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LIFEBOAT A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival At Sea by  John R Stilgoe - First Edition - 2003 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and

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LIFEBOAT A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival At Sea

by Stilgoe, John R

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket

Charlottesville, Virginia: University Of Virginia Press. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0813922216; Front cover's upper fore corner is damp-faded (no odor) ; otherwise, very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 2003. 7-1/8" x 9-3/4", XIV + 325pp. Maroon cloth, bright gold spine lettering & bright gold small decoration on the front cover. TRUE ADVENTURE / FICTION. "A trunkful of hair-raising stories - of shipwreck, salvation, seamanship brilliant and inept, noble sacrifice, insanity, cannibalism, courage and craveness, even scandal. In nonfiction accounts and in the works of Conrad, Melville, and Tomlinson, fear and survival animate and degrade human nature, in the microcosm of an open boat as in society at large. Woven through LIFEBOAT are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers of fiction and nonfiction alike. " ... INDEX. Bibliography. Very occasional b/w illustrations - drawings & photos. .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45464
  • Title: LIFEBOAT A History of Courage, Cravenness, and Survival At Sea
  • Author: Stilgoe, John R
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0813922216
  • ISBN 13: 9780813922218
  • Publisher: University Of Virginia Press
  • Place: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Date published: 2003
  • Bookseller catalogs: ADVENTURE;


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