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  • Mistress of the Sea (HC/K)

    Mistress of the SeaAuthor Jenny Barden has a new novel which is now available for pre-order in the UK, Mistress of the Sea, in Hardcover. It will be released on 30 August 2012 and will be available in the US in Kindle format on the same day.

    An epic, romantic swashbuckling Elizabethan adventure set at the time of Drake, pirates and privateers

    Plymouth 1570; Ellyn Cooksley fears for her elderly father's health when he declares his intention to sail with Drake on an expedition he has been backing. Already yearning for escape from the loveless marriage planned for her, Ellyn boards the expedition ship as a stowaway.

    Also aboard the Swan is Will Doonan,

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  • When America First Met China (HC)

    When America First Met ChinaA new hardcover book by Eric Jay Dolin, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money During the Age of Sail will be released in the US on 11 September 2012 and in the UK on 5 October 2012.

    Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.

    Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire.

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  • Broadsides: Caricatures and the Navy 1756-1815 (PB)

    Broadsides: Caricatures and the Navy 1756-1815James Davey & Richard Johns have a new book available for pre-order in paperback, Broadsides: Caricatures and the Navy 1756-1815. It is will be released on 19 July 2012 in the UK and in October in the US.

    Broadsides explores the political and cultural history of the Navy during the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through contemporary caricature. This was a period of intense naval activity - encompassing the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence, the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and the War of 1812.Naval caricatures were utilized by the press to comment on events,

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  • Britain's Oceanic Empire (HC)

    Britain's Oceanic EmpireA new hardcover book edited by H. V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke & John G. Reid is released today (31 May) in the UK, Britain's Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c.1550-1850. It will be released in the US on 30 June 2012.

    This pioneering comparative study of British imperialism in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds draws on the perspectives of British newcomers overseas and their native hosts, metropolitan officials and corporate enterprises, migrants and settlers. Leading scholars examine the divergences and commonalities in the legal and economic regimes that allowed Britain to project imperium across the globe. They explore the nature of

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  • Dictionary of British Naval Battles (HC)

    Dictionary of British Naval BattlesJohn D. Grainger has a new book which is now available in hardcover, Dictionary of British Naval Battles. It was released wordlwide in April.

    This very substantial, comprehensive dictionary contains entries on all the battles fought at sea by British fleets and ships since Anglo-Saxon times. Major battles, such as Trafalgar or Jutland, minor actions, often convoy and frigate actions, troop landings, bombardments and single ship actions are all covered.

    Most accounts of British naval power focus on the big battles and the glorious victories - the picture which emerges from the rich detail in this dictionary,

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