Desperate Voyage

Desperate Voyage

This is more than an exciting tale of sea-adventure. It is as compelling and unpredictable as a thriller. It is the story, witty and moving, of a man, motivated initially by love, and ultimately by his own fierce determination to survive.

Author: John Caldwell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493049370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In May 1946 John Caldwell set out to sail from Panama to Sydney to reunite with his wife who he hadn't seen for more than a year. Eager to reach his destination and unable to secure any other form of transport, he had to resort to singlehanded seamanship. After an ignominious scene in the harbor, where a tangled anchor led him to take an early dip, he spent ten days learning the rudiments of navigation and sailing from a book, before embarking on the 9,000 mile journey aboard the 20-foot Pagan. Ahead lay a mission that was to reveal in him elements not only of astounding courage and determination, but also of incredible foolhardiness. Within 500 miles of Panama John Caldwell had already been shipwrecked once and had his boat's engine and cockpit destroyed by an angry shark. Indefatigable, he decided to press on towards his goal.He endured the terrors and discomforts of life on the high seas and enjoyed the triumphs of fighting and winning against the elements. This is more than an exciting tale of sea-adventure. It is as compelling and unpredictable as a thriller. It is the story, witty and moving, of a man, motivated initially by love, and ultimately by his own fierce determination to survive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Desperate Voyage

Desperate Voyage

|o][Idle Wast Donald Crowhurst, The London Sunday Times Golden Globe Race,
and the Tragedy of Teignmouth Electron Edward Rene h an Title Page
Desperate Voyage Donald Crowhurst, The London Sunday Times. Front Cover.

Author: Edward Renehan

Publisher: New Street Communications

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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Ed Renehan's Desperate Voyage, the retelling of Donald Crowhurst's tragic voyage during the 1968/69 Golden Globe Race, is a finely honed account of what has become offshore sailing's most enduring story. Drawing on an array of sources, Renehan's Crowhurst is Shakespearean: narcissistic and reviled but also sympathetic, a flawed human consumed by ambition. Although I've known this story forever, Renehan's fresh, haunting narrative had me hoping for a new ending, a better outcome this time around. Alas, it's not to be, you just keep reading until it breaks your heart. - John Kretschmer, author of Sailing a Serious Ocean, At the Mercy of the Sea, Flirting with Mermaids, and Cape Horn to Starboard The first non-stop single-handed race around the world in 1968 was a cauldron of huge personalities and epic sea tales. Ironically, it was the complete failure of Donald Crowhurst that has garnered the most passion and interest. Few stories equal the modern Greek tragedy that is Crowhurst's, exposed like a raw nerve to those who loved and supported him when his Teignmouth Electronwas found abandoned in the Atlantic, along with dual logbooks that revealed Crowhurst's spectacular hoax and probable suicide. Edward Renehan's able and concise recounting of the story is not the first, nor will it be the last because the tale is the quintessential cautionary tale filled with characters, dreams, and dilemmas with which we are all familiar. Desperate Voyage provides readers precious insights through concentration on the backstory and how Crowhurst's basic personality drove him inexorably towards disaster, and like a dangerous vortex, dragged his family, friends, and supporters into his sphere. Throughout Renehan's clever telling, and because I have spent some time alone and tested at sea myself, I could not help but recognize the conditions that try sailors' souls, but also people I know from every walk of life and the troubles into which they have gotten themselves. For the first time, I even could see my relationship to Crowhurst, how I, too, have shaped and been shaped by the strains of life and thwarted goals. Simply fascinating. - Steven Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Adrift Edward Renehan’s Desperate Voyage is incisive, haunting, and absorbing. For those, like me, initially unfamiliar with this great sea drama, it is a perfect introduction to the story of Donald Crowhurst and the Golden Globe Race of 1968. Crowhurst is flawed and complicated, a tragic and captivating figure, and Renehan’s retelling, Shakespearean in scope, is wonderfully crafted and endlessly fascinating. - William Boyle, author of the critically-acclaimed Gravesend and Death Don’t Have No Mercy On a dismal day at the end of October, 1968, a weekend sailor by the name of Donald Crowhurst set out from England in a flimsy trimaran, hoping to win the LondonSunday Times "Golden Globe" race and become the first solo sailor to circumnavigate the world non-stop. His was an exercise in over-arching ambition, delusion, and tragedy such as the world has seldom seen. Before it was over, the world media would be subject to a fraud of enormous proportions, and Crowhurst would die a madman in the middle of the Atlantic. What he left behind was a shattered boat, a shattered family, and this incredible story.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Desperate Voyage

A Desperate Voyage

By Major ARTHUR GRIFFITHS . [Sixth Edition II. A GIRL OF GRIT. By Major
ARTHUR GRIFFITHS. [Just published. III. A DESPERATE VOYAGE. By E. F.
KNIGHT . [Just published. A Desperate Voyage. A Desperate Voyage. By E. F.
KNIGHT,

Author: E. F. Knight

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066140830

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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"A Desperate Voyage" by E. F. Knight. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Mary s Voyage

Mary s Voyage

In this book, John, stranded penniless in Panama after World War II, sets out for Sydney to rejoin his wife Mary whom he had not seen since their three-day honeymoon over a year before.

Author: Mary Caldwell

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

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This fascinating biography is an essential companion to one of the most successful sailing stories ever written, Desperate Voyage by John Caldwell. In Mary's Voyage, we hear the story of Mary Caldwell, the inspiration for John's romantic journey across the sea in a twenty-foot boat. Almost sixty years later, Mary tells how she and John and their small children became the first family to attempt a voyage around the world on a small sailing craft using only a sextant and dead reckoning to guide them across thousands of miles of ocean. They went on to build Palm Island in the Caribbean. Mary's true story of endurance and fearlessness is remarkable and inspiring. 16 b&w photos.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Those Snake Island Kids

Those Snake Island Kids

Chapter 16 Desperate Voyage JAKE WASABSOLUTELY SERIOUS ABOUT his
proposal to sail to Captain Bligh's shack. He knew that Jess would be against it,
but he had studied the wave patterns when he and Fin had gone for Redbeard's
 ...

Author: Jon Tucker

Publisher: Storm Bay Books

ISBN: 9780980835311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

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When Jake succeeds in persuading his family to embark on a sailing-camping holiday on a Tasmanian island, he is mostly interested in pirate fantasies and his home-built Optimist dinghy. But he does not plan on the events which are to leave him alone with his brother and sister. The children’s idealistic notions are challenged by several less-than-friendly visitors who introduce some serious concerns. Ultimately, after being forced to dig deep into their personal reserves, the treasures they all gain from their experiences are rather different from the ones Jake has set out to find.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

A voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan. A voyage
to the country of the Houyhnhnms Jonathan Swift. parture , I ... T Began this
desperate voyage on February 15 , 17141 15 , at 9 o ' clock in the morning . The
wind ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078564203

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 292

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Twelve Desperate Miles

Twelve Desperate Miles

The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa Tim Brady. CHAPTER 34 ...
Ernest Shackleton, for instance, used it to frame the Endurance on his famous
Antarctic voyage. Its strength and ability to protect the propeller shaft from
seawater ...

Author: Tim Brady

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307590398

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Dirty Dozen meets Band of Brothers in this true story of how a rusty old New Orleans banana boat staffed with an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, a gang of inmates from a local jail, and a French harbor pilot spirited out of Morocco by O.S.S. agents in the trunk of a Chevy, were drafted into service in WWII -- and heroically succeeded in setting the stage for Patton's epic invasion of North Africa. The largest amphibious invasion force ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean set sail from Virginia for North Africa in November 1942. Operation Torch was the true beginning of the liberation of Europe since control of Northwestern Africa — Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia -- gave the Allies a base on the Mediterranean for the coming invasion of southern Europe. The prime objectives of the Moroccan invasion, headed by General George Patton, were the port city of Casablanca and an airfield 60 miles northeast of the city, which had the only concrete runways in the region. Unfortunately, the field was located a dozen miles up a shallow, twisting Moroccan river that wound its way down from the Atlas Mountains to the Atlantic. Patton needed five hundred tons of highly volatile airplane fuel and nine hundred tons of bombs delivered to that Moroccan airport to supply his planned air campaign against Casablanca, but he faced a major challenge: the river was too shallow for any available transport ship in the entire Allied fleet. As the clock ticked down on the invasion, the War Department searched every harbor and cove in the Atlantic and only at the last moment turned up the Contessa, a salt-caked, rust-stained Honduran-registered civilian freighter that had spent most of her undistinguished career hauling bananas and honeymooners from New Orleans to the river port harbors of the Caribbean. But at least she would be capable of hauling heavy cargo in shallow waters. Twelve Desperate Miles tells the incredible story of the Contessa’s role in the opening salvo of World War II. This unremarkable ship, crewed by seamen from twenty-six different nations and eighteen sailors pulled from the Norfolk County jail, became the focus of the first invasion of the war as it was rushed to Virginia at the insistence of George Patton and quickly retrofitted for war. Too late to join the safety of the massive convoy sailing for Africa, the Contessa set out on her own through the U-Boat-infested waters of the Atlantic to the shores of Morocco, where she faced her final and most daunting challenge: the twelve mile voyage up the shallow and well-defended Sebou River, carrying an explosive cocktail of gasoline and bombs in her holds. In Twelve Desperate Miles, veteran history writer Tim Brady chronicles one of the great untold stories of the war. This surprising and entertaining account of the baptism of American forces on the Western Front is a mix of Moroccan intrigue, portraits of some of the great figures of the war (Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, General Lucian Truscott) at its outset, snapshots of the daily workings of the colorful crew of a merchant ship, along with a thrilling account of the invasion of French Morocco. Twelve Desperate Miles offers a unique and fascinating picture of the war in its opening moments.
Categories: History

The Works of Jonathan Swift

The Works of Jonathan Swift

I Began this desperate voyage on February 15 , 1714-15 , at 9 o'clock in the
morning . The wind was very favourable ; however I made use at first only of my
paddles ; but considering I should foon be weary , and that the wind might chop
about ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057619275

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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift Dean of St Patrick s Dublin Accurately Corrected by the Best Editions With the Author s Life and Character Notes Historical Critical and Explanatory Tables of Contents and Indexes More Complete Than Any Preceding Edition In Eight Volumes

The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift  Dean of St Patrick s  Dublin  Accurately Corrected by the Best Editions  With the Author s Life and Character  Notes Historical  Critical  and Explanatory  Tables of Contents  and Indexes  More Complete Than Any Preceding Edition  In Eight Volumes

BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 . I 1714 - 15 , at 9 o ' clock in the
morning . The wird was very favourable ; however I made use at first only of my
piddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , and tbat the wind might chop ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000085944

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The Works of J S D D D S P D

The Works of J S   D D   D S P D

BEGAN this desperate Voyage on February 15 , 1713 , at 9 o'Clock I in the
Morning . The Wind was very favourable ; however , I made use at first only of my
Paddles ; buc considering I should soon be weary , and that the Wind might
probably ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035539116

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The Works of Cornelius Tacitus

The Works of Cornelius Tacitus

From both historians it may be fairly collected , that the outset of this desperate
voyage was either from some port in Galloway , or from Cantire in Argyleshire ,
where Agricola had stationed his garrisons . The deserters , in the course of their
 ...

Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081561486

Category: Rome

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Categories: Rome

The Works

The Works

I BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 . 1714-15 , at 9. o'clock in the
morning . The wind was very favourable ; however I made use at first only of iny
puddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , and that the wind might chop ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076095482

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Flaming Zeppelins

Flaming Zeppelins

Should you get away, perhaps you'll unite with Jules Verne on a desperate
voyage through the burning streets of London, which are infested with killer squid
from outer space, brought to you courtesy ofI-i. G. Wells' time machine. For the
first ...

Author: Joe R Lansdale

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 9781616960407

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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What do the disembodied head of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Frankenstein, the Tin Man, Captain Nemo, the Flying Dutchman, and the inestimable Ned the Seal have in common? Find out as they embark upon a spectacular set of nonstop steampunk adventures. For the first time, two epic chronicles, Zeppelins West and Flaming London, inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad, are collected together in one volume. Leap from a flaming zeppelin with the stars of the Wild West Show in a desperate escape from an imperial Japanese enclave. Wash up upon the island of Doctor Moreau, in mortal danger from his unnatural experiments (and ignorant that Dracula approaches by sea). Unite with Jules Verne, Passpartout, and Mark Twain on a desperate voyage to the burning streets of London, which are infested with killer squid from outer space courtesy of H. G. Wells’s time machine. It’s a raucous steam-powered locomotive of shoot-’em-up Westerns, dime novels, comic books, and pulp fiction, as only Lansdale, the high-priest of Texan weirdness, could tell.
Categories: Fiction

The Lost Fleet Victorious

The Lost Fleet  Victorious

The crew was eager to prove themselves, disappointed at having missed the
desperate voyage home that the rest of the fleet had endured, determined to
shine in the eyes of Black Jack Geary. Captain Kattnig knew Captain Tulev. “We
were ...

Author: Jack Campbell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101187026

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Lost Fleet: Relentless found its way onto the New York Times bestseller list... Now Victorious leads the charge again-and "Black Jack" Geary is in command... As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral-even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.
Categories: Fiction

Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver s Travels

I BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 , 1714-15 , at nine o'clock in the
morning The wind was very favourable ; however , I made use at first only of my
paddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , and that the wind might chop ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000137459

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The Best Of Gulliver S Travels

The Best Of Gulliver S Travels

I began this desperate voyage on February 15, 1714–15, at nine o'clock in the
morning. The wind was very favourable; however, I made use at first only of my
paddles; but considering I should soon be weary, and that the wind might chop ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9788184302196

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Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel was first published in 1726, yet it is still valid today. Gulliver's Travels describes the four fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a kindly ship’s surgeon. Swift portrays him as an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people. In Brobdingnag, the tables are reversed and he is the tiny person in a land of giants where he is exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs. The flying island of Laputa is the scene of his next voyage. The people plan and plot as their country lies in ruins. It is a world of illusion and distorted values. The fourth and final voyage takes him to the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses who rule the land.
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The Works of the Rev Jonathan Swift D D

The Works of the Rev  Jonathan Swift  D D

I BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 , 1714-15 , at nine o'clock in the
morning . The wind was very favourable ; however , I made use at first only of my
paddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , and that the wind might chop ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076096100

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Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver s Travels

... hoping to settle there – Is wounded with an arrow by one of the natives – Is
seized and carried by force into a Portuguese ship - The great civilities of the
captain – The Author arrives in England I began this desperate voyage on
February 15 ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 1904633714

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a nation ruled by horses.
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Gulliver s travels Directions to servants

Gulliver s travels  Directions to servants

I BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 , 171415 , at nine o ' clock in the
morning . The wind was very favourable : however , I made use at first only of my
paddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , 360 GULLIVER ' S TRAVELS
 ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNQWR7

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The works of Jonathan Swift containing additional letters tracts and poems with notes and a life of the author by W Scott

The works of Jonathan Swift  containing additional letters  tracts  and poems  with notes  and a life of the author  by W  Scott

BEGAN this desperate voyage on February 15 , 171415 , at nine o ' clock in the
morning . The wind was very favourable : however , I made use at first only of my
paddles ; but considering I should soon be weary , 360 GULLIVER ' S TRAVELS
 ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600074257

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