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Books by members.

CNRS members have wide-ranging interests, and have published on many topics - not always maritime history. To add your own, just send an e-mail to the editor of this page, including the relevant details and an image of the cover.

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Discovery, Innovation, and the Victorian AdmiraltyDiscovery, Innovation, and the Victorian Admiralty Warriors and Warships : Conflict on the Great Lakes and the Legacy of Point Frederick.
Robert D. Banks
Toronto: Dundurn Press, January 2023.
ISBN: 978-1-459-75077-7
Discovery, Innovation, and the Victorian Admiraltyimage Discovery, Innovation, and the Victorian Admiralty : Paper Navigators
Erika Behrisch
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (Series: Global Studies in Social and Cultural Maritime History.)
ISBN: 978-3-031-06749-5
Springer link.
Whaling Captains of ColorWhaling Captains of Color Whaling Captains of Color : America's First Meritocracy
Skip Finley
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press (publication date June 2020)
ISBN: 9781682475096
Naval Insitute Press, publishers and also Author's page.
Revenge by KaiserRevenge by Kaiser Revenge in the Name of Honour : The Royal Navy's Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812
Nicholas James Kaizer
Warwick, UK: Helion & Company, 2019
ISBN: 9781912866724
Helion and Company, publishers and Author's page.
Sailing SchoolSailing school Sailing School : Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800
Margaret E. Schotte
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
ISBN: 9781421429533
Johns Hopkins University Press and Author's page.
Canada's Admirals and CommodoresCanada's Admirals and Commodores Canada's Admirals and Commodores [English only]
Norman H. Jolin and John M. MacFarlane
Victoria: Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 2016
ISBN: 9780969300168
Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World: Adaptations, Habitats and ConservationEcology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World: Adaptations, Habitats and Conservation Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries Around the World : Adaptations, Habitats and Conservation
Colin D. Levings
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780774831734
White ensign flying: corvette HMCS TrentonianWhite ensign flying: corvette HMCS Trentonian White ensign flying : corvette HMCS Trentonian
Roger Litwiller
Toronto: Dundurn, 2014
ISBN: 9781459710399
Unlikely DiplomatsUnlikely Diplomats Unlikely Diplomats : The Canadian Brigade in Germany, 1951-64
Isabel Campbell
Vancouver: The University of British Columbia Press, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7748-2563-4
imageimage War of 1812 : The Marine Art of Peter Rindlisbacher
Foreward by Victor Suthren, Intro. by Donald E. Graves
Kingston: Quarry Press, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55082-364-6
imageimage A bridge of ships : Canadian shipbuilding during the Second World War
James S. Pritchard
Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780773538245
imageimage Warships of the Bay of Quinte
Roger Litwiller
Toronto: Dundurn, 2011
ISBN: 978-155488297
imageimage The Seabound Coast : The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867-1939, Volume I
William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett and John MacFarlane
Toronto: Dundurn, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55488-907-5
imageimage Citizen sailors : Chronicles of Canada's Naval Reserve, 1910-2010
Richard H. Gimblett and Michael L. Hadley (eds.)
Toronto: Dundurn, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55488-867-2
imageimage The Naval Service of Canada, 1910-2010 : The Centennial Story
Richard H. Gimblett (ed.)
Toronto: Dundurn, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55488-470-4
imageimage In the Footsteps of First Canadian Army : Northwest Europe 1942-1945 [English only]
Angus Brown and Richard Gimblett
Ottawa: Magic Light, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-89467-332-7
imageimage Three Princes Armed
Robert Darlington and Fraser M. McKee
available from both authors: Fraser McKee or Robert Darlington
imageimage People, Policy and Programmes : Proceedings of the 7th Maritime Command (MARCOM) Historical Conference (2005)
Richard H Gimblett & Richard O Mayne (eds)
Ottawa: Canadian Naval Heritage Press, 2008
An online version will be made available on the Naval Heritage Project website.
imageimage River Palace - the Many Lives of the Kingston
Walter Lewis and Rick Neilson
Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2008
ISBN 13-9781550027938
imageimage Captain Alex MacLean : Jack London's Sea Wolf
Don MacGillivray
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008
ISBN 978-0-7748-1471-3
imageimage A Blue Water Navy : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1943-1945, Volume II, Part II
W. A. B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby et al
St Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2007
ISBN 1-55125-069-1 [dead link]
imageimage Networked Operations and Transformation
Allan English, Richard Gimblett, Howard G Coombs
Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007
ISBN 978-0-773533394
imageimage The Egeria : An Example of Mid-Nineteenth Century New Brunswick Ship Construction
Eric Lawson, Illustrated by John Mackay
Bown Island, BC: Ship Research Services, 2007
ISBN 978-0-9780998-0-0
[no website, contact]
imageimage In Search of Empire
James Pritchard
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 (paperback release)
ISBN 13-9780521711111
imageimage In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps - Canada's First World War 1914-1918
Angus Brown & Richard Gimblett
Ottawa: Magic Light Publishing, 2006
ISBN 1-894673-24-7
imageimage Fighting From Home - The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec
Serge Marc Durflinger
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006
ISBN 978-0-7748-1261-0
imageimage Betrayed: Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership
Richard O. Mayne
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780774812955
imageimage A Race for Real Sailors - The Bluenose and the International Fishermen's Cup 1920 - 1938
Keith McLaren
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2006
ISBN 978-1-55365-161-1
imageimage Le Saint-Laurent et Les Grands Lacs Au Temps De La Vapeur, 1850-1950
Pierre F Camu
Montreal: Hurtibise/HmH, 2005
ISBN 2-89428-279-1
imageimage Steamboats on the Lakes
Maurice D Smith
Halifax: James Lorimer & Company, 2005
ISBN 1-55028-885-7
imageimage Operation Apollo - the Golden Age of the Canadian Navy in the War Against Terrorism
Richard Gimblett
Ottawa: Magic Light Publishing/Department of National Defence, 2004
ISBN 1-894673-16-6
imageimage 'Sink all the Shipping There' - the Wartime Loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners
Fraser M. McKee
St Catherines: Vanwell Press, 2004
ISBN: 1-55125-055-1 [dead link]
imageimage The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Vol. I. The Voyages of 1811, 1812 and 1813
C. Ian Jackson
The Hakluyt Society, 2003
ISBN 0 904180 82 4
imageimage Russian and Soviet Battleships
Stephen McLaughlin
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003
ISBN 1-55750-481-4
imageimage No Higher Purpose : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943, Volume II, Part I
W. A. B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby et al
St Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2002
ISBN 1-55125-061-6 [dead link]
imageimage Titanic Remembered : The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax
Alan Ruffman
Halifax: Formac Lorimer Books, 1999
ISBN # ISBN10 0-88780-467-5, ISBN13 978-0-88780-467-0
imageimage Light on the Water - Early Photography of Coastal British Columbia
Keith McLaren
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1998
ISBN 978-1-55054-658-3
imageimage Incident at North Point
Marc Milner
St Catharines: Vanwell Publishing, 1998
ISBN 1-55125-0110X [dead link]
imageimage The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945
Fraser McKee and Robert Darlington
St Catherines: Vanwell Press, 1996
ISBN: 1-55125-032-2 [dead link]

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