Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad

Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad

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By (author) Jake Harris, By (author) Steve Springer, By (author) Joshua Harris, By (author) Blake Chavez, Narrator Pete Larkin

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 23 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 145266255X
  • ISBN 13: 9781452662558
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,772,675

Product description

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and four-story-high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars. Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore--from his rebellious days to his tempestuous marriages, from his addictive habits to his fundamental American success story--could serve as a reality show in itself. He lived his life at Mach speed: the blitz of crab season, the six-figure paydays, the thunderous motorcycles, and the drug-fueled parties. High-speed chases and all-night blackjack binges were par for the course. But as wild as Phil could be, he was always openhearted and infectiously friendly. He was a devoted friend, a loving father, a steadfast captain, and a hero to audiences across America and around the world. His death in 2010, the result of stroke and heart failure at the age of fifty-three, left a hole in the hearts of millions. In this exclusive authorized biography, Phil's two surviving sons, Josh and Jake Harris, team up with bestselling author Steve Springer and coauthor Blake Chavez to share the thrilling story of Phil's remarkable life.

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Blake Chavez is coauthor, with Steve Springer, of "Hard Luck: The Triumph and Tragedy of "Irish" Jerry Quarry." Jake Harris, the youngest son of Captain Phil Harris, is a deckhand on the "Cornelia Marie," one of the crab fishing boats featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch." Josh Harris, the oldest son of Captain Phil Harris, is a deckhand on the "Cornelia Marie," one of the crab fishing boats featured on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch." Steve Springer is a veteran journalist, award-winning sports writer, and the author of eleven books, including the "New York Times" bestseller "American Son." Pete Larkin, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993, served as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program, and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.

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"[Captain Phil Harris's] sons . . . tell the story of a tough but loving father and his tough and tempestuous life." ---Library Journal