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  • Author:
    Tristan Jones
  • ISBN:
    0586060553
  • ISBN13:
    978-0586060551
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  • Publisher:
    Triad Books; New Ed edition (1985)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Military
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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Tristan Jones, a legendary sailor, is the author of 16 books, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor, The Incredible Voyage and Yarns.

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Tristan Jones is not only caught in the middle of arduous battles on board, but also the tragic battles he must fight in his heart

Tristan Jones is not only caught in the middle of arduous battles on board, but also the tragic battles he must fight in his heart. On land and at sea, Jones is a hero and describes his thrilling and often comic adventures in HEART OF OAK. Biographies Memoirs.

Saga of a Wayward Sailor. Outward Leg. 1. Books. The Incredible Voyage. The Improbable Voyage.

Heart of Oak - Tristan Jones. Heart of Oak. Tristan Jones. Author’s Note: To save embarrassment to relatives, the names of some of the characters in this book, as well as the names of the ships on which the author served, have been altered. Dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Navy, the oldest organised fighting force in the world.

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Panther Books Ltd was a British publishing house especially active in the 1950s and 1960s, specialising in paperback fiction. It was established in May 1952 by Hamilton's Ltd and titles carried the line "A Panther Book" or "Panther Science Fiction" on the cover. Science fiction was one of the major genres published by Panther Books and titles included Ray Bradbury's The Golden Apples of the Sun and Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.

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Tristan Jones, a legendary sailor, is the author of 16 books, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor, The Incredible Voyage and Yarns.


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I must be frank: I have an innate prejudice in favor of The Sailor Jones. Not just because he is one of the great writing sailors -- or sailing writers -- of the 20th century, and not just because he was a great adventurer in a time when adventuring seemed to be over, but also -- full disclosure -- because he wrote me a very kind autograph in a book of his I bought at a boat show in 1983. Be that as it may, this is a great book, and a disarmingly simple one. Simple, because it is a first-person chronicle of one very young sailor's experiences in WWII, some of which are funny -- bar brawls, drinking, wenching and the like -- and some of which are horrendous -- ships sinking, men screaming, drownings and near-drownings in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, and worst of all, the endless and terrifying waiting for the U-boat wolfpack to attack. And as for Jones, likewise for the Royal Navy. The men and ships protecting the convoys had true "hearts of oak", and this simple narrative shows why.
Quamar
It is a terrific book - and I have enjoyed it for many years. However I recently discovered it is - as Anthony Dalton's new biography of Jones shows - complete fiction - in the sense that Jones was never at any of the events he described. In fact he didn't join the Royal Navy till AFTER World War II.

But that is not to diminish the writing of the tale - Jones imaginings make for a "real" perspective of life in the lower decks of the WWII Royal Navy - and I imagne that in his immediate post-was career in the navy he learned enough to set the scene accurately.

But remember - it is a work of fiction - set on a real historical timeline - but still a good read.
Nilabor
Tristan Jones is my favorite author. He was a remarkable sailor with a wonderful ability to tell the stories of his true adventures. I'm about halfway through this book about when he joined the British Navy as a teen-ager, and I'm loving every page. He's very observant and very funny. I also highly recommend "The Incredible Journey" and "Ice" by Jones. And special thanks to Jeff Bezos for creating the Amazon Kindle.
Jeronashe
From an "Old Sea Dog" comes this riveting story of his teenage years in the 'Senior Service'. I read the copy I bought for my brother, an ex RN sailor. It was not my intention, but after reading the first few pages, I couldn't put it down. You will find, as I did, that a very interesting biography has been written by Anthony Dalton about the compelling yarn-spinning Tristan Jones (Wayward Sailor). It appears that Heart of Oak is a mixture of fact and fiction. It does not though detract from the compelling storytelling.
Arthunter
From the beginning the author made no apologies for how he described his life in the war. Difficult sometimes to understand the words
breakingthesystem
This is a particularly poignant view of WWII from the perspective a young recruit who joined the British navy. Tristan writes with and in character and at the same time weaves a heart rendering story of what it was like to go to war for the lowest class of seamen. Excellent read.
Duzshura
I needed information re- life on board a British ship during WWII. I found many fascinating details and much accurate information in this book. I found that some of the humor was less funny that announced, but on the whole, I found this book

very interesting. It was in great part a tale based on personal experience, and

it held my interest throughout. I'm going to read more by this author...
One of the best books about life below decks. I am a great fan of Tristan Jones - have been for years.