History, Excavation, and Architecture

Author: Annalies Corbin,Bradley A. Rodgers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 8440

The Montana was a shining example of modern design and technological sophistication when it made its maiden voyage in 1879. But it is remembered for its ironic end: only five years after it was launched, the Montana struck a railroad bridge near Bridgeton, Missouri, and sank. One of the largest stern-wheel vessels ever to navigate a western river, the Montana was built to compete with railroads. The recent archaeological excavation of its wreckage, combined with a wealth of written and visual material documenting its construction and use, offers fascinating insights into a little-known aspect of Western expansion.
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Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Author: Ayse Devrim Atauz

Publisher: New Perspectives on Maritime H

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 379

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For millennia, Malta has always been considered a site of strategic importance. From the arrival of the Phoenicians through rule under Carthage, Rome, Sicilian Arabs, Normans, and Genovese, to the Order of St. John ("Knights of Malta"), the advent of the Napoleonic Wars, and even World Wars I and II, the Maltese islands have served as re-provisioning stations, military bases, and refuges for pirates and privateers. Building on her systematic underwater archaeological survey of the Maltese archipelago, Ayse Atauz presents a sweeping, groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to maritime history in the Mediterranean. Offering a general overview of essential facts, including geographical and oceanographic factors that would have affected the navigation of historic ships, major relevant historical texts and documents, the logistical possibilities of ancient ship design, a detailed study of sea currents and wind patterns, and especially the archaeological remains (or scarcity thereof) around the Maltese maritime perimeter, she builds a convincing argument that Malta mattered far less in maritime history than has been previously asserted. Atauz's conclusions are of great importance to the history of Malta and of the Mediterranean in general, and her archaeological discoveries about ships are a major contribution to the history of shipbuilding and naval architecture.
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Documents in American Maritime History. 1492-1865

Author: Joshua M. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 3019

"A two-volume anthology of source readings for maritime history courses"--Publisher's website.
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The Archaeology of Piracy

Author: Russell K. Skowronek,Charles Robin Ewen

Publisher: New Perspectives on Maritime H

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 339

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"The first comprehensive, scholarly look at the artifactual evidence of real pirates, recovered at both shipwrecks and known pirate bases."--Archaeology Magazine "The reader unused to digesting professional publications will, pardon the pun, sail through this book as if it were a collection of novellas! Not only will he/she learn about the realities of trade in the Caribbean and politics in the time of pirates, but will be treated to the most interesting bits of ephemera such as an inventory of the legendary Captain Morgan's estate. This is the definitive book on Pirates and the research being done to dispel all of the fables."--Dirtbrothers.org "Articles in X Marks the Spot cover a wide range of pirate wrecks and legacies from the Golden Age of Piracy, and give the reader a glimpse into what might be the reality of pirate life and death."--Archaeology.about.com "A serious attempt to determine, through examination of both terrestrial and shipwreck sites, if pirates left such unambiguous traces in the archaeological record that their presence can be recognized in future excavations. Fascinating!"--George F. Bass, founder, Institute of Nautical Archaeology "Piracy occupies an adaptive niche dating back to the very beginnings of maritime enterprise. This volume reclaims that predacious profession from the realm of the unusual and the unique and presents it afresh as a persistent subsystem of normal commerce."--Thomas N. Layton, San Jose State University "Piracy is one of the world's oldest professions on the water. In this volume, a group of leading scholars literally digs into the subject to offer the first comprehensive archaeological look at pirates. . . . The definitive book on the archaeology of piracy."--James P. Delgado, executive director, Vancouver Maritime Museum "A most welcome contribution on the subject of piracy, one that has rarely been systematically addressed by archaeologists."--Barto Arnold, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University This collection piques the imagination with historical evidence about the actual exploits of pirates as revealed in the archaeological record. The recent discovery of the wreck of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, off Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, has provoked scientists to ask, What is a pirate? Were pirates sea-going terrorists, lawless rogues who plundered, smuggled, and illegally transported slaves, or legitimate corsairs and privateers? Highlighting such pirate vessels as the Speaker, which sailed in the Indian Ocean, and the Whydah, the first pirate ship discovered in North America (near the tip of Cape Cod), the contributors analyze what constitutes a pirate ship and how it is different from a contemporary merchant or naval vessel. Examining excavated underwater "treasure sites" and terrestrial pirate lairs found off the coast of Madagascar, throughout the Caribbean, and within the United States, the authors explore the romanticized "Golden Age of Piracy," a period brimming with the real-life exploits of Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, and the "gentleman pirate" Jean Lafitte. This book will appeal to the general public, with special interest to anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, and divers.
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A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard

Author: William D. Wilkinson,Timothy R. Dring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813033341

Category: History

Page: 185

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"The most comprehensive work on the coastal rescue craft of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Life-Saving Service. This work should be consulted by anyone interested in maritime search and rescue, especially from shore-based stations."--Dennis Noble, author of The Rescue of the Gale Runner "Provides a detailed history of a very proud element of American maritime history, the development and evolution of the coastal rescue craft of the United States Life-Saving Service and its successor, the United States Coast Guard."--Clayton Evans, active member of the Canadian Coast Guard William Wilkinson and Timothy Dring provide detailed history and technical design information on every type of small rescue craft ever used by the United States Life-Saving Service and United States Coast Guard, from the early 1800s to current day. By looking at these vessels, many of which featured innovative designs, the authors shed light on the brave men and women who served in USLSS and USCG stations, saving innumerable lives. In the book and on the accompanying CD, rare photographs and drawings of each type of boat are enhanced by detailed design histories, specifications, and station assignments for each craft. Including motorized, wind-powered, and human-powered vessels, this work will become an important reference for maritime historians, rescue craft preservation groups, and museums, as well as members of the general public interested in these craft.
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U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Author: William Reynolds Braisted

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 9918

In this narrative, Braisted--an admiral's son who actually lived in China during his father's tour of duty with the Navy at this time--is both historian and a witness with special insight.
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An Oral History of World War II

Author: George J. Billy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 3018

"This collection of interviews with 59 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates who served during the war provides a seldom-seen perspective on World War II maritime history. Gathered over more than a decade at the academy in Kings Point, New York, these selected interviews together offer a unique portrait of the young officers who delivered the trucks, locomotives, and other vital war material. The veterans' recollections open a window into the world of the merchant marine during World War II and include startling accounts of privation and brave endurance."--BOOK JACKET.
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Roman

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992552

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 4149

Den jungen, mittellosen Schriftsteller Kif Kehlmann erreicht mitten in der Nacht ein Anruf. Er soll die Memoiren des berühmtesten Kriminellen Australiens schreiben, Siegfried Heidl. Heidl hat den Banken siebenhundert Millionen Dollar abgenommen und muss sich nun vor Gericht verantworten. Bis zum Tag der Urteilsverkündung will sein Verleger das Manuskript auf dem Tisch haben. Trotz des enormen Drucks willigt Kehlmann ein, muss aber erkennen, dass Heidl sich gar nicht für das Buch interessiert. Also beginnt er zu erfinden. Je näher aber der Abgabetermin rückt, desto mehr verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen Heidl und ihm selbst, zwischen Erfindung und Erinnerung. Betreibt Heidl Sabotage, will er, dass Kehlmanns Leben selbst sich ändert, das erfundene und das wahre?
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die Jerry-Lee-Lewis-Story

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893201198

Category:

Page: 271

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Author: Julie Myerson

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827071755

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4581

In einer kalten Nacht im Oktober wird Lennie ermordet. Noch nie ist in dieser idyllischen Kleinstadt an der englischen Suffolk-Küste so etwas passiert. Eine Welt, die so geordnet schien, gerät ins Wanken... In einer kalten Nacht im Oktober wird Lennie ermordet. Noch nie ist in dieser idyllischen Kleinstadt an der englischen Suffolk-Küste so etwas passiert. Eine Welt, die so geordnet schien, gerät ins Wanken...
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Roman

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641139600

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 1327

Hinter starken Barrieren verborgen wird das Herz zu Eis. Unter Gottkaiser Leto II. wurde die Menschheit über die Galaxis verstreut. Nun kehrt sie aus der Diaspora zurück. Neue Kräfte haben sich entwicklet, neue Technologen wurden entwickelt, und der Orden der Bene Gesserit, der seit Jahrtausenden über das genetische Erbe der Atreides wacht, sieht sich mit Mächten konfrontiert, wie es sie bisher nicht gab. Von Arrakis ist keine Hilfe zu erwarten, dort lebt nur noch eine zerstrittene Priesterschaft, die Leto in Gestalt Shai-Huluds, des gigantischen Sandwurms, anbetet, und die einstmals stolzen Fremen, jetzt nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst. Doch dann kommt ein Mädchen aus der Wüste, das mit geheimnisvollen Kräften über den Shai-Hulud gebietet und ihm seinen Willen aufzwingt.
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The behavioural science behind how asset managers REALLY win and keep clients

Author: Herman Brodie,Klaus Harnack

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857196448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 7443

This groundbreaking new book answers an essential question: why is it that a fund client selects, or an investment consultant recommends, one asset manager over another when the two are, on paper at least, very similar? Also, why is it that some asset managers maintain their mandates during difficult periods in the cycle and others don't, even though their performances are identical? Authors Herman Brodie and Klaus Harnack investigated the drivers of these selection decisions and uncovered that so-called 'soft' factors play the primary role - even more so for consultants than for end-clients. They also discovered that these soft factors are essentially the means clients use to judge an asset manager's benevolent intentions, one of the two dimensions of the universal human evaluation more commonly known as trust. Backed by compelling data and research from multiple disciplines, The Trust Mandate breaks open the science of trust for asset managers, revealing the systematic steps clients take in their search for evidence of good intentions - the essential, but often missing, component in business relationships. It also shows how trusted managers are able to win more clients, keep them longer, merit good recommendations, allowed to take more risks, and justify higher fees. The clients of trusted managers enjoy reduced anxiety, earn higher long-run returns, and avoid costly and pointless transitions from firm to firm. So high-trust relationships are a genuine win-win situation. Yet the task of initiating and nurturing them falls squarely on the service provider. Asset managers must learn to convey their good intentions. The Trust Mandate shows why - and how - in unprecedented detail.
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1939 - 1945

Author: Peter Padfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548247663

Category:

Page: 735

View: 4299

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