Traditionally I shy away from buying a book about books, but once in a while, that general guideline must be be broken. Such is the case with The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Ways to Know the Sea
The scope of the book is broad: The Oceans; Explorers; Fictional Sailors and Non-Fictional Sailors and it guides readers through sea literature. The Sea – taken as a topic is many things to many people and in the case of the Sailor’s Bookshelf, the author explores that broad topic with a historical basis and the transformative nature of our modern understanding of the sea means both aesthetically and scientifically.
Control of the sea means control of commerce. Maintaining control often means war as nations extend their strategic reach.
This is one of those books that are useful to have in your seabag and it is recommended.
The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea is available from the US Naval Institute Press, Amazon.com – print or digital.
While I’m reviewing this book, Admiral Stavridis & Elliott Ackerman also wrote 2034: A Novel of the Next World War.
It stands out among the “futurist books” and is also highly recommended