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Non-sailing fiction

Started by Mary F. Last reply by Mary F Mar 22, 2010. 6 Replies

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Comment by Richard on February 13, 2011 at 8:29pm

My BOOK, DESPAIR!

a fictionalized account of the ill-fated fourth voyage of the Admiral of the Ocean Sea (Christopher Columbus) is now available to download to your Kindle at:

http://www.amazon.com/Despair-ebook/dp/B004LLIXT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...

If you don't have a Kindle you can still get it by signing up for a free account at Smashwords.com

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39473

There it is available in various formats including Plain Text, PDF,

It's a bargain at only $2.99 and if you go to Smashwords you can read the first 50% for FREE.

Comment by Richard on January 18, 2011 at 6:26pm
I just put up a story about my single-handed trip from Key West to Isla Mujeres on https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/37782. You can read the first 20% for free and if you want to see how it turns out it will only set you back a buck. I put it up in preparation for posting my novel (with a nautical theme, of course) probably by the middle of next month.

You can download the story onto your Kindle, if you have on and a bunch of other formats.

If you're not interested in it, I wish you fair winds anyway.
Comment by Steve Knight on October 27, 2010 at 12:45pm
White Jacket by Herman Melville. Based on Melville's experiences as a common seaman aboard the frigate USS United States, its graphic descriptions of flogging and the horrors caused by its arbitrary use. Because publisher Harper & Bros. made sure the book got into the hands of every member of congress, White Jacket was instrumental in abolishing flogging in the U.S. Navy forever. White-Jacket was published in the United States in March 1850. At the urging of New Hampshire senator John P. Hale, the United States Congress banned flogging on all U.S. ships in September, 1850.
Comment by Steve Knight on March 29, 2010 at 1:02am
Song Of The Sirens by Ernest K Gann. Pilot, sailor, author, screenwriter, and painter Gann's account of the purchase and conversion of the Dutch pilot schooner Albatross to a brigantine and his subsequent voyage to Tahiti with a crew of friends. The story of the Albatross is woven through Gann's recounting of all the vessels he has owned through the years, including adventures and mishaps that have befallen him through his sailing career.
Comment by Tom on March 26, 2010 at 10:35am
I just read an account by Tom Neale of New Zealand of his self-imposed stay at the otherwise uninhabited island of Suvarov, part of the Cook island chain. His stay there was during the late 50's and early sixties. His book is called " An Island to One's Self" Here is a link to an condensed version.
http://www.janesoceania.com/suvarov_tom_neale/index.htm
Comment by Christine Kling on March 26, 2010 at 7:41am
Check out my new blog Write on the Water. Today's post is about favorite nautical books. http://writeonthewater.com/
Comment by Terri on March 21, 2010 at 12:33pm
I have just discovered the author Michael Tougias. Has anyone read any of his books? Overboard, Fatal Forcast, Ten Hours Till Dawn?
 

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