Wake of the Perdido Star

Wake of the Perdido Star

eBook - 2011
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A new writing team--actor Gene Hackman and one of America's leading authorities on shipwrecks and diving, Daniel Lenihan--have combined their remarkable talent and experience to create a rousing adventure saga of men and the sea, full of authentic historical and nautical detail, including fascinating descriptions of underwater diving and salvage operations of the early nineteenth century. In 1805 seventeen-year-old Jack O'Reilly sets sail with his parents from Salem, Massachusetts, aboard the Perdido Star. Jack is full of high hopes at the prospect of a new life in his mother's homeland of Cuba, but shortly after the family arrives, tragedy strikes, and in a desperate escape, Jack rejoins the departing Star as a member of the crew. For the next three years Jack encounters storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels as he travels around Cape Horn to the South Sea islands, the Philippines, around the Cape of Good Hope, and...
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781557049803
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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Apr 17, 2017

Gene Hackman also co-wrote with Daniel Lenihan Justice for none.

Agent13 Jul 30, 2012

Gene Hackman, author? Yes, this Oscar winning actor is spending his retirement from his first profession by taking up another passion: writing. This, his first book, is an adventure story about a teen maturing while he sets sail on the high seas. The book seems derivative of other books and the outcome is predictable. It helps if you know about boats, for it includes many techincal terms that are not defined. Nevertheless, I'll try to find other books that Mr. Hackman has written.


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