Greenpeace Captain: Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior

Greenpeace Captain Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior In over years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement He has led crews into battle for the good of th

  • Title: Greenpeace Captain: Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior
  • Author: Peter Willcox
  • ISBN: 9781910985526
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • In over 30 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warshIn over 30 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warships, including diving in front of a moving destroyer faced a bombing attack of the iconic Rainbow Warrior, resulting in the murder of a shipmate and endured imprisonment for peacefully protesting Russian oil drilling in Antarctica along with his crew This is his story.

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    1. In September 2013, Captain Peter Willcox and the crew of the Greenpeace vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, took part in an action against Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya drilling platform. During this action, all 30 crew members were arrested and imprisoned by the Russian government. They became known as the Arctic 30. This book is that story, but it's also the more substantial one of Willcox's career with Greenpeace, seen from his earliest days in the organisation, on to the notorious bombing of the Rainbow W [...]

    2. This book is fabulous! Inspiring, swashbuckling, fascinating, funny, and heartfelt. I kept pausing as I read to tell the people around me "Wow, they just proved the Russians were dumping nuclear waste near Japanese fishing grounds while the Russian president was in Japan asking for monetary aid and he was SUPER EMBARRASSED" or "Whoah, they're using his ship to relocate an entire village, houses and all, from an island that was contaminated by nuclear testing to a safer island" or "Haha, they jus [...]

    3. This is a great book for anyone who cares about the environment and the health of our planet. I was really shocked at some of the things Peter Wilcox did in order to bring environmental evildoings to light. The actions that Captain Wilcox and his crew undertook in order to expose environmental damage were dangerous, exhausting and humbling but important for everyone. From the dumping of nuclear waste to the killing of whales to documenting climate change, Greenpeace has been there to catch it al [...]

    4. Very interesting book, and highly inspirational. Willcox details a few of the probably thousands of actions he's led on behalf of Greenpeace. We get a good view of how the organisation works, and how difficult it must be to be in charge of a complex action. There are examples from many countries: 'bad' countries as well as 'good' countries and it gives a well balanced picture of the fact that all countries are responsible for the environmental threats to our world.Another reviewer wrote that s/h [...]

    5. Inspirational. The lengths that people go to to save animals, the environment and people is remarkable. The achievements were modestly explained with some good humour. I also broadened my understanding of what Greenpeace do and am glad to know there are so many dedicated supports. Some parts were incredibly touching particularly the nuclear testing stories. I would recommend this to anyone who likes animals, the environment and travel adventure stories.

    6. This book is about the author and his time spent on the Rainbow Warrior, one of the Greenpeasce's ships. How he and his group of people peacefully set out to tell the world and the countries who were and still are destroying what we have left--from the artic ocean to New Zealand (the original Rainbow Warrior was blown up in New Zealand, killing one crew member).For those that want to save the environment and also learn more about Greenpeace, this is a must read (I also read Ocean Warrior--the ot [...]

    7. Peter Willcox has been with Greenpeace for 40 years - beginning when they where a little known organisation and spending most of his life sailing the world trying to raise awareness of environmental and humanitarian issues. This is a story told with ease and humour and makes for very pleasant and educating reading.As a child of the 80's my early impression of Greenpeace was 'those crazy people who chain themselves to things' - which they certainly do a lot of; As an adult I can admire the non-vi [...]

    8. I find that autobiographies tend to be very hit-or-miss. The best are insightful narratives with useful insider observations. The worst are tiring egotistical indulgences. Regrettably “Greenpeace Captain” is too much of the latter. Wilcox is too patronizingHe does have some interesting stories to tell, and his insider perspective is useful for anyone wishing to understand this corner of the environmentalist movement, but by and large I found myself frustrated to the degree to which his ego k [...]

    9. I find that autobiographies tend to be very hit-or-miss. The best are insightful narratives with useful insider observations. The worst are tiring egotistical indulgences. Regrettably “Greenpeace Captain” is too much of the latter. Wilcox is too patronizingHe does have some interesting stories to tell, and his insider perspective is useful for anyone wishing to understand this corner of the environmentalist movement, but by and large I found myself frustrated to the degree to which his ego k [...]

    10. Peter Willcox vertelt verhalen over wat hij meemaakte tijdens de vele acties waaraan hij als kapitein van Greenpeace heeft meegedaan. Het boek leest alsof je naast hem in de stuurhut zit en hij alle tijd heeft om op zijn praatstoel te gaan zitten. Meer op een ‘ouwe jongens krentenbrood’ manier, dan dat alle literaire registers worden opengetrokken. Door zijn rijke ervaringen blijft het boeiend en krijg je een goed beeld over wat Greenpeace doet en waar het voor staat. Zeker de moeite waard. [...]

    11. An interesting read. Peter Willcox does an excellent job of conveying the dedication and commitment that keeps him going to work each day as a captain for Greenpeace. His description of the 'actions' over the years and his appreciation of the individuals on the crews with whom he has worked provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into Greenpeace campaigns. In an environmental organization where activists are rarely recognized by face or name, Peter offers us a rare, very real (and [...]

    12. Reads like a good adventure suspense novel, but also very educational. Wilcox presents himself rather humbly but his passion and dedication show through. He is thorough in his explanations of the various Greenpeace actions and exposes the governmental, political and corporate greed that is causing so much damage to the environment and the people dependent on the earth's bounty.

    13. This compelling story portrays Captain Peter Willcox and his Greenpeace colleagues' commitment to protecting our environment and our future, all wrapped up in numerous adrenalin pumping adventures. A great reminder of what's wrong, what's right, who's doing what about it, and what we all can and should do for our world. An excellent, engaging, and inspiring book!

    14. A freebie I got from Greenpeace. Turned to read it more out of desperation than interest. It wasvery good, engagingly written, full of seaworthy anecdotes and efforts for a good cause. Pictures.Takes you around the world on Greenpeace actions. Full of idealism and humanity.

    15. A strong three stars for "Greenpeace Captain." Through his narrative, Willcox takes readers to Greenpeace actions around the world for a look into their work and the environment they dedicated their actions too.My copy was a gift through First Reads.

    16. Exciting fast-paced read full of adventure. Even though I have known Peter for over 40 years I was amazed by the stories of courage and daring that I was unaware of. He has dedicated his life to ensuring that his daughters and future generations have a habitable planet to live on.

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