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|03-15-2010 06:59 PM|
Originally Posted by Lux View Post
|03-15-2010 01:59 AM|
|Lux||Josh Slocum is oldschool but has a great sea-dog writing style and wonderful stories. I can't remember the name of his book exactly, but I think it's just called, Around the World Alone or something epic like that. If your wife likes the lit side of things, Joseph Conrad is good too|
|03-15-2010 01:35 AM|
|pwillems||Just finished devouring Ann Vanderhoof's "An Embarassment of Mangoes". Fantastic read, not so much about the sailing, but about taking a good look about what is important in life.|
|02-28-2010 11:09 PM|
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
|02-28-2010 08:22 PM|
|inshallamiami||Steered by the Falling Stars by Daniel Spurr. Possibly the most poignant book about sailing ever written.|
|02-28-2010 08:00 PM|
|mccary||A few regional books for my home cruising grounds, The Chesapeake Bay, would include: Beautiful Swimmers : Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner, The tidewater Tales by Barth John and of course Chesapeake by James A Michener. Those last 2 are big books and well worth the effort to finish. Links are to Amazon, but the names and titles are good any place. The first is not a novel, but instead a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction work about our most famous resident, the Blue Crab.|
|02-28-2010 08:30 AM|
Originally Posted by pwillems View Post
If you read French, don't miss it. It's the French Bible about sailing and cruising.
There is also a very good classical one that had a new edition recently. The new edition has a lot of new contributions that made it a even better book:
|02-28-2010 07:46 AM|
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
Ok here's one I just read, will help put the whole world in perspective.
Compared to a mirror any boat you are planing to live aboard should be more comfortable
Warning, it's very hard to put this one down once you start it.
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow | Black Inc. Publishing
P.S. search for the title "The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow" on amazon if you can't find it in your local book shop.
|02-25-2010 12:49 PM|
"Three's a Crew" is a very girl friendly novel about cruising in the PNW in the early 1900's.
Amazon.com: Three's a crew (9780920663110): Kathrene Sutherland (Gedney) Pinkerton: Books
|02-25-2010 12:27 PM|
I don't remember the author but the title is "Changing Course" . You will want to leave a lot sooner. When I bought it for my wife she wanted to go ASAP. unfortunately the boat is not quite ready.
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