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Jones, Tristan 1924-1995

Overview
Works: 49 works in 226 publications in 7 languages and 9,674 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Sea stories  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: G465, B
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Most widely held works about Tristan Jones
 
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Most widely held works by Tristan Jones
One hand for yourself, one for the ship : the essentials of single-handed sailing by Tristan Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to single-handed sailing which is designed to be of use to both novice and experienced sailors alike
Dutch treat : a novel of World War II by Tristan Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time is June 1940. Nazi panzer divisions are churning across northern Europe, leaving ruin and demoralization in their wake. A British commando team sneaks into Amsterdam, and right under the nose of the advance units of the Wehrmacht steals the Dutch crown treasure from the Royal Palace and prepares to whisk it back to the safety of England."--Back cover
To venture further by Tristan Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Thai and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aka by Tristan Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In a last-ditch effort to win status and success, middle-aged adventurer Bill Conan enters a 30,000-mile, single-handed race to sail around the world. This ultimate nautical test of skill, strength and endurance leads him across the vast expanse of the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, where a sudden change in wind throws him off balance and sends him overboard. Alone in the still, open sea he fights to keep from drowning, knowing it is a fight that he must eventually lose. But Conan has fallen into the migratory path of a bottle-nosed dolphin named Aka and his tribe. In an exhilarating encounter, they sense Conan's plight, communicate with him, and work to keep him afloat and alive." --Publisher
Yarns by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Yarns, Tristan Jones tells how he began his writing career. He draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met, and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. He gives advice on everything from seamanship to dealing with local populations in remote places. Not to be missed is his marvelous evocation in the style of Conan Doyle as the mystery of the Mary Celeste is solved, or the Conrad-inspired story of a troubled steamship, Breakdown. Other yarns include the tale of an unlikely salvage operation in Ibiza, a strange rendezvous on the coast of Africa, and of a coincidental meeting with one of America's greatest cruising sailors
The improbable voyage of the yacht Outward Leg into, through, and out of the heart of Europe by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of oak by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan Jones now looks back to this years "below decks" in the British Royal Navy during World War II. It is 1940, and Britain is struggling under the Blitz. Discharged from his sailing barge, Tristan is thrown among wartime recruits from all walks of life and, after a period of instruction and a fair share of punishment on the "hell-ship" HMS Ganges, he goes to sea-first on transatlantic convoy duties, and later on the arduous Arctic runs to Russia. From the destroyer HMS Eclectic, Tristan was privileged to be an eyewitness to the battle between HMS Hood and the Bismarck, and in Heart of Oak he describes the thrilling pursuit and eventual sinking of this legendary German battleship. -- from book jacket
A star to steer her by by Tristan Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible voyage : a personal odyssey by Tristan Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's account of his determination to sail his small craft on the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water in the world, and on Lake Titicaca, the highest
Somewheres East of Suez by Tristan Jones( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983 Tristan Jones, well known as one of the finest sailing adventure writers of our time, had his left leg amputated. Refusing to become landbound after a lifetime at sea, he acquired a specially designed, virtually untippable 38-foot trimaran and began to sail around the world. Outward Leg is the tale of his intrepid voyage from San Diego to London. The Improbable Voyage chronicles his heroic journey along an unusual and hazardous route from the North Sea, through the rivers of Central Europe, to the Black Sea. In Somewheres East of Suez, the final installment of this extraordinary saga, Tristan sails eight thousand miles from Istanbul to Thailand. From the tourist- and terrorist-dominated ports of the eastern Mediterranean to African outposts peopled with famine refugees, Tristan maintains the unique perspective of a man who has had minimal contact with society's restraints, using his acerbic wit to spare no fools and offer biting social commentary. After barely escaping with his life in South Yemen, he sets off for the Far East, determined to win out against the difficulties of his disability, whether battling a tropical cyclone or surviving on a dwindling ration of fresh water in the vast windless expanse of the Indian Ocean
Encounters of a Wayward Sailor by Tristan Jones( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea.Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling tales to transport us aboard boats struggling through savage gales, sweltering through parched calms, and sliding down the trade winds through beautiful, phosphorescent seas. With a special poignancy and his unique, wry sense of humor, Jones brings back to life people--like sailing adventurer Bill Tilman, long-distance voyager Bernard Moitessier, and pioneering woman sailor Clare Francis--as well as the places and boats lost to time. He recalls his favorite ports, his treasured cities, and his most memorable voyages
AKA by Tristan Jones( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a last-ditch stab at fortune and glory, middle-aged adventurer Bill Conan enters a 30,000-mile single-handed round-the-world race. This ultimate test of skill, strength, and endurance leads him across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean's vast expanse, where a sudden change in wind throws him off balance and sends him overboard. Alone in the still, open sea, he struggles to keep from drowning, knowing it is a fight that he will eventually lose. But Conan has stumbled into the migratory path of a bottle-nosed dolphin named Aka and his tribe. In an exhilarating encounter, he senses Conan's plight, communicates with him, and works to keep him afloat and alive. A stirring adventure tale, Aka depicts the ancient history of dolphins, their extraordinary traits and abilities, and their eternal friendship with humans
Ice! by Tristan Jones( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retiring on a pension after being torpedoed in WWII, Tristan Jones embarks on a test of endurance that will last over two years, nearly killing him more than once. Attempting to sail farther North than anyone ever has, he embarks from Iceland on the Cresswell in the summer of 1959. His only companion? A three-legged, one-eyed Labrador named Nelson. He spends his first winter holed up near an Eskimo village in a Greenland fjord. After a violent snowstorm and without an adequate supply of food, he spends a full week digging himself out of enormous snow drifts until he is able to be seen and rescued. This incident kicks off a series of impossible adventures as he voyages to the treacherous waters of the North Pole. His second winter at sea finds him trapped in an enormous ice pack in the Arctic Ocean. For 366 days he is marooned on the craft. As he faces his loneliness and the possibility of his own death under the dazzling Northern lights, Tristan Jones's incomparable sailing adventure reaches an unimaginable climax. ICE! is a classic tale of adventure, its author acclaimed by Time magazine as "someone Lindbergh would have understood"
Saga of a wayward sailor by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan Jones was one of the most acclaimed sea-faring storytellers ever. The combative Welshman was born at sea on a ship off Tristan da Cunha. He dropped out of school at 14 to work on sailing barges, and then spent the rest of his life at sea--first in the Royal Navy, then as a delivery skipper, then as a daring adventurer. SAGA OF A WAYWARD SAILOR tells the tale of one of his most exciting adventures. Jones sails through treacherous waters aboard the Cresswell, a lifeboat converted into a sailboat, struggling to survive against impossible odds. He makes it through violent storms, arrest by the Soviet Navy, and other extraordinary experiences. Join Tristan Jones and a host of other lively and intriguing characters, as this salty and humorous tale unfolds
Heart of Oak by Tristan Jones( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II helped to define Tristan Jones as an adventurous Welsh youth. After losing his parents, he spent much of his life working on sailing barges and so he is no stranger to the seas when he{u2019}s called to fight for Britain during the Blitz in 1940. 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. When the British Royal Navy commissions him to embark on transatlantic duties on the HMS Eclectic, HMS Hood and the Bismarck, Jones learns the emotional trials a sailor must face. On land and at sea, Jones is a hero and describes his thrilling and often comic adventures in HEART OF OAK
A steady trade : a boyhood at sea by Tristan Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan Jones vividly and colorfully describes his childhood as a Welsh boy growing up by the sea. The story of his boyhood in pre-World War II England is strikingly charming and nostalgic. The challenges and adventures he encounters will have you seeing, smelling, feeling, hearing, and tasting the sea as you travel with him through this coming-of-age story
Ice! by Tristan Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retiring on a pension after being torpedoed in WWII, Tristan Jones embarks on a test of endurance that will last over two years, nearly killing him more than once. Attempting to sail farther North than anyone ever has, he embarks from Iceland on the Cresswell in the summer of 1959. His only companion? A three-legged, one-eyed Labrador named Nelson. He spends his first winter holed up near an Eskimo village in a Greenland fjord. After a violent snowstorm and without an adequate supply of food, he spends a full week digging himself out of enormous snow drifts until he is able to be seen and resc
Adrift by Tristan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewheres east of Suez by Tristan Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op drift by Tristan Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de avonturen die de zeezeiler Tristan Jones meemaakt als hij te maken krijgt met politieke verwikkelingen en hij zijn zeiljacht kwijtraakt
 
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Dutch treat : a novel of World War II
Alternative Names
Jones, Tristan

Thrittan Čhōn 1924-1995

Tristan Jones Brits auteur (1924-1995)

Tristan Jones walisischer Autor und Seefahrer

Tristan Jones Welsh sailor

ジョーンズ, トリスタン

Languages
English (172)

German (7)

Spanish (6)

Turkish (3)

Dutch (3)

Catalan (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
Dutch treat : a novel of World War IITo venture furtherAkaYarnsThe incredible voyage : a personal odysseyIce!The incredible voyage : a personal odyssey