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Taking the sea : perilous waters, sunken ships, and the true story of the legendary wrecker captains

著者: Dennis M Powers
出版: New York : AMACOM, ©2009.
エディション/フォーマット:   書籍 : Biography : Englishすべてのエディションとフォーマットを見る
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In the late 19th century, an intrepid, reckless group of men earned their living by rescuing and raising sunken ships, even in the face of monstrous waves and fierce weather. To some, they were heroes, helping to rescue both passengers and ships with courage and skill. To others they were ruthless pirates, who exploited these ship wrecks for their treasure. The book provides a compelling portrait of the wrecker  続きを読む
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ジャンル/形式: History
資料の種類: Biography, インターネット資料
ドキュメントの種類: 図書, インターネットリソース
すべての著者/寄与者: Dennis M Powers
ISBN: 9780814413531 0814413536
OCLC No.: 227033801
物理形態: xiv, 304 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
コンテンツ: Early years --
The wrecker chronicles --
San Francisco Bay times --
The tragedy of Merritt's Circassian --
Dynamite Johnny and the Umatilla --
Midwest and coastal operations --
Success, sealing, and the Arctic --
Failures follow accomplishment --
Wrecks--and a ghost ship --
No rewards without risk --
Used parts, scrap, and a new bow --
The decade of the Great War --
The roaring twenties --
The change of eras.
責任者: by Dennis M. Powers.
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Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains  続きを読む

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..".[the book] tells gripping tales of salvage in the golden era of shipping, when men's fortunes could all too easy be made and lost...Powers has written authoritatively on tsunamis, lighthouses and 続きを読む

 
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by jpaquette1991 (投稿: 2010-04-28) 素晴らしい パーマリンク

I had to read the first 50 pages of this book for my Writing About Literature class at the Coast Guard Academy. I went into the book having no idea what a wrecker was, or what the book was about at all. The book is a conglomeration of stories (as far as I can tell) about various wreckers in America...
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Powers’ writing is imaginative, informative, and motivational

by readerviews (投稿: 2009-02-16) 素晴らしい パーマリンク

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (12/08)

“Taking the Sea” is the fourth in Dennis M. Powers’ celebrated maritime narratives.  Research on his book “Sentinel of the Seas” triggered Powers’ curiosity...
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