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Warships Of The World To 1900

Warships Of The World To 1900

by Lincoln P. Paine
Warships Of The World To 1900

Warships Of The World To 1900

by Lincoln P. Paine


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Lincoln P. Paine's SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA was honored as one of the best reference books of the year by the New York Public Library, and Library Journal described it as "clearly the most fascinating book of the year." Now, in two equally fascinating new books, Paine focuses on two of the most interesting areas of maritime history: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 and SHIPS OF DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.
WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD TO 1900 traces the history of naval warfare through the stories of more than two hundred of the most famous and important fighting ships, from the earliest triremes and Viking longships to the Mary Rose, Wasa, Bonhomme Richard, HMS Victory, USS Constitution, USS Monitor, and Mikasa. Each ship is described in a vivid short essay that captures its personality as well as its physical characteristics, construction, and history, from the drawing board to the scrap yard or museum. Paintings and photographs show the grandeur and grace of these vessels that helped shape world events. An introductory essay, maps, and a chronology offer the reader a global perspective on the course of naval history from antiquity to the present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395984147
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2000
Series: Ships of the World Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Lincoln P. Paine, formerly editor of Sea History magazine and director of the Schooners Foundation, is a member of the national advisory board of the American Sail Training Association. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Table of Contents


Illustrations ix Preface xi Introduction xiii Warships of the World to 1900 1 Maps 205 Literary Warships 217 Naval History: A Chronology 219 Glossary 227 Bibliography 232 Index 241

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