The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom by Stephen Brennan
Editor Brennan has compiled a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms. He searched far and wide to find passages from such classic authors as Lewis Carroll, Ernest Hemmingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Herman Melville. He uncovered quotes from JFK and Ted Turner, Mark Twain and Jack London, and even mixed in some Shakespeare and Walt Whitman. It’s an easy read that is perfect for the older sailor who has everything, the perfect gift and coffee table book that can be read or browsed in many sittings.
To organize all the information, the book is divided into seven parts that address different themes of sailing.
- The Deep Blue Sea
- Seamen and Women
- Storm and Calm
- The Philosophic Sailor
All of these parts are then followed up by a great ‘Sailor’s Glossary’ with words and phrases of old.
Some of my favorite selections were: