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Simple Courage - A True Story of Peril on the Sea

Frank Delaney

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"HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS." -old folk prayer In late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12 winds tossed men about like playthings and turned drops of freezing Atlantic foam into icy missiles. When, in the space of twenty-eight hours, the ship was slammed by two rogue waves-solid walls of water more than sixty feet high-the impacts cracked the decks and hull almost down to the waterline, threw the vessel over on her side, and thrust all on board into terror. Flying Enterprise's captain, Kurt Carlsen, a seaman of rare ability and valor, mustered all hands to patch the cracks and then try to right the ship. When these efforts came to naught, he helped transfer, across waves forty feet high, the passengers and the entire crew to lifeboats sent from nearby ships. Then, for reasons both professional and intensely personal, and to the amazement of the world, Carlsen defied all requests and entreaties to abandon ship. Instead, for the next two weeks, he fought to bring Flying Enterprise and her cargo to port. His heroic endeavor became the world's biggest news. In a narrative as dramatic as the ocean's fury, acclaimed bestselling author Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea. We meet the devoted family whose well-being and safety impelled Carlsen to stay with his ship. And we read of Flying Enterprise's buccaneering owner, the fearless and unorthodox Hans Isbrandtsen, who played a crucial role in Kurt Carlsen's fate. Drawing on historical documents and contemporary accounts and on exclusive interviews with Carlsen's family, Delaney opens a window into the world of the merchant marine. With deep affection-and respect-for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a "biblical tempest" of unimaginable power. He

Language:

English

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:30


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:08


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:15


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:16


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:00


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:25


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:26


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:30


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:00


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:44


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:46


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:48


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:29


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:22


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:07


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:29


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:47


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:06


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:08


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:11


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:41


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:25


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:47


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:48


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:54


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:06


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:44


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:31


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:57


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:22


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:12


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:43


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:15


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:34


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:08


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:14


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:35


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:54


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:27


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:46