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A Seafarer s Tale by Al Cantin

Title A Seafarer s Tale
Author Al Cantin
Publisher iUniverse
Release 2004-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 316
ISBN 0595322638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The year is 1834, and Jean Charbonnet is born. He is drawn to a life as a seafaring man who is following in the steps of his ancestors. A Seafarer's Tale is the story of his and his family's lives in nineteenth-century France.

Title Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
Author Edith Hall
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release 2014-06-16
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0393244121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Wonderful…a thoughtful discussion of what made [the Greeks] so important, in their own time and in ours." —Natalie Haynes, Independent The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. Yet this accomplished people never formed a single unified social or political identity. In Introducing the Ancient Greeks, acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall offers a bold synthesis of the full 2,000 years of Hellenic history to show how the ancient Greeks were the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. Hall portrays a uniquely rebellious, inquisitive, individualistic people whose ideas and creations continue to enthrall thinkers centuries after the Greek world was conquered by Rome. These are the Greeks as you’ve never seen them before.

Mystic Seafarer s Trail by Lisa Saunders

Title Mystic Seafarer s Trail
Author Lisa Saunders
Publisher Lisa Saunders
Release 2012-10-29
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1480085847
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When people think of Mystic, Connecticut, they think of Mystic Pizza. Yet when they visit this quaint seacoast village, they find a lot more than pizza! National Geographic named Mystic one of the top "100 Adventure Towns" in the U.S. Mystic Seafarer's Trail is a historical--and sometimes hysterical--adventure book, which includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, Amelia Earhart's wedding, hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Benedict Arnold’s treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost. Summary: While searching for the "7 Wonders of Mystic" with her beagle/basset hound, author Lisa Saunders uncovers the secrets behind the Titanic's shoes, Captain Sisson's hunt for gold and Amelia Earhart's wedding. But will she ever find an adventure of her own? One that will make her thin and famous? Then it happens: when walking the Mystic Seafarer's Trail (which Lisa designed for those who don't like to go uphill), she meets a blind sailor who invites her on a long, winter voyage. Can this landlubber defy squalls, scurvy, and her fear of scraping barnacles to survive this epic journey? Excerpt Chapter 1: Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, "Excuse me." Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know. "Do you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?" What a debut in my new hometown—I don’t think this is what National Geographic meant when they named Mystic one of the top 100 adventure towns in the U.S...

Title Tudor and Stuart Seafarers
Author James Davey
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2018-08-09
Category Transportation
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1472956788
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tudor and Stuart Seafarers tells the compelling story of how a small island positioned on the edge of Europe transformed itself into the world's leading maritime power. In 1485, England was an inward-looking country, its priorities largely domestic and European. Over the subsequent two centuries, however, this country was transformed, as the people of the British Isles turned to the sea in search of adventure, wealth and rule. Explorers voyaged into unknown regions of the world, while merchants, following in their wake, established lucrative trade routes with the furthest reaches of the globe. At home, people across Britain increasingly engaged with the sea, whether through their own lived experiences or through songs, prose and countless other forms of material culture. This exquisitely illustrated book delves into a tale of exploration, encounter, adventure, power, wealth and conflict. Topics include the exploration of the Americas, the growth of worldwide trade, piracy and privateering and the defeat of the Spanish Armada, brought to life through a variety of personalities from the well-known – Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake and Samuel Pepys – to the ordinary sailors, dockyard workers and their wives and families whose lives were so dramatically shaped by the sea.

The Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner by Michael J. Crawford

Title The Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner
Author Michael J. Crawford
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Release 2002-07-03
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 263
ISBN 1612341772
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Prince recalls his life at sea, including service as a privateer during the Revolution.

Commemorating the Seafarer by Barbara Tomlinson

Title Commemorating the Seafarer
Author Barbara Tomlinson
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release 2015
Category Memorials
Total Pages 259
ISBN 1843839709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A generously illustrated survey of memorials to different kinds of seafarers, recounting the stories behind them.

Title Cornish Seafarers The Smuggling Wrecking and Fishing Life of Cornwall
Author A. K. Hamilton Jenkin
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release 2016-08-26
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 246
ISBN 1473356989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This fascinating book contains a detailed account of the seafaring lifestyle intrinsic to Cornish culture, covering a wide range of topics from smuggling and wrecking to fishing and general boating. A delightful book sure to appeal to anyone with a keen interest in Cornish culture, Cornish Seafarers is a must-have addition to collections of antiquarian nautical literature and well deserves a place atop any bookshelf. Alfred Kenneth Hamilton Jenkin (29 October 1900 – 20 August 1980) was best known as a historian, who had a keen interest in Cornish mining and published the classic text The Cornish Miner (1927). This rare text has been elected for modern republication due to its historical value, and is proudly republished here with a new introduction to the subject.

Title The Cambridge Old English Reader
Author Richard Marsden
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2015-04-02
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 1316240320
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This reader remains the only major new reader of Old English prose and verse in the past forty years. The second edition is extensively revised throughout, with the addition of a new 'Beginning Old English' section for newcomers to the Old English language, along with a new extract from Beowulf. The fifty-seven individual texts include established favourites such as The Battle of Maldon and Wulfstan's Sermon of the Wolf, as well as others not otherwise readily available, such as an extract from Apollonius of Tyre. Modern English glosses for every prose-passage and poem are provided on the same page as the text, along with extensive notes. A succinct reference grammar is appended, along with guides to pronunciation and to grammatical terminology. A comprehensive glossary lists and analyses all the Old English words that occur in the book. Headnotes to each of the six text sections, and to every individual text, establish their literary and historical contexts, and illustrate the rich cultural variety of Anglo-Saxon England. This second edition is an accessible and scholarly introduction to Old English.

Title The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660
Author George Watson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 1974-08-29
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 1282
ISBN 9780521200042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

To be a Sailor s Wife by Hanna Hagmark-Cooper

Title To be a Sailor s Wife
Author Hanna Hagmark-Cooper
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2012-01-17
Category History
Total Pages 150
ISBN 1443837032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The duality of maritime family life, the relationship between reconstruction and discourse and the symbolic status of the seafarer’s wife are at the core of this book, which brings maritime women’s experiences to the fore, widening the perspective of maritime history. Based on the collected life stories of seafarers’ wives from the Åland Islands in Baltic Sea, Hanna Hagmark-Cooper draws attention to the cyclical nature of maritime family life and to the seafarers’ wives’ perception of leading two parallel lives: one when they are on their own and one with their husbands at home. The author considers how discourses change over time and colour narratives, and she investigates the women’s attitudes to the myths surrounding the image of the seafarer’s wife.