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Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told : Twenty-Seven Unforgettable Stories - Christopher Caswell

Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Twenty-Seven Unforgettable Stories

By: Christopher Caswell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781592283194
Number Of Pages: 288

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For thousands of years, man has sailed into battle, sailed for rumored wealth, and sailed for pure adventure. And for nearly as long, stories about the sea have entertained, intrigued, and inspired readers. The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told brings together some of the most compelling writing of the millennium. Here is Peter Goss's wrenching narrative of incredible courage in the world's most desolate ocean; Ernest Shackleton's understated and awesome account of one of the most daring small-boat journeys ever taken, where failure meant certain death for his long-suffering crew. But sailing is much more than headlong dashes into roaring seas. You'll also find William F. Buckley Jr. on idyllic cruising; James Thurber on the arcane and often impenetrable language of sailors; the legendary Joshua Slocum on sailing alone around the world.
The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told is a treasure trove: tears, adrenaline, laughter, and adventure abound. With contributions from:
- James Thurber -William F. Buckley Jr. - Ann Davison - Sterling Hayden - Ernest Shackleton - Tristan Jones - Samuel Eliot Morrison - Joshua Slocum - E. B. White - C. S. Forester - Cleveland Amory - Weston Martyr - Peter Goss - David Kasanof

Introductionp. xi
Close Encounterp. 1
The Story of Sailingp. 21
The Fisherman's Cup Racesp. 25
The Making of a Yachtsmanp. 36
All at Seap. 42
Epiloguep. 52
The Boat Journeyp. 61
An August Day's Sailp. 101
About Figarop. 106
The Crystal Coastp. 117
Aloft on the Flying Cloudp. 125
The Sea and the Wind That Blowsp. 133
Overwhelmedp. 138
Sailing Alone Around the Worldp. 147
Down Spinnaker!p. 155
Rendezvousp. 160
Smith Versus Lichtensteigerp. 164
Being Ashorep. 177
Captain Jim and Reynardp. 182
Yachtswoman Solop. 195
Daysail Content?p. 202
Owen Chase's Narrativep. 206
Kidnappedp. 216
Hornblower and the Man Who Felt Queerp. 225
A Pacific Passagep. 243
Call Me Ishmaelp. 251
"100 Tons of Bronze, Son"p. 265
Service in the Mediterraneanp. 272
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ISBN: 9781592283194
ISBN-10: 1592283195
Series: Greatest
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5