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Riassunto: - Pride of the Sea has been serialized in The Baltimore Sun and Chesapeake Life Magazine, and has been featured in the Washington Post, Maryland Daily Record, the Annapolis Capital, the Easton Star Democrat and the Towson Times. - Will captivate fans of such adventure-driven bestsellers as the Perfect Storm, Into Thin Air and Isaac's Storm.
From Publishers Weekly:
Now and then, here and there, Waldron’s tale of disaster at sea is absolutely wonderful. In between, it subsides to merely engrossing. The story revolves around The Pride of Baltimore, a ship built in 1976 as part of Baltimore’s waterfront redevelopment program. Originally intended to serve as a floating museum, The Pride was modeled after the city’s legendary clippers—the favorite ships of 19th-century smugglers, slave traders and privateers, for whom a ship’s speed was more important than its safety. Baltimore clippers frequently disappeared without a trace, but, according to crewmembers, their sailing was "unforgettable," "like riding bareback at night on a wild black mare." Naturally then, when The Pride was completed, its supporters longed to take it on the open sea, and they eventually convinced the city to send it on a two-year, 2,800-mile goodwill voyage to Europe, with a group of 12 bright young sailors as its crew. It was on its way home when, on May 14, 1986, it was struck by an unexpected squall; it turned on its side, filled with water and sank in a matter of minutes. Waldron artfully splices the history of The Pride’s construction, and of clipper ships in general, with the more suspenseful narrative of the ship’s capsizing and its crew’s efforts to survive. The book is juiciest at the moments when the sailors—men and women—are fighting the sea for their lives. But the interleaved history adds depth to Waldron’s account and makes his analysis of the subsequent liability issues all the more credible. A vivid tale of courage and endurance, this book is an excellent choice for readers who’d like to experience the dangers of the sea from the safety of their armchairs.
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Titolo: Pride Of The Sea: Courage, Disaster, and a ...
Casa editrice: Citadel
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Citadel, 2004. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94965758
Descrizione libro Citadel. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2774283456
Descrizione libro Kensington Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0806524928I3N00
Descrizione libro Citadel. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0806524928I3N01
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Codice libro della libreria 0KVBKF002CA5
Descrizione libro Citadel, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0806524928
Descrizione libro Citadel Press, New York, New York, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. With 293pp and many photos. No defects. No price clip or remainder mark. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Codice libro della libreria 045454
Descrizione libro Citadel. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Codice libro della libreria BOS-E-11h-00019
Descrizione libro Citadel Pr, Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. The riveting account of the survivors of the Pride of Baltimore. An a sudden storm in the Bermuda Triangle in May 1986 the schooner sank in 17,000 feet of water, leaving four people dead and eight fighting for their lives. 293pp index photographs. Codice libro della libreria 063774
Descrizione libro Citadel, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. Flat signed by author on title page. First printing. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Shelfwear. Name to fep. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Signed. Codice libro della libreria 1607270069