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Ghost Ships: Tales of Abandoned, Doomed, and Haunted Vessels [Hardcover]

Angus Konstam
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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592287239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592287239
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,285,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Wagner to Wordsworth, Homer to Hollywood, the notion of the ghost ship has long caught the imagination of the public, and provided art and literature with a suitably mysterious theme. Read the first page
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellant read 5 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Excellant survey of the the whole topic. Unlike most such books there are maps showing at least the intended cruises of missing ships which makes clear that what ever happened to the "Waratah" and the "Joyita" must have happened shortly after they sailed.

One mistake though. The british battleship that blew up, happened in the Medway not the Mersey.

My only criticism is the printing words. These should really have been in the usual black ink rather than sepia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of the Mystery of the Sea 5 Aug 2005
By John Matlock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Down through the centuries there have been an awful lot of ships lost at sea. So it is no surprise that once in a while a ship ends its days in a strange way. The stories of these ships are the ones told here.

The first section of the book covers ships that sank, usually with enough of an interesting story to justify its inclusion. This includes ships like the Titanic, the Lusitania, and the battleship USS Maine. It also includes some lesser known ships that likewise sank, blew up, or otherwise died in a way that makes for a good story.

The second part of the book is on ships that have ghostly tales told about them. This includes the Queen Mary, the Flying Dutchman, even the USS Thresher. These are stories that have remained current in spite of the current view that there can't possible be anything such as ghosts.

The last section is on ships that have created mysteries that remain a mystery to this day. Here is the story of the Mary Celeste, found drifting and abandoned with a half finished dinner on the table. Here are the stories of some ships like the USS Cyclops, lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

These stories are not new. The Mary Celeste was found in 1862, almost a hundred fifty years ago. In this book the story is well told, including separating out some commonly believed fiction. Recommended for anyone intersted in the sea.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost Ships 24 Jun 2008
By Haunted - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book obtains the facts of the numorous lost and sunken war, civilian and merchant ships and submarines as well as their lost seamen and those few seamen who lived to discuss their tragedies at sea. It as well obtains the facts of salvaged ships. It continues with an addition of spirits [ghost] of many ships. Each incident in the book of Ghost Ships, was thoroughly examined and studied prior to its editing. Many ships are known for being haunted and only a few sunken and/or lost ships have ever been remembered. However, numerous known ships have been both sank and/or lost however, being that it wasn't for the book "Ghost Ships" they wouldn't receive the knowledge that each haunted, sunken and/or lost ship should along with thier crews. Being that the average person has no belief in spirits, when alone they do and will at times have a change of mind. Spirits not only have been known of, heard of by ear but, have been witnessed by sight to be true as well. There have been numerous ships that sank and are haunted. Many of those ships have been witnessed by Lighthouse workmen. The book Ghost Ships not only is an educational book but, a joyous one to read as well!. I recommend this book to read for both knowledge of the seas and enjoyment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars haunting... 8 July 2013
By whippoorwill studio - Published on Amazon.com
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Just getting into reading this one. I wanted something that could inspire daily sketches for the path I'm on at the moment and this is really doing the trick.
4.0 out of 5 stars Book 17 Feb 2012
By KAT - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave this as a gift to my finace. He was on a boat kick and really enjoyed it. Perfect for anyone who likes history and all thing nautical.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a "Yawn" 5 Mar 2013
By R. Ahseln - Published on Amazon.com
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Not much here to recommend it except, It's a passible Time Waster. Retelling of many well known accounts. Surely there must be more exciting stories around.
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