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264pp, illus, notes, biblio, index, ISBN 1-55750-135-1 ; $34.95hc) Launched in 1942 as one of more than 2700 Liberty ships designed to carry desperately needed supplies to Allied forces during WWII, the John W. Brown is a survivor. After serving out her time as a cargo carrier, she became a schoolship in New York City. Inspired by the rescue of the Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco, merchant seamen, former students and ship preservationists worked together to save the venerable Liberty and, today , she sails out of Baltimore through the dedicated work of a volunteer crew. Author Sherod Cooper is a member of that crew. He has served in the merchant marine and went on to a shore career as professor of history. In his book you will join the]ohn W. Brown on her first cruise across the war-tom Atlantic. He brings to life the day-by-day quality of life aboard the vessel. As you enter into this authentic account of the extraordinary service of a quite ordinary ship, you will see why people cheerfully give weeks and months of hard work to keep the John W. Brown steaming today, to deliver her vital message to coming generations of Americans. PS

The Schooner Pilgrim's Progress: A Voyage Around the World, 1932-1934, by Donald C. Starr (Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA , and Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT, 1996, 380pp, illus, appen, gloss, biblio, notes, ISBN 0-913 372-79-X; $19.95hc) "There is no way to see the world, to my taste, that approaches in satisfaction a cruise in a sailing vessel, not too large. Instead of speeding over the earth's surface in a series of jumps from port to port in an ocean liner, one progresses in a leisurely fashion through the sea, never more than a few feet distant from the water. One's life is for the time being wholly occupied in adapting the ship and oneself to the forces of air and water, and in contemplating these in all their variety." So wrote Donald Starr of hi s voyage around the world. As John Rousmaniere points out in his introduction, this was "the voyage of a young man's dreams ... a story of hope, optimism and bright light" made in a very dreary time, the Great Depression. Starr was a 31-year-old former Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an experienced cruising sailor. He had the schooner SEA HISTORY 82, AUTUMN 1997

Sea History 082 - Autumn 1997  

6 THE CAPE HORN ROAD, XII: The River That Led Around the World by Peter Stanford • 10 NMHS 0PSAIL EDUCATION PROGRAM by Peter Stanford • 12 S...

Sea History 082 - Autumn 1997  

6 THE CAPE HORN ROAD, XII: The River That Led Around the World by Peter Stanford • 10 NMHS 0PSAIL EDUCATION PROGRAM by Peter Stanford • 12 S...

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