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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Which of these histories about seafaring exploration have you read? Which would you be interested in reading for our Sea mini-challenge?

message 2: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I don't read much nonfiction, butI have read a few of these:

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft
The Perfect Storm
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey

I might try to find Patrick O'Brian's Men-at-War for our challenge.

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Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11481 comments Mod
I haven't read any of these, what did you think of those three books that you read Leslie?

message 4: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I read Kon-Tiki back in high school and liked it so much I went out and read Thor Heyerdahl's book about Easter Island. Of the 3, I would recommend that one. I really liked The Hungry Ocean if you want something more contemporary - the author (the captain) is a woman so it deals a bit with what it is like to be a female captain of a commercial fishing vessel.

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Kai Coates (southernbohemian) | 19 comments I read The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty and highly recommend it. Very readable, and such an interesting story.

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