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Tristan Jones

Full Name: Tristan Jones
Number of Works: 21
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ISBN: 0924486902, 9780924486906
Keywords: odyssey, personal, voyage, incredible
Pages: 410
Published: 1977
  • Rating: 80%

In a daring six-year voyage by sail, Tristan Jones traveled from the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world, to the Andes Mountains and Lake Titicac, the highest -- an epic and singular journey of exploration and discovery.Along the way he was thrown in jail, attacked by Arabs, rescued by Ethiopians, nearly killed by a rat, saved by a crocodile. He found a desolate island off Colombia, full of political prisoners. In Cartagena, it was drug dealers, in Zanzibar assassins...and thieves almost everywhere."Lusty, rough, full of comic interludes as well as harrowing ones...high tales.
ISBN: 0713644311, 9780713644319
Keywords: ice
Pages: 282
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 80%

Tristan Jones described by Time magazine as "someone Lindbergh would have understood," wanted to sail a boat farther north that anyone else would ever attempt. Accompanied by Nelson, a one-eyed, three-legged Labrador, he set out from Iceland in the summer of 1959. The first winter he holed up in a Greenland fiord. Trapped by violent snowstorms, he nearly died. But he kept moving north, and by the second winter was solidly joined to an ice pack in the Arctic Ocean. For 366 days all he could do was hope the ice pack would drift far enough north for the record. His only certainty was
ISBN: 0924486791, 9780924486791
Keywords: sailor, wayward, saga
Pages: 263
Published: 1979
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0924486309, 9780924486302
Keywords: adrift
Pages: 272
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

Emerging from the South American wilderness after adventures related in The Incredible Voyage, Tristan Jones finally makes it home to Britain to find his vessel, the tiny, nearly indestructible Sea Dart, impounded by customs officials because he cannot pay the 'import' tax. In his quest for the means to liberate his boat, he takes any work he can get: stoking the boilers at Harrod's, regaling TV talkshow viewers with wild stories, and in New York skippering one-day 'around the lighthouse' cruises. Finally Sea Dart is the star of an Explorers Club dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, then goes on to
ISBN: 1574090186, 9781574090185
Keywords: sea, boyhood, trade, steady
Pages: 280
Published: 1982
  • Rating: 80%

A Steady Trade is the story of a childhood in Wales and a boyhood on the arduous "sail-in-trade" of northern Europe before World War II. It is a charming, nostalgic reminiscence of a lost world, of childhood in a Welsh countryside still in the 19th century, of a time when chantey-singing sailors fought the weather to deliver bricks, coal, even animals around the world, and of a young boy who wanted to experience it all. It is a book filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea, an unbelievably real evocation of a remarkable coming of age.
ISBN: 0713651067, 9780713651065
Keywords: leg, outward
Pages: 286
Published: 1985
  • Rating: 60%

After having his leg amputated and spending seven years ashore, Jones decides to return to sea. October 1983 Jones and one crew member set out from San Diego in a 36 ft trimaran, intending to circumnavigate the world.
ISBN: 0553255487, 9780553255485
Keywords: oak, heart
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%

Following the account of his childhood and his early years aboard in A Steady Trade, Tristan Jones now looks back to his years 'below decks' in the Royal Navy during World War II. It is 1940; discharged from his sailing barge, Tristan is thrown among wartime recruits from all walks of life and after a period of instruction and a fair share of punishment on HMS Ganges, he goes to sea; first on transatlantic convoy duties, and later on the arduous Arctic runs to Russia. He was sunk three times before he was 18 years old.
ISBN: 0924486023, 9780924486029
Keywords: yarns
Pages: 272
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 157409064X, 9781574090642
Keywords: further, venture
Pages: 304
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 60%

In this memorable exploit from a master storyteller, legendary sailor Tristan Jones makes an exceedingly difficult passage through the infamous Kra Peninsula in a small fishing boat, sacrificing all personal comforts for the unknown and the seemingly impossible.
ISBN: 0688082548, 9780688082543
Keywords: heart, europe, leg, outward, voyage, yacht, improbable
Pages: 332
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 80%

The Improbable Voyage is the astonishing account of Tristan Jones' 2,307-mile voyage across Europe in an ocean-going trimaran. With characteristic wit and inimitable style, the legendary sailor and master storyteller continues this tale of his round-the-world voyage begun in Outward Leg. Having half-recovered in an Amsterdam hospital from broken ribs and a collapsed lung, Tristan, together with his crew, sets off up the Rhine and experiences the most severe winter known in Europe for many years. Battling ice and cold, petty-minded bureaucrats and customs officials, Bulgarian gun-boats and Roma