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By Jed Alexander. 2018
By James Hanley. 2015
Trapped on shore, a captain fights desperately for a place on a ship Once, Marius believes, the world was wide… and the sea was infinite. Adventure and profit awaited any man bold enough to step aboard a ship and cast his lot with the open ocean. But those days are gone. After a long and undistinguished career, Marius's reputation suffers an irreparable blow during the dark days of World War II when he refuses to go down with a sinking ship. It is the greatest crime a captain can commit, and it dooms him to hell on earth. Trapped in Marseilles, Marius spends his days begging for a boat and his nights in a bitter, alcoholic stupor. The ocean has rejected him so fully, he thinks, that he doubts the waters would even allow him to drown. But as Marius learns, it's possible for a man to drown on dry land.
By Liz Siedt. 2017
By James Hanley. 2015
Five shipwrecked passengers fight panic, thirst, and the sea itself One minute, sailor Joseph Curtain is in his bunk. The… next, he is submerged in the ocean. A German torpedo has struck the Aurora, and she is sinking fast. Curtain makes his way to a lifeboat and guides the survivors aboard. There are only six of them, and when the submarine's machine gun rakes the side of their boat, the number dwindles to five. Alongside Curtain are three men of various character and an elderly chaplain who is too sick to speak. Hope is slim, but Curtain will do what he must to survive. He organizes the party into watches, rationing their food and enforcing strict discipline. But as their time in the boat stretches on, Curtain realizes that this tiny craft and its flagging crew are hardly a match for the power of the ocean.
By James Hanley. 1985
To escape a brutal life on the Liverpool docks, a boy runs away to sea Arthur Fearon is nearly thirteen,… and in the eyes of the law, that makes him a man. He wants to study to become a chemist, but his family cannot afford for him to continue school. The thought of a life working the docks makes Fearon break down in front of his classmates, but there is no time to cry. This boy has to get to work. The docks are hellish, and Fearon's first day is his last. He hops a steamer to Alexandria, looking for a better life on the sea, but everywhere he goes, he finds cruelty, vice, and the crushing weight of adulthood. He will not be a man for long. The subject of an infamous 1930s obscenity trial, this is the original, unexpurgated text of James Hanley's landmark novel: an unflinching examination of child labor and a timeless tale of adulthood gained too soon.
By Carol Gorman. 1990
When his uncle invents a time machine that can summon people from the past, T.J. has his hands full with… a seventeenth-century pirateT.J. O'Brien witnesses a break-in behind the library. But when he sees the burglar--a real, live pirate--he realizes he can't go to the police. They'd never believe him!He decides to talk it over with his eccentric uncle Ainsley. But when he arrives at Ainsley's house, he finds the pirate sitting on the floor, eating a chicken leg and watching TV. His uncle's new invention, a time machine, brought Captain Billy here from his life on the high seas. Billy has been getting into terrible trouble, picking pockets and burglarizing businesses, and the police are sure to catch up with him eventually. T.J. and Uncle Ainsley can't send the captain back to 1690 because the time machine is broken. And their biggest problem? Captain Billy has discovered game shows and Big Macs--he doesn't want to go home!
By Herman Melville. 2015
Inspired by Melville's own experiences on the high seas, this classic adventure tale pits two sailors against an island of… cannibals After six months of relentless battering by the turbulent South Pacific, the whaling ship known as the Dolly is beginning to resemble a swollen and cracking prison. For Tommo, it's been six months of little to eat but stale biscuits, six months of steady abuse and derision from his shipmates, six months with nothing to distract him from the daily drudgery of life aboard the boat. All that time and not even a hint of land--it's enough to drive anyone mad. Thousands of miles from home, the Dolly finally chances upon a remote island, and Tommo and fellow sailor Toby resolve to strike out on their own. Intrigue and excitement ensue when they discover their new haven to be inhabited by a tribe of cannibals! This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
By Robert Louis Stevenson. 2014
Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold".… First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality - as seen in Long John Silver - unusual for children's literature. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.
By Natalie Babbitt. 2007
YES JACK PLANK started out to be a pirate His shipmates all liked him and their ship… the Avarice was certainly very beautiful But after a while it was clear that he wasn t much good at plundering He just didn t have the knack for it So what to do Jack did the only thing he could do--he went ashore to look for another line of work The town was called Salt-wash on the coast of the Caribbean Sea and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs DelFresno s boardinghouse Somehow though each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why For who would want to work where there be a troll or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard Or what about a music-loving crocodile There were other things too that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails At last Jack decided he wouldn t be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea pirate or not But sometimes as you probably know already things work out very nicely when you least expect it
By Julian Stockwin. 2014
More than a decade ago, Thomas Kydd and Nicholas Renzi were in the Caribbean as sailors before the mast in… the old Trajan. Now Kydd, a storied hero of Trafalgar, holds the glory of being post-captain of the 32-gun frigate, L'Aurore. After unremitting war a Caribbean posting seems a welcome respite. But Kydd and Renzi soon find themselves facing a familiar threat as the French imperil Britain's vital sugar trade. When merchantmen begin vanishing from the sea, Kydd and Renzi must embark on a dangerous game of espionage, seamanship and breath-taking action in order to destroy a new and terrible danger to the Empire.
By Malcolm Lowry. 1962
From the author of Under the Volcano: A novel of a young man’s flight from the upper class to join… the hard-living crew of a freighter bound for South Asia. In this debut novel by the acclaimed novelist and poet, Dana Hilliot seeks absolution from his wealthy British upbringing, escaping the bourgeois provincialism of his origins by setting out to sea as a messboy amid a crew of weathered, world-weary sailors. Lost somewhere between Singapore and Bombay, Hilliot has fled his oppressive life—and his first love—for a world that has no interest in his problems. Part Moby Dick, part A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ultramarine draws on Malcolm Lowry’s own early experience—and displays the flair for character and dazzling prose that distinguished him as one of English literature’s greatest modern talents.
By Elin Hilderbrand. 2017
<P>Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently.Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone… thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Two beautiful islands only eleven miles apart. <P>Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion. One unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever. <P>After more than a decade apart, Harper and Tabitha switch islands--and lives--to save what's left of their splintered family. But the twins quickly discover that the secrets, lies, and gossip they thought they'd outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. Will Harper and Tabitha be able to bury the hatchet and end their sibling rivalry once and for all? <P>Before the last beach picnic of the season, there will be enough old resentments, new loves, and cases of mistaken identity to make this the most talked-about summer that Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By J. T. McDaniel, Franco G. Rovedo. 2018
J.T. McDaniel assume o comando com a mão firme de um mestre em sua arte, criando uma representação precisa e… fascinante da vida diária a bordo de um submarino de ataque na década de 1940. Do estaleiro do construtor em Connecticut, aos combates velozes no teatro do Pacífico, ao coração trovejante de profundidades explosivas, cada detalhe soa com autenticidade. McDaniel escreve com a precisão técnica de Tom Clancy, o ritmo de Michael DiMercurio e a compreensão humana de Edward L. Beach. Um leitor simplesmente não pode querer mais. O USS Bacalao é a história de um submarino da frota americana da classe Gato desde o pátio da Electric Boat Company na cidade de Groton de pré-guerra, em Connecticut, passando pelos primeiros treinamentos, presenciando o ataque japonês a Pearl Harbor, e atingindo o coração do Império Japonês. De Pearl Harbor a Fremantle, o pequeno barco e sua corajosa tripulação atacam um inimigo determinado e enfrentam a sua própria burocracia para levar a guerra ao inimigo. E, apesar de tudo, Lawrence Miller está lá, subindo lentamente a partir do quarto na lista de oficiais do barco, partindo para uma excursão no comando de um antigo submarino no Alasca e finalmente retornando a Bacalao como seu último oficial comandante. Uma aventura emocionante e verdadeira que encanta aqueles que admiram o mar e seus personagens.
By Giulio Pio Dima, Luca Tlleri. 2018
A group of pirates, a crew impossible of our days and our seas, take part on an operation in the… mid of Mediterranean. A mysterious character seemed calculated all good while police, coasters guards and anti-drugs departments are ready to stop these criminals trafics active since much time. The story, covered by a sad humor, is heavy and with deads. Anyway the real trophy is unknown yet.
By Paul Gallico. 2006
The high-octane thriller that inspired the Academy Award-winning film. On a sinking cruise ship, passengers fight rising water—and each other—to… survive. On its maiden voyage, luxury ocean liner SS Poseidon is capsized by a massive undersea earthquake. A handful of survivors must fight for their lives—struggling to make it from the upper deck of the ship to the hull, the only part above water, before the ship sinks. Faced with rising water and the violence of desperate passengers and crewmembers, the group must do everything it can to survive—before time runs out. Adapted into an award-winning film by Irwin Allen, The Poseidon Adventure is a thrilling tale with timeless suspense and excitement.
By Will Mabbitt. 2016
Delivering belly laughs and heart-stopping action in equal measure, this third installment of the Mabel Jones saga is an excellent… family read-aloud.Trapped in the Noo World, Mabel Jones is determined to make the most of her time in this strange future run by animals. Her next mission: find the Doomsday Book, a guidebook used to wipe out humanity. If Mabel learns what happened to her species, there's a chance she can prevent its extinction. But an elusive creature known as Von Klaar is also after the book . . . can Mabel find it before it lands in the wrong hands? Join Mabel and her crewmates as they race Von Klaar to the sacred city of Otom. Hoomankind depends on it!From the Hardcover edition.
By Louis A. Meyer. 2012
The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L. A. Meyer's Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip-roaring young-adult series… applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor. Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth-century Peninsular War. She finds herself in the company of guerilla freedom fighters, poses for the famous artist Goya, runs with the bulls, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a caravan of gypsies...all while hoping to one day reunite with her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.
By Hugh Montgomery. 2002
Narrated in stirring verse that demands to be read aloud, this epic adventure, full of atmospheric line illustrations, will appeal… to all children and adults who love a thrilling story, memorably told. Things happen here in Plymouth in the winter, And of such things you'd surely never learn. So take your seat and listen while I tell you Of Bruno and his ship, The Arctic Tern. . . . Treason, treachery, and treasure - here is a classic seafaring tale that sweeps across the centuries and sails to different lands, from Spain to the southwest of England. At its heart is Bruno, the skipper of The Arctic Tern, who has been cursed to a life of eternal wandering after succumbing to a moment of greed and betrayal some thousand years ago. Bruno's quest for release brings him to the court of the King of Spain and into battle with an ancient adversary, the villainous pirate Mad Dog Morgan. Can Bruno and his crew set right the wrongs of the past and present? Will good triumph over evil? Can the captain of The Arctic Tern ever find the redemption that he seeks?
By Luc Wyn, J. T. Mcdaniel. 2004
Boek beschrijving: In het begin ziet Lawrence Miller USS Bacalao, een Gato klasse vloot onderzeeër, als een hoop gebogen stalen… platen op de scheepswerf. Behalve voor een jaar als bevelhebber van een antieke S-boot in Alaska, blijft hij bij Bacalao doorheen de oorlog, klimmend van derde luitenant naar luitenant commandant, en wordt op zijn laatste terugkeer naar de boot haar laatste oorlogs bevelhebber. Critici hebben Bacalao ingehaald als de beste Onderzeeërsroman van de Tweede Wereldoorlog sinds Run Silent, Run Deep, en voormalige onderzeelui hebben zoals het verhaal and de technische getrouwheid van het boek geprezen.
By Greg Trine, Frank W. Dormer. 2013
Fourth grade superhero Jo Schmo and her doggy sidekick Raymond are having a pretty rotten day--they just don't know it… yet. Danger is lurking all over the place: Dr. Dastardly and Numb Skull are planning a jail break, and they want to get revenge on Jo Schmo. Then a group of time-traveling pirates shows up in San Francisco and winds up on the wrong end of Jo Schmo's famous fighting move, the Tasmanian Chop. So Pinkbeard the pirate joins forces with the dastardly doctor to concoct the evilest revenge plot ever. Watch out, Jo Schmo! And your little dog, too!