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Afloat By Bob MacAlindin
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An idyllic holiday for two youngsters and their grandfather on Scotland's most beautiful river, the Tay, contrasts violently with the life-and-death struggle of another member of the family and two... More > fellow soldiers on and around the English channel as they strive to escape the clutches of a German Army advancing through France in the dramatic days of May and June, 1940. Follow their fortunes as the summer unfolds to reveal multiple shades of light and darkness, unrestrained happiness and the agonies that only war can bring. Finally, all are bound together by the unbreakable cement of history as another conflict, made distant by the centuries, rears its bloodstained head once more.< Less
Afloat and Ashore By James Fenimore Cooper
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This sensational tale from action-adventure master James Fenimore Cooper takes the form of the life story of a rugged old sailor, Miles Wallingford. As a youth, Miles, his brother, and their slave... More > Neb ran away from the family home to become seamen, dashing the family's hopes that Miles will become a respectable lawyer. Veering wildly from calamities to courageous feats and back again, Afloat and Ashore is one sea tale you won't soon forget.< Less
Staying Afloat By Judy King Villella
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Tugboat captain Calpurnia Allison is piloting her craft into the harbor when she her crew have found a dead body—one that spent several days in Long Beach Harbor. When the police identify the... More > corpse as Thomas Hawke, an unpleasant seaman with a fondness for blackmail, there is no shortage of suspects, where everyone in the harbor knew the dead man and no one liked him. Suspicion falls on a member of Cal’s small crew. Cal is no lawyer, but she knows injustice when she sees it. If she doesn’t derail the police investigation, her struggling tugboat business will be down to one man, and Cal will lose a valued friend. Could she lose her new beau Mike Bollard in the process? Everywhere she looks there are suspects. Author Judy Villella knows the world of ships and boats in Southern California firsthand, and she knows how to keep her readers turning the pages. Filled with the suspense of storms and saltwater as well as the hunt for a killer, Staying Afloat will keep you staying awake until you finish the story.< Less
Afloat and Ashore: A Sea Tale By James Fenimore Cooper
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 15,... More > 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior.Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fenimore_Cooper< Less
Afloat 2020 by Stoney Stone By Stoney Stone
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An all season collection of images of boats, from rowboats to trawlers, mostly afloat. Scenes from Ipswich. Jamaica, and Newfoundland are included in the selections.
The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat By Tommy Sheffield
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The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat is a collection of poems dealing with love, loss, anger, self-image, dreams, catharsis, and much more. With a range of characters and historical contexts, this... More > collection is a panoramic set of perspectives and landscapes, of eyes and mirrors. From the eruption of Krakatoa to the Battle of Trafalgar, The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat weaves together a vicious and beautiful tapestry of joy and pain.< Less
The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat By Tommy Sheffield
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The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat is a collection of poems dealing with love, loss, anger, self-image, dreams, catharsis, and much more. With a range of characters and historical contexts, this... More > collection is a panoramic set of perspectives and landscapes, of eyes and mirrors. From the eruption of Krakatoa to the Battle of Trafalgar, The Strength It Takes to Stay Afloat weaves together a vicious and beautiful tapestry of joy and pain.< Less
Afloat, Atop A Marbled Sea By Kenyada Meadows
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Kenyada Meadows is a poet in the truest sense of the word. The challenge that he takes on with this collection is certainly what art is about - to elevate to the level of symbol what is ordinary or... More > what are everyday things and happenings. His work embodies immense emotions which radiate from the page with extraordinary imagery and rhythm. In Letter in a Bottle, one feels the quiet, the floating. "Afloat, atop smooth orange seas and glistening in the setting sun. No clouds. No waves. No boats. No breeze. No warmth. No sounds. No birds. No one.” With his rare insight into the world and the human psyche, Kenyada transports us to another place and inspires us to look inside ourselves to discover our own joy and pain.< Less
80 Guns Afloat By mike rogers
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A true personal account of the capture of a slave-running ship by a United States gunship in the fleet assigned for the suppression of the slave trade. It is told in 1900 by John Taylor Wood, who, 50... More > years earlier, had been a young midshipmen on the United States brig Porpoise in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, at the mouth of the Niger River.< Less
Confederate Ships Afloat By Naval Historical Center
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This authoritative reference work is the ideal reading companion to help readers evaluate ships referred to in a battle accounts; it also offers a sense of the size of the CSA's navy; and its... More > encyclopedic entries on each vessel are interesting in and of themselves. This is a hardcopy edition of the online-only publication found on the U.S. Navy's history website. (The Navy created it by abstracting CSA entries from its Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.) The website and this book supply an alphabetical look-up of CSS ship names followed by technical description and service history. Multiple entries show under a heading where different vessels bore the same name, helping readers to identify (for instance) which CSS Beauregard is being referred to in an account of some naval action. The editors have added more pictures of ships and two new ship entries to bring the volume up-to-date.< Less

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