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There is the weather, the constant danger of mechanical failure, the perils of controlling five sleep-, women-, and booze-deprived young fishermen in close quarters, not to mention the threat of a bad fishing run: "If we don't catch fish, we don't get paid, period. In short, there is no labor union." Greenlaw's straightforward, uncluttered prose underscores the qualities that make her a good captain, regardless of gender: fairness, physical and mental endurance, obsessive attention to detail. But, ultimately, Greenlaw proves that the love of fishing--in all of its grueling, isolating, suspenseful glory--is a matter of the heart and blood, not the mind. "I knew that the ocean had stories to tell me, all I needed to do was listen." --Svenja Soldovieri --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Amazing to read how well this female Captain did in a male dominated occupation. Well written and fascinating to read the complexities of fishing. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mary Reynolds
The book is very descriptive in what a swordfish vessel is made of. Plus how the captain dealt with different personalities of the crew. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jill Taylor
I have never read The Perfect Storm, but have vaguely heard of the movie through word of mouth. Upon opening this book, I was hooked (no pun intended). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Mawn
Linda is a very intriguing captain. A great view into the world of sea boat captains, politics included.Published 4 months ago by Kente Master
Linda Greenlaw, the only female swordfishing boat captain on the east coast, or possibly ever, takes her readers on a journey way more interesting than the whole Lord of The Rings... Read morePublished 5 months ago by kayla
I did not think that I would be interested in a book about fishing as it in no way overlaps with my personal interests, I have never been a watcher of "Deadliest Catch,"... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristin B.