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A Voyage for Madmen

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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death.

In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death.

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Nichols chronicles a contest of nine individuals against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of those riveting moments when a decision means the difference between life and death. 16-page photo insert. 6 maps.

Synopsis:

The true story of the 1968 oceanic adventure of nine sailors who set off in a race to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop--something that had never been done before--and their obsessive desire to test the limits of human endurance. 16-page insert. 8 maps. 5 line drawings.

About the Author

Peter Nichols spent ten years at sea working as a professional yacht captain, living and cruising aboard his own small wooden sailboat, before turning to writing full time. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books: a memoir of those years, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat; and a novel, Voyage to the North Star. He has taught creative writing at Georgetown University and lives in northern California and France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060957032
Author:
Nichols, Peter
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Peter Nichols
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
20020604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.34x.81 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060957032 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nichols chronicles a contest of nine individuals against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of those riveting moments when a decision means the difference between life and death. 16-page photo insert. 6 maps.
"Synopsis" by , The true story of the 1968 oceanic adventure of nine sailors who set off in a race to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop--something that had never been done before--and their obsessive desire to test the limits of human endurance. 16-page insert. 8 maps. 5 line drawings.

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