SEA ADVENTURES: True Stories of Sailors in Peace and in War by Graeme Cook

SEA ADVENTURES: True Stories of Sailors in Peace and in War

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Several centuries of nautical and aerial action are crammed into two volumes here -- one that encompasses every sea story from Blackbeard and the Mary Deare to the Bounty mutiny and the sinking of the Bismarck, another that begins with the Hindenberg, the Red Baron, Lindbergh, et al., and ends in a blaze of R.A.F. glory. Cook's confident, rolling cliches plow right through the material, but why settle for his truncated accounts when the full story is readily available elsewhere? Also in addition to the preponderance of English war heroes, the appearance of various ""Negroes"" and ""natives"" (some of whom ungratefully murdered the sympathetic Captain Cook) and of Amelia Earhart as a ""thirty-year-old girl"" isn't quite au courant with American sensitivities.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1975
Page count: 198pp
Publisher: St. Martin's