Ryan's Commander by Johanna Ryan GuyRyan's Commander by Johanna Ryan Guy

Ryan's Commander

byJohanna Ryan Guy

Paperback | September 3, 2008

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The Ryan's Commander capsized off Spillars Cove, near Bonavista, on September 19, 2004. In the tragic wreck, two brothers were lost: Dave and Joe "June" Ryan. A federal report concluded that vessel design was one of the factors causing the capsizing. The family of the Ryan brothers recently filed suit against the federal government and the makers of the vessel, arguing its design was unsafe and untrustworthy. This book is Johanna Ryan Guy's tribute, both to her brothers and to the family that still mourns their loss.<_o3a_p>

Johanna Ryan Guy was born in St. Brendan's, Bonavista Bay. She is the youngest of seven children and the sister of Dave and Joe "June" Ryan who were lost on the Ryan's Commander. She is the owner of several successful businesses in St. John's and is the mother of two children.
Title:Ryan's CommanderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:171 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.49 inPublished:September 3, 2008Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:189731731X

ISBN - 13:9781897317310

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the time Title and jacket blurb promised an exposé-type book. Instead, the book is, by and large, a maudlin, self-absorbed memoir of the author's and her family's grief. I'm sure writing the book was quite cathartic for the author. With a skilled editor or - better yet - a ghost writer - the book, even focussed as it is on the family's grief, might have turned out to be worthwhile. But the book promised by the title and the jacket blurb - a book that focuses primarily on the flawed design and poor regulatory & testing scheme; a book that takes an unflinching look at what went wrong, in hopes of preventing future losses - would have been better still. In short, the book itself doesn't come close to matching the promise of its cover, and left me feeling cheated.
Date published: 2009-01-19