Category: Book Review

Hannibal – Patrick N. Hunt

Title: Hannibal Author: Patrick N. Hunt Genre: Biography/History Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: July 11, 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 384 pages From the outset here, I’ll forgive you for questioning why a book about Hannibal is being reviewed on a podcast about maritime history. Initially I wasn’t even sure that there would be a substantial connection between the great… Read more →

The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models – Robert Gardiner

Title: The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models Author: Robert Gardiner Genre: Naval History Publisher: Seaforth Publishing Release Date: February 2, 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 As far as pure history books go, The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models is a bit on the light side. But, as far as visual/illustrative histories of ships go, this book is… Read more →

Early Ships and Seafaring: European Water Transport – Seán McGrail

Title: Early Ships and Seafaring: European Water Transport Author: Seán McGrail Genre: History/Archaeology Publisher: Pen & Sword Archaeology Release Date: December 3, 2014 Format: Hardcover Pages: 192 At first glance, this first volume in Professor McGrail’s two-volume treatment of early ships and seafaring may seem too short to give the subject matter proper coverage. We must, however, keep in mind that it… Read more →

I, Horatio – Donald A. Tortorice

Title: I, Horatio Author: Donald A. Tortorice Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: AuthorHouse Release Date: August 13, 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 428 In I, Horatio, Donald Tortorice has aimed for a high mark: to write the first “personal” account of Lord Nelson. It is personal in the sense that the book retells Nelson’s life from his perspective, a first person recollection of… Read more →


Medieval Maritime Warfare – Charles D. Stanton

Title: Medieval Maritime Warfare Author: Charles D. Stanton Genre: History Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime Release Date: September 19, 2015 Format: Hardcover Pages: 368 pages In Medieval Maritime Warfare, Dr. Charles D. Stanton has concisely presented a tour of a topic that has received short shrift thus far in maritime history. Dr. Stanton is a career naval officer and airline pilot and… Read more →