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By Timothy Severin. 1978
Recounts the harrowing voyage of the author and his crew from Dingle, Ireland across the North Atlantic to Newfoundland in… a 36-foot leather boat like those used in medieval times. Severin proves that a sixth-century Irish monk, St. Brendan, could have reached North America as legend claims. 1978.
By James G Hepburn. 1994
Piracy died with the skull and crossbones: the world's navies have made the sea safe. Think again. Not so safe… for the Sunning, caught in a nightmare on the China seas, nor for passengers on the Morro Castle, sunk in flames off the New Jersey coast with the loss of 134 lives. Nor for the Khalis III, found abandoned in the Bahamas, a corpse floating in the wreckage, the deck splattered with blood. This book shows that piracy is very much alive. 1994.
By Mary Cable. 1988
A ferocious storm crippled cities and sank ships as it buffeted the eastern seaboard on March 12, 1888. The winds,… ice, snow and bitter cold exacted a physical as well as a psychological toll, particularly in New York City, where city dwellers found themselves in the midst of anarchy. 1988.
By Kent Nagano, Inge Kloepfer, Isabelle Gabolde. 2015
" Kent Nagano retrace pour nous son parcours, qui l'a amené, lui, petit-fils de modestes immigrants ayant grandi dans un… petit village côtier de la Californie, à diriger les plus prestigieux orchestres et maisons d'opéra. Il raconte comment la musique lui a permis de trouver sa place, non seulement au sein de sa propre communauté, mais partout dans le monde. Loin d'être une activité réservée à l'élite, la musique classique, selon Nagano, est un formidable instrument de rapprochement et de dialogue entre les hommes. À la fois mémoires et brûlant plaidoyer pour la survie de la musique classique et des arts, Sonnez, merveilles ! sadresse à tous ceux qui croient encore en l'importance de la culture dans le monde d'aujourdhui. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Erwarten Sie Wunder!
By Robert Love. 1993
A collection of "thirty-seven examples of the art of journalism as practiced at the Rolling Stone." The articles appeared in… issues from 1969 to 1990. The range of subjects includes actors, musicians, politics, and AIDS. Among contributors are Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O'Rourke, and Tim Cahill. Each entry is abridged and prefaced with a note by the writer. Some strong language. 1993.
By Alan Cross. 2007
Cross narrates the definitive history of alternative rock over the last 30 years. Focussing on top performers, including David Bowie,… The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, includes band and artist biographies, complete discographies and trivia. 2007.
By Richard Hamblyn. 2009
Blending history, science and eye-witness accounts, and arranged in chapters corresponding to the four elements (earth, air, fire and water),… Hamblyn explores the relationship between the planet and its humans. With the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, the weather-panics of the summer of 1783, the eruption of Krakatau in 1883, and the Hilo tsunami of 1946, he reminds us of the earth's unimaginable force and describes what happens when that force is unleashed. 2009.
By Daniel Sekulich. 2009
Award-winning journalist investigates high-seas piracy, incidents of which occur on a near-daily basis worldwide and can involve detention, robbery, and… violence. Interviews professional mariners, victims, and even perpetrators themselves to uncover the inner workings of criminal enterprises and gauge international economic and security threats in the early twenty-first century. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Joshua Slocum, Paul Budker. 2000
By Erri De Luca, Danièle Valin, Nives Meroi. 2006
Erri De Luca accompagne la célèbre alpiniste italienne Nives Meroi dans l'une de ses expéditions himalayennes. Réfugiés sous la tente,… en pleine tempête, ils engagent une conversation à bâtons rompus. Dans ce lieu magique à la jonction entre le ciel et la terre, où la beauté des montagnes contraste avec la violence des conditions climatiques, les récits d'altitude de la jeune femme sont une trame où se tissent réflexions et souvenirs de l'auteur autour du métier d'écrire et de la Bible. 2006, c2005. Titre uniforme: Sulla traccia di Nives.
By Holger Petersen. 2011
A collection of nineteen of Petersen’s in-depth radio interviews with artists - the pioneering men and women who created the… blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music in North America. The book is divided into four sections: British Blues Revival, Delta and Memphis Blues, Artists Who Helped Build Stony Plain, and Bonus Tracks. Each interview is preceded by background material on the artist, and Petersen’s own stories of their meetings. c2011.
By Adrienne Mason. 2003
From record-breaking tea clippers to rum runners and sea monsters, life on the west coast has never been dull. Rich… in seafaring legend and adventure, these stories will take you on a voyage of discovery into the past and around the world. 2003.
By Doreen Armitage. 2007
Doreen Armitage, author of "Around the Sound" (DC25120) returns with a fresh collection of salty tales from a varied collection… of men who earn their living in, on or beside the sea. Some of these stories involve momentous events with sinking ships and loss of life, but most simply recount everyday happenings. c2007.
By Randy Bachman. 2014
Following “Vinyl Tap Stories”, Randy tells more great stories from a life in rock - all of the fun, hardships,… and adventure that haven’t been featured on the radio show. This is Randy Bachman, unplugged! c2014.
By Bonnie Tiburzi. 1984
The author describes how she was hired by a major airline and gives details of her career as flight engineer… and co-pilot. She includes some of the harassment she and other female pilots have faced. 1984.
By John Gilmore. 1988
For 50 years, Montréal was the jazz centre of Canada. Gilmore chronicles the lives of Montréal's jazz musicians, and describes… the Montréal jazz scene and the environment in which musicians lived and played. 1988.
By Mel Tillis, Walter H Wager. 1985
Reminiscences of a successful Nashville singer and songwriter whose comic use of his stuttering has brought him extra recognition. Discusses… the breakup of a 20-year marriage and a remarriage in 1979. 1985.
By David Fisichella. 2010
By José Carreras. 1991
The life of Spanish tenor Jose Carreras was put on hold in 1987 as he struggled with leukemia. He recounts… this and subsequent events, including his triumphant return to a successful operatic and concert career. 1991. Uniform title: Singen mit der Seele.
By Frank Arthur Worsley. 2001
Worsley was the captain of the Endurance, the boat Ernest Shackleton and his men were on while attempting an Antarctic… expedition in 1914. When the Endurance became trapped in ice, which eventually crushed the ship, the expedition became one of survival as the crew camped on a giant drifting ice floe. Eventually, Shackleton took five men, Worsley included, on an 800-mile journey on the open seas to get help on inhabited South Georgia Island. 2001.