The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author: Stephen Brennan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626369453

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5903


For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons—for battle, for infinite wealth, for the excitement of exploring the unknown, and for escape from the mundane. We have always had a primal relationship with the sea—even those who have never been to sea remain fascinated by the seafaring life and tales of salty adventure. Now in a brand-new series collection, The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told brings together such diverse authors as Charles Dickens, Jack London, John Masefield, Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, and dozens more. Many of the writers featured here are instantly recognizable and have achieved deserved fame; others who are lesser known and rarely featured in print take their rightful place on the shelves of sailing literature. Lovers of the seascape will certainly get their fill with this shimmering sample of sea tales that range from the ancient epic and biblical stories to contemporary captains of literature. Whether you’re itching for a sailor’s peaceful life at sea, his epic conquest of the azure blue, or his own private descent into madness, this collection touches on the many aspects of life at sea. Each story is illustrated with black-and-white line art that makes this book a true classic. Even if you are enjoying The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told from the warm, dry comfort of your own living room, you are sure to be inspired by the colorful and stirring stories in this timeless collection.

Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told

Author: Darren Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461748755

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6717


To reach freedom, the most famous escapers of all time have been willing to endure the most horrific conditions—and the direst consequences if caught. The collection of tales in The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told is gripping as only true life-and-death struggles can be: Papillon fighting through the jungles of Guiana only to commit himself to the open ocean in a sixteen-foot boat rather than face a life in exile; Rocky Gause dodging bullets as he swims through shark-infested waters to escape the Japanese at Bataan, while those around him simply quit; Latude battling against the dreaded Bastille; Baron Trenck—with chains covering almost every inch of his body—digging and digging to free himself from wrongful imprisonment; Andre Devigny, so weak from starvation and poor treatment that he could barely lift himself, shimmying across a rope only yards above a German sentry during World War II on the eve of his execution. These are just a few of the twenty-five bold and ingenious tales of escape included in this collection. The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told will hold readers captive for years to come!

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592280858

Category: Nature

Page: 402

View: 3547


Recounts incidents of natural and man-made disasters, incorporating eyewitness testimony and forensic information, and addresses catastrophies from the Johnstown flood to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Woodenboat

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boatbuilding

Page: N.A

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Listen to the Moon

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008104859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9463


The stunning novel set during World War One from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller and multi-million copy bestseller.