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Publisher Comments:

In The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger describes Linda Greenlaw as "one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast." Now Greenlaw tells her own riveting story of a thirty-day swordfishing voyage aboard one of the best-outfitted boats on the East Coast, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick.

The excitement starts immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock — and doesn't stop until the last page. While under way, she must contend with savage weather, equipment failure, too few fish, and too many sharks — not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating a fishing boat in a state of mind-numbing exhaustion after working ten 21-hour days in a row.

With a true fisherman's gift for spinning a yarn and a voice that's wry, honest, and all her own, Greenlaw brings readers right on deck with her and her crew, re-creating the experience of going for the big haul against awesome odds. At once a thrilling page-turner and a passionate ode to a fascinating way of life, The Hungry Ocean will captivate lovers of the sea, adventure, and literature alike.

Review:

"A beautiful book for what it says about the love of the sea — sea fever, Greenlaw calls it. And it is a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions." Douglas Whynott, The New York Times

Review:

"An exciting and detailed look inside the commercial fishing industry." Library Journal

Review:

"A fascinating look at an unusual career." Pam Spencer, School Library Journal

Review:

"This is the best book, period, I've ever read on fishing. Anyone who loves the sea will love this book." Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

Review:

"An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants." Daniel Hays, co-author of My Old Man and the Sea

Review:

"A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captain...and an excellent writer." John Casey, author of Spartina

Synopsis:

Familiar to millions of readers of "The Perfect Storm" as the captain of the "Hannah Boden", sister ship to the "Andrea Gail", Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of "Moby Dick".

Synopsis:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!

Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick.

"A beautiful book . . . a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions." — Douglas Whynott, The New York Times Book Review

"An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants." — Daniel Hays, co-author of My Old Man and the Sea

"A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captainand an excellent writer." — John Casey, author of Spartina

About the Author

Linda Greenlaw is the bestselling author of The Hungry Ocean and The Lobster Chronicles, and the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks fleet. She currently lives in Isle au Haut, Maine, where she is taking a break from swordfishing to captain a lobster boat.

Table of Contents

--Preface xi
1 Turning the Boat Around 1
2 Mug-up 18
3 Second Thoughts 26
4 Mug-up 51
5 The Men 59
6 Mug-up 93
7 Sea Time 101
8 Mug-up 132
9 Loose Lips 135
10 Mug-up 190
11 The Golden Horseshoe 194
12 Mug-up 234
12+1 West Bound 238
--Epilogue 254
--Appendix 259
--Map 263
--Acknowledgments 265

What Our Readers Are Saying

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Jeane, January 26, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
This fascinating, adventuresome book details one trip aboard a swordfishing boat captained by Greenlaw with a crew of four. The book starts out at the beginning of the trip, and follows every step through to the end. From the moment they load the boat with some $40,000 of supplies, the crew is racing against the clock to catch enough swordfish to make the trip profitable. Their work is painstaking, backbreaking and dirty, and the reader is spared no details. Besides just telling the story of what it's like the work in the fishing industry, Greenlaw also shares legendary tales, funny stories about fishing and her own thoughts and philosophical musings on life. She is a successful woman captain in an occupation dominated by men, and you can see why. She put her whole heart into her work. She is stubborn, humorous, and smart. And a good writer. It's a great book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786885411
Subtitle:
A Swordboat Captain's Journey
Author:
Greenlaw, Linda
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fisheries
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Anecdotes
Subject:
Grand banks
Subject:
Swordfish fishing
Subject:
Fishing - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-00-13
Publication Date:
20000607
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 8.16 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 288 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786885411 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A beautiful book for what it says about the love of the sea — sea fever, Greenlaw calls it. And it is a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions."
"Review" by , "An exciting and detailed look inside the commercial fishing industry."
"Review" by , "A fascinating look at an unusual career."
"Review" by , "This is the best book, period, I've ever read on fishing. Anyone who loves the sea will love this book."
"Review" by , "An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants."
"Review" by , "A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captain...and an excellent writer."
"Synopsis" by , Familiar to millions of readers of "The Perfect Storm" as the captain of the "Hannah Boden", sister ship to the "Andrea Gail", Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of "Moby Dick".
"Synopsis" by , THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!

Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick.

"A beautiful book . . . a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions." — Douglas Whynott, The New York Times Book Review

"An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants." — Daniel Hays, co-author of My Old Man and the Sea

"A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captainand an excellent writer." — John Casey, author of Spartina
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