Posts tagged with ‘book review’

  • Arklow Shipping -A Group Fleet History Pat Sweeney Author: W.J. Harvey,     ISBN: 1 902 953 150,    Publisher: Bernard McCall, 2004 This book published last year is the fourth on shipping companies written by W.J. Harvey over the past 17 years. Two of his previous works also deal with companies in Ireland. The HEAD LINE (1990) and SHAMROCK SHIPPING (2004). The

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  • John P. Holland 1841 – 1914 Inventor of the Modern Submarine by Dr Richard Knowles Morris Paper 241 Pages $16.95 US University of South Carolina Press. $16.95 in U.S.A. This book is the classic biography of the Clare Man whose technological innovations led to the launch of the first modem submarine in 1897 which made its first dive on St.

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  • Lifeboats in Dublin Bay by John de Courcy Ireland. RNLI Dun Laoghaire, ISBN 0 9533540 0 8. This fine book is dedicated to the 23 lifeboat-men who lost their lives as a result of service since the first lifeboat was established in Dublin Bay in 1803. It is written by the Honorary Research Officer of this Institute, who for 26

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  • Irish Air Corps by Joe Maxwell & Patrick J Cummins Published by Max Decals Publications, 2009, ISBN 978 09562624 0 0 This large format publication does full justice to the extensive illustrations and photographs. It is a comprehensive guide to the aircraft in the Air Corps fleet with detailed service histories. The book will appeal to the aviation enthusiast, military historian

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  •   Troubled waters Published by Nonesuch, Dublin, 2008. €16.99 This account of some well known shipwrecks on the Irish sea from The Princess Victoria in the North to the Seahorse at Tramore. There has been need for some time of a good account of the wreck stories of the east coast. Many such volumes have been produced covering the English and

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  •   Secret Victory – Ireland and the war at sea 1914-1918 by Liam Nolan & John E Nolan Mercier Press, 2009, ISBN 978 1 85635 621 3 This book focuses on the two admirals Bayley and Sims who commanded the naval base at Queenstown during the first world war. Little has been written about the first world war at sea on

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  • Dublin Docklands Reinvented by Niamh Moore Published by Four Courts Press, 208 €40 ISBN 978 1 851828357 This book on the geographical development of the docklands adds greatly to the documentation of the development of Dublin City. It is a part of the series: The Making Of Dublin City. Niamh Moore has produced a comprehensive record including the politics and planning

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  • Egyptian Red Sea

      Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea Ned Middleton; Illustrated by Rico Oldfield     Ned Middleton is a well known wreck enthusiast and renowned researcher. Lavishly illustrated, accompanied by good charts and with Rico Oldfield illustrations. This is a deluxe production and full credit must go to the publisher for a book of this standard. The Rico illustrations are

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