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Deadliest Waters: A Story of Survival on Alaskan Seas

Deadliest Waters: A Story of Survival on Alaskan Seas [Kindle Edition]

Sig Hansen , Mark Sundeen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Sig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catch from the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable and unforgettable as the frigid Bering Sea, The Deadliest Catch is unlike anything else on television.
But the weatherworn fishermen of the fishing vessel Northwestern have stories that don't come through on TV. For Sig Hansen and his brothers, commercial fishing is as much a part of their Norwegian heritage as their names. Descendents of the Vikings who roamed and ruled the northern seas for centuries, the Hansens' connection to the sea stretches from Alaska to Seattle and all the way to Norway. And after twenty years as a skipper on the commercial fishing vessel the Northwestern -- which was his father's before him -- Sig has lived to tell the tales.
To be a successful fisherman, you need to be a mechanic, navigator, welder, painter, carpenter, and sometimes, a firefighter. To be a successful fisherman year after year, you need to be a survivor.
This is the story of a family of survivors; part memoir and part adventure tale, North by Northwestern brings readers on deck, into the dockside bars and into the history of a family with a common destiny. Built around a gripping tale of a deadly shipwreck like The Perfect Storm, North by Northwestern is the multi-generational tale of the Hansen family, a clan of tough Norwegian-American fishermen who, through the popularity of The Deadliest Catch, have become modern folk-heroes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1418 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (8 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003M69WIA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,525 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Getting to know the real people 29 Jan 2011
By Flo G
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I've followed 'Deadliest Catch' for several years now and although I love the programme, I would never assume to know the guys we watch. Theirs is a dangerous, tiring, backbreaking - sometimes lethal - world of work that fills you with admiration and makes you pause for a moment whenever presented with a plateful of Alaskan crab. This book brings you a step closer to the real men behind the images that we watch on tv in the comfort of our homes. They are hard-working family men, proud of their Norwegian roots and refreshingly unsullied by tv fame. They demonstrate outstanding loyalty to one another, the boat and it's heritage and this comes thundering across in the book. Well written, informative and factual. Few of us will probably ever meet these guys in person but, if you respect the crew of the Northwestern and what they do, you'll love this book and it'll make you understand their philosophy and tenacity just that little bit more. As to the 'cussing' that someone else has commented on.. sorry, that's fishing for you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad if you like alaska crab fishing 17 Nov 2010
By Luke
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If you have watched The Deadliest Catch, or are interested in commercial fishing, you will probably enjoy this very straightforward book describing the life of a hard-working family of Norwegian-Americans fishermen. Simple, honest, to the point.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read! 8 Sep 2013
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a really enjoyable book but if you buy this book don't buy "North by Northwestern" as despite it looking completely different on the outside they are exactly the same book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 1 Dec 2012
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Great book well worth reading if you a fan of the deadliest catch, very interesting background information on the Hansen family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 13 July 2014
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I sure most people who will read this have watched the show, the book fills in the gaps . if your nosey (like me) about the Hansens. It makes the show more enjoyable when you feel you know more about the people involved.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deadliest Waters 9 Jun 2013
By Nel
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This is a good read about the life of the Hansen family and what the life is on the Bering Sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars North by Northwestern 25 Mar 2013
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This is a brilliant book. Knew of the boat from Deadliest Catch, which I love but the book covers a lot of Sig Hansen's family history and his dad, with nice family photos. Written in a clear, very easy style. Loved it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars ironmen woodenships 18 Mar 2013
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it makes for a dam good read true to life story I recon it a must read no bars hold every thing is put into the book where they came from in there old wooden boats life back then was pure hell ,and that's before the men put to sea in there wooden coffins boats not fit to sale on park boating lakes let alone deep open wild seas on open decks by god IRONMEN &WOODEN SHIPS, and they made light work of it
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