Wake of the Perdido Star

Wake of the Perdido Star

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Academy Award–winning actor Gene Hackman spins a cinematic tale of pirates, shipwrecks, and sea adventure. Co-written with Daniel Lenihan, one of America's leading authorities on shipwrecks and diving, Wake of the Perdido Star is a moving story of a young boy's coming of age on the high seas, full of authentic nautical and historical detail. A 19th-century sea adventure in the spirit of Patrick O'Brian, Wake of the Perdido Star is a captivating tale about friendship, justice, and survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451202116
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gene Hackman has always had a yearning to write. Growing up in Danville, Illinois, he spent time at his grandfather’s small newspaper office and accompanied his uncle, a reporter, on assignments. After service in the Marines, Gene began his acting career in the theater, then went on to star in such movies as Bonnie and Clyde, The French Connection, The Conversation, and Unforgiven. He is the winner of two Academy Awards®.

DANIEL LENIHAN, winner of the George Melendez Wright Award for Excellence in Submerged Resources Research, has been diving as a park ranger and archeologist for the National Park Service since 1972, and founded the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (SCRU) in 1976 before being appointed the first chief in 1980.

Over the last 25 years, Lenihan and the SCRU team have been the subject of national media stories and many TV documentaries on CBS, ABC, BBC, CNN, PBS, The Discovery and History Channels, and National Geographic. He has written frequently for Natural History and American History, and co-authored, with Gene Hackman, the well-received sea adventure novel Wake of the Perdido Star. A native New Yorker and former schoolteacher, he lives with his family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

What People are Saying About This

Stephen Coonts

“A swashbuckling sea story of nautical derring-do. ... Salted with plenty of action.”

Clive Cussler

A swashbuckling sea story written like a sea story should be written, with all the legendary action. A fascinating read.”

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Wake of the Perdido Star 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Gene your writing style has me in the company of the ships crew.I guess it must be the salt pumping inside your veins.A great actor ,a great Marine.I met you while you were filming The Royal Tannenbaums,almost fell in your trailer!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gene, Dan...perhaps you could develop the love relationship in the next novel? I'm no romance lover but am left wondering where Jack would have ended up if he'd missed the boat! Good story...tell us more! Jc
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this would be a good book to read. It shows in any conditions, the human will will prevail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read literally hundreds of books and I truly enjoyed this story. I've enjoyed Gene's acting for years and was quite impressed with his talent as an author too. I hope the saga continues. Well done Gene and Dan. Please, give us more tales of young Jack and his shipmates. I for one will be waiting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good storyline, but not a well-written novel. Skin-deep characterization. Example: 'It was his father. Dead.' Also the following paragraphs dealing with the death. Another example: the death of his mother. 'He saw in her eyes what could only be triumph. Triumph and love.' Come on, Gene. You're speaking of loved parents dying in agony, not what you had for breakfast. Gene, all of your acting roles were geat. Be satisfied with that. I note that the novel was not published by a big name firm. That should give a buyer pause.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this rolling sea tale, good characters, excellent story. Hard to put this down. The shipboard scenes and early diving scenes were particularly good and rich in details. Loved the battles. Hope these two do it again.