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The greatest sailing stories ever told
Caswell, Christopher.
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Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, [2002]

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xii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Close encounters / Pete Goss -- The story of sailing / James Thurber -- The Fisherman's Cup races / Sterling Hayden -- The making of a yachtsman / Conrad Miller -- All at sea / Ray Whitaker -- Epilogue / Ernest K. Gann -- The boat journey / Sir Ernest Shackleton -- An August day's sail / Samuel Eliot Morison -- About Figaro / William Snaith -- The crystal coast / Tristan Jones -- Aloft on the Flying Cloud / Morley Roberts -- The sea and the wind that blows / E.B. White -- Overwhelmed / Captain James Riley -- Sailing alone around the world / Joshua Slocum -- Down spinnaker! / Philip Holland --Rendevous / Charles Rawlings -- Smith versus Lichtensteiger / Weston Martyr -- Being ashore / John Masefield -- Captain Jim and Reynard / Marjorie Young Burgess -- Yachtswoman solo / Ann Davison -- Daysail content? / David Kasanof -- Owen Chase's narrative / Owen Chase -- Kidnapped / William Albert Robinson -- Hornblower and the man who felt queer / C.S. Forester -- A Pacific passage / William F. Buckley -- Call me Ishmael / Herman Melville -- "100 tons of bronze, son" / Cleveland Amory -- Service in the Mediterranean / Admiral Lord Cochrane.
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The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Twenty-seven Unforgettable Stories

Edited by Christopher Caswell

For thousands of years, man has sailed into battle, sailed for rumored wealth, and sailed for pure adventure. And for nearly as long, stories about the sea have entertained, intrigued, and inspired readers. The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told brings together some of the most compelling writing of the millennium. Here is Peter Goss's wrenching narrative of incredible courage in the world's most desolate ocean; Ernest Shackleton's understated and awesome account of one of the most daring small-boat journeys ever taken, where failure meant certain death for his long-suffering crew. But sailing is much more than headlong dashes into roaring seas. You'll also find William F. Buckley, Jr. on idyllic cruising; James Thurber on the arcane and often impenetrable language of sailors; the legendary Joshua Slocum on sailing along around the world.
The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever told is a treasure trove: tears, adrenaline, laughter, and adventure abound. With contributions from:

James Thurber William F. Buckley, Jr.
Ann Davison Sterling Hayden
Ernest Shackleton Tristan Jones
Samuel Eliot Morrison Joshua Slocum
E.B. White C.S. Forester
Cleveland Amory Weston Martyr
Peter Goss
f0 David Kasanof

Author Notes

An award-winning sailing journalist for more than thirty years, Christopher Caswell was the senior editor of Yachting magazine, the editor of Sea magazine and is now a regular contributor to many boating publications. He has also edited, and is the author of seven books on boating. Well known throughout the yachting community for the largest moustache of any boating writer, he lives in Southern California

Table of Contents

Pete GossJames ThurberSterling HaydenConrad MillerRay WhitakerErnest K. GannSir Ernest ShackletonSamuel Eliot MorisonWilliam SnaithTristan JonesMorley RobertsE. B. WhiteCaptain James RileyJoshua SlocumPhilip HollandCharles RawlingsWeston MartyrJohn MasefieldMarjorie Young BurgessAnn DavisonDavid KasanofOwen ChaseWilliam Albert RobinsonC. S. ForesterWilliam F. BuckleyHerman MelvilleCleveland AmoryAdmiral Lord Cochrane
Introductionp. xi
Close Encounterp. 1
The Story of Sailingp. 21
The Fisherman's Cup Racesp. 25
The Making of a Yachtsmanp. 36
All at Seap. 42
Epiloguep. 52
The Boat Journeyp. 61
An August Day's Sailp. 101
About Figarop. 106
The Crystal Coastp. 117
Aloft on the Flying Cloudp. 125
The Sea and the Wind That Blowsp. 133
Overwhelmedp. 138
Sailing Alone around the Worldp. 147
Down Spinnaker!p. 155
Rendezvousp. 160
Smith Versus Lichtensteigerp. 164
Being Ashorep. 177
Captain Jim and Reynardp. 182
Yachtswoman Solop. 195
Daysail Content?p. 202
Owen Chase's Narrativep. 206
Kidnappedp. 216
Hornblower and the Man Who Felt Queerp. 225
A Pacific Passagep. 243
Call Me Ishmaelp. 251
"100 Tons of Bronze, Son"p. 265
Service in the Mediterraneanp. 272