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    Re: Book - Wind, Sand and Stars
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2015 Aug 24, 06:49 +0000
    Conrad's writing is even more amazing when you remember that English was not his first language. He grew up 
    in Poland and did not learn English until sailing on an English ship in his 20's.


    From: Philip Lange <NoReply_PhilipLange@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 5:07 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Book - Wind, Sand and Stars

    Thanks Greg,
    Conrad's writing gets my sweaty skin salt encrusted, hosed down and blown dry while I claw my way across the heaving deck. His prose plunges and my pulse pounds  in rhythm with the ships throbbing  heart: His characters, so clearly drawn that if one were to walk into my room, I would recognize him in an instant.
    Great read. -

    On 08/20/2015 02:12 PM, Greg Rudzinski wrote:

    Before reading chapter 4 THE ELEMENTS it is recommended that Joseph Conrad's TYPHOON be read first. Here is a link to TYPHOON:
    Greg Rudzinski
    P.S. Chapter 3 THE TOOL is most interesting and could very well apply to the sextant as to an airplane or boat.

    "Political language... 
    is designed to make lies sound truthful, 
    murder respectable, 
    and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
    George Orwell.
    Philip Lange
    P.O. Box 701
    Edenton NC 27932

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