Archive for April, 2018

Superyacht Mine Games

April 27, 2018


Chris Cline, $2 Billion net worth, from Beckley, WV, owns Foresight Mining (coal) & 203 foot $30 million Mine Games.


April 27, 2018

An oceanographer & MI6 agent meet at a boutique African resort. They go their separate ways where she explores the depths of the sea and he infiltrates a Jihadi cell in Africa.


Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum

April 21, 2018


The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining – travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world’s great circumnavigators – Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination.

Sailing Alone around the World recounts Slocum’s wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum’s incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written


April 21, 2018


Set in the era and reminiscent of the movie Dances with Wolves, this story tells another side of the Native American Indian conflict.

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Queen of the Desert

April 21, 2018

Based upon the true story of Gertrude Bell who befriended the leaders of the tribes of the Middle East prior to WW2. Ultimately she drew the boundaries of Countries and chose their Kings. She spoke their language, understood their culture & traditions. This resulted in mutual respect by the Bedouin tribes. Her associates included Winston Churchill & Lawrence of Arabia.


Nicole Kidman and director Werner Herzog bring to life the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). Stunningly shot on location in Morocco and Jordan, Queen of the Desert reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.



The Hungry Ocean – A Swordboat Captain’s Journey

April 13, 2018


True stories – THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER–NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden (played in the movie by Mary Mastriantano), sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick. “A beautiful book . . . a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions.” — Douglas Whynott, The New York Times Book Review “An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants.” — Daniel Hays, co-author of My Old Man and the Sea “A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captainand an excellent writer.” — John Casey, author of Spartina

The Sinking of the Eastland – America’s Forgotten Tragedy

April 13, 2018


This true story of the annual Western Electric Company picnic cruise from Chicago to Washington Park, Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana ended with 844 drowned at the dock on the Steam Ship Eastland that had capsized at the Chicago wharf in 1915.

On July 24, 1915, the city of Chicago suffered a tragedy that was witnessed by nearly 10,000 bystanders and claimed more lives than the infamous Chicago Fire. But, unlike the Titanic three years before, the sinking of the steamship Eastland has been largely forgotten. Now award-winning writer and Chicagoan Jay Bonansinga has set out to discover why – and the result is a historical thriller.

Molly’s Game

April 7, 2018

MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

The Last Days of the Spanish Republic – Paul Preston

April 6, 2018


Told for the first time in English, Paul Preston’s new book tells the story of a preventable tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and ruined tens of thousands more at the end of the Spanish Civil War.

This is the story of an avoidable humanitarian tragedy that cost many thousands of lives and ruined tens of thousands more.

On 5 March 1939, the eternally malcontent Colonel Segismundo Casado launched a military coup against the government of Juan Negrín. To fulfil his ambition to go down in history as the man who ended the Spanish Civil War, he claimed that Negrín was the puppet of Moscow and that a coup was imminent to establish a Communist dictatorship. Instead his action ensured the Republic ended in catastrophe and shame.

Paul Preston, the leading historian of twentieth-century Spain, tells this shocking story for the first time in English. It is a harrowing tale of how the flawed decisions of politicans can lead to tragedy.

All the Money in the World

April 6, 2018


Based upon the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty, III. His grandfather’s sad worship of the golden calf, where more money is never enough.

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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