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Crossing The Bar

Author : Paul Lobo
ISBN : 9781944824013
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. As a licensed harbor pilot in those treacherous waters, Lobo captained nearly 6,500 boats in a thirty-one year career—everything from mega-yachts to the USS Enterprise to the Love Boat. Each trip tells its own story, and Lobo shares many. Here readers will find gripping, tense adventure stories, all well told. Reading Crossing the Bar is like being on the rolling bridge with Lobo. Here are tragic deaths and lives saved, inspiring rescues, devastating storms, and the infamous and horrendous oil spill after the Cosco Busan rammed the Oakland Bay Bridge—which resulted in the first imprisonment of a maritime pilot for making an error. Readers will also find a December sea rescue Lobo assisted with in hurricane strength winds and monstrous seas. Without Lobo’s pilot boat and its crews’ supreme effort, the ship they saved would have foundered on the rocky Marin County, California, coastline with the loss of all hands. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Author : Max Hardberger
ISBN : 1857885562
Genre : Hijacking of ships
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Out-pirating the pirates! The true story of the repo man's battles in and out of the hellhole ports of the world.

Freighter Captain

Author : Max Hardberger
ISBN : 0964043378
Genre : Merchant marine
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Sailing Into The Abyss

Author : William Benedetto
ISBN : 0806526467
Genre : Transportation
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Using eyewitness accounts, official documents, and rarely seen photos, Sailing Into the Abyss takes a fascinating look at the human drama behind the deadliest sea disaster of the Vietnam War. 8-page photo insert.

The Bucko Mate

Author : Kevin Zahn
ISBN : 1492788007
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Bucko Mate describes the author's seafaring experiences over two decades sailing as an officer in the American merchant marine. This nonfiction, nautical adventure is full of the profane, the dangerous, the drunken, the crazy, the humorous, the romantic and the brave shipmates the author knew. The degeneration of the maritime industry in the United States is paralleled with the disintegration of the abilities and mental stability of a man who had to finally realize that he was burned out at the age of forty. To be a mate on a merchant ship in the modern heyday of the freighters was to be a man in the middle -- in the middle of maritime chaos, living a colorful life that few have ever experienced. From the storms, fog, waterfront bars and union halls, to the near collisions, deaths at sea, fistfights, dangerous cargo and foreign lands, it was a harsh but exciting life. Yet changes in the industry have taken away much of the color and adventure of it. Ships got bigger and crews got smaller. With vast improvements in cargo handling, they don't stay in port long. This effort is my way of getting some of that colorful era written down before it all fades away.

In Peril

Author : Skip Strong
ISBN : 1592281052
Genre : Fiction
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There is hidden danger at sea--but more in court.

The Guru Of The Universe

Author : Capt Gary B Chiljean
ISBN : 0692060006
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These are personal memoirs of a Merchant Seaman as he struggles through his early years shipping out, to finally getting to the "big bed" as Captain. He ultimately becomes the Captain of the ship that found the Titanic in 1986, with Chief Scientist Dr. Robert Ballard on board. He describes how he was prone to seasickness and how he dealt with it. He explains how he sends 12oz styrofoam cups down to the bottom of the ocean on the submersible submarine "Alvin," and how they shrink down to the size of a thimble. And he mixes in a bunch of "sea stories," some of which are quite humorous, about the cast of characters that he's had to deal with during his 40-year career of going to sea.

The Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
ISBN : 9781439156964
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Author : Alcoholics Anonymous
ISBN : 1258461803
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Life On The Mississippi

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : CORNELL:31924021962695
Genre : Authors, American
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