A Voyage For Madmen

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

A Voyage For Madmen

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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A Voyage For Madmen
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

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
Best Books for High School Readers
Language: en
Pages: 1182
Authors: John Thomas Gillespie, Catherine Barr
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

Provides an annotated listing of recommended reading material for students in grades nine through twelve, or ages fifteen through eighteen.
Final Voyage
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Putnam Adult

In 1871, an entire fleet of whaling ships was caught in an Arctic ice storm and destroyed. Though few lives were lost, the damage would forever shape one of America's most distinctive commodities: oil.
The Bulletin
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

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Book Review Index
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gale Group
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08 - Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue

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