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SimonG
09-06-2013, 04:00 PM
Evening All, Were Robb White and Joel White related? Tks .Simon.

MiddleAgesMan
09-06-2013, 04:51 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.

davebrown
09-07-2013, 01:02 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

SimonG
09-07-2013, 05:14 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.

dredbob
09-08-2013, 09:31 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.

Bob

jimkeen
09-08-2013, 10:08 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.
http://www.amazon.com/Up-Periscope-Robb-White/dp/9990371385
Jim