Book Reviews

This is the place to find book reviews more extensive than the short blurbs in the Nautical Fiction List. If you would like to submit a review of a nautical book of any sort, fiction or non-fiction, history, boatbuilding, cruising, whatever, new or old, send it to me. You will retain the copyright, but you must allow me to use excerpts from the review in the Nautical Fiction List. Reviews of books about the age of fighting sail will be forwarded to John Berg for publication in his Seabooks-L mailing list, unless the author requests me to do otherwise.

Please try to write balanced reviews, I will reject any reviews I don't like for any reason, especially hatchet jobs. Please send me only one or two reviews at a time, in fit condition for publication. I will try to publish your review as soon as possible, but please be patient.

The Nigger of the Narcissus
Joseph Conrad
Review by Nick Burningham
(June 22, 1999)

Naval Surgeon
J. Worth Estes
Review by Joan Druett
(May 10, 1999)

The Spanish Armada
Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker
Review by Dick Miller
(April 30, 1999)

The Real Cold War
Chris B. Tye
Review by Alan O. Watkins
(October 9, 1998)

The Breath of Angels
John Beattie
Review by Geoff Kuenning
(October 9, 1998)

Mr. Midshipman Easy
Frederick Marryat
Review by Jean Anderson
(October 9, 1998)

Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian 1809-1922
James Tertius de Kay
Review by Marv Tomber
(June 14, 1998)

The Singing Cave
Eilis Dillon
Review by Jim
(May 9, 1998)

The American Built Clipper Ship 1850-1856
William Crothers
Review by John McCoy
(April 26, 1998)

The Schooner
David Macgregor
Review by John McCoy
(April 26, 1998)

Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition
Caroline Alexander
Review by Ann Skea
(April 19, 1998)

The Wooden World
N. A. M. Rodger
Review by Niall Kelly
(March 7, 1998)

The China Voyage
Tim Severin
Review by Nick Burningham
(November 22, 1997)

Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader
Robert Michael Ballantyne
Review by Nicholas Wiseman
(November 14, 1997)

David Pesci
Review by Peter H. McCracken
(November 12, 1997)

David van Lennep
Review by Peter N. Woolley
(September 16, 1997)

Watery Grave
Bruce Alexander
Review by Morgiana P. Halley
(September 1, 1997)

Birds of Prey
Wilbur Smith
Review by Paul Varbedian
(July 27, 1997)

Steve Alten
Review by Paul Varbedian
(July 27, 1997)

Birds of Prey
Wilbur Smith
Review by Harriet Klausner
(June 30, 1997)

Most Secret
Nevil Shute (Norway)
Review by John Forester
(March 4, 1997)

The Boy Tar
Captain Mayne Reid
Review by John Berg
(February 25, 1997)

The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower
Devil to Pay

Britannia Rules
C. Northcote Parkinson
Review by Danny Yee
(February 2, 1997)

The Scent of Betrayal
David Donachie
Review by Peter Cannon
(January 19, 1997)

Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor
Darcy Lever, Esq.
Review by Rich Hall
(January 18, 1997)

Master and Commander
Patrick O'Brian
Review by Niall Kelly
(January 18, 1997)

John Chancellor's Classic Maritime Paintings
Rita Chancellor and Austin Hawkins
The Maritime Paintings of John Chancellor
Review by Stuart Wier
(January 11, 1997)

A Shred of Honour
Tom Connery
Review by Niall Kelly
(October 3, 1996)

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