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  • Pilot Cutters Under Sail (HC)

    Pilot Cutters Under SailTom Cunliffe has a new book Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe which is now available in the UK in hardcover. It will be released in the US on an unspecified day in April 2013.

    The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and

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  • Blood of Tyrants (HC)

    Blood of TyrantsThe latest book in Naomi Novik's fantasy Temeraire series, Blood of Tyrants, is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 13 August 2013.

    Naomi Novik's beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a twenty-first-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty's Dragon, readers have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height

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  • The Conquest of the Ocean (HC)

    The Conquest of the OceanBrian Lavery has a new book The Conquest of the Ocean which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 May 2013.

    This is a captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history. "Conquest of the Ocean" tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.

    You can explore the lives and

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  • London and the Georgian Navy (PB)

    London and the Georgian NavyPhilip MacDougall has a new book London and the Georgian Navy which is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released in the US on 11 June 2013 1 September 2013 and in the UK on 1 July 2013.

    Georgian London was the hub of the world's largest industrial-military complex, underpinning and securing a global trading empire that was entirely dependent on the Royal Navy for its existence. Philip MacDougall explores the bureaucratic web that operated within the wider city area before giving attention to London's association with the practical aspects of supplying and

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  • Britannia's Dragon (HC)

    Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of WalesJ. D. Davies has a new book Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 July 2013.

    Wales has a long coastline, and nowhere is more than about forty miles from the sea or a navigable river. From the earliest times, Welshmen have used the sea and the sea has shaped the history of the country. Seapower was arguably one of the most decisive factors in ending the nation's independence. The Welsh contribution to

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