commonly used at those times, harbors and boat construction yards, and all other aspects. Particular attention has been paid by the author to the boats in ritual and belief, and to ancient Egyptian boats from Old, Middle and New Kingdom, etc.

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13.08.2017
WITH SAILS WHITENING EVERY SEA — MARINERS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN MARITIME EMPIRE

According to the professional reviews, the major strength of this publication by Brian Rouleau is that the author has not limited the scope of his research to either Atlantic or Pacific. He rather sets out to perform the examination of the global maritime empire. This new volume forces the readers to reconsider the ways in which the foreign relations are working.

The author of the book has professionally crafted a truly impressive reimagining of the working-class seamen placing them at the centre of the American relationship with the other world in the early and mid-XIX century. The straightforward arguments and imaginative research conducted by the author has made this publication an uncommonly pleasant reading. The efforts made by Rouleau has eventually resulted in this groundbreaking study of the American sailors abroad; in this volume, he has rewritten the whole history of the foreign relations of the United States in the antebellum are.

One of the point revealed by the author was that the Manifest Density was the global process extending quite far beyond the terrestrial borders of America, and he has done this through a very keen analysis and impressively thorough research. The content of the volume is illustrating a very wide range of the inter-cultural encounters between the seafarers and the people who they met all around the globe.

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13.08.2017
VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 1945

Here is the final volume of Admiral Morison's monumental work on the naval history. The book consists of three big chapters - Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Miscellaneous Operations. The text part is supplemented with numerous illustrations. Several useful and informative maps and charts have also been provided in the publication in order to help reader get some better understanding of the operations that took place in the course of the World War Two campaigns.

This nice title is expected to serve as a practical source of reference and knowledge. In his excellent work, Admiral Morrison has made an attempt to thoroughly examine two famous naval campaigns in which he did participate personally, namely Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He has described all consequences of the kamikaze attacks on the ships of the United States Navy fleet and discussed the strategy that did actually lead to the final campaigns of that war and to the dropping of the A-bombs.

The author has also addressed the logistical problems connected with supplying the armies and fleets far away from the bases, submarine attacks, and quite controversial loss of the famous USS Indianapolis, providing readers with the detailed account of the negotiations that resulted in the Japan's surrender.

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13.08.2017
U—BOAT PREY — MERCHANT SAILORS AT WAR 1939—1942

This perfect title prepared by Philip Kaplan together with Jack Currie, lets readers have a close look at the very rare photos obtained from the wartime archives. Nice book for everyone interested in the naval history - it features so many dramatic pictures of merchant ships and rare archive photographs.

The main content of the book has been arranged in ten big and well illustrated chapters covering the development of the aircrafts, description of the sub-types and variants, providing some information of the F82 service during the Korean War, and some other interesting info, supplemented with the final chapter addressing the removal of type from the war theatre in 1952. A very brief contents - Merchantmen; Merchant sailors; Hunters; Will she starve?; Liberty ships; The hunted; Tanker; A cadet's story.

Take some time with this publication and we are pretty sure you will not be disappointed. Real photographic images of the real merchant sailors, their activities, vessels they served, their duties and dangers - this all has been covered. The content of the publication presents a good combination of the nicely written narrative text and excellent professional photos that give the readers a full clear picture of the actual life of the merchant sailors of the past.

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13.08.2017
TRAMP SHIPS — AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

This publication was prepared by Roy Fenton, who is the well-known author of more than twenty books on shipping history. Throughout the history, the tramps ships were always called the taxi of the seas. They had no regular schedules and voyaged everywhere and anywhere, picking up and dropping off various cargoes, mainly bulk cargoes like timber, grain, coal, oil and others.

In this book the author did his best to describe the evolution of the tramp ships over the course of more than hundred years. The preset introductory publication is expected to provide the readers with the close look at the design and construction of the tramp vessels together with the description of their machinery installations, also covering the operation and management of the subject vessels as well as the life and work of the officers and crew members.

The main body of the book consists of the three hundred wonderful photographs of the individual vessels that are vividly illustrating the whole process of development of the tramp and maritime trade in the end-XIX century, both World Wars and post-war times. Each of the captions provides the ship dimensions, shipyards and owners, as well as valuable notes. The design features of the ships have been highlighted to make this book a classic one, inspiring all historians and enthusiasts of the merchant shipping.

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12.08.2017
WARFARE AT SEA — 1500—1650 — MARITIME CONFLICTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF EUROPE

The content of the present book is mainly focusing in the maritime conflicts looked at as one of the parts of the process of transformation that took place in Europe from the end-XVIII century to the mid-XVII century. The main lines of the subject transformation are quite well-known, Looking from the maritime perspective, some of the parts of this transformation process were considered particularly important.

The long-distance maritime trade has significantly increased and the role of the capitalist entrepreneurs in human society has become much more important in Europe. In the whole Mediterranean area, in the Ottoman and Spanish empires dominated in the beginning of the XVI century. The last decades of the XVI century and early decades of the XVII century showed the rapid rise of both political and economic power of the north-western Europe and stagnation of the Mediterranean...

In this publication, the author has emphasized the role of the maritime conflicts in the naval history and transformation of Europe, in particular. It starts with the clear description of the important role of the warfare, followed by the major technology as well as tactics and strategy, information on changing maritime societies, maritime wars, organizations and states, maritime state formation and Atlantic warfare, galley navies, major sailing navies and wealth of other important and valuable historical information.

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