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High Seas: Stories of Battle and Adventure from the Age of Sail (Adrenaline)
High Seas: Stories of Battle and Adventure from the Age of Sail (Adrenaline) by Willis, Clint 1560254343 9781560254348
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High Seas: Stories of Battle and Adventure from the Age of Sail (Adrenaline) by Willis, Clint

The age of sail has spawned an enormously rich and exciting literature, which continues to draw new generations of readers hungry for evocative writing and authentic adventure. Patrick OBrians books about the heroic age of the British Navy have attracted millions of readers, and OBrian is only one of dozens of popular writers who have devoted their talent to re-creating that worldcomplete with epic voyages, bloody battles, and memorable characters. In this anthology, OBrian re-creates the age of sail in perfect detail, taking readers right into battle; C. S. Forresters Horatio Hornblower fights mutinous crews and vicious pirates; Dudley Popes maverick hero Lord Ramage overcomes storms, slave traders, and spies; Frederick Maryatt tells of the life of a lowly British seaman; Charles Nordoff and James Hall offer their rich version of the Bounty mutiny; Joseph Conrad offers a glimpse into the heart of a young man whose first command turns into a life-or-death test of character; Angus Konstam describes the hideous conditions on a pirate ship; and Eric Newby tells of his adventures in a four-masted bark at the age of eighteen. 16 black-and-white photographs add to the riveting glimpse this book provides into this fascinating, demanding, and dangerous era.

Author: Willis, Clint

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 364

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2002-11-15

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1560254343

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