Incredible Tales of the Sea
Twelve Classic Sailing StoriesBook - 2005
Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat, round the Horn in a blinding storm, begin viewing a crewmate as their next possible meal, or sail uncharted seas on the edge of the abyss. But it's quite another thing to read these true accounts while settled into a favorite chair. Many sailors have persevered in the face of travails that would have given even Job pause. Their stoic accounts are stronger and more dramatic for their total lack of affectation, their frankness, and their lack of ego. The fifteen gripping stories in Incredible Tales of the Sea are custom made for the imaginative reader who seeks adventure in a more controlled environment, safe and warm, and well fed. The oceans of the world have provided both setting and inspiration for each of these unique stories. Each tale has stood the test of time, each has endured, because each is a masterful portrayal of life and death and suspense afloat.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyon's Press, c2005.
Characteristics: xii, 238 p. ; 19 cm.