Froncek, Thomas ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Journalist, editor, and sailor Tom Froncek lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife Ellen, and sails out of Mere Point. Before living in Maine, the Fronceks lived in Rockland County in New York's Hudson River Valley. Froncek grew up in Wisconsin, among other places.

Froncek's articles have appeared in American Heritage, Good Old Boat, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, and The Country Journal, among others. He has been a member of The International Freedom-to-Publish Committee of the Association of American Publishers.

Selected Bibliography

  • A Splendid Madness: A Man, A Boat, A Love Story (2004), an account of his late blooming love affair with sailing.
  • Home Again, Home Again: A Son's Memoir (1996), about his ambivalent relationship with his father, Walter
  • Paying the Price: Freedom of Expression in Turkey, a 39-page booklet written by Lois Whitman and Froncek in 1989 after the two traveled to Turkey on a Helsinki Watch mission in October 1988
  • Take Away One: The True Story of a Mother Forced to Kidnap Her Own Child (1985), about a child custody kidnapping involving an American mother and a Yugoslav father.
  • Sail, Steam And Splendour: A Picture History Of Life Aboard The Transatlantic Liners, editor, written by Byron S. Miller (1977);
  • The City of Washington: An Illustrated History, editor, by The Junior League of Washington (1977/1992)
  • Voices from the Wilderness: The Frontiersman's Own Story (1974/1983; wrote introduction), a collection of 27 accounts by frontiersmen and plainsmen that cover 'The Appalachians and beyond 1755-1825' and 'The Missouri and beyond 1808-1870'
  • The Northmen, published as part of Time Life's Emergence of Man series (1974)
  • The Horizon Book of the Arts of Russia (1970)
  • The Horizon Book of the Arts of China <1969)