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Voyage for Madmen

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ISBN-10: 0060957034

ISBN-13: 9780060957032

Edition: 2001

Authors: Peter Nichols

List price: $16.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484

Peter Nichols was born in 1950 in New York City. He has worked in advertising and as a screenwriter, and a shepherd in Wales, and he has sailed alone across the Atlantic. He divides his time between Europe and the United States. Peter Nichols is the author of the national bestseller A Voyage for Madmen and two other books, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat, a memoir, and the novel Voyage to the North Star. He has taught creative writing at NYU in Paris and Georgetown University, and presently teaches at Bowdoin College. He is lives in Maine with his wife and son.