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A Shipwreck Survivor S Tale

Author : Donald G. Vedeler
ISBN : 1440176493
Genre : Fiction
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When retired U.S. Army chaplain Greg Sponney left for a three-month sailing and hiking adventure cruise, he never could have imagined that he would one day be shipwrecked and stranded on a small, rocky, uninhabited island in the northern Pacific Ocean. This is his story, in the form of 64 letters to his seven grandchildren, in which he describes his survival adventure. He also seeks to share with them what he believes is important in life...hoping that somehow, someday his grandchildren will have the chance to read them. Torn between despair that he will never be rescued, and hope that he will, he and his two fellow-survivors, a retired carpenter and a retired nurse, make the best of a desperate situation.
Category: Fiction

Castaways And Crusoes

Author : Horace Kephart
ISBN : UOM:39015078543686
Genre : Shipwreck survival
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Reading Fiction With Lucian

Author : Karen ní Mheallaigh
ISBN : 9781316123980
Genre : History
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This book offers a captivating new interpretation of Lucian as a fictional theorist and writer to stand alongside the novelists of the day, bringing to bear on his works a whole new set of reading strategies. It argues that the aesthetic and cultural issues Lucian faced, in a world of mimesis and replication, were akin to those found in postmodern contexts: the ubiquity of the fake, the erasure of origins, the focus on the freakish and weird at the expense of the traditional. In addition to exploring the texture of Lucian's own writing, Dr ní Mheallaigh uses Lucian as a focal point through which to examine other fictional texts of the period, including Antonius Diogenes' The Incredible Things Beyond Thule, Dictys' Journal of the Trojan War and Ptolemy Chennus' Novel History, and reveals the importance of fiction's engagement with its contemporary culture of writing, entertainment and wonder.
Category: History

Titanic Young Survivors 10 True Tales

Author : Allan Zullo
ISBN : 9780545508681
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Relive history through these amazing moment-by-moment accounts of the famous shipwreck and what ten young people did to survive. Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer looks over the side of the sinking Titanic and stares into the frigid sea. He knows he has to jump, but can he? Fifteen-year-old Edith Brown and her mother beg her father to join them in Lifeboat 14. Why won't he? Eleven-year-old Billy Carter kneels down on the slanting deck of the ship and hugs his beloved Airedale. But how can he save himself and his dog, too? These young people and seven more from many walks of life tell of the terrifying decisions they faced on the night of April 14, 1912, when the unthinkable occurred and the "unsinkable" ship began to go down.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shipwrecked

Author : Evan L. Balkan
ISBN : 9780897328449
Genre : Travel
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For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters. Included are such legendary stories as the 1629 maiden voyage of the Batavia that ended in mutiny and murder, and the dramatic destruction of the majestic three-masted barquentine Endurance in ice-clogged Antarctic waters in 1912. A vast spectrum of human emotion and activity is featured in these exciting profiles, from deadly incompetence and brutish cannibalism to surprising self-sacrifice and quiet heroism.
Category: Travel

The Story Of A Shipwrecked Sailor

Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN : 9780241968611
Genre : Fiction
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, started his literary career with the publication of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor . . . 'On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia' In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor's amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez's first major work, published in a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, in 1955 and then in book form in 1970. 'The story of Velasco on his raft, his battle with sharks over a succulent fish, his hallucinations, his capture of a seagull which he was unable to eat, his subsequent droll rescue, has all the grip of archetypal myth. Reads like an epic' Independent 'A master storyteller' Daily Mail 'Garcia Marquez is a retailer of wonders' Sunday Times
Category: Fiction

The Cambridge Introduction To Shakespeare

Author : Emma Smith
ISBN : 9781139462396
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shipwrecks

Author : David Spence
ISBN : 0764106465
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Recounts some of the most famous shipwrecks in history, including the Medusa, the Titanic, and the Lusitania, and looks at the exploration and recovery of shipwrecks around the world
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Story Of The Wreck Of The Titanic

Author : Marshall Everett
ISBN : 9781623580391
Genre : Transportation
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As the original title page proudly proclaims, A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built, Carrying Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls; Giving Exciting Escapes from Death and Acts of Heroism Not Equaled in Ancient or Modern times, Told by the Survivors. Indeed, of all the “instant books” published after the sinking of the Titanic, this one best captures the spirit of the times, and of the public reaction to the disaster. Alongside the harrowing accounts of survivors and their testimony before the Senate investigation, there are chapters of newspaper editorials and sermons preached by prominent clergy. Thus we find that even a hundred years ago, opinion columns were despairing of the modern need for speed, and were calling for stern regulation of the new-fangled “Marconigrams” (radio), while churchmen lauded the spirit of “women and children first,” and preached on “How Shall We View God in the Light of Such a Disaster.” The influence of newspapers on public opinion is also shown in the illustrations, which include many editorial cartoons reacting to the disaster. An essential book for studying the historiography of the Titanic.
Category: Transportation

A Pause To Copy

Author : Franklyn Grace Lyo
ISBN : 9781469106632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Twice Told Tale

Author : Ben Siegel
ISBN : 0874137330
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays on Iberian views of the age of conquest through literature and cinema
Category: Literary Criticism

The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

Author : Lorri Glover
ISBN : 1429930969
Genre : History
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A freshly researched account of the dramatic rescue of the Jamestown settlers The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when in 1606 Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster. Within two years warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers threatened to destroy Smythe's Jamestown just as it had Raleigh's Roanoke a generation earlier. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609—the largest fleet England had ever assembled—and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda—a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) which proved the turning point in the colony's fortune.
Category: History

Darwinian Fairytales

Author : David Stove
ISBN : 9781594033018
Genre : Philosophy
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Whatever your opinion of ‘Intelligent Design,’ you’ll find Stove’s criticism of what he calls ‘Darwinism’ difficult to stop reading. Stove’s blistering attack on Richard Dawkins’ ‘selfish genes’ and ‘memes’ is unparalleled and unrelenting. A discussion of spiders who mimic bird droppings is alone worth the price of the book. Darwinian Fairytales should be read and pondered by anyone interested in sociobiology, the origin of altruism, and the awesome process of evolution. --Martin Gardner, author of Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience
Category: Philosophy

Sanctuary

Author : David J. Lightfoot
ISBN : 9781784620707
Genre : Fiction
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Separated by 600 years, linked by a tragic coincidence… Sholto Kelley had always lived a sheltered life working at an Abbey in Ireland, but when the Pope calls for a crusade to restore the Christian influence in the Holy Land, Sholto feels compelled to respond. Upon his arrival in the port city of Acre, a huge, enemy army also descend, determined to expel the Christian crusaders from the Holy Land. Instructed by the Commander of the Templar garrison to leave Acre on the last available boat, Sholto’s mission is to evacuate ancient texts and transport them back to the Abbey to be deciphered. When his life is threatened, Sholto hides the texts with a coded message as to their location. Six hundred years later, in 1891, Sholto’s message is found by James Cartwright who is seeking sanctuary during a storm. Intrigued by his discovery, James is inspired to follow the message in order to bring closure to Sholto’s mission and satisfy his own curiosity. Inspired by authors such as Kate Mosse, Dan Brown and Henry Lincoln, Sanctuary spans six decades in order to bring a new perspective to an age old question.
Category: Fiction

A Sea Of Misadventures

Author : Amy Mitchell-Cook
ISBN : 9781611173024
Genre : History
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A Sea of Misadventures examines more than one hundred documented shipwreck narratives from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century as a means to understanding gender, status, and religion in the history of early America. Though it includes all the drama and intrigue afforded by maritime disasters, the book’s significance lies in its investigation of how the trauma of shipwreck affected American values and behavior. Through stories of death and devastation, Amy Mitchell-Cook examines issues of hierarchy, race, and gender when the sphere of social action is shrunken to the dimensions of a lifeboat or deserted shore. Rather than debate the veracity of shipwreck tales, Mitchell-Cook provides a cultural and social analysis that places maritime disasters within the broader context of North American society. She answers questions that include who survived and why, how did gender or status affect survival rates, and how did survivors relate their stories to interested but unaffected audiences? Mitchell-Cook observes that, in creating a sense of order out of chaotic events, the narratives reassured audiences that anarchy did not rule the waves, even when desperate survivors resorted to cannibalism. Some of the accounts she studies are legal documents required by insurance companies, while others have been a form of prescriptive literature—guides that taught survivors how to act and be remembered with honor. In essence, shipwreck revealed some of the traits that defined what it meant to be Anglo-American. In an elaboration of some of the themes, Mitchell-Cook compares American narratives with Portuguese narratives to reveal the power of divergent cultural norms to shape so basic an event as a shipwreck.
Category: History

Surviving The Essex

Author : David O. Dowling
ISBN : 9781611689426
Genre : History
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Surviving the "Essex" tells the captivating story of a ship's crew battered by whale attack, broken by four months at sea, and forced - out of necessity - to make meals of their fellow survivors. Exploring the Rashomon-like Essex accounts that complicate and even contradict first mate Owen Chase's narrative, David O. Dowling examines the vital role of viewpoint in shaping how an event is remembered and delves into the ordeal's submerged history - the survivors' lives, ambitions, and motives, their pivotal actions during the desperate moments of the wreck itself, and their will to reconcile those actions in the short- and long-term aftermath of this storied event. Mother of all whale tales, Surviving the "Essex" acts as a sequel to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, while probing deeper into the nature of trauma and survival accounts, an extreme form of notoriety, and the impact that the story had on Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick.
Category: History

Shipwrecks

Author : Nick Hunter
ISBN : 9781406249705
Genre : Antiquities
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'Shipwrecks' examines the hunt for shipwrecks and the valuable treasures they hold, whether that be gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. The book offers a cross-curricular mix of science, technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach.
Category: Antiquities

Complete Poems

Author : A. M. Klein
ISBN : 9780802058027
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection includes all Klein's poetry, both original works and translations from Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, and Latin. Many of them, coming from all periods of his careers, have never been published.
Category: Literary Criticism