Simple Courage: The True Story of Peril on the Sea

[Frank Delaney] ↠ Simple Courage: The True Story of Peril on the Sea ✓ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Simple Courage: The True Story of Peril on the Sea Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and entreaties to abandon ship. With deep affection–and respect–for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a “biblical tempest” of unimaginable power. He illuminates the bravery and ingenuity of Carlsen and the extraordinary courage that the thirty-seven-year-old captain inspired in his stalwart crew. “HEA

Simple Courage: The True Story of Peril on the Sea

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Rating : 4.19 (988 Votes)
Asin : 0812975952
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 318 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-07-17
Language : English

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R&J said Well Worth Your Attention!. It's a good, credible read, well structured and lucidly written.Delaney describes complicated rescue scenarios with the skill of someone very close to the subject. His reverence and admiration for the struggling ship's captain, Kurt Carlsen, is both obvious and well founded.It is not, however, one of those books I am likely to read again and again--it's just not that entertaining. Perhaps, the author's dedication to keeping it real, cost the story in the drama department, as we share in the protracted efforts to save the "S. "Gripping" according to Eamonn Gormley. Frank Delaney gives a gripping account of a story I remember reading about in primary school, the story of the Flying Enterprise. This was a stricken freighter that ran into trouble off the coast of Ireland in the new year of 1951 during several dramatic weeks that included attempts to tow her into port and some hair-raising moments in which there could have been major loss of life. Every wave that crashed over her cracked hull was splashed across the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, and the saga gripped the public . "adventure plus incredible courage and strength of character" according to JeriM. As other reviewers have noted, this book has elements of big adventure but goes beyond that to give us the background of the merchant shipping industry at the time as well as background of the captain, passengers and some of the crew.The description of the storm's impact is riveting and the descriptions of the rescue attempts are heartbreaking. Rescue rowboats have to fight storm conditions, some capsize and some are battered into the rescue ships. Passengers, some who cannot swim or who have health limitations, have to lea

Carlsen certainly went beyond the call of duty, but heroism is measured by the stakes involved, which in this case were neither lives nor justice but merely the ship owner's investment. Carlsen's story generated a lot of breathless press hoopla at the time, and it still has the feel of a trumped-up media sensation. . The subsequent rescue, in mountainous seas, of 10 passengers and 40 crew by lifeboats from responding ships was indeed harrowing—and it's over by page 92 of this overblown maritime-distress yarn. Photos not seen by PW. (July 12)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Delaney embellishes the tale with glances at Carlsen's family's anxiety, soggy reminiscences of his own family following the story on the radio and fulsome tributes to the Danish skipper's flinty Nordic resolve (which are rather undercu

Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York and Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.. A former judge for the Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Frank Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Irela

Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and entreaties to abandon ship. With deep affection–and respect–for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a “biblical tempest” of unimaginable power. He illuminates the bravery and ingenuity of Carlsen and the extraordinary courage that the thirty-seven-year-old captain inspired in his stalwart crew. “HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS.”–old folk prayerIn late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. “One of the great sea stories of the twentieth century… a surefire nautical crowd-pleaser.”--Booklist é (starred review)“Frank Delaney has written a completely absorbing, thrilling and inspirational account of a disaster at sea that occasioned heroism of the first order. In the hands of a gifted storyteller, the ‘simple courage’ of the ship’s captain and the young radio man who risked their lives to bring a mor

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