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It would be most helpful if you could put the list together from all the posts made by members in this thread in the second post of this thread. It would be much more efficient then reading each post
For example, see the thread " THE Boat Builders List"

Members can PM you their rec's and you maintain the list?
Feel free to go ahead and "organize" as you suggest. There was a guy some time ago who made a list and separated fiction and non-fiction. I think he put it on an excel spread sheet. If you'd like to start from that point I'll try to find it as he did send me a copy when he was done.
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The Bible. Any version will do. Of course, the Koran if you are so inclined.
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I just have one book about sailing, The Handbook of Sailing by Bob Bond. ISBN O-394-50838-6 published 7/26/80. I thought it a good overall how to book for beginners. Obviously I need to pick up some others.

One non-fiction book I enjoyed was mentioned before, Endurance, about Antarctic survival and another one on the same subject I haven't seen here yet was Mawson's Will, also a true story. Those Antarctic explorers in the early 20th century were nuts as far as I'm concerned. Talk about pulling on Superman's cape...
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"The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights, and Plundered Shipwrecks" by Bella Bathurst.
An amazing book about all those sailing ships that were wrecked on English coasts and the questionable early days of what is now the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Daphne Du Maurier (sp) wrote 'Jamaica Inn' which has a bit about the wreckers off the ?Devon coast. Not really a sea book, but a good read.
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'A Twist of Sand' is by Jeffrey Jenkins - not Erskin Childers (he wrote 'Riddle of the Sands)

Jenkins also wrote 'Scend of the Sea' which is a good read.
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As a new sailor I am so grateful for all the recommendations, a few of which I'd previously read, a few others I had just picked up and was glad to see how highly recommended they were - and then so many, many others: where do I start?!
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I brought a list of 5 of the titles listed that I was interested in and the library has agreed to bring in 3 of them!
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Joshua Slocum's "other" book, Voyage of the Liberdade, in which he tells of the loss of his ship in Brazil and how he built a 35' boat in which he sailed back to the US with his wife and two children. An amazing man.

Emergency Navigation, by David Burch

Red Mains'l, by Peter Pye.

I also second tdw's recommendation of James Bissett's trilogy, in which he went from rounding the Horn in sailing ships to commanding the Queen Mary.

Someone else has already mentioned Farley Mowat's The Boat Who Wouldn't Float, and I'd like to recommend that the chapter describing his purchase of the boat (involving a late night and a glass or two of Screech) be scanned directly into the "Buying a Boat" thread here. A cautionary tale.
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I love to read - looked at all 25 pages and did not see

The Golden Keel by Desmond Bagley. 1972, just nice easy reading - fiction.

Irwin Citation 34
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HW Tillman. british explorer and excellent writer.

in 1949 or so, after decades of Himalayan mountaineering, he finds that it is too crowded out there, and acquires a british channel cutter, a real one, not some small cruising adaptation, and with his 'Mischief' sets off on another 30 yrs of adventures. all are chronicled in his amazing books.

fitting to a great man he is lost in the south seas at age 79.

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