Dennis M Powers
|描述：||xiv, 304 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|内容：||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.
|责任：||by Dennis M. Powers.|
..".[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
My First Impressions
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...
Powers’ writing is imaginative, informative, and motivational
“Taking the Sea” is the fourth in Dennis M. Powers’ celebrated maritime narratives. Research on his book “Sentinel of the Seas” triggered Powers’ curiosity...