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At The Mercy Of The Sea The True Story Of Three Sailors In A Caribbean Hurricane

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 0071498877
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer’s book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. In addition to being the best depiction I have ever read of what it is like to be inside a hurricane at sea, At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man’s failure and redemption as can be found anywhere in the literature of the sea. This book is surely destined to become a classic.”—Peter Nichols, author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen “John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic.”—Peter Nielsen, editor of SAIL magazine “With expert analysis and taut writing, he draws readers into that mad storm. You can’t turn away. You keep reading until it breaks your heart.”—Fred Grimm, columnist for the Miami Herald “Once begun, his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to put down.”—Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship “I felt I knew Carl Wake, because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype—an aging sailor with an age-old dream.”—Jim Carrier, transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome “A remarkable book, impossible to put down.”—Herb McCormick, sailing journalist
Category: Sports & Recreation

At The Mercy Of The Sea

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 0071475079
Genre : Boating accidents
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"None of the men knew each other, yet they converged by fate in a tiny circle of the sea in the midst of a hellish storm no boat could withstand. And even as he battled for survival, Carl Wake lived the crowning hours of his life." "John Kretschmer's At the Mercy of the Sea retraces the journeys of these three sailors through life and across oceans. At the Mercy of the Sea is much more than a chronicle; it is a requiem for a lost friend. Author John Kretschmer helped Wake choose his boat, accompanied him on his first passage, and advised him on when to sail to the Caribbean. To write the book, Kretschmer interviewed friends, family, and associates of the sailors, obtained transcripts of their radio calls during the storm, and analyzed the hurricane with the help of the National Hurricane Center. He draws on his own sea experience to take us into the heart of a hurricane in a small, frail boat, and to show us how Carl Wake redeemed his life with his final heroic act."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Boating accidents

At The Bottom Of Shakespeare S Ocean

Author : Steve Mentz
ISBN : 9781847064929
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fascinating study revealing Shakespeare's career-long engagement with the sea and his frequent use of maritime imagery.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Power Of The Sea

Author : Bruce Parker
ISBN : 0230112242
Genre : Science
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The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.
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The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author : A. T. Mahan
ISBN : 9780486131023
Genre : History
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DIVInfluential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans. /div
Category: History

The Mad Voyage Of Prince Malock Fantasy

Author : Timothy L. Cerepaka
Genre : Fiction
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No mortal has ever sailed to the end of the world and returned to tell the tale. Legend says that the southern seas are full of monsters, lethal storms, and monstrous entities even the gods cannot conceive. Only a brave hero or a reckless fool would ever willingly venture into these deadly waters. Prince Tojas Malock travels to the southern seas in response to the summons from a goddess he has never met. To conquer these seas, Malock recruits the finest crew money can buy: An intelligent but haughty mage, an old fisherman with a mysterious past, a young female assassin, and a woman who knows far more than she lets on. With his ragtag crew of sailors behind him, Malock heads to the end of the world, ready for whatever the seas have to throw at him. But with mortal-eating gods, murderous pirates, and a traitor within the crew itself, Malock's voyage may end in tragedy. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy adventure series, epic fantasy dragons, epic fantasy magic, epic fantasy sword and sorcery, sword and sorcery adult fantasy, sword and sorcery series, sword and sorcery series magic
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The Nautical Magazine For 1836

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781108053884
Genre : History
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The 1836 Nautical Magazine comments upon conditions on convict and emigrant ships, and reports on steam technology, lighthouses and wreckers.
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Author : Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN : 9780330527125
Genre : Fiction
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A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought ... The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible ...
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The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1850

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781108054423
Genre : History
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The 1850 Nautical Magazine features the Arctic searches for the Franklin expedition, the new Mercantile Marine Act and Turkish vocabulary.
Category: History