Pilot Cutters Under SailTom Cunliffe has a new book Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe which is now available in the UK in hardcover. It will be released in the US on an unspecified day in April 2013.

The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation.

This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most

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Blood of TyrantsThe latest book in Naomi Novik's fantasy Temeraire series, Blood of Tyrants, is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 13 August 2013.

Naomi Novik's beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a twenty-first-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty's Dragon, readers have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet.

Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's already precarious position in the

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The Conquest of the OceanBrian Lavery has a new book The Conquest of the Ocean which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 May 2013.

This is a captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history. "Conquest of the Ocean" tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations by the Portuguese and the British, these are awe-inspiring tales of epic sea voyages involving great feats of seamanship, navigation, endurance, and ingenuity.

You can explore the lives and maritime adventures, many with first person narratives, of land seekers and globe charters such as Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook and Vitus Bering. Brian Lavery is a well-known British naval historian, whose prestigious credits include historical consultant on the blockbuster, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". This narrative history is filled

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London and the Georgian NavyPhilip MacDougall has a new book London and the Georgian Navy which is now available for pre-order in paperback. It will be released in the US on 11 June 2013 1 September 2013 and in the UK on 1 July 2013.

Georgian London was the hub of the world's largest industrial-military complex, underpinning and securing a global trading empire that was entirely dependent on the Royal Navy for its existence. Philip MacDougall explores the bureaucratic web that operated within the wider city area before giving attention to London's association with the practical aspects of supplying and manning the operational fleet and shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. His detailed geographical exploration of these areas includes a discussion of key personalities, buildings and work. The book examines significant locations as well as the importance of Londoners in the manning of ships and how the city memorialised the navy and its personnel during times of victory. A gazetteer and walking guide complete this

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Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of WalesJ. D. Davies has a new book Britannia's Dragon: A Naval History of Wales which is now available for pre-order in hardcover. It will be released worldwide on 1 July 2013.

Wales has a long coastline, and nowhere is more than about forty miles from the sea or a navigable river. From the earliest times, Welshmen have used the sea and the sea has shaped the history of the country. Seapower was arguably one of the most decisive factors in ending the nation's independence. The Welsh contribution to piracy has long been recognised, and "Britannia's Dragon" will present much new and sometimes surprising evidence, such as the fact that relative to the populations of the retrospective countries, proportionately more Welshmen fought at Trafalgar than Scots, Irishmen or even Englishmen. The book will also examine the invaluable contribution made by Welsh industry - especially coal and copper - to naval history, and will also consider such themes as shipbuilding and shipwrecks.