[Ebook] Castaway in Paradise By James C. Simmons – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Castaway in Paradise Castaway In Paradise Explores The Reality In The Myth Through The Exciting Stories Of Castaways Who, Because Of Shipwrecks, Perfidious Sea Captains Or Their Own Choice, Found Them Selves True Life Robinson Crusoes From Alexander Selkirk, Defoe S Model For Crusoe, To Melville S Voluntary Marooning In The Marquesas Coming To The Present Time With Tom Neale, A Drifter From New Zealand Who Became The Hermit Of Suwarrow The Author Presents A Fascinating Array Of Castaways And Their Adventures.

10 thoughts on “Castaway in Paradise

  1. says:

    Unrated at completion, but I remember the book being enjoyable.

  2. says:

    Decent but not that inspiring

  3. says:

    This compendium of South Seas adventures involving deserters, pirates and mutineers has a breezy tone that belies the horrifying reality of its true stories The author never romanticizes these tales of Europeans and Americans on expeditions that go terribly wrong, yet the idea of being abandoned to your own devices with no friends still somehow shimmers with romantic allure Alexander Selkirk s adventures on Mar a Tierra Island kick off the book in grand style Selkirk the real life adventurer This compendium of South Seas adventures involving deserters, pirates and mutineers has a breezy tone that belies the horrifying reality of its true stories The author never romanticizes these tales of Europeans and Americans on expeditions that go terribly wrong, yet the idea of being abandoned to your own devices with no friends still somehow shimmers with romantic allure Alexander Selkirk s...

  4. says:

    The Polynesian fantasy of pulling the plug on modern life and living on a tropical island immersed in the sensuality of the elements drew me to Castaway in Paradise Mr Simmons well researched stories about real life castaways has quelled my urge Still I enjoyed learning about the hardships of those unfortunate souls who found themselves struggling to survive in severe circumstances The harsh realities of Alexander Selkirk, the original Robinson Crusoe, stranded in the San Juan Fernandez Isla The Polynesian fantasy of pulling the plug on modern life and living on a tropical island immersed in the sensuality of the elements drew me to Castaway in Paradise Mr Simmons well researched stories about real life castaways has quelled my urge Still I enjoyed learning about the hardships of those unfortunate souls who found themselves struggling to survive in severe circumstances The harsh realities of Alexander Selkirk, the original Robinson Crusoe, stranded in the San Juan Fernandez Islands to the desperate crew of the Essex stove by a whale that inspired Herman Melville are presented here in rich detail The hermit of Suwarrow who chose to live...

  5. says:

    A good non fiction read for anyone who s dreamed about being a castaway on a deserted island and who hasn t This book tells the story of men and women who have been stranded on islands whether the tropical paradise we dream of or a rocky outcropping near Antarctica how they lived, how they survived, and how they were rescued I enjoyed this book, it s pretty well written and it s certainly entertaining If you re a bit bored by one story, it s easy enough to skip the next If you think y A good non fiction read for anyone who s dreamed about being a castaway on a deserted island and who hasn t This book tells the story of men and women who have been stranded on islands whether the tropical paradise we dream of or a rocky outcropping near Antarctica how they lived, how they survived, and how they were rescued I enjoyed this book, it s pretty well written and it s certainly entertaining If you re a b...

  6. says:

    I can t praise this book enough Thoroughly researched, the true historical stories of Castaways and survival will please any adventure lover As I read it I would exclaim out loud in disbelief and awe at the courage, en...

  7. says:

    I m not sure how I ran across this book, but it was on myWish List for awhile It is out of print, so I purchased a very nice used copy from a 3rd party seller onWhat could be better for a summer book, but an easy to read, interesting book about castaways

  8. says:

    Quite a good write up on various famous castaways and their adventures The chapter on Herman Melville was especially well done.

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