- Publisher: Dennis Hale (2010)
- ISBN-10: 0692009302
- ISBN-13: 978-0692009307
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,286,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor Paperback – 2010
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Of special interest are the appendices of the Coast Guard investigation report, Dennis's hospital report, and copies of correspondence to Dennis from the Coast Guard, the Secretary of Transportation, and Senator John Glenn, as well as reference to hypothermia research that states that, due to the length of time he was exposed to such extreme conditions, "Dennis Hale should no longer be alive."
I am uncertain as to how this book differs from his earlier work, Sole Survivor: Dennis Hale's Own Story, as I have not read that book.
This is a story of growing up the hard way, survival, and coping with personal tragedy. It also tells a little bit about the psychological, and possibly spiritual, impacts tragedy and loss can have upon the human mind. People are formed and changed by their experiences, both as a child and as an adult.
Overall I found this a delightful book. However, the Union Pacific's City of Los Angeles did not travel through Texas. It crossed the plains via Nebraska and Wyoming. My brother and I think the young Dennis Hale traveled to California from Ohio (through Chicago) via the Rock Island / Southern Pacific Golden State Limited, or took the Illinois Central's City of New Orleans to New Orleans, where he and his aunt would have picked up a Southern Pacific train to Los Angeles. Minor details and recollections aside, it is a good book about this man's interesting life. You can pick it up used through Amazon.com or new from the author.
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This reads like a regular person (non-professional writer) put the book together. It does, however, give an honest and real perspective of what happened making this an interesting... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert McCarthy
I liked this book because it was written from the heart, warts and all. The only problem I have is that I ordered a new book as it was to be a Christmas present , costing 70 euros... Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Mr John Carroll
Well written story of the Daniel J. Morrell, a Great Lakes freighter that sank in 1966 on Lake Huron. Dennis Hale, the author, was the only survivor out of a crew of twenty-nine. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Judy Troyan