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The Book Locker By David 0. Durrell Publications Director

SEA HISTORY PRINTS

A collection of important harbor and river views during the heyday of the merchant sailing ship by the renowned marine artist

JOHN STOBART ALEXANDRIA, C INC INN ATI, DARIAN, GEORGETOWN, NANTUCKET, NEW ORLEANS, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, SANTA FE, SAVANNAH

Published as limited edition collector's prints. Prices are $200.00 signed and $400.00 remarqued, except for New York, Savannah and Nantucket which are rare prints with prices subject to the dictates of the collector's market. All prices are subj ect to conti nued availability and are liable to increase. Through the generosity of the artist, half the price of the prints will go to benefit the work of the National Society. Orders and inquiries sho uld be sent to: NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2 F ulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tel: 212-858-1348

OPSAJL WEST 1978

ON SALE SOON

NEW YORK OPSAIL 1976

ON SALE NOW!

The bQok section of a newspaper or magazine is esse ntially a one-way conversation about new and relevant books. Its editor's primary function is to choose titles tha t are important enough to command review space. He then engages the reader in the aforementioned o ne-way chat, or farms the book out for so meone else to do so. What the rev iew says, then, is only one person' s unrefuted opinion. Savvy readers are aware of the nature of this exchange, and place more importance on a book's subject matter , the amount of space allocated to the review, and the prest ige of the reviewer to whom it is ass igned than to what he has to say about it. These things publishers have learned b y watching sa les resu lts. And everyone has a current story to tell about a book whose sales increased dramatically after a particularly vic ious critical assau lt! In all of this, the reader is unfortunately cut off from one of the more interest ng aspects of the world of books . As a rule he has no opportunity to speak with the author whose work is, after a ll , what this exchange is abou t. We have decided to ho ld a ga min th e Book Locker for you and an aut hor (or authors) whose work is relevant to SEA HISTORY . We hope in this way to bring yo u, the reader, to the cabin tab le where the talk goes on. Captain Irving John so n, author of The Peking Battles Cape Horn, has offered to heave to and come over in the longboat for the first session. We invite your q uestions, whether about his career, his beliefs, regrets, second thoughts or new aspirations-whatever. Send in your queries to the Book Locker! This is yo ur turn.

SHIP LORE GALLERY PRESENTS

KIPP SOLDWEDEL Two hundred thousand people throughout the world enjoy Kipp's Soldwedel 's full color prints of the NEW YORK TALL SHIPS of OPERATION SAIL. We can 't give you the scene of OP.SAIL WEST (Vancouver, B.C., July 20, 1978) before it happens, but we can offer both signed prints for $75.00 and guarantee delivery six weeks after the event occurs. We offer this opportunity to you to save you money and reserve your print. Remember, it's a signed print, and signed prints increase in value.

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Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison, ed . Emily Morison Beck (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1977, 43 1 pp., $15). What can one say, confronted with the best of a man so unique ly gifted, so completely dedicated, so full of achievement, and of humor, a ffection, occasio nal (but unmistakable!) anger, and ultimate sc holarly balance and hum ane app reciation as Sam Morison? World War I private, Wor ld War II Rear Admiral (by special comm ission of Presider'lt Roosevelt, to ensure that the sailorhisto rian would both experience and write the war at sea), his life work dominates our maritime histo ry as we know it toda y. But if this superb vol um e leaves o ne impression, it is not of dominance, but the engaging qualities of

SEA HI STO RY , SUMME R 1978

Sea History 011 - Summer 1978  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE, by RADM Joseph M. Wylie, USN (ret.) • 10 TALL SHIPS IN THE PACIFIC, by Peter Stanford • 12 CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, by Oswald...

Sea History 011 - Summer 1978  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE, by RADM Joseph M. Wylie, USN (ret.) • 10 TALL SHIPS IN THE PACIFIC, by Peter Stanford • 12 CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, by Oswald...

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