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Great American Shipwreck Stories Lyons Press Classics

by Tom McCarthy

Great American Shipwreck Stories Lyons Press Classics Synopsis

Great American Shipwreck Stories is a magnificent collection of gripping accounts of a ship's encounter with a great whale or an overwhelming monsoon or a disastrous passage through the Straits of Magellan, leading to a wreck and a crew's harrowing plight for survival on the open seas or on a desert island. Capturing all the elements of ancient and powerful tragedy, this book is chockful of thrilling tales of survival - as well as a frightful examination of man's darkest impulses - which allow the reader a gruesome glimpse behind the veil of honor and bravery that history often ascribes to such men of the sea. These are all stories that have endured the test of time, and have attracted discerning readers for generations. Includes stories by George Byron Merrick, Owen Chase, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Riley Brown, J. S. Ogilvie, Horace Holden, and many others.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781493033713
Publication date: 1st April 2018
Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: The Lyons Press an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: True stories, Maritime history, Ships & boats: general interest,

About Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning editor and writer who lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

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