It was the biggest sailing vessel ever built and the world's first supertanker. In the winter of 1907, the T.W. Lawson, a four-hundred foot schooner with seven masts, makes her first transatlantic crossing with more than two million gallons of kerosene to be delivered to London.
With almost fifty years of sailing experience, Captain George W. Dow is not intimidated, despite the Lawson's checkered history. But hurricane winds and an angry sea conspire to defeat man and machine. Bereft of her sails, the giant ship is trapped in treacherous shoals off the southwest coast of Britain. Seventeen lives are lost, including a local pilot trying to avert disaster. Now, Captain Dow is called to account-most especially to himself.
Leviathan's Master is a true story, transformed into a gripping historical novella by the captain's great, great nephew.
Praise for David M. Quinn's
It May Be Forever ― An Irish Rebel on the American Frontier
"Master storyteller, David Quinn, erases time.... To transport the reader is the writer's job. Quinn does just that."
Mary Sojourner, Novelist and NPR Contributor
"A beautifully written historical novel filled with excellent research and characters! Highly recommended!"
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David M.Quinn was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1945 and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. He studied political science at Wheeling Jesuit University (B.A.) and Fordham University (M.A.). After thirty years in the telecommunications industry, David made the decision to leave the corporate world in 1999. Following his passion for genealogy led him to uncover remarkable stories within his family history. First was that of his great, great uncle Michael Quinn, as told in the historical novel, It May Be Forever - An Irish Rebel on the American Frontier. Now, drawing upon his maternal ancestry, David gives us the remarkable story of Captain George W. Dow, who is the narrator of the true story, Leviathan's Master - The Wreck of The World's Largest Sailing Ship. David and his wife, Betsy, live in Prescott, Arizona and have three grown children and four grandchildren.
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