Spring 2016 - Vol 61 # 1 

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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Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra's Barge in Hawai'i

By Paul F. Johnson

Texas A&M University Press, 2015

6-3/4” x 11-1/4”, hardcover, x + 204 pages

Illustrations, drawings, diagrams, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95

ISBN: 9781623492830


Lion in the Bay: The British Invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-1814

By Stanley L. Quick with Chipp Reid

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015

6-1/2” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xii + 266 pages

Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $32.95

ISBN: 9781612512365


Innocent on the Bounty: The Court-Marshal and Pardon of Midshipman Peter Heywood, in Letters

Edited by Donald A. Maxton and Rolf E. Du Rietz

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013

6” x 9”, softcover, 250 pages

Illustrations, appendices, notes,  bibliography, index. $45.00

ISBN: 9780786472666




Discovering the North-West Passage:The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of the H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition

By Glenn M. Stein

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2015

7” x 10”, softcover, x + 376 pages

Illustrations, maps, notes,  bibliography, index. $39.95

ISBN: 9780786477081


The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940

By Anthony J. Cumming

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015

6-1/2” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xii + 224 pages

Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95

ISBN: 9781612518343


Home Squadron: The U.S. Navy on the North Atlantic Station

By James C. Rentfrow

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2014

6-1/2” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xi + 218 pages

Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $54.95

ISBN: 9781612514475 


Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography: A Biography, 1806-1873

By John Grady

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2015

6” x 9”, softcover, viii + 354 pages

Illustrations, notes,  bibliography, index. $45.00

ISBN: 9780786478217


Patroons & Periaguas: Enslaved Watermen and Watercraft of the Lowcountry

By Lynn B. Harris

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014

6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, ix + 146 pages

Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95

ISBN: 9781611173857