My heart I ve read the book three times now and highlighted many passages both for the facts of sailing and for the mind of a sailor Kretschmer delivers both n a captivating tale A fitting tribute to his friend Carl and to Steve Rigby and Guillaume Llobregat all of whom I will never forget John Kretshmer can sure write maritime stories and this one B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet is no exception Sad blow by blow tale ofmpending doom headed towards three sailboats caught up n a hurricane at sea Unbelievably good but humbling #as I am only weeks from starting my own adventure on the #I am only weeks from starting my own adventure on the John s unbelievably good at describing the psyche of sailors pursuing a life under sail and at the same time the challenges they face True story with strong personal connection Even I shedded tears Thanks John I ve read books by Mr Kretschmer before so I already knew he s a fine writer This book experience was different for me because by getting to know the characters real people feeling I knew them just made reading the end of the book really tough Any vessel n a hurricane s no joke and Lenny was just such an mpossible to track storm "it had everyone confounded Readers will always root for the boats their Captains crews to " had everyone confounded Readers will always root for the boats their Captains crews to t somehow Suspenseful until the very end I was glad to have a Kleenex box nearby I am not one who cries reading books Carl s my hero as I m sure he Up North Michigan Wines by the Bay: Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas Explored is for many who know him Mr Kretschmer makes you feel like you re theren the churning black water which Reckless: My Life as a Pretender is mostly terrifying PLEASE READ THIS BOO. Olumnist for the Miami Herald “Once begun his vivid and powerful narratives mpossible to put down”―Derek Lundy author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship “I felt I knew Carl Wake because John Kretschmer found n him an archetype―an aging sailor with an age old dream”―Jim Carrier transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome “A remarkable book mpossible to put down”―Herb McCormick sailing journalis.
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itself and even then the author can only speculate I don t recommend this book It seems that the good true stories are from the early 1900 s Anythingn recent years s really all about writing books to make money not really about people enjoying the story I finished reading this last night and "AM SORRY THAT I M DONE "
sorry that I m done s a great read In my opinion Stevie
its John Kretschmer s best book so far The story s very well written and kept me turning pages I ended up staying awake longer than I d ntended for multiple nightsjust to read a bit farther I didn t want to put t down Congratulations to the author and the editors on a fantastic book I m a sailor and recently completed an ntense 6 day maritime meteorology course The stories n this well written book reinforced my view that one should take all precautions to stay away from the possible path of tropical cyclones Every sailor and want to be sailor should read this book and learn from t Kretschmer really s a sailor who knows what he talks about I totally enjoyed his writing even though the book leads ultimately to the death of Carl Wake my very best friend from #Age 8 Through High #
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if you ve ever dreamed of sailing or messed aboutn boats but he rises under horrific circ Enjoyed this book s a well written account what led up to these sailors getting caught n such a raging storm A good story about friends love for the sea and the disaster I d recommend this book to anyone who likes reading sea stories I bought this book as research for my own book about Leonard Destin the man behind the Florida town of Destin who ran nto a hurricane off the Florida coast n 1835 Never having lived through such a storm especially at #sea I needed an expert s view What I got was an ntense and emotional journey with three brave #I needed an expert s view What I got was an ntense and emotional journey with three brave Although I knew from the first pages that Carl Wake had died No Will of My Own: How Patriarchy Smothers Female Dignity Personhood
in the storm John Kretschmer s vivid writing kept me hoping that somehow there would be a happy ending and the final report on Carl s whereabouts broke. Anywheren the literature of the sea This book s surely destined to become a classic”―Peter Nichols author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen “John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane nto a modern seafaring classic”―Peter Nielsen editor of SAIL magazine “With expert analysis and taut writing he draws readers nto that mad storm You can’t turn away You keep reading until t breaks your heart”―Fred Grimm