Last of the Sailormen

Last of the Sailormen

This work brings to life the last days of carrying cargo under sail, written in Bob Roberts' lively and evocative style.

Sinking of the Titanic

Eyewitness Accounts

Sinking of the Titanic

Published only months after the disaster and sold as a “Memorial Edition,” this is one of the most sensationalistic early books about the sinking of the Titanic. It contains a multitude of survivor accounts, taken from newspaper stories, personal interviews, and reports of the Senate investigation. Much of the early reporting – for example, that the Titanic exploded and broke in two before she sank – is now known to be untrue, but the raw horror of the disaster remains in the rush and jumble of the survivors’ own words. There are also unique accounts not reported elsewhere, including a comparison to the cowardly behavior of passengers and crew during the Bourgogne disaster, a chapter on the gruesome task of the “funeral ship” Mackay-Bennett, and the initial story of Lady Duff-Gordon, who was later pilloried by the “yellow press.”

The Trail of the Slug

The Trail of the Slug

Seattle, an emerald city on the Sound, clean and beautifulexcept for people who abuse others in the markets and on the streets. A city of industry and commerce, of giant airliners and tiny microchips, it is the target of industrial espionage that affects the security of the nation. The S.P.D., swift and efficient, but can it do its job when a majority of the city doesnt want it done? An explosion? No, not a blast as from Semtex or nitroglycerine. Far worse, it is three old men, each nearing the end of his life, each no longer willing to compromise, banded together for the most bizarre vigilante activity the West has seen. They are the Society of the Slug, and they will disrupt an entire city. On the other hand, one might say that this is a love story.

A Plain Sailorman in China

The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875Ð1948

A Plain Sailorman in China

This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful, multi-faceted life of the man known as an innovative thinker, tactical practitioner, spy, and successful diplomat. Gillis, a second-generation Naval Academy graduate and the son of an admiral, was hailed a hero while serving aboard his first warship in the Spanish-American War and in 1907 became the first U. S. Naval Attaché to China. He remained in China until his death, marrying a Chinese princess, and collecting books now housed at Princeton University.

The Voyage of the Jeannette

The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881

The Voyage of the Jeannette

These two volumes, published in 1883, document the doomed Polar expedition of George W. De Long (1844-81). Compiled by his wife from his journals and the testimony of the survivors, Volume 2 records the ship's wreckage, the crew's escape in smaller boats, and the discovery of De Long's remains.

Empires and Citizens

Empires and Citizens

A complete course solution for Key Stage 3 History, integrating print and online components. Following an interpretative theme Empires and Citizens develops students' understanding of empires and builds an awareness of how empires are shaped by citizens.

Daughter of the Sun

A Tale of Adventure

Daughter of the Sun

Roiling conflict, budding romance, and rip-roaring adventure all collide in Jackson Gregory's classic novel The Daughter of the Sun. Renowned rabble-rouser Jim Kendric is making his way back to town, and the entire community -- including one widely coveted young woman -- is bracing itself for the impact of his arrival.

Shadow of the Red Dragon

Shadow of the Red Dragon

Military policeman, Sergeant Joe Armandi was only nineteen, but he was wise and experienced beyond his years. His classroom was the poor and tough neighborhood where he was born and raised. One lesson he had learned was simple but true: Evil to various degrees lives in everyone who walks on the planet, whether it is manifested by a simple hurtful word, the commission of a crime, a greedy thirst for some object, or murder. Each individual since the beginning of time has experienced this truth. Trying to find himself after the tragic and untimely death of Joyce, his one and only love, which put an end to his life’s dream, Joe found himself in South Korea as an undercover agent, trying to discover the traitorous American soldier selling vital shipping information to hijackers the Red Dragons, the largest, most violent, and extremely successful criminals in South Korea. Using his talents and experience as a superior prizefighter, Joe infiltrated the gang whose leader, Won Pak, owned an illegal fighting arena. Joe made a lot of money for Pak and thus was cautiously accepted by him. After months of investigation, Joe still hadn’t exposed the American traitor, but he had some strong possibilities. Joe knew everyone dies, and since Joyce died, he was ready for anything and feared nothing. Many attempts were made to seriously damage Joe’s body, even torture, and assassination was also tried more than once. All that mayhem ended after Joe stole a million-dollar treasure that everyone wanted.