Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea

by Clint Willis (Editor)

Paperback, 1998

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Da Capo Press (1998), Edition: 1st, 360 pages


Hear the stories of men and women battling the elements, and sometimes each other, to stay alive, confronting savage storms, rogue waves, icebergs, sharks, starvation and their own fear and suffering. A unique collection of the finest writing on why men and women go to sea, and what they find there.

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LibraryThing member Hera
I really looked forward to sailing across the Atlantic to Barbados in a yacht - until I read this book. NOT for the nervous first-time sailor, it's a compilation of hair-raising survival-at-sea true stories that will leave you wondering: "could I live on raw fish eyeballs for 76 days?" and other bewildering questions. On no account buy this for someone embarking on a sea journey of any duration: I'd even suggest people who take a ferry across the Thames should give it a miss. This book scares the bejeebus out of me and I love it.… (more)




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