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The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters by Richard Russell Lawrence
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May 01, 09

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Wow...this really is a Mammoth. I wasn't sure I was going to finish this one, but it got better the more I sailed into it.
Here is a collection of marine horror stories through the ages, from St Paul's Malta wreck, the Spanish Armada's battering, the excellent account of Owen Chase's whaling ship 'Essex', the Royal Charter Storm, the Titanic, Maurice and Maralyn Bailey's 117 days adrift, the Torrey Canyon, Exxon Valdez, Kursk and, as they say, many, many more.
Some of these accounts are quite detailed, a few chapters length in a 'normal' book. Some are just a page or two, but definitely a Mammoth collection.
Other titles in this series, The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories, or The Mammoth Book of Oddballs and Eccentrics....or how about The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n Roll!
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