It is difficult to conceive of a more charming way to present an explanation of the specialized language used by sailors along with naval customs and practices.
Cedric Windas was as much artist as author and created a book that is as much enjoyed by those who have never sailed as by those for whom it was a calling. It is the type of book you can read for a few minutes or a few hours because each entry is self-contained and invariably intriguing. There should be one in every waiting room and bathroom in the nation.
Smyth-sewn softcover, 6-3/4" x 9-1/2", 168 pages. Originally published in 1943; reprinted in 2001 as part of our Classic Reprint Series.