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An extravagant life : an autobiography incorporating Blue Water, Green Skipper / Stuart Woods.

Woods, Stuart, (author.). Woods, Stuart. Blue water, green skipper. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 921 WOO (Text) 33500013618996 New Checked out 07/11/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593188514
  • ISBN: 0593188519
  • Physical Description: 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This work includes, in its entirety, Blue Water, Green Skipper by Stuart Woods, originally published by W.W. Norton & Company in 1977." -- Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Over the last forty years, Stuart Woods has written more than ninety novels of suspense and intrigue, beginning with the award-winning Chiefs. Featuring iconic crime-fighting and jet-setting leads, the plots are masterfully conceived and wonderfully escapist. What many readers don’t know is that Woods's very own life was filled with similar stories of adventure. Born in Georgia, Woods worked in advertising in New York, served in the US Air Force, and had a short stint as an advance man. At the age of 37, he found himself in a transatlantic sailing race, and pursued writing as a full-time career shortly thereafter. Along the way, Woods has lived all over the world, from New York to London, Santa Fe to Ireland. Incorporating his iconic sailing memoir Blue Water, Green Skipper, this is the story of a life well-lived, and a special inside look into the beloved author’s many exploits." --
The New York times best-selling author of the Stone Barrington series recalls his own adventurous journey from his Georgia childhood to serving in the United States Air Force and becoming a transatlantic sailor.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    In the early 1970s, before he became a best-selling writer of crime fiction, Woods took up sailing, eventually competing in a transatlantic race. In 1977, he published a memoir called Blue Water, Green Skipper that recounted his experiences during those years. His new autobiography includes that 200-page book in its entirety, as well as another nearly 300 pages of additional material covering his life leading up to the 1970s and his later years. Structurally, it's a traditional autobiography, starting with the birth of the author and taking us through his childhood, his time in the military, his career in advertising, his years as a sailor, and his writing career. The focus is on the sailing, though, with relatively little space devoted to his long run as a novelist (he's published nearly 90 books since 1981's Edgar-winning Chiefs). Woods treats his writing life almost as an afterthought; this is, in the main, a sailor's memoir. And it's a good one, too, with plenty of adventure. But it should be noted that readers looking to the book for the story of Woods the novelist might be disappointed. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stuart Woods is the author of more than eighty-five novels, including the #1 New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and Connecticut.

Subject: Woods, Stuart.
Woods, Stuart > Travel.
Authors, American > Biography.
Authors, American > Travel.
Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race.
Single-handed sailing.
Genre: Travel writing.

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