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10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety dNce The sea is no respecter of soles It will take everyone that it can Sail on my friend and I ll look for you beyond the sunsetMy only regret about buying this book is that I wish the eventsescribed in it had never happened I bought this book as research for my own book about Leonard Destin the man behind the Florida town of Destin who Ran Into A Hurricane Off The Florida Coast In 1835 into a hurricane off the Florida coast in 1835 having lived through such a storm especially at sea I needed an expert s view What I got at sea I needed an expert s view What I got an intense and emotional journey with three brave sailors Although I knew from the first pages that Carl Wake had Alchemy Ever After died 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 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 Kretschmerelivers both in a captivating tale A fitting tribute to his Friend Carl And To Steve Carl and to Steve and Guillaume Llobregat all of whom I will never forget I ve read books by Mr Kretschmer before so I already knew he is a fine writer This book experience was My Academia 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 in a hurricane is no joke and Lenny was just such an impossible to track storm it had everyone confounded Readers will always root for the boats their Captains crews to make it somehow Suspenseful until the very end I was glad to have a Kleenex box nearby I am not one who cries reading books Carl is my hero as I m sure he is for many who know him Mr Kretschmer makes you feel like you re there in the churning black water which is mostly terrifying PLEASE READ THIS BOO. Olumnist for the Miami Herald “Once begun his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to putown”―Derek Lundy author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship “I felt I knew Carl Wake because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype―an aging sailor with an age old The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes dream”―Jim Carrier transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome “A remarkable book impossible to putown”―Herb McCormick sailing journalis.

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Ories and this one is no exception Sad blow BY BLOW TALE OF IMPENDING DOOM HEADED TOWARDS THREE blow tale of impending Southern African Literature: An Introduction doom headed towards three caught up in a hurricane at sea I finished reading this last night and am sorry that I mone It is a great read In my opinion it is John Kretschmer s best book so far The story is very well written and kept me turning pages I ended up staying awake longer than I BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) d intended for multiple nightsjust to read a bit farther Iidn t want to put it own Congratulations to the author and the editors on a fantastic book I m a sailor and recently completed an intense 6 ay maritime m a sailor and recently completed an intense 6 African Literature: Overview and Bibliography day maritime m a sailor and recently completed an intense 6ay maritime course The stories in this well written book reinforced my view that one should take all precautions to stay away from the possible path of tropical cyclones Enjoyed this book is a well written account what led up to these sailors getting caught in such a raging storm A good story about friends love for the sea and the Aliens Rogue Aliens disaster I recommend this book to anyone who likes reading sea stories Unbelievably good but humbling as I am only weeks from starting my own adventure on the sea John is unbelievably good at Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect 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 Every sailor and want to be sailor should read this book and learn from it Kretschmer really is a sailor who knows what he talks about I totally enjoyed his writing even though the book leads ultimately to theeath of Carl Wake my very best friend from age 8 through high school Ironically Carl and I both chose the path of sailing the sea I ve sailed through storms with waves to 25 feet but never sailed in a hurricane and Carl Fall for You didn t intend to He got caught mostly through inexperie. Anywhere in the literature of the sea This book is surelyestined 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 into a modern seafaring classic”―Peter Nielsen editor of SAIL magazine “With expert analysis and taut writing he Money Blues to Blue Money draws readers into that mad storm You can’t turn away You keep reading until it breaks your heart”―Fred Grimm


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