Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea

Rough Water:Stories of Survival from the Sea

Edited by Clint WillisRough Water is an excellent anthology of various accounts of calamity and woe that took place on the ocean in life rafts, super tankers, yachts, ocean liners, fishing boats, and navy ships. It’s a testament to the sea’s wrath, but, more important, it is a good read for anyone who likes sea stories, true and otherwise.Selections include excerpts from Steve Callahan’s Adrift, John McPee’s Looking for a Ship, Robert Trumball’s The Raft, Tony Farrington’s Rescue in the Pacific, and Robin Knox-Johnson’s The Roaring Forties.

Balliet and Fitzgerals, New York; 212-964-0942; 350 pages; $16.95.

By Ocean Navigator