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The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author : Christopher Caswell
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The best sailing yarns, from Sir Ernest Shackleton and Joshua Slocum to WIlliam F. Buckley.

The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author : Stephen Brennan
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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.

A Woman s Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

Author : Debra Picchi; Thomas Desrosiers
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A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I’m a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn’t grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn’t expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I layered on new knowledge slowly, over time, through experiential learning. This book describes the process whereby this happened. Using examples from trips along the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, it reviews the essential knowledge needed to be a sailor as well as explanations about the parts of a sailboat, major boat systems, and tasks associated with maintaining a sailboat. It also discusses some Zen-like attitudes that lead to successful and fun sailing, such as focusing, the no-blame rule, and stripping down to the essentials. Unlike some other sailing guides, this book points out that sailing can be a lifestyle that includes many dimensions. It’s not just about getting a boat to sail. Traveling by boat is a unique experience, and visiting small coastal New England communities is an adventure. Learning about history, art, ecology, star constellations, technology, and birds are only a few of the kinds of activities that can be built into a rich and rewarding sailing experience. This book will be helpful for people who would like to learn to sail but who are intimidated by the process, particularly women, fledgling sailors just starting out, and families with children.

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

Author : Lamar Underwood
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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.

Sailing Philosophy For Everyone

Author : Patrick Goold
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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike

The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told

Author : Darren Brown
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A collection of great escape stories takes readers on a series of adventures, from Lord Nithsdale's daring 1716 breakout from the Tower of London to Dieter Dengler's escape from a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp.

The Greatest Navy SEAL Stories Ever Told

Author : Laurence J. Yadon
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The Greatest Navy SEAL Stories Ever Told is the first book to place side by side extraordinary stories of SEALs who put their lives on the line, and then go out and do it again the next day. They illustrate the SEAL maxim, “The person who will not be defeated cannot be defeated.” SEALs in action - men of courage and ingenuity, from the rice paddies and hills of Vietnam to the plains and mountains of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan - appear in these pages. These stories cover the most significant overt and covert operations conducted since the U.S. Navy established Sea Land and Air Teams (SEALs) established in January 1962. The one common denominator in these chapters is the courage and ingenuity of those who proudly call themselves Navy SEALs. Sometimes SEALs and other participants in these stories recall differing versions of the same events, as recounted here for the reader to make his own judgments. So far as I know, no previously classified or sensitive information is revealed in these pages.

The Best War Stories Ever Told

Author : Stephen Brennan
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This is a truly incredible collection of stories about the battles of war, both on the front lines and behind the scenes. The authors range from ancient scribes like Julius Caesar to more modern masters like Theodore Roosevelt and Stephen Crane—you’ll even find a story from the King James Bible to make this experience truly complete! These stories capture the dizzying variety of feelings and experiences that war inspires, from the devastating to the inspiring. They are thought-provoking, entertaining, and disturbing, but always compelling. Whatever your feelings are about war, you’ll find that these stories will teach you something you didn't know about military history, stir up debate, and provoke conversation. This title is part of Skyhorse’s respected The Best Stories series, each of which is selectively edited and hand-crafted to include only the best stories from the best writers of the genre.

The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told

Author : Stephen Brennan
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Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Now in a brand-new series collection, The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told includes many of the very best pirate yarns ever created on history’s most debaucherous scalawags. Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this collection irresistible. The stories, songs, and verses include writing by Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Lou- is Stevenson, and many more. Moving through the pages of time, this collection will take you from the dastardly deeds of ancient pi- rates to the extravagant exploits of classical times. Each story offers swashbuckling adventure that will send you all over the world, from the dangerous currents of the Mediterranean to the sandy beaches of the Middle East. Whether it’s a historical overview of ferocious pirate activity that defined the seas of the past, an in-depth look at a smarmy captain of the high seas, or a boyhood frolic in a world of danger and doubloons, this collection will please any lover of the bandits of the ocean who wants to experience the deadly world of pirates without the risk of walking the plank. This fantastic collec- tion is full of illustrations that bring to life the adventures of those daring dogs of the seven seas.

GIGANTIC BK OF PIRATE STORIES

Author : Steve Brennan
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* First time in paperback _x000D_* One of the most complete collections of pirate stories available, many from famous writers throughout history_x000D_* Appeals to lovers of adventure stories