The U.S. Coast Guard is on the verge of celebrating its 220th anniversary.
You can commemorate the milestone with “Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes” ($25.95, St. Martin’s Press, 2009) based on the experiences of David Helvarg.
Guide to Chris-Craft
Chris-Craft boat lovers are sure to delve into Anthony Mollica and Jack Savage’s “Chris-Craft Boats” ($27.50, Voyageur Press, 2009) the new paperback version of the 2001 book.
Surprise tells about its novel history
This coffee-table book is well-suited for fans of Patrick O’Brian’s novels. Oversized and featuring historical paintings and photos, “The Frigate Surprise” ($39.95, W. W. Norton & Company, May 2009) reveals the historical, as well as the fictional, roles of the HMS Surprise from voyage to mutiny.
Tales of piracy in the 21st century
Daniel Sekulich’s newest compilation of true stories, “Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Pirates” ($24.95, St. Martin’s Press, May 2009) proves that piracy is more than romanticized tales from the past.
Offshore cruising for the next generation
First published in 1994, “Handbook of Offshore Cruising” by Jim Howard is back with its second edition (April 2009, $29.95, Sheridan House).
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