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"Littell's voice--his spare prose and precise ear for the language of the sea--renders fresh clarity to the age-old tale of a crew struggling in the grip of a storm."--TWAIN BRADEN, OCEAN NAVIGATOR MAGAZINE.
"Courage may remind sea novel aficionados of the work of such early 20th-century writers as H.M. Tomlinson, Richard Hughes and William McFee.....a black-and-white classic...a gritty exploration of the nature of human courage."--JONATHAN CARR, THE ATHENS NEWS.
Author Alan Littell has worked as a merchant mariner plying the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and as a newspaper reporter and editor in Boston and Paris. He is best known as a nationally distributed travel journalist--his credits include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure Magazine--and he is a longtime contributor on maritime subjects to Ocean Navigator Magazine. The eldest in a modern American literary family, he is the brother and uncle respectively of novelists Robert and Jonathan Littell. He lives in Alfred, New York.