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A Sea Story

By Charles R. Johnstone
  • ISBN Code: : 1504360834
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Pages : 142
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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About a year ago, I came to the conclusion that none of my children or grandchildren knew much about my life and what I had done with it, so I decided to write an autobiography of my life from 1938, when I was born, until 1975, when I retired from the navy. I didnt know anything about writing a book, and still dont, but I have always had the knack of making my brain remember things that happened long ago. I have probably violated every rule of good book writing known to man. But I will chock it up to inexperience; also I wanted to write it as though I was talking to you, face-to-face. I took the name of my book from the slang words used by sailors to describe the stories told among each other for some two hundred years. I tried very hard to not bring dishonor to the navy, my family, or myself.

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“World War II produced so many compelling stories that even students of that momentous conflict are apt to discover we’ve missed whole vital episodes. Down to the Sea, about a devastating 1944 Pacific typhoon that sank three destroyers and cost 756 American sailors their lives, is just such an eye-opener.” — New York Post From the New York Times bestselling author of Sons and Soldiers, an epic story opening at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and following four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur’s invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William “Bull” Halsey neglected the Law of Storms—the unofficial bible of all seamen since the days of sail—placing the mighty U.S. Third Fleet in harm’s way. One of the most powerful fighting fleets ever assembled under any flag, the Third Fleet sailed directly into the largest storm the U.S. Navy had ever encountered—a maelstrom of 90-foot seas and 160-mph winds. More men were lost and ships sunk and damaged than in most combat engagements in the Pacific. The final toll: 3 ships sunk, 28 ships damaged, 146 aircraft destroyed, and 756 men lost at sea. In all, 92 survivors from the three sunken ships (each carrying a crew of about 300) were rescued, some after spending up to 80 hours in the water. Scores more had made it off their sinking ships only to perish in the monstrous seas; some from injuries and exhaustion, others snatched away by circling sharks before their horrified shipmates. In the farflung rescue operations Bruce Henderson finds some of the story’s truest heroes, exhibiting selflessness, courage, and even defiance. One badly damaged ship, whose Naval Reserve skipper disobeyed an admiral’s orders to abandon the search, singlehandedly saved 55 lives. Drawing on extensive interviews with nearly every living survivor and rescuer, many families of lost sailors, transcripts and other records from two naval courts of inquiry, ships’ logs and action reports, personal letters, and diaries, Bruce Henderson offers the most thorough and riveting account to date of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II.

The Story of the Sea Glass

By Anne Dodd
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  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Book Code : 1461743737
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 605
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When Nicole finds a beautiful piece of red sea glass on the beach, her grandmother Nana tells her a story from her own childhood of a broken red vase, which may have been the origin of this sea glass. Includes information about sea glass and instructionsfor making a sea glass sun-catcher.

Luca: A Sea Monster Story

By Disney Books
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  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1368078591
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 918
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Read along with Disney! Sea monsters Luca and Alberto have an amazing adventure on land! Follow along with word-for-word narration as Luca and Alberto see how hard it is to adjust to life on land!

The South Seaman: An Incident in the Sea Story of Australia

By Louis Becke
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465551840
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  • Members : 853
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Read and download full book The South Seaman: An Incident in the Sea Story of Australia

Knights of the Sea

By David Hanna
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101559470
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 966
  • Pdf File: knights-of-the-sea.pdf

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On a September day in 1813, as citizens watched from the rocky shore of Pemaquid, Maine, two of the last and bravest military sailing commanders engaged in a battle that would change the course of the War of 1812... Samuel Blyth was the youthful commander of His Britannic Majesty’s brig Boxer, and William Burrows, younger still, commanded the USS Enterprise. Both men valued honor above all, and on this day their commitment would be put to the ultimate test. Though it lasted less than an hour, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise was a brutal contest whose outcome was uncertain. When the cannon smoke cleared, good men had been lost, and the U.S. Navy's role in the war had changed. In Knights of the Sea, David Hanna brings to life a lost era, paying tribute to the young commanders who considered it the highest honor to harness the wind to meet their foes, and would be immortalized by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The only major naval battle of the War of 1812, the battle between the Boxer and the Enterprise came to represent not only a military turning point, but a maritime era that would soon be gone forever. INCLUDES PHOTOS AND MAPS

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

By Melissa Fleming
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 125010601X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 849
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"Urgently required reading." —People "Deeply affecting... Fleming brings a moral urgency to the narrative." —The New Yorker "Fleming deftly illustrates the pain of those who choose to leave Syria...and her book is ultimately a story of hope." —Newsweek Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around, nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel stays afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches two little girls—barely toddlers—to her body. The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Italy and a new life. For days as Doaa drifts, she prays for rescue and sings to the babies in her arms. She must stay alive for them. She must not lose hope. A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea chronicles the life of Doaa, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by the onset of her country's brutal civil war. Doaa and her fiance, Bassem, decide to flee to Europe to seek safety and an education, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler's dilapidated fishing vessel along with five hundred other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink. This is the moment when Doaa's struggle for survival really begins. This emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future. In the midst of the most pressing international humanitarian crisis of our time, Melissa Fleming paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triiumph of the human spirit.

Atlantic Britain: The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship

By Adam Nicolson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007402708
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 386
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Accompanied by an eight-part series, this is the story of Adam Nicolson’s adventure in a small boat around the western coast of the British Isles.

A Speck in the Sea

By John Aldridge,Anthony Sosinski
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1602863296
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: a-speck-in-the-sea.pdf

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Soon to be a major motion picture! Now in Paperback: The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir ("Terrific."-Daniel James Brown) recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge. 5:14 a.m. I am floating in the middle of the night, and nobody in the world even knows I am missing. Nobody is looking for me. You can't get more alone than that. You can't be more lost. I've got too many people who love me. There's no way I'm dying like this. In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success. A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.

Sea Stories

By Bob Stockton
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457563185
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: sea-stories.pdf

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A brash film producer that gets his comeuppance. A one-night stand with an alcoholic singer that ends badly. A young sailor that can’t seem to do anything the right way. A dilapidated honky-tonk saloon where anything goes on a Saturday night. These stories and more can be found in author Bob Stockton’s ninth book, Sea Stories: Tales Told by an Old School, Politically Incorrect Navy Chief.” Sea Stories is author Bob Stockton’s remembrances from the U.S. Navy of the Cold War and Vietnam era where sailors aboard ship worked long, hard and often dangerous hours at sea and played equally hard – if not more so – when after long periods at sea they came ashore to blow off steam in the sailor bars and B-girl clip joints in foreign lands thousands of miles from their American home port. Find your favorite chair, get comfortable and enjoy the often improbable but always entertaining adventures – and missteps - of the young Navy men who went to sea more than a half-century ago.