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A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols (2007)

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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.

A classic tale of endurance and adventure, A Voyage for Madmen is also a marvelously told story of obsession and the unpredictable winds of fate itself.

'A riveting account of the triumphant human spirit.' - Publishers Weekly

'Reads like a suspense novel.' - Booklist

'Extraordinary ...One of the most gripping sea stories I have ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

Product Overview
Product NoCMS0017564
Weight (g)275 g
AuthorPeter Nichols
PublisherHarperCollins
EditionN/A
Edition DateSep-07
Pages336
Size135 x 201 x 18mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780060957032
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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.

A classic tale of endurance and adventure, A Voyage for Madmen is also a marvelously told story of obsession and the unpredictable winds of fate itself.

'A riveting account of the triumphant human spirit.' - Publishers Weekly

'Reads like a suspense novel.' - Booklist

'Extraordinary ...One of the most gripping sea stories I have ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

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