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"From the Bridge: Authentic Modern Sea Stories" -- Kelly Sweeney "In Peril: A Daring Decision, a Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History" -Skip Strong "Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings" -- Johnathan Raban "Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard" -- Michael Ruhlman Sailing into the Abyss: A True Story of Extreme Heroism on the High Seas"...William Benedetto "Simple Courage: The True Story of Peril on the Sea"...Frank Delaney "Until the Sea Shall Free Them":...Robert Frump "The Captain"...Jan der Hartog "Grey Seas Under" & "The Serpent's Coil"..Farley Mowatt most of the works of Wilbur Smith likewise Douglas Reeman not to be missed, any of the books by Alan Villiers the little remembered Colin Glencannon stories by Guy Gilpatrick and of course, the sailor's sailor...Tristian Jones Frank Worsley "Shackleton's Captain" Tania Aebi, (1989). Maiden Voyage. Ballantine Books. Link "Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer" "The Ship and the Storm" by Jim Carrier. Tragic story of a 280 foot windjammer schooner that went down in Hurricane Mitch in 1998 off Roatan, Central America. Eerie story reminescent of the "The Perfect Storm". "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II" by Robert Kurson The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby. Greenhorn signs on to a square rigger. Like 2 years before the mast but way funnier. Two Years Before the Mast RH Dana The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand Accounts From the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships by Spencer Apollonio Seaspray and Whisky: Reminiscences of a Tramp Ship Voyage by Norman Freeman Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim Typhoon Youth Nigger of the Narcissus Shadowline The Secret Sharer Mirror of the Sea...a memoir of Conrad's seafaring days Charlie Marlow is another master's master. Jack Hawkins IS Captain Marlow! "Ice Brothers" by Sloan Wilson Robert Thomas Maiden Voyage Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad Alan Villiers books C.S. Forester - start with Lt. Hornblower.
S. "Survive the Savage Sea" By Dougal Robertson. S. A. Merchant Marine. Death.a Needless Sinking: A History of the Staggering Losses Suffered By the U. For modern workboat fiction set in Alaska try David Masiel's 2182 kHz. Indianapolis" by Raymond B. Hoehling A Careless Word. Freighter Captain. Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy Thomas M. and the Salvage that Made History" By Skip Strong. Both in Ships and Personnel. and Survival in the Merchant Marine (Blue Jacket Books)". Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell.Also Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. which is also very funny. "The Sea Shall Embrace Them: The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic" By David Shaw. Naturalist. "In Peril: A Daring Decision. excellent story about Captain Kidd. S. a shipwrecked family survives in the middle of the Indian Ocean. is James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. . The story of the sinking of the Marine Electric in 1983 Colin Glencannon stories by Guy Kilpatrick Farley Mowat's "The Grey Seas Under" Another great one. S. story about a trans-atlantic side wheeler that collided with a steel fishing boat and later sank. Twain Braden "All the Drowned Sailors : The Tragic Fate of the U. The Cruise of the Cachalot: Around the World After Sperm Whales by Frank Bullen. Robert Frump. and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier" By Diana Preston Best book I read in December was Max Hardberger's book. "Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas" by Spike Walker in fact everything by him is really good. Steaming to Bamboola. Merchant Marine in World War II by Felix Riesenberg There Go the Ships by Robert Carse How to Abandon Ship by Phil Richards and John Banigan Liberty: The Ships That Won the War by Peter Elphick The Fighting Liberty Ships: A Memoir by A. Chris Buckleys.. "The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd" By Richard Zacks. Truxes Joe Jablonski's "Three Star Fix" Sea War. During World War II by Capt.. the Story of the U. "A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer. "On Tugboats" by Virginia Thorndike "The Serpent's Coil" by Farley Mowat "Steaming to Bamboola" and "Looking for a Ship" Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Sobel The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte Linda Greenlaw's THE HUNGRY OCEAN "Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life. Lech. a Captain's Resolve.
A must read for pirate novel fans. Sunk by a Whale .R.Authur Moore "Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II. Robertson. 3) The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck. Records of the United States Surveying Expedition to the North Pacific Ocean.B. 12) This Was Seafaring. More required reading. by Wilbur Smith is a great. and the Salvage that Made History. Beavis. Balano. "Ocean Titans: Journeys in Search of the Soul of a Ship" "The Sea Wolf" "The Mutiny on the Globe". Cole. by James W. by Ralph W. Werner" Hungry As The Sea. Worsley Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe . a totally enthalling account of an era. 11) Passage. Trevelyan 4) The Voyage of the Armada: The Spanish Story. a Captain's Resolve. Guy Gilpatric's Glencannon series is a favorite among engineers. Skip Strong The loss of the Ship Essex. by David Howarth. Kirwin is the great Pacific Northwest photographer."Steaming to Bamboola . Large format. by B. 1853-1856.R. Required reading. "The Cruel Sea " by Nicholas Monsarrat John Steinbeck published his first novel and sold 5000 copies.F. editor. Whipple. a Sea Chest of Salty Memories. by R.Gregory Gibson 1) The Cape Horn Breed. by Sterling HeydenThe Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea Civil War Adventures of a Blockade Runner. fascinating accounts and great photos. by Captain L. Nickerson and Chase (the cabin boy and the first mate). by John McPhee. by Robert Carse. . quick read. Nonfiction. From Sail to Steam. 8) The Moonrakers. Allan B. A.The World of a Tramp Freighter" by Christopher Buckley. William Watson. Jones 2) OF WHALES AND MEN. Nonfiction. 5) Yankee Whalers in the South Seas. My favorite modern seagoing book. Alexander Kent's Bolitho Series. I assume many of those looking into this site have read this book. 10) A Deckboy's Diary. Andrews and Harry A.W. Endurance .S. A&M Press In Peril: A Daring Decision. 6) The Log of the Skipper's Wife. so you can guess what this book looks like. Kirwin. Voyage: A Novel of 1896. Henry Morgan. it was called "Cup of Gold" and it was about the life of Capt.C. British freighters in the 1950's." by Herbert A. 7) Looking for a Ship. Nonfiction. the Spanish Story. by William H. 9) Yankee Surveyors in the Shogun's Seas. by A. by John Richardson.
Sea Shepherd by Paul Watson. for Seamen by Seamen Bowditch: The American Practical Navigator When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay: Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech 'Don't Stop the Carnival' by Herman Wouk Bottoms Up!: Toasts. by Morris Rosenfeld. To the Last Salute: Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander by Georg von Trapp. Probably a very hard to find book.gotta be on the list In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex . Moby Dick .A.S. If it helps. June 7th. The book was originally published in German in 1935. By Tony Horwitz 1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gaven Menzies Jack London's short story Tales of the Fish Patrol maybe not the 'best' but still a good . a Novel of 1896. Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. Coast Guard History Salvage Books . Death. Collisions and Their Causes and Strandings and Their Causes Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson is excellent. Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life. Dodson was a master who volunteered for the Navy during World War II. 14) Dangerous Voyage (in paperback--original title was Williwaw). Great black and white photos of yachts and sailing ships. here. Traven The Death Ship.13) Under Full Sail. a Captain's Resolve. Memories of an Austrian U-boat commander in WWI. and Survival in the Merchant Marine . by M. Salvage Tug< "The Arctic Grail" and "Where the Sea Breaks Its Back". and the Salvage that Made HistoryAmazing story of the famous salvage of the space shuttle's main fuel tank by the tanker "Cherry Valley" and the resulting admiralty case. 2009 at 09:17 PM. Reason: added links Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.by Philbrick Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea .by Kinder great true life modern treasure hunting story and includes some great history Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her . and was translated into English by his granddaugher in 2007. Grey Seas Under: The Perilous Rescue Mission of a N. Ferryboats: A legend on Puget Sound. who was himself in the Navy in the Aleutians. B. Bayless. by Gore Vidal. by Sterling Hayden.by Coates Last edited by john. Kline and G. and merchant seamen serving in the Navy are prominent in the book.S. 15) Voyage. Tales & Traditions Of Drinking's Long History As A Nautical Pastime-By Robert McKenna Captain Richard Cahill's two excellent volumes. This was his first novel but there's nothing fake.A List Tankers Full of Trouble: The Perilous Journey of Alaskan Crude by Eric Nalder American Merchant Seaman's Manual.Great read and amazing story In Peril: A Daring Decision.A.
Supership by Noel Mostert yet. and one not placed in WWII.my favorites being The Long Way which is a story .S. Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Another one of my favourites is Scurvy: How a Surgeon.Sterling Hayden I also enjoy the books by Brian Callison. Sons of Marth and Left Handed Monkey Wrench.read. marooned sailors. The author tagged along for a trip aboard the British tanker Ardshiel in 1973. shipwrecks I now have a new favorite book. Rust & 2 Old Ladies simply because I play a roll in it. by Richard McKenna. A British point of view. Abandoned Souls by Edward E. Nothing Can Go Wrong by Captain John Kilpack with John D.. Gann The Abraham Lincoln of the Sea a Biography of Andrew Furuseth by Arnold Berwick Anything by Joseph Conrad.. Leslie. The book is about a delivery voyage of 2 ancient American tugs from Bahrain to Trinidad and that voyage was my entry into the world of ship-delivering. Jr. and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail by Stephen R Brown. Murphy The Outlaw Sea by William Langewiesche Liverpool Buttons & Homeward Bound Stitches by Captain Ottmar Friz Song of the Sirens by Ernest K. Voss The Cruel Sea Desperate Journeys. True stories of castaways.. Of course all of the Francis Chitchester books are a great read. Bowditch.) Arthur Herman "Voyage" . Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) by Richard Henry Dana. To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P. McDonald (about the last voyage of the MARIPOSA) Looking for a Ship by John McPhee The Seaman’s Friend: A Treatise on Practical Seamanship by Richard Henry Dana Hard on the Wind by Russ Hofvendahl The PEKING battles Cape Horn by Captain Irving Johnson The BOUNTY Trilogy by Nordoff and Hall It didn’t happen on my watch by George E. The Death Ship A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols ANYTHING by Bernard Moitessier. written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840 The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger Rats. A SHIP IS DYING is the best one of his that I have read. a Mariner. The American Practical Navigator: Shackleton's forgotten argonauts (in the US it may have been titled Forgotten Men" by Leonard Bickel.. The Sand Pebbles. and largely placed during WWII.
George MacDonald Fraser "The Pyrates" (he's most famous for a comic series of books about Harry Flashman. The Patrick O'Brien books about Jack Aubrey and Steven Mathurin are my favorites though. Clipper ship story. North to the Night: a Spiritual Oddsey in the Artic by Alva Simon: I could not put this book down.. How I got this way and they shoot canoes In The Heart of the Sea Couldnt put it down. a true story about floating from Peru to Polynesia in a balsa-wood raft in the 50s. . Around Alone by Emma Richards Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl. Part Cook biography. a collection of stories from other authors. James Nelson's books. a Victorian soldier). .Anything by Frederick Marryat. Excellent books written by someone who was there. navigator was .about the same race mentioned above. Looking for a Ship by John McPhee Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldha Ashcraft Gray Seas Under is a must read for any tug boaters out there. and also one of my favorites.. Cook has gone before. If I remember right he was a midshipman at Trafalgar and served with Lord Cochrane who some say was the inspiration for Hornblower and Aubrey. the Epic Battle for the Americas. Amazing true story of sailing his little steel sloop up to the Canadian Arctic.Francis Chichester's "Along the Clipper Way"."The Secret Sharer".. Shaw 1851 speed record from NY to SF. "Blue Latitudes" by Tony Horwitz . . That George MacDonald Frazer book is great too.alone. and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her by David W. Jim was a sailor before becoming an author. He was an English naval officer in the early 1800's. and then staying frozen in the ice for the winter. oxford companion to ships and the sea Robert Raurke.Samuel Elliot Morrison's "European Discovery of America". .. . "Lord Jim".Masefield's "Bird of Dawning". and Tamata and the Alliance which is his facinating autobiography. the old man and the boy Pat McManus is a gas. part travelogue & very much a stroke of genius! Anything by Joseph Conrad.a must read for any mariner.Boldly going where Capt. "The Cruel Sea " by Nicholas Monsarrat "The last Time Around Cape Horn" The historic 1949 voyage of the Windjammer Pamir By William F Stark "Rules of the Road" Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army. recounting Cooks voyages of discovery & then revisiting the people & places 200 yrs later. I really enjoyed A Voyage for MADMEN by Peter Nichols.
the basis for Moby Dick Lost at Sea by Patrick Dillion. my memoir about being a commercial shark fisherman in the 60-80's in Southwest Florida. Bestic Published 1957 SAVED!-The Story of the Andrea Doria William Hoffer Published 1979 Disaster at Sea-Collection of sea disaster stories Otto Mielke (German author. and a fun read. about the crab boats Americus & Altair sinking Leviathan by David L. "in pursuit of rogues. The Wave by Susan Casey. 1958 Twillight of sailing ships: Kicking Canvas Capt. very fun read. interesting though. Seized: A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters My new novel THE CORYDON SNOW is about an EC2 (Liberty Ship) 15 month Pacific cruise in WWII. Buckley New Book by Capt. Hearn invented mapping of the oceans with wind and sea currents. author of Freighter Captain. A. a book about the origins of nautical sayings and such. Sharkman of Cortez. It gives the reader a good understanding of why the Bahamas became home to a number of pirates in the 18th century. Dark Sea Running George Morrill Pub 1959 Rough Passage Dana G Prescott Pub. The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard is a well researched history of the development of piracy in the Caribbean. available April 6th.moby dick-meville . The only normal people are the ones you do not know very well. an interesting historical/fiction book about a failed attempt to seek the Northwest Passage. through GCaptain link to Amazon.A.cap't wife Tracks in the Sea : Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Mapping of the Oceans by Chester G. and giants of the oceans" basically a book about ridiculous waves and people who have encountered them. not a read as much as a dictionary.reburn. the tragedy of the Whale ship Essex. (also The Devil's Teeth) In the Heart of The Sea. White Jacket. Golemon. the very little known story and reason for weather reports Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage and Atlantic High: A Celebration by William F. Max Hardberger. a great historical book about a whale ship that sank and the men that survived. originally published in German) 1958 Dangerous Waters-Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas John S. Burnett 2002 American Merchant Seaman's Manual Cornell Maritime Press Weather for the Mariner Naval Institute Press 1977 "ten hours until dawn" by michael tougias. The Terror by Dan Simmons. Breverton's Nautical Curiosities by Terry Breverton. freaks. by Nathaniel Philbrick. a fiction book about a 1800 era submarine.
Highly suggest for new and old mariners to gain respect for those who have perished and almost so at sea. My respect for those men is boundless. Each has some very informative information in post incident discussion. It is also a reminder that mariners cannot live without the owners and bankers. a novel about ship finance and ownership. Unto the Sea Shall Set them free (Marine electric). Simple Courage. ANYTHING AT ALL BY CAPTAIN ALAN VILLIERS! Any mariner who wants to understand what the men who have preceeded them went through to be seafarers must read his works. A recent read is "The Shipping Man". Seamen in deepsea square rigged ships where able to do the unbelievable in conditions that us today cannot conceive of suffereing though. For what would seem to be a dry. the novel is VERY entertaining. Melville's Redburn and White Jacket Ten hours till dawn.The wreck of the Medusa-unknown two years before the mast-dana the last ship-unknown on the beach-nevil shute 20000 leagues under the sea-Verne Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is a true story about a WWII bombardier who survives floating across the pacific in a life raft. many of which I seem to have run across in my varied maritime career. A VERY entertaining read . only to be captured and taken prisoner by the Japanese. He does a great job with the different characters. boring subject. It is a great perspective with regard to how ship owners view mariners and their vessels. and In peril are all fine selections that are captivating reads. either.