Maritime History


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time – Dava Sobel
The Endurance : Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition – Caroline Alexander
The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty – Caroline Alexander
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette – Hampton Sides
The Pirate Wars – Peter Earle
The Civil War at Sea – Craig L. Symonds
In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine – Rachel Lance
War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II – Nathan Miller
Hellcats of the Sea: Operation Barney and the Mission to the Sea of Japan – Charles A. Lockwood & Hans C. Adamson
The Vikings: A History – Robert Ferguson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson

Happy Holidays

Christmas is an awfulness that compares favorably with the great London plague and fire of 1665-66. No one escapes the feelings of mortal dejection, inadequacy, frustration, loneliness, guilt and pity. No one escapes feeling used by society, by religion, by friends and relatives, by the utterly artificial responsibilities of extending false greetings, sending banal cards, … Continue reading “Happy Holidays”