The Manual manages to juggle between the fine line of comedic and factual texts. It provides useful and no doubt life saving information that would help you survive in the the wild until the rescue crew arrived.
This book is written, as the title suggests, with the dual purpose of regaling the reader with an account of Rod and Lu Heikell's most recent circumnavigation, while giving copious advice and information on eating out, provisioning and catering on board along their 30,000 mile plus route.
This is a fascinating piece of history – at least to me, as two members of my family fought in the Far East. So I learnt much that they were never able to talk about.
This is an almost pocket sized book of cartoons making fun of some of the mishaps of sailing - or at least those caused by not complying with the collision regulations. The line drawings are mostly of dinghies but the problems and mistakes remain the same.
The author is an American, resident in New York, so I am sure you can all guess what the cartoon covering Bearing off contains! If you struggle to remember all the Col Regs this book would provide an amusing way of revising and remembering them.