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Lifeboat (Paperback)

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Woven through ""Lifeboat"" are good old-fashioned yarns and thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O'Brian, ""Crabwalk"" by Gunter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as ""The Perfect Storm"" and ""In the Heart of the Sea"". But Stilgoe, whose other works have plumbed suburban culture, locomotives, and the shore, is ultimately after bigger fish. Through the humble, much-ignored lifeboat, its design and navigation and the stories of its ultimate purpose, he has found a peculiar lens on roughly the past two centuries of human history, particularly the war-tossed, technology-driven history of man and the sea.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingSailing Publisher: University of Virginia Press Publication Date: 29/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780813926933  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John R. Stilgoe, Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books, including Outside Lies Magic, Alongshore, and Landscapes and Images (Virginia). He lives on the coast of Massachusetts, where he sails a ship's lifeboat from Newfoundland, built in 1935.

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