- Title: Count Luckner: The Sea Devil
- Author: Lowell Thomas
- ISBN: 9780766147706
- Page: 264
- Format: Paperback
This book lends a biographical account of the life of Count Luckner, the Sea Devil, the man who commanded the raider Seeadler The Seeadler was a sailing ship that had broken through the British blockade and played havoc with Allied shipping in the Atlantic and Pacific during the latter part of the war Luckner looked the part of a Sea Devil he was a tall, massive man witThis book lends a biographical account of the life of Count Luckner, the Sea Devil, the man who commanded the raider Seeadler The Seeadler was a sailing ship that had broken through the British blockade and played havoc with Allied shipping in the Atlantic and Pacific during the latter part of the war Luckner looked the part of a Sea Devil he was a tall, massive man with huge shoulders and a voice that boomed like a foghorn.
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Count Luckner was a German Count who in World war one set out with a sailing vessel to capture and sink Allied Merchant Ships, without harming their crews. This is the account of his adventures as written by Lowell Thomas, the author of "With Lawrence in Arabia" ( yes, THAT Lawrence of Arabia!). His life from a runaway to his adventures slipping the British blockade and then cpaturing ships takes the reader throgh the first half of the book, and THEN it becomes more interesting (how about a near [...]
The story of Count Luckner is one of the great adventure stories from an era when adventure was turning from sail to steam (as in ships). In fact, by the time of Luckner's exploits during World War One, the setting of adventure on a sailing ship in the era of Jutland and Fisher's Battleships of the line, his success of outrunning modern warships and escaping prison is one of sheer persistence.The back story of his youth is remarkable on its own. A young count discards nobility to run away to sea [...]
Did Lowell Thomas write/publish 60 books or 56 books? The record is not clear. Beyond challenge, Thomas, a popular, pioneer news broadcaster for both radio and television, was a prolific writer. He may be remembered best for introducing Lawrence of Arabia to the world and for building the awesome Lawrence legend. Thomas believed he found the German counterpart of Lawrence in Count Felix von Luckner, commander of a four-masted, wooden German raider of World War I who slipped past the British bloc [...]
I can't vouch for this edition but it is the closest to my 1928 hardback published by The Whitefriars Press in 1928 .Even if half the stories in the book - all no doubt having undergone some embellishment - were true, it would still be a staggering chronicle of a very daring adventure. Count Felix Luckner, the hero of this tale, became something of a celebrity in Weimar Germany and rightly so for he showed an independent spirit in his career, and gallantry and bravery in command of the IWW Germa [...]
Interesting story - as it is written from the recollections of the main character it is somewhat difficult to tell how much actually happened as reported. It would be interesting to read something with other perspectives.
Von Luckner lived such an unreal life, I would've thought this book was fiction, but it's all true! What a character of history. If "the most interesting man in the world" we're a real person, it would be him.
Reads like a fictional adventure novel. It's pretty incredible to think that this actually happened.
Another historical study by Lowell Thomas. I'm looking forward to the time when I have enough time to finally read it, and Thomas's "The First World Flight" as well. [close:]
Suggested by Laura
a great book for young teen-age boysme of it sounds too good to be true.
FantasticIt's almost too wild to be true. One of the great adventure books. Too bad noble days have gone by.
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