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At the Mercy of the Sea : The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane
by John Kretschmer


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-The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer's book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be.  Read more...


 
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Overview

-The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer's book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. In addition to being the best depiction I have ever read of what it is like to be inside a hurricane at sea, At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man's failure and redemption as can be found anywhere in the literature of the sea. This book is surely destined to become a classic.---Peter Nichols, author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen

-John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic.---Peter Nielsen, editor of SAIL magazine

-With expert analysis and taut writing, he draws readers into that mad storm. You can't turn away. You keep reading until it breaks your heart.---Fred Grimm, columnist for the Miami Herald

-Once begun, his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to put down.---Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship

-I felt I knew Carl Wake, because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype--an aging sailor with an age-old dream.---Jim Carrier, transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

-A remarkable book, impossible to put down.---Herb McCormick, sailing journalist


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  • ISBN-13: 9780071498876
  • ISBN-10: 0071498877
  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2007
  • Page Count: 223


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