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A voyage for madmen

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 10:47 hrs
    Voix de: Norman Dietz
    Publisher:
    Tantor Audio, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Nichols, Peter
    Contributor: Dietz Norman
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2017
    Summary:

    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.

    Original Publisher: Old Saybrook, Tantor Audio
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781515997146