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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters Hardcover – 30 Mar 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition (30 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312591144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312591144
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.1 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 853,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man." -"Outside Magazine " "Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable."-"Examiner.com"

A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man. "Outside Magazine"

Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable. "Examiner.com"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sig Hansen is the captain of the commercial fishing vessel "Northwestern." He has been featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" from the pilot through every season of the show.

Mark Sundeen is a contributor to "Outside," "New York Times Magazine," "National Geographic Adventure," "Men's Journal," and "McSweeney's." He is the author of "The Making of Toro" and "Car Camping." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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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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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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An excellent account of the Bering Sea crab fishing industry. Also gives a very good insight into the lives of the Norwegian families who settled in the U.S.A , and who were prominent in the fishing industry. Very honest, and Sig is not afraid to mention his disasters , as well as his success
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Because I am such a fan of Deadliest Catch anything that gives greater insight into the boats, crews and families who make their living on the Bering Sea fascinates me. This book is no exception. A must for any fan of the programme and an interesting read for anyone.
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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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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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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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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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