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Hell on High Seas - Rob Mundle

Paperback Published: 14th December 2015
ISBN: 9781460751008
Number Of Pages: 464

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This bestselling maritime classic chronicles some of the most remarkable stories of survival and daring that the world's oceans have hosted over the past half century. There are the bizarre, unbelievable accounts of people who went missing and were given up for dead, like the five Mexican fishermen who went to sea for a three-day shark-fishing trip and then vanished, only for three of them to miraculously reappear, apparition-like, nine months later. And there are the incredible survival stories, such as Maurice and Maralyn Bailey, who spent 117 days adrift in a rubber dinghy in the Pacific after their yacht was sunk by a whale, and the extraordinary tales of people risking everything to break world records - such as Kay Cottee, the first woman to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world, and Ken Warby, the fastest man on water.

Hell on High Seas is awash with amazing feats of daring - some verging on madness, others where death is eluded through sheer courage, determination and innovation ... or even divine intervention?

About the Author

Rob Mundle O.A.M. is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive sailor whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather, who was the master of square-riggers. Rob has spent a lifetime combining his passions for sailing and writing. He has written thirteen books - including the international bestseller Fatal Storm - reported on more than forty Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events.

Industry Reviews

'ROB MUNDLE IS A MASTER OF THE MARITIME NARRATIVE' Sunday Age

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Rob Mundle is a revelation ! As a writer of the great seas he has no equal in my view. This book is full of wonderful stories that can be read again and again and for anyone who likes adventure in spades, this is the book for you. In my experience, once hooked by him as a writer in the realm of the sea, you will be anxious to read more

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ISBN: 9781460751008
ISBN-10: 1460751000
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th December 2015
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS UK
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.33

Rob Mundle

About the Author


Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world's most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies - a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing.

Also, five of his most recent books dealing with Australian maritime history - Bligh: Master Mariner, Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia, Cook: from Sailor to Legend, The First Fleet and Great South Land achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

Rob has recently published his 16th book, Under Full Sail. It tells the story the era of the majestic clipper ships, their impact on the gold rushes in Australia and America, and the role they played in transforming Australia from a convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to these migrant ships of the mid to late 19th century.

Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

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