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Voyage

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A magnificent epic of the sea and a dynamic portrait of turn-of-the-century America. Publishers Weekly
Paperback, 704 pages
Published October 4th 1999 by Sheridan House (first published 1976)
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Maureen
Apr 24, 2012 Maureen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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sterling hayden, the man who wrote this book, was a man of many stripes. a quick read of his wikipedia page informs us that he stood 6 feet 5 inches tall, and that among his many pursuits he was a film actor in such films as, "The Asphalt Jungle", "Johnny Guitar" and Robert Altman's version of "The Long Goodbye" co-starring opposite elliot gould-- and then a soldier and spy in WWII and foremost, a "sailor man", the calling he felt most strongly. he wrote an autobiography entitled Wanderer which ...more
Gabriel Valjan
Oct 21, 2013 Gabriel Valjan rated it it was amazing
Voyage reads like Whitman and Melville in a drinking contest, recognizing the attraction and dangers of the sea, the highs and lows that come with living on your own terms. Hayden had lived most of his life on a boat. When he lived in France, he lived on a boat in various docks. His love for the sea began at Long Wharf in Boston and Sausalito is where Hayden set his last anchor. NY-born and patrician Bogart had a schooner named Santana, and Hayden had his schooner Wanderer. There is no doubt tha ...more
Slim
Jul 16, 2008 Slim rated it it was amazing
READ THIS BOOK. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES, BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO TALK ANYBODY ELSE INTO READING IT. AMERICAN BACKROOM POLITICS AND CLIPPER SHIPS IN 1896. REALLY GOOD READ.
Ronald Wise
Jul 22, 2011 Ronald Wise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This historical novel begins and ends with the marathon voyage of a four-masted barque from New England to San Francisco around Cape Horn, but the story reaches deep into the evolving moral and political fabric of the United States as the end of the 19th century approaches. While the maritime details obviously draw on Hayden's own experiences at sea, the characters and dramatic tensions are intense, from the level of internal dialog to that of societal self-definition. In the early pages the den ...more
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Aug 06, 2014 Robin Allen rated it it was amazing
Loved every moment of this book. The story is fresh, the writing magical, but, (view spoiler)
Rick Muir
Jul 12, 2007 Rick Muir rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adventurers by proxy.
This is one of my favorite books. I had to search for it for several years. (this was before amazon.com) Sterling Hayden had an exciting life and this book shows his depth of knowledge of the sea and his imagination. It shows full well what a person puts at risk when they take the sea as a life.
Dennis Fischetti
Mar 21, 2014 Dennis Fischetti rated it liked it
AUTHENTIC AS YOU CAN GET. WRITTEN BY A REAL OCEAN SAILOR.
Rick Hautala
Jul 04, 2011 Rick Hautala rated it it was amazing
An amazing book .. Great descriptions and dialog ... Engaging and unique characters ... Adventure and suspense galore ... An amazing portrait of America in 1896 ... I can't recommend it more highly!
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Sterling Hayden was an American actor and author. For most of his career as a leading man, he specialized in westerns and film noir, such as Johnny Guitar, The Asphalt Jungle and The Killing. Later on he became noted as a character actor for such roles as Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). He also played the Irish-American policeman, ...more
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