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Frank Delaney


Simple Courage
2006

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Frank Delaney is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Ireland as well as Tipperary and Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York City and Connecticut.


When you're on a ship, and somebody screams 'Man overboard!' you gotta go get that man who fell overboard. If you're gonna say, well, let's call it in to shore and see who's really responsible for the man overboard, and you waste all that time, the person's going to drown. That, in a nutshell, is a metaphor for what happened in the week that I write about.

- Douglas Brinkley
The Great Deluge


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