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Piratical Nonfiction

Among Malay Pirates: A Tale of Adventure and Peril by G. A. Henty

Barbary Rovers by John Finnemore
Blackbeard: Buccaneer by Ralph Delahaye Paine
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts or Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
by Frank R. Stockton
The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century by Clarence Henry Haring
The Buccaneers of America by John Esquemling (aka Alexandre Exquemelin)
Buccaneers of America by Alexandre Exquemelin
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Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy
by James Brooke

A General History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe

The History of the Pyrates by Daniel Defoe

Massachusetts Privateers of the Revolution by Gardner Weld Allen

Narrative of the Shipwreck of the brig Betsey, of Wiscasset, Maine, and Murder
of Five of Her Crew, by Pirates, on the Coast of Cuba, Dec. 1824 by Daniel Collins
A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier

On the Spanish Main or, Some English Forays on the Isthmus of Darien
by John Masefield

La Piraterie dans L’antiquité by Jules M. Sestier (French)
The Pirates of Malabar, and An Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago
or The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago
by John Biddulph
Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
The Pirates’ Who’s Who by Philip Gosse
Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents
edited by John Franklin Jameson

Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean by E. Hamilton Currey
Sir Francis Drake: A Pictorial Biography by Hans P. Kraus
Sir Francis Drake Revived by Philip Nichols
Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Round the World by Francis Pretty
The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or the Real Robinson Crusoe by Joseph Xavier Saintine
The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk by William Cowper
South Sea Waggoneer (A Buccaneer’s Atlas) by Basil Ringrose
The Story of the Barbary Corsairs by Stanley Lane-Poole
Summarie and True Discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage by Walter Bigges

Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy

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Piratical Fiction

Blackbeard or, The Pirate of Roanoke by B. Barker

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Captain Mission by Daniel Defoe
Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates by Peter B. Kyne
The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne
The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer by Harry Collingwood

Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung

Frontier Boys on the Coast or in the Pirate’s Power by Wyn Roosevelt
The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell

The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
The Green Flag by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle

Kate Bonnet: The Romance of a Pirate’s Daughter by Frank Richard Stockton

The Lady and the Pirate by Emerson Hough
The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
A Lust for Pirate Treasure by James C. Johnston Jr.

The Madman and the Pirate by Arthur Twidle

Our Pirate Hoard by Thomas A. Janvier

The Penang Pirate and, the Lost Pinnace by John C. Hutcheson
Pieces of Eight by Richard La Gallienne
The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale by R. M. Ballantyne
Pirate Gold by Frederic Jesup Stimson
The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific by Harry Collingwood
The Pirate of Panama: A Tale of the Fight for Buried Treasure by William MacLeod Raine
A Pirate of the Caribbees by Harry Collingwood
The Pirate of the Mediterranean: A Tale of the Sea by William Henry Giles Kingston
The Pirate Shark by Elliot Whitney
The Pirate Slaver: A Story of the West African Coast by Harry Collingwood
The Pirate’s Pocket Book by Dion Clayton Calthrop
Pirate's Treasure by Carol Moore and illustrated by Aura Moser
The Pirate's Treasure by A. E. P. Searling
Pirates by Claud Lovat Fraser
The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The Privateer’s-Man by Frederick Marryat

The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes by Howard Pyle

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (illus. by N C Wyeth)

Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main by George Alfred Henty

Wappin’ Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates by Gordon Hatfield and Charles S. Brooks
Wolves of the Sea: Being a Tale of the Colonies from the Manuscript of
One Geoffry Carlyle, Seaman, Narrating Certain Strange Adventures
Which Befell Him aboard the Pirate Craft “Namur” by Randall Parrish

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Maritime Nonfiction

American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot

The Beginning of the Sea Story of Australia by Louis Becke
Boy's Manual of Seamanship and Gunnery

The Cannibal Islands: Captain Cook’s Adventure in the South Seas by R. M. Ballantyne
Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver by Theodore Canot
Captain Cook: His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries by William Henry Giles Collingwood
Captain Cook’s Journal during the First Voyage Round the World by James Cook
Celebrated Travels and Travellers: The Exploration of the World by Jules Verne
Part I and Part II
A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland by William Dampier
The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter by Raphael Semmes

A Declaration of the Causes, which mooved the chiefe Commanders of the Nauie
of her most excellent Maiestie the Queene of England,
in their voyage and expedition for Portingal,
to take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of Lisbone,
certaine Shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said Citie
Directions for Navigating on Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland by James Cook
Drake, Nelson and Napoleon by Walter Runciman

Early Australian Voyages: Pelsart, Tasman, Dampier by John Pinkerton
The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship
English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century by James Anthony Froude
Eirik the Red’s Saga translated by John Sephton
The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by Sir John Barrow

The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812 by Ralph Delahaye Paine
Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 by Julian S. Corbett
Flag and Fleet: How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas by William Wood

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles by John Smith

A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens & Allan F. Westcott

The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan
The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future by Alfred Thayer Mahan

Journal of the HMS Endeavor by James Cook

The Kedge Anchor, or the Young Sailor’s Assistant by William N. Brady
King’s Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855 by E. Keble Chatterton
Knots, Splices and Rope Work: A Practical Treatise by A. Hyatt Verrill

The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by Roger Southey
The Life of Nelson by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Volume 1 and Volume 2
Log-book of Timothy Boardman Kept On Board The Privateer Oliver Cromwell,
During A Cruise From New London, Ct.,
to Charleston, S. C., And Return, In 1778 by Samuel Ward Boardman
The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson with the journal of her
first commander Lieutenant James Grant by Ida Lee
The Loss of the Kent, East Indiaman, in the Bay of Biscay
Narrated in a Letter to a Friend by Duncan MacGregor

Manual of Ship Subsidies by Edwin M. Bacon
Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente EnglishSpanish
The Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephan Leacock
The Mayflower and Her Log by Azel Ames
Melville Sea Dictionary by Jill B. Gidmark

La nao Santa María: memória de la Comisión arqueológica ejecutiva, 1892
by Cesáreo Fernández Duro (Spanish)
The Monitor and the Merrimac: Both Sides of the Story
by Samuel Dana Greene, H. Ashton Ramsey, Eugene Winslow Watson, and John Lorimer Worden
A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board His Majesty’s Ship Bounty by William Bligh
Narrative of the Voyages Round the World, Performed by Captain James Cook
with an Account of His Life during the Previous and Intervening Periods by Andrew Kippis
Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy by William O. S. Gilly
Naval History Of Great Britain by William James
The Navy as a Fighting Machine by Bradley A. Fiske
The Naval History of the United States by Willis J Abbot
The Naval War of 1812 by Theodore Roosevelt
The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503
Notable Voyagers from Columbus to Nordenskiold by William Henry Giles Kingston

The Old Merchant Marine by Ralph Delahaye Paine
The Old Merchant Marine, A Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors by Ralph D. Paine
Our Sailors: Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during Victoria’s Reign
by William Henry Giles Kingston

Perils and Captivity
Prince Henry the Navigator by C. Raymond Beazley
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries
of the English Nation by Richard Hakluyt
Volume 1     Volume 2      Volume 3
Volume 4     Volume 5     Volume 6
Volume 7      Volume 8 Part I     Part II
Volume 9 Part II     Volume 10 Part III     Volume 11
Volume 12 Part I     Part II

Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy by John M. Batten

The Sailor’s Word-Book by W. H. Smyth
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
The Seaman's Grammar and Dictionary by Captain John Smith
Sea-Power and Other Studies by Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge
Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 by A. T. Mahan
Volume 1     Volume 2
Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian S. Corbett

A Tall Ship on Other Naval Occasions by Bartimeus
Text-Book of Seamanship by Commodore S. B. Luce, U. S. Navy
Thirteen Chapters of American History represented by the Edward Moran series
of Thirteen Historical Marine Paintings by Theodore Sutro
Thrilling Stories of the Ocean from Authentic Accounts of Modern Voyagers
and Travellers by Marmaduke Park
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
 Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the
British Navy by Alfred Thayer Mahan

Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora by Edward Edwards and George Hamilton
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin    Book  Audio
The Voyage of the Oregon from San Francisco to Santiago in 1898 by R. Cross
A Voyage to the South Sea by William Bligh

Will Weatherhelm: The Yarn of an Old Sailor by William Henry Giles Kingston
Windjammers and Sea Tramps by Walter Runciman

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Maritime Fiction

The Adventures of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Afloat at Last: A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea by John C. Hutcheson

Battles with the Sea by R. M. Ballantyne

The Captain of the Polestar by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Book     Audio
Cast Away in the Cold by I. I. Hayes
A Chinese Command: A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas by Harry Collingwood
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean by R. M. Ballantyne
The Cruise of the Mary Rose by William Henry Giles Kingston

Dick Sands, the Boy Captain by Jules Verne

The First Mate: The Story of a Strange Cruise by Harry Collingwood
The Flag of Distress: A Story of the South Sea by Mayne Reid
Frank Mildmay or, the Naval Officer by Frederick Marryat
From Powder Monkey to Admiral by William Henry Giles Kingston

The Ghost Ship by John C. Hutcheson
The Good Ship Rover by Robina F. Hardy
Great Sea Stories

Happy Jack and Other Tales of the Sea by William Henry Giles Kingston
The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by William Henry Giles Kingston
Homeward Bound or, the Chase by James Fenimore Cooper

In the Sargasso Sea by Thomas A. Janvier

Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale
by John Sherburne Sleeper
Jack Mason, the Old Sailor by Francis C. Woodworth
James Braithwaite, the Supercargo by William Henry Giles Kingston
John Frewen, South Sea Whaler by Louis Becke

King Alfred’s Viking: A Story of the First English Fleet by Charles W. Whistler

Left on Labrador or, the Cruise of the Schooner-yacht “Curlew” by C. A. Stevens
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner by Daniel Defoe
The Life of a Ship by R. M. Ballantyne
The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers’ Gap by George Manville Fenn

Man Overboard! By F. Marion Crawford
Masterman Ready by Frederick Marryat
The Mate of the Lily by William Henry Giles Kingston
A Memory of the Southern Seas by Louis Becke
A Middy of the King by Harry Collingwood
The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
Book             Audio
The Missing Merchantman by Harry Collingwood
The Missing Ship by William Henry Giles Kingston
Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship “Pirate” by T. Jenkins Hains
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Book          Audio
The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London

Ned Myers or, a Life Before the Mast by James Fenimore Cooper
Newton Forster: The Merchant Service by Frederick Marryat

The Ocean Cat’s Paw by George Manville Fenn
Old Gold: The Cruise of the “Jason” Brig by George Manville Fenn
Overdue: The Story of a Missing Ship by Harry Collingwood

The Phantom Ship by Frederick Marryat
“Pig-Headed” Sailor Men by Louis Becke

Ran Away to Sea by Mayne Reid
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poem                 Audio

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Sail Ho!: A Boy at Sea by George Manville Fenn
Salt Water: The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D’Arcy the Midshipman
by William Henry Giles Kingston
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
Stories by English Authors: the Sea

Tales of the Sea and of Our Jack Tars by William Henry Giles Kingston
The Three Midshipmen by William Henry Giles Kingston
Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea by James O. Brayman
’Twixt Land and Sea by Joseph Conrad
The Two Shipmates by William Henry Giles Kingston
The Two Whalers by William Henry Giles Kingston

Under the Meteor Flag: Log of a Midshipman during the F
rench Revolutionary War by Harry Collingwood

“Where Angels Fear to Tread” and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
The White Squall by John C. Hutcheson
The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

A Yacht Voyage Round England by William Henry Giles Kingston
Young Tom Bowling by John C. Hutcheson

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