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When someone tells us something truly astounding, we are often “taken aback.” During the age of sail, there were times when the wind would suddenly shift and blow the sails back against the masts thus stopping the forward progress of the ship. Thus the ship was “taken aback.”

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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