Books: Kicks and Cuffs

THE CHRONICLE OF AARON KANE—Frederick Wight—Farrar & Rinehart ($3).

Aaron Kane was born on an island off Shelter Point, Cape Cod, a well-meaning, red-headed boy who grew up in the great days of clipper ships, was apprenticed to a sailmaker, ran away to sea, was shanghaied in Edinburgh, kicked and cuffed as a cabin boy back and forth across the Atlantic. He survived, studied navigation, became a mate and did a little kicking and cuffing on his own, got mixed up with rebels in Genoa and, under the spell of a revolutionary temptress, ran arms...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!