The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

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Baker & Taylor
A rousing collection of the world's best sailing stories spans the globe, and world history, for great tales of the sea, from Homer's Odyssey to the America's Cup and including works by E. B. White, Herman Melville, Jack London, Cleveland Amory, Nevil Shute, and other acclaimed writers.

Globe Fearon Co
The best sailing yarns, from Homer's Odyssey to modern America's Cup adventures.

The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Twenty-seven Unforgettable Stories


Edited by Christopher Caswell


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 along 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
f0 David Kasanof


Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781585745142
1585745146
Branch Call Number: 797.124 GRE
Characteristics: xii, 286 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Caswell, Christopher

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