Yaffe, James (1927-2017)
The Voyage of the Franz Joseph.
Putnam's, 1970. 448 pages
Based on a true story; 1939 more than a
one thousand Jews have paid Hitler a small fortune to escape from Germany; the
Cuban government has agreed to accept the refugees. During the voyage their entry
visas are revoked, the passengers are faced with returning to Germany, internment
and death unless another country accepts them. All civilized nations protest but
none will step forward to aid them.
Saturday Evening Post, Sept. 8, 1951
WW II Mini-sub destroys battleship.
Yerby, Frank (1916-1991)
Dial, 1956. 343 pages
Ty Meredith captains a Confederate
during the Civil War.
The Golden Hawk.
Dial, 1948. 346 pages
Pirate Kit Gerado and his search for
the Spanish Main in the 1690s.
A Ship's Tale.
Boson Books, 2006. 358 pages
Set in post-war England, this is the
story of the square-rigger Bonnie Clyde, a grand vessel in her time, but now
awaiting scuttling in the English Channel; a group of rogue sailors, unable to
persuade the Admiralty to help save the vessel, pirates the ship away while under
tow to be scuttled, sailing her through the English Channel and the Irish Sea,
hoping to deliver the ship to her original home where she was built in Dumbarton,
Scotland on the river Clyde.