Autumn 2018 - Vol 63 # 3

Book Reviews from the Nautical Research Guild 

The NRG has many new book reviews on naval and maritime history and ship modelling. They contain valuable information for researchers and modelers. So many more than the Journal’s review pages can accommodate... To improve the Journal’s service to its readers, additional book reviews are presented here for all maritime and ship modeling enthusiasts.  

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Knickerbocker Commodore: The Life and Times of John Drake Sloat, 1781-1867

By Bruce A. Castleman

Albany: Excelsior Editions, 2016

6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, xii + 325 pages

Illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95

ISBN: 9781438461519

The Heroic Age of Diving: America’s Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie

By Jerry Kuntz

Albany, Excelsior Editions, 2016

5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, softcover, xi + 196 pages

Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $19.95

ISBN: 9781438459622

Polaris: The Chief Scientist’s Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73

Translated & edited by William Barr

Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016

6” x 9”, softcover, xxvii + 643 pages

Illustrations, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. $44.95

ISBN: 9781552388754

Priestley’s Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician

By Mike Bullock

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2017

7” x 10”, softcover, ix + 259 pages

Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95

ISBN: 9780786478057