Sea voyages gone wrong
Annotation:The true story of the greatest rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history. Recounting the sinking of the fishing trawler, Alaska Ranger, in the Bering Sea and its aftermath in March 2008. Real life action and adventure at its finest.
Annotation:The brilliantly written true story behind Melville's Moby Dick. That's right, it really happened. And this is better than Moby Dick. I read this at the coast a couple years ago and it blew my mind.
Annotation: Deadliest Catch fans will appreciate hearing more about Alaska’s dangerous environment, and there is plenty of tense human drama for even the most hardened disaster epic fan.
Annotation:In July of 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed, 900 thrown into the sea, where they fought off sharks, huge waves and hypothermia. By the time help arrived-nearly four days later-all but 317 men had died. How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And how did these 300+ men survive?
Annotation:A real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. To use an already overused term, it's a modern-day classic.
Annotation:“With expert analysis and taut writing, [Kretschmer] draws readers into that mad storm. You can’t turn away. You keep reading until it breaks your heart.”—The Miami Herald
Annotation:Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. Callahan was a consultant on the movie Life of Pi.
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A few months ago while listening to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the junior senator from the state of Arizona, Sen. Jeff Flake, was on as a contestant in the 'Not My Job' segment. He was funny and smart and self-deprecating. He made a reference to the kind of things he likes to read being 'sea voyages gone wrong,' and right away I thought, 'I'm totally stealing that.' So here it is, with a tip of the hat to Senator Jeff Flake for the great list name.