Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Simple Courage: True Story of Peril on the Sea

What is it about the sea that seems to turn every story into high drama? In 1952, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise was crippled by a ferocious storm. After seeing his crew and passengers rescued, the captain, Kurt Carlsen, dutifully stayed on board in a desperate and danger-fraught struggle to see his ship to port. The stubborn captain became a huge media story at the time. Author Frank Delaney picks up on the story, delving into just what it is about Carlsen and his struggle that resonates with us so strongly.


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