After the Storm

After the Storm

True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Describes ten true stories about disasters at sea and the consequences of these disasters on the survivors, their families, rescuers, and communities.

McGraw Hill

An exploration of loss and survival by one of America's finest nautical writers

After the Storm is John Rousmaniere's most ambitious work ever, the unique expression of a master storyteller and authority on seamanship who has survived storms at sea. Each of the book's stories of seafaring disaster­­many little known, all exciting and of deep human interest­­presents a broad human drama. Rousmaniere tells of the hopes and choices that put these sailors in harm's way. He takes readers into the gales themselves with authoritative knowledge of horrific weather and the split-second decisions that seamen must make. Finally, he explores the consequences of these disasters for survivors, rescuers, families, communities, and in some cases nations. The pursuit of these elusive strands leads the reader deep into our ambivalent relationship with the sea as both "destroyer and preserver."


An exploration of loss and survival by one of America's finest nautical writersAfter the Storm is John Rousmaniere's most ambitious work ever, the unique expression of a master storyteller and authority on seamanship who has survived storms at sea. Each of the book's stories of seafaring disaster­­many little known, all exciting and of deep human interest­­presents a broad human drama. Rousmaniere tells of the hopes and choices that put these sailors in harm's way. He takes readers into the gales themselves with authoritative knowledge of horrific weather and the split-second decisions that seamen must make. Finally, he explores the consequences of these disasters for survivors, rescuers, families, communities, and in some cases nations. The pursuit of these elusive strands leads the reader deep into our ambivalent relationship with the sea as both "destroyer and preserver."

Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780071377959
0071377956
Branch Call Number: 910.452 ROUSM
Characteristics: xiii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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