Garland Roark

Garland Roark (1904-1985) wrote many seafaring adventures and, under the pseudonym George Garland, Westerns. He held advertising positions with various stores in Texas from 1924 until 1946, when he quit to write full time.

His books are mainly about merchant ships and his first one, ‘Wake of the Red Witch', was made into a film starring John Wayne. Two of his novels are historical naval fiction and are listed below.

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Year  Book  Comment
  Star in the Rigging A historical novel set during the Texas war for independence against Mexico
  The Outlawed Banner Set onboard Federal and Confederate ships during the American Civil War.

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Wake of the Red Witch Captain of the last sailing trading ship in the South Seas hunts for sunken treasure
  The Lady and the Deep Blue Sea Captain Broadwinder and Captain Keys race their clippers from Melbourne to Boston.
  Rainbow in the Royals Two brothers race their clippers from Boston to San Francisco
  Fair Wind to Java Journey aboard a clipper ship to Java and the East
  Slant of the Wild Wind Adventures of the Lady of Glasgow and her sister ship Castelreagh
  The Wreck of the Running Gale Captain Joshua Raikes sailed the Southern seas with a reckless daring
  Tales of the Caribbean A collection of short stories set ashore and at sea in the caribbean.


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