books


Saturday, December 31, 2022
Dead In The Water Book
Piracy

Dead In The Water – The Best Maritime Book Of The Year

The following is a review of the book Dead In The Water, a book about the Brillante Virtuoso, a tragedy that shook the shipping world and left us all

December 31, 2022
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Sunday, November 27, 2022
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor
Blog

Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
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Friday, November 25, 2022
Navy

The End Of The World Is Just Beginning For Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) There is a large shipping company that’s made record profits in recent years after changing its operational model to bet

November 25, 2022
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Sunday, May 8, 2022
CNO Admiral Gilday Choker Whites
Navy

Top Navy Admiral Quietly Removes ‘Woke’ Books From CNO Reading List

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Mike Gilday released an update to the CNO Professional Reading Program. Gone from the

May 8, 2022
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Accidents

Watch: Can Books Still Teach Us How To Avoid Disasters At Sea?

In the wake of the Ever Given mega-ship grounding in the Suez Canal last month countless people have asked us what lessons will be learned from this to prevent

April 6, 2021
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
USCG Books 2020
Defense

US Coast Guard Releases A List Of Books To Help You Through COVID-19

As the Coast Guard continues to support national efforts combatting COVID-19, the social distancing required to preserve readiness presents a prime opportunity

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 670

Friday, November 1, 2019
Trade War Book by Lori Ann LaRocco
Blog

Trade War: Containers Don’t Lie, A New Book By Lori Ann LaRocco

Today the decorum of trade negotiations has been replaced with a trade war reality show leaving the world as a whipsawed spectator. For the first time in

November 1, 2019
Total Views: 41

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Blog

What’s the best color to paint a ship? The answer might surprise you!

In his well reviewed 2007 book The Tankship Tromedy, Former MIT Naval Architecture professor and ship owner Jack Devanney has strong opinions on the best color

April 15, 2018
Total Views: 1084

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Golden Stripes: Leadership on the High Seas
Blog

Leadership On The High Seas, A Book Review

A search for leadership books on Amazon yields over 100,000 results and there is no shortage of Naval Leadership books (including a few excellent ones)

February 27, 2018
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Blog

3 Hurricanes 24 Books Plus One Maritime Thriller

by R.E. McDermott (Sponsored) I remember sitting in a ship’s lounge some years back, watching a blow-dried weatherman on TV, standing in front of a map of

December 11, 2017
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Blog

gCaptain’s Best Nautical Books Of 2017

gCaptain is proud to announce the winners of our second annual award for gCaptain’s Best Nautical Books Of The Year. The year’s

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
angry-ship-captain with captain's hat
Blog

Call Me Captain! (or not)

  By Colin Dewey, Ph.D., MNI When is it correct to call someone “captain?” And where is it appropriate for people to use the title themselves?

July 26, 2017
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Blog

Best Nautical Books Of 2016-2017

The year’s notable nautical fiction and nonfiction books of 2016-17 as selected by gCaptain’s editors. This list represents books we

May 30, 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft
Blog

2017 Book Recommendations From The Coast Guard’s Top Admiral

The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm.

April 21, 2017
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Video

gCaptain Live E19 – How To Master The Sea (And Your Career)

On today’s episode of gCaptain LIVE, Join John Konrad, gCaptain’s founder, on location as he discusses his favorite book for super-charging

December 16, 2016
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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Blog

gCaptain Live E18 – Nautical Books & TV

Join John Konrad, gCaptain’s founder, as he runs through a few of his favorite nautical books. John’s favorite books on the kindle can be found

December 10, 2016
Total Views: 14

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Deadly Straights by R.E. McDermott
Blog

In Books: Deadly Straits by R.E. McDermott

For the sake of full disclosure, I am not a huge fans of thrillers, particularly thrillers involving ships. The plots often strike me as implausible and the

November 27, 2016
Total Views: 59

Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Hard Way Around
Blog

Sailing Around the World, Alone…The Story of Captain Joshua Slocum

Solitude at Sea Three years, 30,000 miles The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum  by Geoffrey Wolff – Reviewed by John Rousmaniere,

November 26, 2016
Total Views: 219

Blog

Do You Love Your Ship More Than Your Wife? YES Said Gibbs (Book Review)

  When a reporter asked William Francis Gibbs if he loved his favorite ship more than his wife his answer was surprising both in its

November 26, 2016
Total Views: 151

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Blog

Viking Raid by Matthew McCleery [Book Review]

There are many things about the shipping business that the normal land-dwelling person hasn’t the slightest clue about. It is often taken for granted that

November 24, 2016
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