Recommend me some books about old sailing ships
July 22, 2014 6:29 AM Subscribe
I'm in a mood to read non-fiction history books dealing with sailing ships. Any suggestions?
posted by Bulgaroktonos to Writing & Language (22 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
For starters: I've read In the Heart of the Sea and Sailing Alone Around the World, so there's no need to suggest those.
Non-Fiction (There are great novels set on boats, but my mood is toward non-fiction right now)
Concerning sailing ships and/or boats (I'm sure there are great books about non-sailing ships; I'm not interested in those right now)
Naval history is great, but so are books about commercial shipping, the whaling/fishing industry, etc.
Books about the classic Age of Sail is ideal, but good non-fiction about modern sailing is also fine.
More recent books are preferred, but absolutely not a requirement.