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Maritime Books & Resources | Recommended Reading

The Way of the Ship: America’s Maritime History Reenvisioned, 1600–2000
Alex Roland, W. Jeffrey Bolster, Alexander Keyssar
Wiley, 2007

The Slave Ship: A Human History
Marcus Rediker
Penguin Books, 2008

Final Voyage: The Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season
Peter Nichols
Putnam, 2009

Maritime Museums of North America
Robert H. Smith
C Books, 2009

The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
Philip Hoare
Ecco, 2010

Lighthouse Handbook: Hudson River & New York Harbor
Jeremy d’Entremont
Cider Mill Press, 2009

Lighthouse Handbook: New England (2nd Edition)
Jeremy d’Entremont
Cider Mill Press, 2012

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
W. Jeffrey Bolster
Belknap Press, 2012

‘A Bold and Hardy Race of Men’: The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen
Jennifer Schell
University of Massachusetts Press, 2013

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Lincoln Paine
Knopf, 2013

Living with Whales: Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History
Nancy Shoemaker, editor
University of Massachusetts Press, 2014

Maritime Web Sites
For other useful Web resources, see “When You Go” and “400 Years of Seafaring History.”

Institute of Maritime History

National Maritime Historical Society

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