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by Cecil Kuhne

  • ISBN: 0307279340
  • Category: Reference
  • Author: Cecil Kuhne
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Other formats: txt docx lit azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 11, 2008)
  • Pages: 433 pages
  • FB2 size: 1421 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Then the first story begins simply about a man and his boat. Cecil Kuhne has the easy job here

Then the first story begins simply about a man and his boat. Having traveled the seas many times over, he is a skilled seamen but on this particular day a storm will give him a run for his money and leave his beloved boat in pieces, while he barely escapes with his life. The stories are provocative, descriptive, and well-written. The important thing to remember is that each of them actually happened. Cecil Kuhne has the easy job here.

A former whitewater rafting guide, he has also written nine books about rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. Series: Vintage Departures. Paperback: 496 pages.

The book opens with an inspiring Foreword from the late William F. Buckley J. .Some are excerpts from books and may pique the reader’s interest to learn the larger story of an exceptional sailor or dramatic race

The book opens with an inspiring Foreword from the late William F.Then the first story begins simply about a man and his boat. Some are excerpts from books and may pique the reader’s interest to learn the larger story of an exceptional sailor or dramatic race. While words fail to convey the struggle, doubt, exhilaration and seasick weariness of endless hours driving a gale tossed sailboat, Near Death on the High Seas is packed with armchair adventure!. Apr 05, 2013 Patti rated it liked it.

Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit. The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit. from Close to the Wind by Pete Goss. Near Death on the High Seas: True Stories of Disaster and Survival Vintage Departures Original Vintage departures.

In these thrillingly true tales of narrow brushes with death, Cecil Kuhne has amassed a wide range of stories that show the awesome power of the mountains

In these thrillingly true tales of narrow brushes with death, Cecil Kuhne has amassed a wide range of stories that show the awesome power of the mountains. Spanning five continents, from the frosty tip of Mount McKinley in the dead of the winter, to the unexplored vastness of the Himalayas and beyond, this is a pulse-pounding collection of disaster and survival at the top of the world. Also featuring:, Joe Simpson's Touching the Void-An inspiring story of a climber who topples into a icy crevasse and, though crippled, starving and frostbitten, still manages to crawl to rescue.

This is an amazing true story of a female civilian emp. т 1326. This book describes what you will experience as you di. т 1675. One Man's Love Story - A Near-Death Experience.

True Stories of Disaster and Survival. Francis Chischester’s ‘Gipsy Moth’ Circles The World-the stirring story of a one man’s solo sail around the globe at age 65., John Rousmaniere’s Fastnet, Force 10-in one of the worst sailing tragedies in history, a massive rescue operation takes place amidst sixty-knot winds and forty-foot breaker waves. About Near Death on the High Seas. A former whitewater rafting guide, he has also written nine books about rafting, kayaking, and canoeing.

“The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit.” —from Close to the Wind by Pete GossIn Near Death on the High Seas, Cecil Kuhne collects some of the most terrifying and astounding experiences of sailors confronting the awesome, raw power of the sea. These tales-filled with everyday heroes and survivors-comprise a riveting and often breathtaking collection of extraordinary stories that show the terrible ferocity of the untamable ocean. Also featuring:• Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki- the historic and celebrated journey of the Kon-Tiki as it journeys across the Pacific.• Steve Callahan's Adrift- a solo sailor loses his boat in the Atlantic must survive in a five-foot life raft for 76 days, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear.• Francis Chischester's 'Gipsy Moth' Circles The World-the stirring story of a one man's solo sail around the globe at age 65.• John Rousmaniere's Fastnet, Force 10-in one of the worst sailing tragedies in history, a massive rescue operation takes place amidst sixty-knot winds and forty-foot breaker waves.
Reviews about Near Death on the High Seas: True Stories of Disaster and Survival (Vintage Departures) (4):
Asher
The title intrigued me but after I got the book, I realized it was a rehashing of previously published books stories that I had already read. Like a "Reader's digest" version of other books and articles.
Bumand
The sense of adventure is one facet of humanity, and while some choose to ignore it, others indulge in it: dabbling with the dangerous, playing with the portentous, and facing their fears. Near Death on the High Seas is a collection of real life stories about people who strive for thrill and adventure, through the medium they love: a boat and the open sea.

The book opens with an inspiring Foreword from the late William F. Buckley Jr.. Then the first story begins simply about a man and his boa...more The sense of adventure is one facet of humanity, and while some choose to ignore it, others indulge in it: dabbling with the dangerous, playing with the portentous, and facing their fears. Near Death on the High Seas is a collection of real life stories about people who strive for thrill and adventure, through the medium they love: a boat and the open sea.

The book opens with an inspiring Foreword from the late William F. Buckley Jr.. Then the first story begins simply about a man and his boat. Having traveled the seas many times over, he is a skilled seamen but on this particular day a storm will give him a run for his money and leave his beloved boat in pieces, while he barely escapes with his life. The stories are provocative, descriptive, and well-written. The important thing to remember is that each of them actually happened. While at times they seem similar, these are real lives lived close to the edge. In some cases not all survive - real people have sadly died in catastrophic events. Near Death on the High Seas also includes memorable and renowned high seas stories from Thor Heyerdahl on his Kon-Tiki journey to the Polynesian islands, as well as Sir Francis Chichester circling the globe on his Gipsy Moth.

Near Death on the High Seas is a book that will take you across the icy cold seas of the world, through torrential storms and typhoons, daring the horrors of the deeps; all from the comfort of home. And remember that while these are well written accounts of daring and destruction, they are also about real people who faced real dangers for the thrill of being on the open water in a boat.

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breakingthesystem
Near Death on the High Seas is a compilation of condensed experiences from twelve different events that have taken place over the last fifty years. From Thor Heyerdahl and "Kon-Tiki" sailing across the Pacific in a reed raft to the modern, highly sophisticated craft the endured force 12 winds only ten years ago in the annual Sidney to Hobart race that nearly wiped out the entire fleet.

We have all heard of the hardships and trials that men and women have related to the world about the various competitions and exploits that modern sailors have endured while sailing the world's oceans. You already know that sailing on the world's oceans is a dangerous business.

These stories are told by the men and women that experienced them. You hear of the bone-chilling cold while sailing at 40 degrees south in seas that can reach the height of a six-story building. You will stand beside sailors as they turn into the wind and backtrack along a compass bearing to rescue fellow sailors whose craft have succumbed to the whim of a rogue wave and have stepped off into a life raft with no hope of rescue before they freeze to death.

Cecil Kuhne has the easy job here. All had to do was edit these fantastic stories into a wonderful book. The people that narrate these accounts actually lived through them!

Armchair Interviews says: For anyone that has pondered sailing solo across the sea, this is a must read.
Pedora
I didn't care for the series of these books, to hard to follow along. And a lot of the stories are short versions, and left you hanging at the end.

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