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by Dennis M. Powers

  • ISBN: 1589794478
  • Category: History
  • Author: Dennis M. Powers
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; First American Edition edition (March 16, 2010)
  • Pages: 308 pages
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Smell the salt in the Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early . The real story of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien is unbelievable. This Captain was a true American hero

Smell the salt in the Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the . This book tells of sailing over the oceans when danger and adventure coexisted every day, tough times, and courageous men in distant places, from the Hawaiian Islands to the Bering Sea. Smell the salt in the air and hear the ocean's rush as the ship sails with hardened men, leaking seams, and shrieking winds. This Captain was a true American hero. How the man cheated death so many times was amazing.

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien, the name resulted from his preventing a cargo of explosive from destroying a ship, was a working seaman from 1866 till his death in 1931. Over 60 years of following the sea. Starting as the lowest "boy" before the mast and ending up as a captain of huge steamships. He worked and mastered every type of vessel in service during these years. Throughout this fine book which was assembled from his own journals and logbooks by Dennis M. Powers we see the scope of the man himself

Captain Dynamite Johnny O’Brien was quite a character, and Dennis Powers has written about his long life and . The stories made me want to run away to sea myself.

Captain Dynamite Johnny O’Brien was quite a character, and Dennis Powers has written about his long life and many adventures at sea in Tales of the Seven Seas Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - VirginiaGill - LibraryThing. Chapter 1 EARLY SEA DAYS.

Powers chronicles O'Brien's adventures from the tropics to the rowdy gold fields of Alaska and California, with a. .Once they set sail, readers will never forget crossing the seven seas with Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien.

Powers chronicles O'Brien's adventures from the tropics to the rowdy gold fields of Alaska and California, with a brief side trip to the Wild West saloons of Fort Laramie. Powers' latest is a welcome find for anyone seeking a rollicking tale of maritime adventure.

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over 60 years, starting in the late 1860s and ending in the early 1930s. Powers tells of sailing over the oceans into adventure, and of courageous men venturing into the unknown. ISBN13:9781589794474. Release Date:March 2010.

The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien This book tells of sailing over the oceans when danger and adventure coexisted.

The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien. By: Dennis M. Powers. Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing. Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the . The world’s eTextbook reader for students.

Dennis M. Powers (born October 2, 1942) is an American nonfiction writer with different published works. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder (. 1964), law degree from the University of Denver Law School (Juris Doctor, 1967), and management degree from the Harvard Business School (. He first worked for large corporations in various financial fields, before moving later to Santa Barbara, California

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India .

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Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and endi.

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in 1930 on the U.S. West Coast. He sailed every type of ship imaginable, but this book is more than the story of Captain O'Brien's incredible feats. Tales of the Seven Seas is about sailing over the ocean in times when danger and adventure coexisted on a daily basis. Readers are to smell the salt in the air and hear the ocean's rush as a ship plows its way through heavy seas with hardened men, leaking seams, and shrieking winds. These true stories are about tough times and courageous men in distant places, from the Hawaiian Islands to the Bering Sea, from the waning days of sail to the age of steamships.
Reviews about Tales of the Seven Seas: The Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien (7):
Jarortr
Have read four of this authors previous books. Taking The Sea, Treasure Ship, The Raging Sea, Sentinel of the Seas, and this book.
The writers style on all books mentioned is very informative with no puffery and no endless stretching. This book is just excellent for
anyone interested in the dangers of sea travel back in the day before accurate ocean charts and laws to protect seamen.
Galubel
If you enjoy the work of Patrick O'Brian or C. S. Forester you are going to love this book. Plus it has the advantage of being true. It would almost have to be - I am not sure I would accept a captain in fiction going into a dark hold to deal with two bears that have broken loose from their cages and are threading to eat up the cattle that make up the rest of the cargo. But that is just what Captain Johnny O'Brien did. His crew lowered him into the hold in the dark clutching a lantern with two pistols and a knife in his belt.

Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien, the name resulted from his preventing a cargo of explosive from destroying a ship, was a working seaman from 1866 till his death in 1931. Over 60 years of following the sea. Starting as the lowest "boy" before the mast and ending up as a captain of huge steamships. He worked and mastered every type of vessel in service during these years.

Throughout this fine book which was assembled from his own journals and logbooks by Dennis M. Powers we see the scope of the man himself. A powerful man who believed in doing the right thing and as the author states feared noting but God. The addition by the author of newspaper clippings and writings about the captain by others serves to round out the portrait of the man.

Through the course of his career he met and influenced many powerful men both in the world of shipbuilding and development and in the general world as well. He was good friends with Jack London and may have provided him with some of the material for The Sea Wolf. At the close of his seafaring days he also served as a technical advisor for Buster Keaton's film The Navigator.

But the real power and strength of this book does not lie with great deeds or powerful friends. It is with the insight into the day to day work and danger that made up a life at sea during the late 19th and early 20th century.

This is a stunningly good book and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good yarn.
Impala Frozen
For those that read and enjoy sailing adventure novels such as C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series or Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey series, TALES OF THE SEVEN SEAS will add a great deal of real life detail that such adventures necessarily omit. Rough men, working under almost impossible conditions accomplishing amazing goals all driven by the personality and skill of the real life Captain, Dynamite Johnny O'Brien. And the reader is there with them, feeling and seeing what conditions were like in the old sailing ship days as ocean commerce transitioned into steam.

Very good detail on what life was like in that era not only aboard ship but also a look at conditions faced by the men taking part in the gold rush to Alaska. Captain Dynamite Johnny came into close contact with a number of well known names of the time and apparently influenced them in powerful ways. His acquaintance with Jack London, for example, with his tales of his First Mate Wolf O'Malley were apparently used later by London in his story Wolf of the Sea.

I came across several technical errors concerning the handling of the sails but they are of minor import. However I cannot gloss over the statement that a chronograph was "an accurate clock used to determine direction." A chronograph is indeed an accurate clock but its use is far more important; it is used to determine Longitude.

TALES OF THE SEVEN SEAS belongs in the permanent library of anyone interested in the old sailing ships and the men who sailed them. It ranks along with Last of the Cape Horners, First hand accounts of commercial tall ships, edited by Spenser Apollonio; The Bounty; true story of Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander and In the Heart of the Sea Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. I know I will enjoy frequently dipping into Dennis Powers' delightful book.
Blackbeard
The newspaper was left out on the porch; guests were knocking on my door---but I was reading, and I didn't want to stop.

I could picture an ancient mariner telling the tales of his life on the sea. And Powers's description of the brutal men and harsh conditions on the sea brings this tale to life with vivid imagery. It's brilliantly told. And much of this book was based on actual journals with the language of those days long ago.

The hero John O'Brien was a kid from Ireland on his way to another life when he met a sea captain whose tales of the sea cast a spell on his imagination; he dreamed of a life at sea---with himself a ship's captain. O'Brien started his career voluntarily at age 16, but many sailors entered that life when then were dragged aboard a ship while drunk or drugged and then forced into savagely hard work under the worst working conditions. Somehow, through it all, John came to love the seas and the ships that sailed them. And that's not all: John's passions included falling in love with a Tahitian princess one starry night on a flower-scented island.

Captain O'Brien lived and sailed from the days of tall sailing ships to steam ships, and finally to modern cruise ships. He must have been an intuitive sailor in his early sailing days because he survived---and so did his ships and the men under his command---long before modern navigation instruments were available.

I will read this book again.

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