Pictorial History of American Ships, On the High Seas and Inland Waters, by John and Alice Durant, 1953, Vintage History Book,


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Vintage History Book, Pictorial History of American Ships, On the High Seas and Inland Waters, by John and Alice Durant, 1953
A. S. Barnes and Company

Dust jacket. Chipped and Cracked. Images of steam boat and Mayflower on the front cover. White and blue cloth cover with gold eagle. Inside: book seller's mark. Otherwise clean and tight. In vintage condition. See pictures for more evidence of condition.

10 charts & maps, 10 ship profiles, 10 color & 516 b/w illustrations. Over 60 drawings of ships. 9 x 11-1/2"

***Now Under Mylar Cover***


Here is the compelling story of Americans who went down to the sea (and inland waters) in ships, their life at home, their life aboard ships, and their life in far away lands. Ships discovered this country and ships, in large part, have made possible its greatness. They have played a major part in every phase of our growth. In wars they have provided the bridge for victory and freedom. In peace, they have been and are the means of discovery, expansion, and friendly commerce. This is an entertaining, informal account, in pictures and text, of maritime America from the India canoe to the modern blue ribbon liners, covering everything that has anything to do with water craft - high seas and inland - and the men who made such craft important. It is Americana at its best!


More here https://www.nytimes.com/1953/12/27/archives/the-way-of-americans-with-their-ships-pictorial-history-of-american.html


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