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The Girl of the Sea of Cortez - a book by Benchley, Peter

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez( )
Author: Benchley, Peter
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Ballantine Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Peter Benchley's fascination with the sea and its magnificent inhabitants inspired such classic novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent author of ocean adventure and suspense. The Girl of the Sea of Cortez was his most heartfelt, cherished story of the relationship between man and the sea, both those that live in it and those who love it.    On an island in the Gulf of California, an intrepid young woman...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Sea Stories
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.15 x 8 x 0.55 Inches
Book Weight:0.441 Pounds
Author Biography
Benchley, Peter (Author)
Peter Benchley was born on May 8, 1940, in New York into one of America's most celebrated literary families. His grandfather was the humorist Robert Benchley and his father the novelist Nathaniel Benchley. A 1961 Harvard graduate, Peter Benchley started out as a reporter for the Washington Post before going on to work as an associate editor for Newsweek. From 1967 to 1969 he was a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson.

Benchley's interest in the sea, stemming from childhood summers spent on the coast of Nantucket, led to his meticulously researching the subject of sharks and writing such bestselling and critically acclaimed novels as The Deep, Whiteshark, and Jaws. Jaws was later adapted into a blockbuster movie (1975). Two of his other books were turned into the made-for-TV movies, The Beast and The Creature. He has also written numerous reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in more than a dozen television documentaries about marine life and oceans.

Benchley died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 12, 2006 at the age of 65.


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