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Triumphs and Tragedies: Twenty-five aspects of the life of a Liverpool Sailor. Paperback – October 21, 2009

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Wright offers honest recollections of his life and experiences that are at humorous, painful, and loving. Wright doesn't spare himself but opens up and lets the stories flow from his memory and from his heart. --His Words Flow from his Heart!

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After retiring in 1991 from a job as Marine Surveyor, which occupied most of my waking hours, my wife and I moved to a small cowboy town in Northern California. I soon found out that I was neither a Dude Cowboy nor a farmer, but rather a middle aged sailor out of a job with nothing to do. I bought an early version of the Brother's word processor and joined a local writers group. Write what you know about, they told me. I wrote about my father and mother, about school (I was awarded a certificate of merit from Friends of the Library in Sacramento). 
My award encouraged me to write more than half a dozen pages and telephone calls from my kids in England constantly asking what was I doing, sowed the seed of writing my autobiography. It took four years to complete.
Meanwhile I was also writing short stories and articles about ships and the sea - and getting them published.
I love to write. I find that pouring stuff out of my mind onto a piece of paper gives me a great deal of comfort and peace. When I think of finding a safe place, I go to my cubby hole office and start to write.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (October 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440168148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440168147
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,239,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Triumphs and Tragedies: Twenty-five aspects of the life of a Liverpool Sailor
By Peter Wright
copyright 2009 by Peter Wright, published by iUniverse, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

Triumphs and Tragedies: Twenty-five aspects of the life of a Liverpool Sailor by Peter Wright may well qualify as one of the most interesting memoirs I have read. It is written in a straightforward, engaging manner that immediately worms it way into your mind. Going back and forth between memories of adult life and childhood at first, Wright takes through his memories of such great events as both World Wars, and his reactions to them, as well as his childhood reactions to the Great War (World War I). Even though World War I took place prior to Wrights birth it deeply impacted his life, leaving emotional and psychological wounds that would never heal.

Wright offers honest recollections of his life and experiences that are at humorous, painful, loving and full of every emotion in between. Wright doesn't spare himself at all but opens himself up and lets the recollections and stories flow not only from his memory, but from his heart. What follows is an excerpt from a portion dealing with Wright's days as a Catholic school boy:

"When I was in the fourth form, about fourteen years of age, the head sacristan appointed me thurifer for the upcoming high mass on Palm Sunday. The thurifer is the guy who carries the thurible, the brass sensor hung on chains which contains burning incense. Some of you reading this can imagine how I felt, especially when Sunday morning dawned - horrible. I knew I was going to make a mess of it. If I'd known exactly how I would have made a mess of it, I would have caught the next train back home...

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In Peter Wright's latest book, Triumphs and Tragedies: Twenty-five aspects of the life of a Liverpool Sailor., he tells an amazing life story filled with, yes, tragedies and triumphs. Honest to a fault, Wright reviews his sea-faring life with all of the pain, joy and adventures pulling the reader into a very unusual life. Born in England, the son of a sailor killed at sea, he follows in his fathers footsteps travelling the world with little regard family left at home. Later in life, he reassesses and realizes the errors of his ways and the blessings bestowed upon him. A wonderful memoir you won't want to miss with a writing style that rivals Dickens!
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