At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane E–pub Free
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MY FRIEND AND I LL LOOK FOR YOU BEYOND friend and I l Southern African Literature: An Introduction look for you beyond sunsetMy only regret about buying this book is that I wish the events described in it had never happened I finished reading thisast night and am sorry that I m done It is a great read In my opinion it is John Kretschmer s best book so far The story is very well written and kept me turning pages I ended up staying awake Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre longer than I d intended for multiple nightsjust to read a bit farther I didn t want to put it down Congratulations to the author and the editors on a fantastic book I m a sailor and recently completed an intense 6 day maritime meteorology course The stories in this well written book reinforced my view that one should take all precautions to stay away from the possible path of tropical cyclones I don tike reading books clearly when the author is trying to make money with a story by filling up pages of description after description of anything else but the story itself We don t have to know in boring details about everyone s ife I was interested only in about 10 pages the actual storm itself and even then the author can *only speculate I don t recommend this book It seems that the good true stories are from the early 1900 *speculate
i don t recommend this book it seems don t recommend this book It seems the good true stories are from the early 1900 Anything in recent years is really all about writing books to make money not really about people enjoying the story. Olumnist for the Miami Herald “Once begun his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to put down”―Derek Lundy author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship “I felt I knew Carl Wake because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype―an aging sailor with an age old dream”―Jim Carrier transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome “A remarkable book impossible to put down”―Herb McCormick sailing journalis.
read & download At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean HurricaneI bought this book as research for my own book about Leonard Destin the man
the Florida of Destin who ran into a hurricane off the Florida coast in 1835 Never having ived through such a storm especially at sea I needed an expert s view What I got was an intense and emotional journey with three brave sailors Although I knew from the first pages that Carl Wake had died in the storm John Kretschmer s vivid writing kept me hoping that somehow there would be a happy ending and the final report on Carl s whereabouts broke my heart I ve read the book three times now and highlighted many passages both for the facts of sailing and for the mind of a sailor Kretschmer delivers both in a captivating tale A fitting tribute to his friend Carl and to Steve Rigby and Guillaume Llobregat all of whom I will never forget Enjoyed this book is a well written account what ed up to these sailors getting caught in such a raging storm A good story about friends American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture love for the sea and the disaster I d recommend this book to anyone whoikes reading sea stories This book is special The story and characters are so compelling and so beautifully caught in such a terrible mess of a storm that it almost seems BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) like Kretschmer had to make it up but it s true You will recognize in Carl the amateur cruiser a kindred spirit if you ve ever dreamed of sailing or messed about in boats but he rises under horrific circumstances to a noble albeit ill fated act of courage that will bring a tear to your eyeKretschmer s style is top notch right up there with some of the finestiterary authors I ve ever read and I m saying that as a iterature professor who has *read a LOT of books The narrative takes a sophisticated reader for the first half which separately traces *a LOT of books The narrative takes a sophisticated reader for the first half which separately traces paths of four individuals including the author whose fates and ives cross in the midst of a storm that builds to a Ca. “The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories they are not about man against the sea but man against himself John Kretschmer’s book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be In addition to being the best depiction I have ever read of what it is ike to be inside a hurricane at sea At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man’s failure and redemption as can be found. Tegory 4 or 5 hurricane At that point the book becomes poetry You will hear the rigging moan and shriek in the wind feel the spray biting into your skin in 100 knot winds watch the waves surge up in dark mountains and blast across the deck white foam You will Learn A Little About a ittle bit about forecasting and hurricane patterns a Diamond in the Dark little about heavy weather sailing aot about nerves and anxiety on a sailboat in a storm and much about the human spirit its restless dreams its iron willed persistence *its ill fated confidence and the cruel twists of fate it is *ill fated confidence and the cruel twists of fate it is dealtBuy this book It is truly phenomenal The finest sea story I ve ever read or am ikely to read I ve read books by Mr Kretschmer before so I already knew he is a fine writer This book experience was different for me because by getting to know the characters real people feeling I knew them just made reading the end of the book really tough Any vessel in a hurricane is no joke and Lenny was just such an impossible to track storm it had everyone confounded Readers will always root for the boats their Captains crews to make it somehow Suspenseful until the very end I was glad to have a Kleenex box nearby I am not one who cries reading books Carl is my hero as I m sure he is for many who know him Mr Kretschmer makes you feel ike you re there in the churning black water which is mostly terrifying PLEASE READ THIS BOOK Unbelievably good but humbling as I am only weeks from starting my own adventure on the sea John is unbelievably good at describing the psyche of sailors pursuing a The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past life under sail and at the same time the challenges they face True story with strong personal connection Even I shedded tears Thanks John John Kretshmer can sure write maritime stories and this one is no exception Sad blow by blow tale of impending doom headed towards three sailboats caught up in a hurricane at sea. Anywhere in theiterature of the sea This book is surely destined to become a classic”―Peter Nichols author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen “John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic”―Peter Nielsen editor of SAIL magazine “With expert analysis and taut writing he draws readers into that mad storm You can’t turn away You keep reading until it breaks your heart”―Fred Grimmbehind the florida