'Ghost fleet' chronicled
Cruisers familiar with Chesapeake Bay know of the fleet well - the deteriorating "ghost fleet" of mothballed German steamships in the backwaters of Maryland's Patuxent River.
Practical advice from an authority
Seasoned sailors with wind still in their sails might consider the self-published non-fiction "Sailing Out of Retirement: Living the Dream," (Amazon, $9.99 for Kindle version, $15.95 for paperback) by the veteran cruising couple Matts and Jeanine Djos.
A new spin on an old tale
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) is one of the giants of 20th century American literature, best known for his novels "Sister Carrie" and "An American Tragedy," which director George Stevens turned into the film "A Place in the Sun."
Tips on stalking stripers
New editions of author Frank Daignault's books "Striper Hot Spots" ($18.95 each, 2011, Burford Books) with editions for both the New England and Chesapeake Bay regions, first published in 1993, have been rereleased.
Naval buffs should consider "Shepherds of the Sea," by Robert F. Cross (Naval Institute Press, 2010, $34.95), a non-fiction account of life aboard the destroyer escorts during World War II.
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