After finishing a great book, sometimes it's hard to know where to turn
next. Let us help. Each of our "further recommendations" pages provides
knowledgeable suggestions, hand-picked by our staff, to satisfy your hunger
for more great reading.
YOUR NEXT BOOK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING...
Hungry Ocean by Linda
In The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger describes Linda Greenlaw
as "one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast." Junger's book
was such a hit that the publisher commissioned Greenlaw to write her own book.
The result, this well-written, fascinating account of her work at sea, surprised
and delighted critics and became a New York Times Bestseller. Greenlaw, by
becoming one of the best captains in her industry, has already acheived immeasurable
success. She can now add The Hungry Ocean to her accomplishments.
Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred
Alfred Lansing's Endurance is not only the best of the many books
about Shackleton's famous 1915 expedition across the Antarctic, it is one
of the best and most popular adventure books ever written. Once
Shackleton's ship, The Endurance, was trapped in the ice flows (and eventually
crushed), his crew endured months of terror and depravation on a drifting
ice pack. Eventually they escaped on one of the ship's lifeboats and Shackleton
brought them to safety without the loss of a single life. This is one of the
most terrifying and riveting stories ever put to paper. Recommended by
Storm by Erik
All obvious storm connections aside, Erik Larson's novel places historical
context around the deadliest hurricane in history. Isaac's Storm is
named for Isaac Cline, an early 20th century scientist who epitomized America's
overconfidence in its ability to predict the weather. The gripping tale is
both a report of arrogant misunderstanding and dreadful consequence
and a warning against underestimating nature's power to destroy.
Thin Air by Jon
Published at roughly the same time, Into Thin Air and The Perfect
Storm were each enormously popular accounts of harrowing natural events,
together topping bestseller lists for months on end and making 1999 one of
the most successful years on record for adventure stories. Krakauer's book
is his personal story of a disastrous attempt to climb Mt. Everest. Into
Thin Air made celebrities, reluctant or otherwise, of all surviving members
of the expedition, and inspired a slew of books, documentaries, and films.