The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author: Christopher Caswell
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592283194
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The best sailing yarns, from Sir Ernest Shackleton and Joshua Slocum to WIlliam F. Buckley.

The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author: Stephen Brennan
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616082194
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The ultimate collection of stories about the sea for sailors old and young, experienced seamen and armchair admirals.

Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told

Author: Darren Brown
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461748755
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To reach freedom, the most famous escapers of all time have been willing to endure the most horrific conditions—and the direst consequences if caught. The collection of tales in The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told is gripping as only true life-and-death struggles can be: Papillon fighting through the jungles of Guiana only to commit himself to the open ocean in a sixteen-foot boat rather than face a life in exile; Rocky Gause dodging bullets as he swims through shark-infested waters to escape the Japanese at Bataan, while those around him simply quit; Latude battling against the dreaded Bastille; Baron Trenck—with chains covering almost every inch of his body—digging and digging to free himself from wrongful imprisonment; Andre Devigny, so weak from starvation and poor treatment that he could barely lift himself, shimmying across a rope only yards above a German sentry during World War II on the eve of his execution. These are just a few of the twenty-five bold and ingenious tales of escape included in this collection. The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told will hold readers captive for years to come!

The Greatest Disaster Stories Ever Told

Author: Lamar Underwood
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592280858
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Recounts incidents of natural and man-made disasters, incorporating eyewitness testimony and forensic information, and addresses catastrophies from the Johnstown flood to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A Woman S Guide To The Sailing Lifestyle

Author: Debra Picchi; Thomas Desrosiers
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504928431
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A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I’m a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn’t grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn’t expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I layered on new knowledge slowly, over time, through experiential learning. This book describes the process whereby this happened. Using examples from trips along the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, it reviews the essential knowledge needed to be a sailor as well as explanations about the parts of a sailboat, major boat systems, and tasks associated with maintaining a sailboat. It also discusses some Zen-like attitudes that lead to successful and fun sailing, such as focusing, the no-blame rule, and stripping down to the essentials. Unlike some other sailing guides, this book points out that sailing can be a lifestyle that includes many dimensions. It’s not just about getting a boat to sail. Traveling by boat is a unique experience, and visiting small coastal New England communities is an adventure. Learning about history, art, ecology, star constellations, technology, and birds are only a few of the kinds of activities that can be built into a rich and rewarding sailing experience. This book will be helpful for people who would like to learn to sail but who are intimidated by the process, particularly women, fledgling sailors just starting out, and families with children.

A Primary History Of The United States

Author: Benson John Lossing
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The Greatest U S Navy Stories Ever Told

Author: Iain Martin
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592288595
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On Friday, October 13, 1775, Congress decided to send two ships to harass the vessels supplying the British Army in America, thereby creating what would become the most powerful navy in the history of the world. Since that fateful day in Philadelphia, the men and women of the United States Navy have created the finest traditions of service and honor, and supplied a pantheon of heroes who have upheld them. In The Greatest U.S. Navy Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin has accumulated these sailors' most amazing true tales of service and sacrifice, from John Paul Jones's famous address in 1799 before beating the vastly superior HMS Serapis--"I have not begun to fight!"--to the carrier pilots and personnel who patrol in the Persian Gulf today. James Fenimore Cooper recounts the story of the navy's oldest ship still in commission--the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides")--as she defeated HMS Levant and HMS Cyane in one of the most impressive feats of wartime seamanship in the days of sail. George Dewey gives an eyewitness account of the victory over the Spanish in Manila Bay on May 1, 1898, at the dawn of the American Century and subsequent U.S. supremacy in the Pacific. From Joe Rochefort's contributions during the miraculous and pivotal victory at Midway, and the terrifying experience of a tooth-rattling depth-charge attack deep beneath the waves in the Silent Service, to the capture of the U-505 by Dan Gallery, and the tense cat-and-mouse games between submarines in the Cold War, The Greatest U.S. Navy Stories Ever Told recounts the most remarkable characters of the U.S. Navy, and the unforgettable stories they lived.

The Woodenboat

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Motorboating

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The Greatest Navy Seal Stories Ever Told

Author: Laurence J. Yadon
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493030906
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The Greatest Navy SEAL Stories Ever Told is the first book to place side by side extraordinary stories of SEALs who put their lives on the line, and then go out and do it again the next day. They illustrate the SEAL maxim, “The person who will not be defeated cannot be defeated.” SEALs in action - men of courage and ingenuity, from the rice paddies and hills of Vietnam to the plains and mountains of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan - appear in these pages. These stories cover the most significant overt and covert operations conducted since the U.S. Navy established Sea Land and Air Teams (SEALs) established in January 1962. The one common denominator in these chapters is the courage and ingenuity of those who proudly call themselves Navy SEALs. Sometimes SEALs and other participants in these stories recall differing versions of the same events, as recounted here for the reader to make his own judgments. So far as I know, no previously classified or sensitive information is revealed in these pages.

The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Told

Author: Col. Robert Barr Smith
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149302969X
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In thirty-five chapters, The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Told covers many of the leading American and British Commonwealth fighter aces of WW I and II, together with a few bomber crews whose gallantry made a substantial contribution to the end of WW II. Other nations had their aces, but this book concentrates on American and Commonwealth pilots. These aviators were chosen not only because of their “scores” and their great courage, but also for other qualities which set them apart, like the WWII Royal Air Force Wing Commander who shot down more than 20 Germans while flying with two artificial legs. Here are a few of the aces. Note that the air forces of Europe and the United States did not always have today’s names, used here for simplicity’s sake: Albert Ball, RAF, son of the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, winner of the Victoria Cross. He had 44 victories in WWI when he was killed at the age of 20, well known to his German foes, who much admired him. Gabby Gabreski, USAF. Son of hard-working Polish immigrants. An ace in WWII with 28 kills and later in Korea, with another six. He was an accomplished commander, finished a long career as a colonel. Mick Mannock, RAF. Tough and aggressive in spite of his fear of fire, he won not only the Victoria Cross, but five other high awards for gallantry. Highest British scorer of WWI with 73 victories, he detested Germans, and rejoiced with every kill. He was shot down by ground fire in the last year of the war. David McCampbell, USN. Scored 34 WWII kills to become the U.S. Navy’s all-time ace. In 1944, set an all-time record with nine victories on a single mission. Winner of the Congressional Medal. Pick Pickard, RAF. Led the RAF rooftop bomber raid on Amiens Prison In WWII, freeing many underground members, some of whom were facing death, and who were promptly spirited away by French partisans. Frank Luke, USAF. Deadly American famous for his busting of German observation balloons in WWI. Shot up over German territory, he managed to land safely, but, being Luke, tried to fight it out with enemy infantrymen with only his pistol. The book will also touch on the equipment these aces flew, from the famous Fokkers and Sopwith Camels to the ungainly two-seater FE2b, which was driven by a pusher engine and looked like a bathtub with wings and a miniature oil derrick glued on the back. Also included are our own Grumman carrier fighters, the P-40s, the P-38s, as well as the P-51 Mustang, probably the finest fighter of the war, a happy marriage of an American airframe and a British engine. The deadly, graceful Spitfire has its place, as do the Hurricane, the biplane Gladiator, and even the four-engine Lancaster.

The Greatest Special Ops Stories Ever Told

Author: Tom McCarthy
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493022075
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In The Greatest Special Ops Stories Ever Told, editor Tom McCarthy has pulled together some of the finest writings about Special Operations that capture readers imaginations, meticulously culled from books, magazines, movies, and elsewhere. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Marcus Luttrell (author of Lone Survivor), Mark Owen (author of No Easy Day; the Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden), William Morgan, Christian McBurney, James Otis, H. Beam Piper, Duane Schultz, Hampton Sides, Michael Haas, Ben S. Malcolm, and many others. It includes legendary tales from the French and Indian Wars up through present-day Afghanistan and Iraq. We’ve all read about the killing of Bin Laden and the heroics of Chris Kyle and the SEALs and other special forces teams. Who hasn’t seen or heard about the extraordinary success of the book and movie American Sniper? But what many people don’t know is that they follow in a direct line from the earlier and equally lethal efforts of Special Forces in wars throughout our history. Special Operations have been going on since man first started fighting--from the Trojan War (think Trojan horse) to the American Revolution and the Civil War, and from World War II to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In one place, The Greatest Special Ops Stories Ever Told pulls together all of the greatest tales.

The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told

Author: Steven D. Price
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Essays and articles originally published in various journals and books.

The Greatest War Stories Ever Told

Author: Lamar Underwood
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592285600
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A collection of twenty-four wartime sagas includes contributions from Stephen Ambrose, Ernest Hemingway, Julius Caesar, Shelby Foote, Ernie Pyle, Victor Hugo, Rudyard Kipling, William Faulkner, and many others. Reprint.

The Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told

Author: Mara Bovsun
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740727283
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Focusing on the grit and determination that makes survival under extreme circumstances possible, the authors collect amazing stories of survival from across the globe. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Endurance

Author: Alfred Lansing
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786708420
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A well-researched story brilliantly recounts how twenty-eight men battled against almost insuperable odds in 1914 to return to civilization after their ship Endurance sank near the South Pole, now available in a deluxe gift edition featuring eighty-four spectacular photographs. Reprint.

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told

Author: Nick Lyons
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080566
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Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

The New York Times Book Review

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The Greatest Pow Escape Stories Ever Told

Author: Keith Warren Lloyd
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493053809
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A gripping collection that showcases twelve of the most famous prisoner of war escapes in the history of modern warfare. Although these stories feature escapees of different nationalities, ideologies and allegiances, the reader will be captured by the common traits shared by all of these brave soldiers: loyalty to country and cause, tenacity, resourcefulness, and an abundant amount of courage.

The Greatest Story Never Told

Author: Leonard Sweet
Editor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426756062
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God raises up Methodists for such a time as this. Here is a ditty Len Sweet’s Methodist grandfather used to sing: A Methodist, a Methodist will I be A Methodist will I die. I’ve been baptized in the Methodist way And I’ll live on the Methodist side. What “genius” of Methodism inspired this kind of love and loyalty in the earlier years of the faith? What did it mean to live in “the Methodist way” and to die on “the Methodist side?” Perhaps it is time to resurrect a neo-Wesleyan identity and to challenge the prevailing “one-calorie Methodism” that characterizes so much of our tribe today. What makes a Methodist? How can we re-ignite the spark of genius that motivated such commitment in our cloud of witnesses? The essence of Methodism’s genius resides in two famous Wesleyan mantras: “heart strangely warmed” (inward experiences with a fire in the heart) and “the world is our parish” (outward experiences with waterfalls of cutting-edge intelligence). For Wesley, internal combustion, the former, led to external combustion, the latter. In the 18th century, Methodists in general (and in their younger years, the Wesley brothers themselves) were accused of being too “sexy.” What else could all those “love feasts” and “strangely warmed hearts” be about? Why else were all those women in positions of leadership? With this book the author hopes to bring back to life some of Methodism’s sexiness so that our current reproduction crisis can be reversed.