Into the Raging Sea

Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
Author: Rachel Slade
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062699717
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR SO FAR “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times Book Review “A Perfect Storm for a new generation.” —Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson’s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

Milliardär per Zufall

die Gründung von Facebook - eine Geschichte über Sex, Geld, Freundschaft und Betrug
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868812176
Category:
Page: 278
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Romanhaft ausgeschmückte Geschichte der Gründung und Entwicklung des sozialen Netzwerks äFacebookä. Hauptperson: der mehrfache Milliardär Mark Zuckerberg.

Der Sturm

Die letzte Fahrt der Andrea Gail
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894058418
Category:
Page: 320
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Die Stadt des Affengottes

Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte
Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641203929
Category: History
Page: 368
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Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.

Into a Raging Sea

My Life and the Pendleton Rescue
Author: Bernie Webber
Publisher: Good Night Books
ISBN: 0991340167
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! Bernie and crew received the Coast Guard’s coveted Gold Lifesaving Medal, and what they did on that stormy night is regarded as the greatest small boat rescue in history. In Into A Raging Sea, Bernie tells that story, but the book is so much more than that. In these pages you’ll read about rescue attempts that did not turn out well, stories of fishermen from a time long past, rescues done with the by-gone technique of the “breeches buoy,” humorous anecdotes, and what Cape Cod and its people meant to Bernie. Into a Raging Sea is a story of sacrifice, bravery, disappointment, and challenges. And in the background of Bernie’s journey is one constant, the sea. --from the forward by Michael J. Tougias

Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641146631
Category: History
Page: 352
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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Das Mädchen, das Perlen lächelte

Von der Macht der Geschichten in Zeiten des Krieges
Author: Clemantine Wamariya
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426443902
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Als Kind entkommt die Menschrechtsaktivistin Clemantine Wamariya dem Völkermord in Ruanda. Sie erhält Asyl in den USA, hält heute Vorträge und setzt sich für Benachteiligte und Aufbauhilfe in Afrika ein. Eine inspirierende Lebensgeschichte, außergewöhnlich berührend erzählt. Menschenrechtsaktivistin und Yale-Absolventin Clemantine Wamariya setzt sich weltweit für Benachteiligte ein, hält Vorträge und TEDTalks und wurde von Barack Obama ans U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum berufen. Auf den ersten Blick ist ihr Leben eine Erfolgsgeschichte, doch in Wahrheit kämpft sie jeden Tag darum, ihre zerbrochene Welt wieder zu kitten. Als Sechsjährige musste sie an der Seite ihrer Schwester vor dem Völkermord in Ruanda fliehen. Sechs Jahre dauerte ihre Odyssee und führt sie durch insgesamt sieben afrikanische Länder. Im Flüchtlingscamp in Malawi, im Slum in Sambia, im Trubel des südafrikanischen Durbans überleben die Mädchen mit Ideenreichtum und der festen Absicht, ihr Schicksal nicht einfach hinzunehmen. Mit dreizehn erhält Clemantine die Chance auf ein zweites Leben: In den USA bietet man ihr Asyl, Schulbildung und jeglichen Überfluss der westlichen Welt. Sie nutzt diese Chance auf einen Neubeginn und beginnt, ihre Lebensgeschichte neu zu schreiben, Tag für Tag ein kleines bisschen. Mit beeindruckender sprachlicher Kraft erzählt sie, wie es ihr gelang, dem Genozid zu entkommen und sich auf ihre größte Stärke zu besinnen: die Macht ihrer Vorstellungskraft und der Geschichten, durch die sie überlebte.

Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts
Author: Gary Kinder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492232562
Category:
Page: 585
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Das unvollendete Leben der Addison Stone


Author: Adele Griffin
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641153107
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 224
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Sie lebte für die Kunst und für die Liebe Addison Stone ist eine hochbegabte, dynamische Künstlerin, die in New York lebt und gewagte Kunstwerke in Szene setzt – ein gefeiertes Wunderkind in der Szene. Doch ihr Leben endet viel zu früh, als sie eines Abends von der Manhattan Brücke stürzt. Sie war erst achtzehn Jahre alt. War es Selbstmord? Ein Unfall? Oder Mord? Anhand von Interviews mit ihrer Familie, ihren Freunde, ihrer hippen New Yorker Entourage und ihren vergangenen Liebhabern, einer Vielzahl von Kunstwerken und Fotos gerät man in den atemberaubenden Sog von Addison Stones faszinierendem und enigmatischem Leben ...

Battles with the Poneros {fall of Queen Xeleri}


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434947564
Category:
Page: N.A
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Die kleine Meerjungfrau

ein Märchen
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783551057471
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sea of Sharks

A Sailor's World War II Survival Story
Author: Elmer Renner,Ken Birks
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612515045
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8467
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Caught off Okinawa in the fiercest typhoon in history at the end of World War II. Elmer Renner, then a young officer aboard a US minesweeper, recounts the horror of his ship sinking. Renner and eight other sailors clung to a small raft for days, battling thirst, hunger, shark attacks and, eventually, madness. Renner and co-author Ken Birks describe the men's panic as distant ships seemingly ignore their desperate calls, the sea turning blood red when one of the men loses his life to a shark, and how another slips silently away into the unforgiving Pacific.

The Toll of the Sea


Author: Theresa Murphy
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719811104
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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A terrific storm on a night in the mid-1850s brings tragedy to Adamslee, an impoverished village on the south west coast of England. The Paloma, a ship bring the 38th Regiment of Foot back home from the Crimea, runs aground with the loss of 412 lives of soldiers, their wives and children. There is one survivor, the mysterious and handsome Joby Lancer. And in the ensuing months Lancer's life becomes entangled with the lives of some local villagers, including a village girl, a farmer's wife, the leader of the local smugglers, and highwayman 'Buckingham Joe'. An insightful story of the powerful alliances formed in difficult circumstances this tale is one of loving and losing, mayhem, murder and hangings.

Where the Sand Meets the Sea


Author: Merrill Phillips
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490737847
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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WHERE THE SAND MEETS THE SEA is a collection of sea stories told the author by both his Grandfather, Arthur F. Phillips and Grandmother Emma C. Eledredge, Phillips, whose father was a sea Captain who sailed to the Orient in the middle to late 1800s. The author having a love for the sea includes his own concept of sea stories and poems of what the life of seafaring men and women faced in the days of sail. The author was born and raised in Chatham, Mass.., once not much more than a small fishing village at the end of the days of sail and heard the tales of the sea as told by those who lived them. He also remembers seeing ships of sail pass by Chatham when he was a young child.

Secrets Of The Sea


Author: Jessica Blair
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405511923
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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In the early days of the 19th Century Whitby is a thriving port. Both the Coulson and the Campion families make a living by the sea. Sam Coulson has three sons: Martin, Ben and Eric. He has grand plans for expanding his whaling business; and as Seaton Campion has no sons, a marriage between Martin and Campion's eldest daughter, Alicia, will aid the fortunes of both families. Ben Coulson, Sam's middle son, has turned his back on whaling to follow other pursuits. However Ben is secretly working hard, waiting for the time to show his father he is not the wastrel he thinks he is. Ruth Holmes also comes from a sea-faring family. Her father is the captain of one of Sam Coulson's whaling ships. Newly returned from France, she catches the eye of Ben Coulson and he is instantly smitten. But when Martin fails to return from his last voyage their fledging relationship is put under threat. For not only does Sam blame Ruth's father for Martin's death, he sees little reason why his business plans should be thwarted by family tragedy. If Martin cannot marry Alicia then it is Ben's duty to take his brother's place, regardless of where his own affections lie

Zipharus Chronicles: the Crystal of Axiom


Author: Caleb Scott Prentiss
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469103885
Category: Fiction
Page: 328
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What would you do if everyone you love and everything you knew is destroyed? And the reason for it all is leaning towards YOU! Zipharus Chronicles: The Crystal of Axiom recounts Zipharus, a teenage boy with amnesia, who loses his family and people (the Condorians) in a horrific massacre. He is rescued and taken to safety in a cave by Opyius, a Wanderer who is a key in opening a door of answers for Zipharus. An accident in the cave triggers Zipharuss memory, in which, Opyius explains the journey Zipharus must embark on to discover the truth that will reveal past sins resulting in Zipharuss present sorrows. Zipharus sets out in a quest to explore worlds beyond his imagination, trials that will test his strengths, and relationships that could hinder his venture or his life.

Sentenced to Cross the Raging Sea

The Story of Sam Johnson, Victim of Oldham's Bankside Riot of 1834
Author: Ross Johnson
Publisher: Wild and Woolley
ISBN: 0646440039
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 328
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In many North of England towns, like Manchester and Oldham, violence was never far below the surface during the disturbed times of the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century, with cotton mill owners pitted against their operatives and worker against worker. Sam Johnson was a 17-year- old cotton spinner apprenticed to his father at Greenbank Mill when three over-zealous Oldham constables raided a union meeting and arrested two union men. The end result was a huge riot involving thousands of Oldham workers and a partly successful attempt to demolish the Bankside Mill on Manchester Street and adjacent workers' homes. One onlooker was shot dead. The subsequent random arrests when the militia arrived and regained control resulted in five of the rioters, including Sam Johnson, being sentenced to death by hanging at the Lancaster Assizes of 1834. These sentences were commuted to transportation for life. This thoroughly researched true story describes the life of Sam Johnson, convict no. 13841, from the Chatham hulks to the transport ship, to Botany Bay, the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, his later assignment to his Scottish master Archibald Macleod, his travels over the Australian Alps with his sheep and cattle to pioneer in Gippsland in 1844. It traces his emancipation, marriage and life in Gippsland following a successful petition and Queen's Pardon after he served his 20-year sentence. The book includes previously unpublished material from the handwritten notes of an Oldham reporter present at the riot reproduced by kind permission of Oldham Local Studies and Archives.

Tudor Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed England


Author: James Evans
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605986135
Category: History
Page: 400
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A bold Tudor voyage of exploration and adventure—and an extraordinary story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and pioneering achievement. In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational science and the new spirit of enterprise and discovery sweeping the Tudor capital, they sought a northern passage to Asia and its riches. The success of the expedition depended on its two leaders: Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea. When their ships became separated in a storm, each had to fend for himself. Their fates were sharply divided. One returned to England, to recount extraordinary tales of the imperial court of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The tragic, mysterious story of the other two ships has had to be pieced together through the surviving captain’s log book, after he and his crew became lost and trapped by the advancing Arctic winter. This exceptional endeavour was one of the boldest in British history, and its impact was profound. Although the “merchant adventurers” failed to reach China as they had hoped, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s expansion on a global stage. As James Evans’ vivid account shows, their voyage also makes for a moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure.

The Amazing Adventures of Phineas Screwdriver


Author: J. M. Fee
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449772366
Category: Adventure stories
Page: 64
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In a mysterious factory the world has seemingly forgotten, there lives a little robot. Armed with nothing more than his incredible imagination and overwhelming sense of adventure, Phineas and his imaginary friends set off to have the BEST adventure of their lives!

Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5
Author: Tom Marcus
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959716516
Category: Political Science
Page: 350
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Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.