Jesus Out To Sea

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409106403

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A collection of evocative short stories from the celebrated author of THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN and the Dave Robicheaux series. James Lee Burke is in a class of his own for his highly acclaimed, award-winning crime fiction, most notably the Dave Robicheaux series set in Louisiana. Burke paints a vivid picture of 1940s and 1950s Texas and Louisiana, from heartbreaking childhood reminiscences to death on an oil drilling barge and betrayal within a rock 'n' roll band. And as you would expect of a writer who cares passionately about his fellow man as well as the environment, the more contemporary stories deal with the devastation left by a hurricane - the despair of those stranded or left widowed by the disaster. Here is the first collection for ten years of stories by a modern master. Become lost in the melancholy beauty of James Lee Burke's writing in this remarkable assortment of tales.

Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out to Sea?

A Salute to All Navy Dads

Author: Dr Chanda Nicole Holsey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449077293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

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Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out to Sea? salutes all Navy dads. It is a charming story that addresses the separation anxiety experienced by the Navy dad when facing a military deployment. This book is important because in our society, men are often socialized to hide their feelings or withdraw. However, that is very difficult to do when a man has to leave his young child whom he adores and is really just getting to know. This book focuses on how mom and child will help relieve dad's nervousness from having to depart from his family. It is entertaining, yet instructional. Savvie Sunshine, Will You Remember Daddy When I Am Out to Sea? is a delightful children's book that kids will enjoy and parents will appreciate and embrace.

Precious Pete, Will You Remember Me, When I Am Out to Sea?

A Salute to All Navy Dads

Author: Dr Chanda Nicole Holsey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452096511

Category:

Page: 20

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Precious Pete, Will You Remember Me, When I Am Out to Sea? salutes all Navy dads. It is a charming story that addresses the separation anxiety experienced by the Navy dad when facing a military deployment. This book is important because in our society, men are often socialized to hide their feelings or withdraw. However, that is very difficult to do when a man has to leave his young child whom he adores and is really just getting to know. This book focuses on how mom and child will help relieve dad's nervousness from having to depart from his family. It is entertaining, yet instructional. Precious Pete, Will You Remember Me When I Am Out to Sea? is a delightful children's book that kids will enjoy and parents will appreciate and embrace.

Off to Sea:The Adventures of Jovial Jack Junker on his Road to Fame

Author: William Henry Giles Kingston

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465597182

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 224

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From my earliest days I have been known as Jovial Jack Junker. I got the name, I believe, from always being in good humour, and seeing the bright side of things. Whatever I ate did me good, and I never had had an hour's sickness in my life; while if things happened to go wrong one day, I knew they would go right the next. People said I was of a happy disposition; I suppose I was. I always felt inclined to be singing or whistling, and when I did not, it was because I knew I ought to keep silenceÑin church, for instance, or in the presence of my elders, who happened to be engaged in conversation. Still, I was not born, as the saying is, with a silver spoon in my mouth, nor did I possess any great worldly advantages. I did not trouble myself much about the future, I must confess that. If I got what I wanted, I was contented; if not, I expected to get it the next day or the day after. I could wait; I always found something to amuse me in the meantime. My father was a marineÑa man well known to fame, though not the celebrated "Cheeks." He was known as Sergeant Junker. He had several small sons and daughtersÑyoung JunkersÑand when I was about twelve years of age, he was left an inconsolable widower by the untimely death of our inestimable mother. She was an excellent woman, and had brought us up, to the best of her ability, in a way to make us good and useful members of society. She was indeed a greater loss to us than to our poor father; for, as my elder brother Simon observed, as he rubbed his eyes, moist with tears, with the back of his handÑ "You see, Jack, father can go and get another wife, as many do; but we can't get another mother like her that is gone, that we can't, nohow."

Stories of Ships and the Sea

Author: Jack London

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845713267

Category:

Page: 64

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Dieses Buch enth lt f nf kurze Geschichten ber Seefahrer, ihre Schiffe und abenteuerliche Reisen. Der Autor Jack London selbst f hrte ein bewegtes Leben. Am 12. Januar 1876 in San Franzisko geboren und in rmlichen Verh ltnissen aufgewachsen, schl gt er sich als Fabrikarbeiter, Austernpirat, Landstreicher und Seemann durch, holt das Abitur nach, beginnt zu studieren, geht dann als Goldsucher nach Alaska, lebt monatelang im Elendsviertel von London, ger t als Korrespondent im russisch-japanischen Krieg in Gefangenschaft und bereist die ganze Welt. Am 22. November 1916 setzt der ber hmte Schriftsteller auf seiner Farm in Kalifornien seinem zuletzt von Alkohol, Erfolg und Extravaganz gepr gten Leben ein Ende. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

Author: Arthur Ransome

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191068

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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'Like to spend a night in the Goblin?’ The Swallows are staying on the Suffolk coast while they wait for their father to return home from China. But although the harbour is bursting with bobbing yachts, barges and steamers, this year there's no chance of any sailing for the landlocked Swallows. That is until they rescue young Jim Brading and his boat the Goblin from a sticky situation and to their delight are recruited as crew members. Mother agrees they can go, on one condition – they absolutely must not sail out past Beach End Buoy and into the open sea... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can test your knowledge of the book, and learn all about the art of sailing! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Sea

The Adventure-Book One

Author: David Belding

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499067542

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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This is the first book of the series of four. The Sea will take you along on the adventure, by sailboat, around the world. It tells of encounters with pirates, sharks, dolphins, whales, alligators, smugglers, and port authorities. It tells of heroes and fool hardness. It will make you laugh, and the next page will make you cry. This book was written to entertain you and give you some information on what goes on around the world. It touches on some of the problems of people who give up life on land and go to sea for adventure. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

The Sea Between Us

Author: Penny Rae,Penny Tschappat

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449053297

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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Annie's inner conflict was spiraling out of control by her constant struggle with the memories of her past, her unceasing battle with her present, and ever looming dread and fear for her future. How could she find peace with all three? Each night, her dream always started out the same way. She was driving, and it was night. It was pitch black. They drove into the dark and depressing night, its blackness pressing in on them, surrounding and suffocating them until it felt as if there was no air left to breath. They were running from the piercing black that threatened to swallow them both. Then, without warning, the car in which Annie was driving was speeding up, and Annie couldn't stop it. She frantically stepped on the brake, but it only caused the car to dash faster and faster into the night. Then, she and the child and the car were falling into a black abyss, and Annie was reaching out for the small hand of the frightened child next to her. She groped around in the dark, touching the small fingers, but was never able to grasp them. And each time the dream or haunting occurred, Annie's nightmare brought with it more and more dread with an oncoming feeling of doom lurking in the shadows, until Annie found it as hard to be awake as it was to be asleep. And her terror mounted with each passing dream, until finally her past and her present collided, bringing to Annie something she never expected.

You Choose: Can You Survive Being Lost at Sea?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Allison Louise Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476542317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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You're in the middle of the ocean. The blazing sun beats down on you mercilessly. There's water everywhere but you can't drink it. How will you stay alive until help reaches you? Will you: Work to save yourself and others when your small airplane crashes at sea? Battle a fierce storm as a passenger on a chartered sailboat in the Caribbean? Try to survive alone on a small fishing boat stalled off the coast of Maine?

The Legend of the Sea

The Spectacular Marine Photography of Gilles Martin-Raget

Author: Gilles Martin-Raget

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472914767

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Gilles Martin-Raget is France's top marine photographer, with a worldwide reputation for spectacular action shots. It is for this reason he was the official photographer for last year's America's Cup competition. This book is a celebration of 30 years of his stunning photography, which is instantly recognisable for its drama, perfect composition and eye-catching angles. Martin-Raget has refined and perfected his unique technique over three decades, and this collection shows precisely why he has made his mark. The book is arranged thematically, including fast-paced racing shots, dramatic photos taken from the end of the bow, spectacular accidents at sea, beautiful classic yachts, incredible superyachts, almost futuristic images from the forefront of modern yacht development and, of course, the America's Cup. A lavish gift for fans of high quality coffee table photographic books or a fine souvenir for those who for who followed the America's Cup, this collection includes some of the best marine photographs ever taken.

Celtic Tales 2 the Sea

Author: Jill Whalen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595757324

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Celtic sea people come in as many varieties as there are people. Some are born to the sea; it is in their blood, like the Vikings. Some have the seafaring life cast upon them, like the men who are pressed into service with a hit on the back of the head. Others are running from life on the land, or cast into the sea through no fault of their own. There are merchants, pirates, privateers, and raiders. They trade if they can, but take what they want.

Decision at Sea

Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199754885

Category: History

Page: 400

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From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology and weaponry from one war to the next; how these in turn transformed naval combat; and how each event marked a milestone in American history. - Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie, one of the last great battles of the Age of Sail, which secured the Northwestern frontier for the United States - The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia, which sounded the death knell for wooden-hulled warships and doomed the Confederacy's hope of besting the Union navy - Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph at Manila Bay in 1898, where the U.S. displayed its "new navy" of steel-hulled ships firing explosive shells and wrested an empire from a fading European power - The hairsbreadth American victory at Midway, where aircraft carriers launched planes against enemies 200 miles away--and where the tide of World War II turned in the space of a few furious minutes - Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf, where computers, ship-fired missiles, and "smart bombs" not only changed the nature of warfare at sea, but also marked a new era, and a new responsibility, for the United States. Symonds records these encounters in detail so vivid that readers can hear the wind in the rigging and feel the pounding of the guns. Yet he places every battle in a wide perspective, revealing their significance to America's development as it grew from a new Republic on the edge of a threatening frontier to a global superpower. Decision at Sea is a powerful and illuminating look at pivotal moments in the history of the Navy and of the United States. It is also a compelling study of the unchanging demands of leadership at sea, where commanders must make rapid decisions in the heat of battle with lives--and the fate of nations--hanging in the balance.

Secrets of the Sea House

Author: Elisabeth Gifford

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782391126

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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***Shortlisted For Historical Writers' Association's Debut Crown For Best First Historical Novel*** Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson, naïve and newly-ordained, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time on the island will irrevocably change the course of his life, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. But their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together - a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? Ruth needs to solve the mystery of her new home - but the answers to her questions may lie in her own past. Based on a real nineteenth-century letter to The Times in which a Scottish clergyman claimed to have seen a mermaid, Secrets of the Sea House is an epic, sweeping tale of loss and love, hope and redemption, and how we heal ourselves with the stories we tell.

Life in the Sea

Author: James Johnstone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107404126

Category: History

Page: 162

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Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Life in the Sea by James Johnstone was first published in 1911 and reissued as this second edition in 1930. The volume contains a survey of marine biology, taking into consideration the interrelations of organisms and the effects of seasonal change.

Over the Sea to Skye

Author: Robert Hutchinson,Rob Brown

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 9781563139079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 70

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Pursued by a thousand baying redcoats, Prince Charley, a dashing Scottish deerhound, accepts the assistance of a Skye terrier named Flora MacDonald in his flight from the Scottish Highlands in 1746.

Where the Sand Meets the Sea

Author: Merrill Phillips

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490737847

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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WHERE THE SAND MEETS THE SEA is a collection of sea stories told the author by both his Grandfather, Arthur F. Phillips and Grandmother Emma C. Eledredge, Phillips, whose father was a sea Captain who sailed to the Orient in the middle to late 1800s. The author having a love for the sea includes his own concept of sea stories and poems of what the life of seafaring men and women faced in the days of sail. The author was born and raised in Chatham, Mass.., once not much more than a small fishing village at the end of the days of sail and heard the tales of the sea as told by those who lived them. He also remembers seeing ships of sail pass by Chatham when he was a young child.