Richard Philbrick

Biography

Raised on Cape Cod. Lived in New Orleans for 10 years and left long before Katrina. Worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, hospital public relations director and freelance writer before chucking it all and following my bliss which was to work on boats. Became a Coast Guard Licensed captain and worked for 20 years running yachts and small commercial craft including a three year stint as captain of a large sailboat on the French Riviera and sailing across the big pond in '91.

In my own small sailboat I single-handed from Fort Lauderdale to Mexico, Belize and the Rio Dulce in Guatemala and back.

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Books

La Virada Por La Estela de la Adversidad: El Cuarto Viaje Desafortunado De Cristóbal Colón
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This dual-language book about the calamitous fourth voyage of Christoper Columbus is designed for English-Speakers studying Spanish. The Spanish text is shown in boldface followed immediately by the English translation in italics. One can easily read the book in Spanish as one normally would or quickly check the translation to see how good their comprehension is.
Adversity's Wake: The Calamitous Fourth Voyage of Christopher Columbus
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This dual-language book about the calamitous fourth voyage of Christoper Columbus is designed for Spanish-Speakers studying English. English is shown in boldface followed immediately by the Spanish translation in italics. One can easily read the book in English as one normally would or quickly check the translation to see how good their comprehension is.
A Pirate of the Caribbees
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,560. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Pedro Morillo is the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. He swoops down on merchant ships of all nations but has a special hatred for the English. Rarely does any victim escape to tell the tale. Filled with pitched battles at sea, kidnapping and hurricanes young officer Courtenay beards the lion in his den for a final showdown to the death in the tradewinds.
From Powder Monkey to Admiral (Book 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The Continuing adventures of young William (Henry) Rayner. Signed on to a Royal Navy frigate at the end of the 1700s in order to better his life he rises from a mere Powder Monkey to finally command his own ship. Along the way there are fierce battles at sea, shipwrecks, escapes on land from French prisons. Chock full of action and adventure.
From Powder Monkey to Admiral
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
Orphaned and homeless young William (Henry) Rayner signs on to a Royal Navy frigate at the end of the 1700s in order to better his life. With his quick intelligence and devotion to duty he rises through the ranks from the foc'sle to command. The first of two volumes Book I tells of Henry's rise from serving before the mast to becoming a midshipman.
Sailing Alone to Isla
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A single-handed voyage on a small sailboat from Key West Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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