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Steel Ships and Men by Kenneth Warren

Title Steel Ships and Men
Author Kenneth Warren
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release 1998
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 313
ISBN 9780853239222
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The British steel making firm of Cammell Laird was founded in 1824 and reigned as an immensely successful company until its decline in the 1950s and eventual closure in the 1980s. Warren (emeritus fellow, business history, Jesus College, Oxford) traces and interprets the factors contributing to Cammell Laird's growth and ultimate demise over the almost 170 years of its existence. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Title Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age
Author Judith Jesch
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release 2001
Category History
Total Pages 330
ISBN 9780851158266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.

Title Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age
Author Judith Jesch
Publisher Boydell Press
Release 2001
Category History
Total Pages 330
ISBN 9780851158266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A critical survey of the vocabulary of Viking ships and their crews, of fleets and sailing and battles at sea, based on the runic and skaldic evidence from c.950-1100, and studied within the context of Viking activity in the period.

Title Ironsides the Ship the Men and the Wars of the USS Constitution
Author Charles E. Brodine, Jr.
Publisher Fireship Press
Release 2007-11-01
Category History
Total Pages 286
ISBN 1934757144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Story of America¿s Finest ShipAs Told by Three of Her Finest HistoriansOn October 21st 1797, the 44-gun frigate Constitution slid down the ramp at Hartt's shipyard and into the chilly waters of Boston Harbor. While the workmen were proud of their efforts, no one¿but NO one¿thought she would still be serving her country 210 years later.Yet the Constitution remains afloat, having survived three wars, service on numerous distant stations, duty as a receiving ship, extended periods of neglect and decay, and occasional brushes with the breaker¿s yard. She has survived all those tribulations to become the oldest commissioned ship still afloat in the world, and a symbol of the heritage and pride our country.Her story is told in a series of 34 short essays by three of the country¿s leading experts on the USS Constitution¿s history: Charles E. Brodine, Jr., Michael J. Crawford and Christine F. Hughes of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC. Originally published as: Old Ironsides: An Illustrated Guide to USS Constitution, it is brought to a much wider audience in this Fireship Press edition

Title Ships of Wood and Men of Iron
Author Gerard Kenney
Publisher Dundurn
Release 2005-09-12
Category History
Total Pages 139
ISBN 1897045069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrup's 1898?1902 Norwegian expedition.

Title Ships of Wood and Men of Iron
Author Gerard Kenney
Publisher Dundurn
Release 2005-09-12
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1770704477
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the barren lands of Canada far north of the Arctic circle, summers are quick and cool, mere short interruptions in the true business of the polar regions, winter. Winters there can be dangerous with temperatures that plunge to awesome depths during the long, lonely hours of Arctic darkness. Powerful blizzards shriek across the land for days at a time, causing all animal life to seek shelter from the cutting blast, essentially putting a temporary end to normal activities of life, such as travelling and eating. It is an unforgiving land that does not easily suffer fools. Over 100 years ago, in June 1898, Captain Otto Sverdrup and 15 crewmen put out to sea aboard the schooner Fram from the Norwegian city today known as Oslo. When they returned to Norway four years later, they came back with a record of geographic and scientific discovery, the richness of which is unparalleled in the annals of Arctic exploration. The first section of this book is the story of those four heroic years spent in the High Arctic and their impact on Canadas subsequent efforts to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the area of the Norwegian discoveries. The second section of the book deals with the Canadian Arctic expeditions between 1903 and 1948, led by intrepid men such as A.P. Low, Joseph E. Bernier, Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Henry Larsen. "For anyone interested in the recent history of the Canadian North and why we even call it the Canadian North Ships of Wood and Men of Iron is a must read. Kenney persuasively nominates a shortlist of new national heroes for a country badly in need of them." - Randy Boswell, CanWest News Service "In my view, this book will be an important document about Canada-Norway relations in the North, especially considering the increased international emphasis now on circumpolar relations in the North." - Shirley Wolff Serafini, Canadian Ambassador to Norway "This book is a well deserved recognition of one of Norways most famous polar explorers and his invaluable contributions to the exploration and development of science in the Canadian Arctic. Gerard Kenney’s book also sheds an interesting new light on the history of the final settlement of Norways territorial claim of the Sverdrup Islands." - Ingvard Havnen, former Norwegian Ambassador to Canada

Title Three Men of Badajos The Seventh Man I swa Three Ships and A Blue Pantomime
Author Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release 1908
Category Mental healing
Total Pages 124
ISBN 146558093X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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YOU enter the village of Gantick between two round-houses set one on each side of the high road where it dips steeply towards the valley bottom. On the west of the opposite hill the road passes out between another pair of round-houses. And down in the heart of the village among the elms facing the churchyard lych-gate stands a fifth, alone. The five, therefore, form an elongated St. Andrew’s cross; but nobody can tell for certain who built them, or why. They are all alike; each built of cob, circular, whitewashed, having pointed windows and a conical roof of thatch with a wooden cross on the apex. When I was a boy these thatched roofs used to be pointed out to me as masterpieces; and they still endure. But the race of skilled thatchers, once the peculiar pride of Gantick, has come to an end. What time has eaten modern and clumsy hands have tried to repair; yet a glance will tell you that the old sound work means to outwear the patches. The last of these famous thatchers lived in the round-house on your right as you leave Gantick by the seaward road. His name was old Nat Ellery, or Thatcher Ellery, and his age (as I remember him) between seventy or eighty. Yet he clung to his work, being one of those lean men upon whom age, exposure, and even drink take a long while to tell. For he drank; not socially at the Ring of Bells, but at home in solitude with a black bottle at his elbow. He lived there alone; his neighbours, even of the round-house across the road, shunned him and were shunned by him: children would run rather than meet him on the road as he came along, striding swiftly for his age (the drink never affected his legs), ready greaved and sometimes gauntleted as if in haste for his job, always muttering to himself; and when he passed us with just a side-glance from his red eyes, we observed that his pale face did not cease to twitch nor his lips to work. We felt something like awe for the courage of Archie Passmore, who followed twenty paces behind with his tools and a bundle of spars or straw-rope, or perhaps at the end of a ladder which the two carried between them. Archie (aged sixteen) used to boast to us that he did not fear the old man a ha’penny; and the old man treated Archie as a Gibeonite, a hewer of wood, a drawer of water, never as an apprentice. Of his craft, except what he picked up by watching, the lad learned nothing.

Brave Ship Brave Men by Arnold S. Lott

Title Brave Ship Brave Men
Author Arnold S. Lott
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release 2013-03-11
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1612512852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nimitz called this book about the USS Aaron Ward on the radar picket line in the Pacific, "the finest story of the war that I have been privileged to read."

Title All the Queen s Men 2 Plague Ship
Author Andre Norton
Publisher AbsolutelyAmazingebooks.com
Release 2022-03-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 268
ISBN 151415014X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"We're pleased to reissue hard-to-find science-fiction classics in modern ebook and paperback formats. Any such collection would have to include the imaginative works of Andre Norton." - Hollis George, editor End of the World Sci-fi fans will love this new edition the Solar Queen space opera novels by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America grandmaster Andres Norton (A/K/A Andrew North). This is the second book in the series, Plague Ship. Here you'll find the ongoing adventures of Dane Thorson, Cargomaster Apprentice on the Solar Queen, a Free Trader spaceship. Dane joins the crew as they ply the outlying planets with need-to-have merchandise while being called an unlucky "plague ship." With nearly two-dozen new illustrations.