Louise Beech, How To Be Brave. London: Orenda Books Press, 2015. 370 pp. This book is a tapestry of two stories compassionately woven together by Louise Beech. The narrative combines the present-day story of Natalie, a mother coping with her young daughter’s
Deborah Cowen, The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 328 pp. This book is both revealing and concealing. There is something to learn in this book, but its academic jargon does not
Burkhard Lemper, Thomas Pawlik, Susanne Neumann, ed. The Human Element in Container Shipping. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012. 174 pp. This volume is a collection of essays that explores the human element in container shipping. Though the editors note that the “human
Nick Churchill, Melanie Warman, Charis Gibson, and James Leslie. 200 Stories from the Sea, 1818-2018. Southampton: Sailors’ Society, 2018. This is a commemorative book with 200 short vignettes about the work of the Sailors’ Society on the occasion of its 200th
by Roderick G Galam ‘If you stayed and worked here, nothing is going to happen to you.' These are the words of 23-year-old utility man, Anton, when speaking about his life chances in the Philippines. He feels stuck and concludes that he
A new podcast teaches consumers a lesson in globalization, its promise, and its potential liabilities. Originally published in US Catholic. Most of us devote little thought to ocean-borne shipping. Yet it plays an enormous role in our lives, as around 90 percent of
Richard L. Byrnes, Christ with a Priest’s Face: Spirituality in Action: The Remarkable Life of Father Charles Hubert McTague. 2002. 139pp. As the continuous stream of container trucks rumble past, the Stella Maris Chapel on Corbin St. in Port Newark, NJ
Roald Evensen, Terje J. Eriksen and Bjørn Lødøen, Velferden – Historien om States Velferdskontor for Handelsflåten. Sofiemyr: Bjørgu Forlag AS, 2017. 194pp. This is a beautiful pictorial history of the work of the Norwegian Seamen’s Service over the past 70 years.