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ISBN-10: 0809437295

ISBN-13: 9780809437290

ISBN-10: 1590172728

ISBN-13: 9781590172728

The Archimedes is a contemporary service provider steamship in tip-top situation, and in the summertime of 1929 it's been making a choice on up items alongside the jap seaboard of the us earlier than creating a run to China. a bit overloaded, perhaps—the oddly various shipment contains piles of previous newspapers and lots of tobacco—the send departs for the Panama Canal from Norfolk, Virginia, on a gorgeous autumn day. ahead of lengthy, the elements turns without notice rough—rougher actually than even the such a lot skilled individuals of the workforce have ever encountered. The Archimedes, it seems, has been swept up within the vortex of an enormous storm, and for the subsequent 4 days it will likely be battered and mauled via wind and waves because it is pushed wildly astray. stuck in an unremitting fight for survival, either the team and the send might be confirmed as by no means earlier than.

Based on special study into an exact occasion, Richard Hughes’s story of excessive suspense at the excessive seas is a unprecedented tale of guys stressed and the unforeseen methods they end up their mettle—or crack. but the originality, artwork, and greatness of In Hazard stem from whatever else: Hughes’s eerie fascination with the typhoon itself, the inhuman strength round which this wrenching story of humanity at its limits revolves. Hughes channels the furies of sea and sky right into a piece of writing that's either apocalyptic and analytic. In Hazard is an unforgettable, defining paintings of contemporary adventure.

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