Last Man Off

Author: Matt Lewis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Last Man Off by Matt Lewis - a first-hand account of an ocean tragedy 'Reads like a sinister version of The Perfect Storm . . . Thrilling, compelling, unsettling, rewarding' Sunday Times 'A story that reminds us of the unforgiving nature of the sea and the courage that lies within the everyday heroes that have found themselves in hell' Bear Grylls *THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER* The waters of Antarctica, June 6th 1998. 23-year-old Matt Lewis has just started his dream job. An observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat, he is mesmerized by his new surroundings: glistening icebergs, killer whales and majestic albatross. As the crew haul in their lines for the day, the waves seem bigger than usual - they are casting shadows on the deck. A storm is brewing. What follows is an astonishing story of human courage, folly and tragedy. With the captain missing, and the crew forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins. This brilliantly written and thrilling hour-by-hour account will be enjoyed by readers of non-fiction classics such as A Perfect Storm and Touching the Void, as well as fans of Deadliest Catch, Captain Phillips and 127 Hours. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Matt Lewis was born in Bristol, England, in 1974. He trained as a marine biologist first at Bangor University and then at Aberdeen University, and has an MSc with distinction in Marine and Fisheries Science. In 1998 he got his first deployment as an observer aboard a deep sea fishing boat in the Southern Ocean. The trip was to end in tragedy. He now lives with his wife and two children in Aberdeen.

Last Man Off

Author: Matt Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241967447

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8993


In the depths of Antarctic winter, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small fishing boat is swallowed by waves as high as houses. The captain is fatally slow to act, and then paralyzed by fear. The officers flee for their lives. Only the actions of Matt Lewis, a 23-year-old British marine biologist and one of the most inexperienced men aboard, will save the lives of the South African crew.Lewis is the last man off the sinking boat, and leads the escape onto three life rafts. There the battle for survival begins.

The Monthly magazine

Author: Monthly literary register

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4433


Fighting to Survive Being Lost at Sea

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1474789390

Category:

Page: 64

View: 5018


SOS! What would you do if you were stranded in the middle of the ocean, with no way to get home? How long could you survive? Find out what actual survivors did in these true tales of being lost at sea.

Parliamentary Debates

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Conrad's Lady

Author: Leo Frankowski

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618245074

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 9766


One moment Conrad Schwartz was suffering from a severe hangover as he hiked through the mountains of present-day Poland, the next he was hurled back to the same country in the 13th century. He remembered from his history classes that in another ten years, Mongol hordes were scheduled to attack, pillage, burn and kill¾and Conrad was likely to suffer all of the above. So, he set out to turn Poland into a world power by introducing universal education, aircraft, radios, steamboats, and generally discourage Mongols or anybody else from messing with either Poland or Conrad. But things weren't going to be quite that simple. . . . The Mongols were not quite as awed by advanced technology as he had hoped.He was under observation by mysterious Time Lords who didn't approve of disruptions in the flow of historical time.Last, and anything but least, he had married the formidable Lady Francine, and there was absolutely nothing simple about that noble-born and tempestuous woman. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Fall of the Ottomans

Author: Eugene Rogan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141968702

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 3779


SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Truly essential' Simon Sebag Montefiore The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off. Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli... Eugene Rogan's remarkable book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated, clearing the way for the making, for better or worse, of a new Middle East which has endured to the present.

The Newspaper Preservation Act

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 703

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