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Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

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ISBN13: 9780618257324
ISBN10: 0618257322
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahans dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. "Utterly absorbing" (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

Synopsis:

When Callahan's small sloop sank west of the Canary Islands, he found himself adrift in the Atlantic in a five-foot raft, with only enough food and water for 18 days. For 76 days he drifted 1800 miles, the only man in history to survive more than a month alone at sea in an inflatable raft.

About the Author

Steven Callahan is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor most notable for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea (1986), which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than thirty-six weeks.

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The Cybrarian, March 27, 2011 (view all comments by The Cybrarian)
This is without a doubt the most enthralling book of its genre. Callahan's story is so spell-binding and so well written that one feels that they are accompanying him through every moment of his ordeal. I have bought this book many times, given it away to friends and relatives, and have never gotten an unenthusiastic response. Try it, the physical and emotional ride will wear you out!
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C M Padget, July 10, 2010 (view all comments by C M Padget)
After the wreck of his ship, Steven Callahan escaped drowning by the use of an inflatable raft. But the hardships he suffered by surviving may have been worse.
He was without clothes, sufficient food, water, or equipment, & had only the anguish of seeing ships passing several times, but overlooking him. Using his meager resources miraculously survived against incredible odds
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618257324
Author:
Callahan, Steven
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
North Atlantic Ocean
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
062-02
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.34x5.62x.63 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 256 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618257324 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When Callahan's small sloop sank west of the Canary Islands, he found himself adrift in the Atlantic in a five-foot raft, with only enough food and water for 18 days. For 76 days he drifted 1800 miles, the only man in history to survive more than a month alone at sea in an inflatable raft.
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