Glory of the Seas

by Michael J. Mjelde. Wesleyan University Press, $9.95. First volume in the American Maritime Library, published for the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut. Donald McKay was a great builder of ships, and his Glory of the Seas was a beauty, but this nicely illustrated calm-by-calm history of the vessel’s career is strictly for the dedicated salt. Nonbuffs will drowse off, rocked in die cradle of the deep.