Nautical Non-Fiction

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Nautical Non-Fiction

Redigeret: jul 12, 11:07 am

New here. Pocket bio: Retired humanities teacher, residing in Tlaxcala, Mexico, with two dogs and six indoor cats. Passionate about literature, history, philosophy, classical music and opera, jazz, cinema, and similar subjects. Nostalgic guy. Politically centrist. BA in American Studies from Yale; MAs in English and Education from Boston University. Born in northern New Jersey. Have lived and worked in San Francisco, Chicago, northern Nevada, northeast Wisconsin, South Korea.

I suppose this counts as a group revival, since the official listing here is “Dormant”. In any case, as I’m getting involved in LT Groups again, if the group I want exists and doesn’t seem beyond resuscitation, I’m going to go ahead and post in it. I’d rather do that, using an existing shell and membership, than start a new group. And this is a great subject, although by your leave (if anyone is out there), I might take the liberty to expand the ambit to anything nautical-related.

Currently reading this nautical non-fiction:

Richard Henry Dana Jr, Two Years Before the Mast
Alfred Thayer Mahan, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660-1783
Max Miller, I Cover the Waterfront: Stories from the San Diego Shore
Edward L. Moss, Shores of the Polar Sea
Jules Pretty, This Luminous Coast: Walking England’s Eastern Edge
Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod

Redigeret: jul 14, 7:11 am

Cool...I read a lot of naval history and it really doesn't fit, by definition, with the military history.

jul 12, 2:00 pm

Nice to see another poster here!

jul 13, 4:40 pm

I think restarting this group is a great idea. I read a lot of naval history. Currently I'm reading Marc Milner's Battle of the Atlantic. So far a very good single volume on the subject.

jul 13, 5:49 pm

^ Great to hear from another member!