Heart of Oak by Tristan Jones

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World War II helped to define Tristan Jones as an adventurous Welsh youth. After losing his parents, he spent much of his life working on sailing barges and so he is no stranger to the seas when he is called to fight for Britain during the Blitz in 1940. Tristan Jones is not only caught in the middle of arduous battles on board, but also the tragic battles he must fight in his heart. When the British Royal Navy commissions him to embark on transatlantic duties on the HMS Eclectic, HMS Hood and the Bismarck, Jones learns the emotional trials a sailor must face. On land and at sea, Jones is a hero and describes his thrilling and often comic adventures in HEART OF OAK.

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Tristan Jones was born at sea aboard his fatherís sailing ship off of the cape of Tristan da Cunha. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of fourteen, and spent his entire life at sea. He sailed a record 400,000 miles during his career with the navy and on a delivery yacht and has gone on several ambitious journeys on his own small ships. For the last few years of his life, he retired to Phuket, Thailand aboard his cruising trimaran. He passed away in 1995. Jones wrote many books about his remarkable life, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor and The Incredible Voyage. In 2003, Ragged Mountain Press published an unauthorized biography, Wayward Sailor : In Search of the Real Tristan Jones.
Published January 1, 1984 by St. Martin's Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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