Monday, December 6, 2010

Simon Winchester's 6 favorite books about sailing

Simon Winchester is the author of Krakatoa and The Map That Changed the World. His new book is Atlantic, a history of the world’s second-largest ocean.

At The Week magazine he named his six favorite books about sailing. One title on the list:
In Hazard by Richard Hughes

Best known for his trilogy The Human Predicament, Hughes had decades earlier written this fictional account of a hurricane in the Caribbean. He tells the story from the perspective of the crew of a merchant ship called the Archimedes, and the writing is truly sensational: You huddle beneath the covers, relieved to be safe and dry.
Read about the other books on Winchester's list.

Also see Robin Knox-Johnson's five best books about sailing.

--Marshal Zeringue