THE GREATEST SAILING STORIES EVER TOLD: 27 Unforgettable Stories Edited by Christopher Caswell 286 Ppgs, 6"x 9.5", Hardbound. ISBN. 1-58574-514-6 - $24.95. The Lyons Press Guilford, Ct. www.lyonspress.com
It can safely be stated that everyone loves a good sea story. And when these stories focus on sail and the high drama of man against the sea the lure becomes a sure fire page turner - unbeatable great armchair adventure.
For thousands of years, man has sailed into battle, sailed for faraway islands, sailed with cargo, and sailed for pure adventure. And for nearly as long, stories about the sea have entertained, intrigued, and inspired readers. The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told gathers together the best sailing stories ever written. Regardless of whether the vessel was a wooden bark with flax sails or a fiberglass yacht under a cloud of Dacron, this anthology is a treasure trove that includes a host of well-known authors and some little-known gems in both real adventures and fiction. …