"To any disoriented lubber who needs to take a quick bearing on Aubrey's world of staysails and sternposts, it will be a useful compass."--The Economist
"Dean King's lexicon will charm cultists."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"An outstandingly useful passkey to the wooden world of Britain's Royal Navy in the great age of sail."--Sea History
"A gem of a book."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
About the Author
John B. Hattenborf is a professor of maritime history at the United States Naval War College. J. Worth Estes, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmacology at Boston University and a specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century maritime medicine.