Man Overboard

Inside the Honeymoon Cruise Murder

Author: Joan Lownds

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076277701X

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 3372

Man Overboard tells the inside story of one of America's most notorious murder cases in decades, providing unprecedented insight into the death of Greenwich native George Allen Smith IV on his honeymoon. He married Jennifer Hagel in June 2005. Both of them were young and beautiful. He came from an old-line Greenwich family; she, from blue-collar Cromwell and with a reputation for being a flirt. Just eight days after their wedding, their new life together disintegrated on their Royal Caribbean honeymoon cruise. The morning after several booze-fueled melees, a gruesome blood stain traced the awning below their cabin, and George had vanished. After four years of bitter legal wrangling with both families, Royal Caribbean recently handed over its files to the FBI, which announced that Smith's murder is “very active and open.” Man Overboard provides an extraordinary look into a case that has captured the public imagination and raised provocative questions about the unregulated cruise industry, leading directly to the historic Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act signed by President Obama.

Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473826772

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 8585

The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation. This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts – of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway – and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them. Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and enthusiasts of traditional boats. As seen in the Wiltshire Times.

Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2015 Edition

Author: Steven B. Stern

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499064772

Category: Travel

Page: 746

View: 7143

This valuable guide assists you in selecting the ship best suited to your taste, advises you on how to prepare for your cruise, and explains what to expect once you are onboard. Stern discusses every major port of call worldwide, listing details on attractions, beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping, sports, and other recreation. He also includes guidelines on how to make the most of an eight-hour stay in port.

Red Joan

Author: Jennie Rooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609452151

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 3462

Inspired by the true story of Melita Norwood, a woman unmasked in 1999, at age 87, as the KGB's longest-serving British spy, Red Joan centers on the deeply conflicted life of a brilliant young physicist during the Second World War. Talented and impressionable, Cambridge undergraduate Joan Stanley befriends the worldly Sonya, whose daring history is at odds with Joan's provincial upbringing. Joan also feels a growing attraction toward Leo, Sonya's mysterious and charismatic cousin. Sonya and Leo, known communist sympathizers with ties to Russia and Germany, interpret wartime loyalty in ways Joan can only begin to fathom. As nations throughout the continent fall to fascism, Joan is enlisted into an urgent project that will change the course of the war—and the world—forever. Risking both career and conscience, leaking information to the Soviets, but struggling to maintain her own semblance of morality, Joan is caught at a crossroads in which all paths lead to the same end-game: the deployment of the atomic bomb. Life during wartime, however, is often ambiguous, and when—decades later—MI5 agents appear at her doorstep, Joan must reaffirm the cost of the choices she made and face the cold truth: our deepest secrets have a way of dragging down those we love the most.

In the Wake of Madness

The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127560

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 894

The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine-man crew on board. Now, an award-winning maritime historian dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship—and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas. “When the American whaleship Sharon arrived at Sydney in December 1842, the world first heard of the shocking murder of the captain by several Pacific island natives serving on the crew. Chalking it up to the savage nature of the islanders, no one bothered to investigate. Druett, a widely published maritime historian, retells the familiar story of how the mutineers were overcome but delves deeper into the details of the infamous expedition . . . Druett’s account of the incident will appeal to those looking for a good drama, but also to those analytically minded skeptics inclined to ask questions and dig below the surface.” —Booklist “Shocking and very satisfying.” —Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter

Master of Shadows

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750542975

Category: Large type books

Page: 606

View: 6038

In Fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. The fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1330

View: 3612

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

Barnabas & Company

The Cast of the TV Classic Dark Shadows

Author: Craig Hamrick,R. J. Jamison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475910347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

View: 9820

Over 40 years ago, millions of kids ran home from school every day to catch the adventures of vampire Barnabas Collins and his family of werewolves, witches and other creatures. Dark Shadows remains one of the most popular cult TV shows of all time. Barnabas & Company tells the tale of the marvelous actors and actresses who came together in a tiny studio in New York City to make magic. Through the performers' own words, read about the paths that led them to the fictional haunted hamlet of Collinsport, Maine and beyond. Learn about the show and the actors that inspired the 2012 Tim Burton-Johnny Depp major motion picture Dark Shadows. Included are updated chapters on Jonathan Frid, Kate Jackson, David Selby and interviews with Humbert Allen Astredo, Betsy Durkin, Robert Rodan, Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Denise Nickerson, Conard Fowkes, Addison Powell, Christopher Pennock and more!

Antarctic Siphonophores From Plankton Samples of the United States Antarctic Research Program

Eltanin Cruises for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter (Cruises 3-5, 8-23, 25-28, 30, 35, and 38)

Author: Angeles Alvarino,Joan M. Wojtan,M. Rachel Martinez

Publisher: American Geophysical Union

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 436

View: 7675

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 49. The distribution of Siphonophora of the Antarctic, Subantarctic, and adjacent regions of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans is described. Specimens for this study were obtained during the United States Antarctic Research Program from USNS Eltanin cruises 3-5, 8-23, 25-28, 35, and 38 during spring, summer, fall, and winter. Samples were collected from 1962 to 1969, using open-closing and nonclosing plankton nets. Information is compiled on horizontal distributions of siphonophores in the South Atlantic Ocean west of 0°. Illustrations of the species, and maps of distribution at the three bathymetric levels, are also included. In addition, data on Eltanin cruise 30 are presented, covering mainly the Pacific tropical region during the summer, with some stations below the equator (austral winter). Vertical distributions of each species are discussed for the three bathymetric zones: epipelagic (200-0 m), mesopelagic (1000-200 m), and bathypelagic (below 1000 m). Life stages and seasonal variations are also considered. Eighty species of Siphonophora were identified in these collections. Among these, and described elsewhere, were five new species: Lensia eltanin, L. eugenioi, L. landrumae, Heteropyramis alcala, and Thalassophyes ferrarii. The eudoxid stages of L. lelouveteau and L. reticulata were also discovered. In addition, the following rare Siphonophora species were collected: Halistemma cupulifera, Desmophyes annectens, Lilyopsis rosea, Eudoxia macra, Lensia achilles, L. baryi, L. exeter, L. grimaldii, L. hostile, Nectocarmen antonioi, and Clausophyes galeata. The most common species of the Antarctic Subantarctic region during the four seasons was Dimophyes arctica. The eudoxid stages of Chelophyes appendiculata, Diphyes dispar, Diphyopsis mitra, Clausophyes ovata, and Heteropyramis maculata were abundant.

Sinking of the Titanic

Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134563

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 8210

Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158675

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8894

Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations.

Timon of Athens

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486800768

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 878

An extravagantly open-handed citizen of ancient Greece is disillusioned to discover that his friends fail to reciprocate his gifts in this deeply cynical drama, a tale of debt, ruin, and misanthropy.

500 Years of Illustration

From Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent

Author: Howard Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486261700

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 5424

Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book.

Maybe This Time

Author: Joan Kilby

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037371839X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9966

Just when they thought they were through… What are the chances of running into your ex-wife on a singles cruise? Apparently very high, as Darcy Lewis discovers. With their messy past, surely he and Emma can stay on opposite sides of the ship and leave each other alone. They can't. Instead, they spend a sinfully hot night together. Too bad the morning after proves they separated for good reason. Even when Emma tells him she's pregnant, they decide they're better apart. Or are they? Because somehow they keep turning to each other for support. And it's clear the attraction is still there. Maybe this is their second chance—a new baby, a new chance to make this work.

The I Ching

The Book of Changes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

View: 8938

One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.

The Kaleidoscope of Gender

Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities

Author: Joan Z. Spade,Catherine G. Valentine

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979064

Category: Social Science

Page: 581

View: 8477

An accessible, timely, and stimulating introduction to the sociology of gender, The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive analysis of key ideas, theories, and applications in this field as viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. This collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally and challenges students to question how gender shapes their daily lives. Like the prior edition, the Third Edition maintains a focus on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments to provide a broad framework. Integrating a cross-cultural focus and intersectional inquiry, this unique text/reader vividly illustrates that gender is a malleable continuum of prisms, patterns, and possibilities.

The Painter's Methods and Materials

Author: A. P. Laurie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146928

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 5831

Techniques for painting on wood panels, paper, walls, and canvas, plus use of watercolors, balsams, resins, turpentine, varnishes, waxes, sizings, and oils. Cleaning and preservation of pictures. 48 full-page plates.

Frommer's Easyguide to River Cruising

Author: Fran Golden,Michelle Baran

Publisher: Easy Guides

ISBN: 9781628872507

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 4946

Frommer's EasyGuide to River Cruising is the first book on the market to cover this wildly popular vacation activity. The book contains opinionated, no-holds-barred reviews of all of the major, and many of the smaller, river cruise lines (including specific reviews of their varying ship classes). These include advice on which boats offer the best value, which are best for luxury seekers, which will do the trick for foodies, which have high tech amenities, and which don't. One chapter is only on booking: where can one find discounts, why one should use a travel agent, what's the timing for reserving your cruise and more. In addition, the book will aid cruisers trying to choose the right river to sail, in chapters that span the globe. What are the highlights of the Amazon, the Irawaddy (in Myanmar), the Mississippi, the Nile, the Seine, the Volga or the Upper Danube (to name just a few)? The book answers these questions and many others, discussing what are the best shore excursions along all the major waterways of the world; what are the most rewarding destinations to add on, either before or after a cruise; and what are the most fun off-the-beaten-path activities and