View Full Version : Robb White and Joel White

09-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Evening All, Were Robb White and Joel White related? Tks .Simon.

09-06-2013, 03:51 PM
No relation. Robb was from Thomasville in SW Georgia and Joel was son of the famous writer and editor from the New England area.

09-07-2013, 12:02 AM
I love Robb White. I can't believe I had the chance to write a letter to OlBingey. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?62561-Robb-White-on-the-subject-of-the-WBForum&highlight=bingey

09-07-2013, 04:14 AM
Thanks for the replies, especially the link to his posts. I’m reading 'Flotsam and Jetsam' at the moment, just finished 'The Tin Canoe of World War Two', wonderful stuff.
I'm forever dipping in and out of the book Joel's dad wrote 'One Man's Meat’ but I think Flotsam and Jetsam might knock it off its perch.

09-08-2013, 08:31 PM
I can't remember the details now, but I'm pretty sure that Robb White's father was also somewhat of a famous writer, though not the same one as Joel White. Robb's sister Bailey also is well known for her Public Radio essays.


09-08-2013, 09:08 PM
Robb White Sr. wrote Up Periscope along with a series of submariner WW II books. I remember reading all of them in 7th grade.