Near Death on the High Seas

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Vintage | Mar 11, 2008 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9780307389305

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    Vintage | Mar 11, 2008 | 448 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307279347

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Mar 11, 2008 | 240 Pages | ISBN 9780307389305

Praise

“Gripping. . . . Not merely a collection of tales of derring-do; at its strongest it delivers a full-blooded sense of lives lived far beyond the comfort zone most of us have so meticulously constructed.”–The New York Sun

“Invaluable for introducing the curious to the subject and some classic books about it. On to mountains, deserts, jungles, the sky, the ocean deeps, the bowels of the earth, and beyond!”–Library Journal

“A simply marvelous collection. Whether in the urgent prose of those who sail more than they write, or the gifted language of great natural narrators, this book throbs. Sometimes the waves are so close that you recoil; at other moments you ache with the pain of the sacrifices to the sea. Read all the dozen pieces and relish each one–this is blood-hot writing.”–Frank Delaney, author of Simple Courage and Tipperary

Table Of Contents

Preface by Cecil Kuhne
Foreword by William F. Buckley Jr.

Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea, by Steven Callahan

Dark Wind: A Survivor’s Tale of Love and Loss, by Gordon Chaplin

Gipsy Moth Circles the World, by Sir Francis Chichester

Close to the Wind, by Pete Goss

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl

Godforsaken Sea: Racing the World’s Most Dangerous Waters, by Derek Lundy

The Long Way, by Bernard Moitessier

Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race, by Rob Mundle

The Last Grain Race, by Eric Newby

Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat, by Peter Nichols

“Fastnet, Force 10”, by John Rousmaniere

The Brendan Voyage, by Tim Severin

Notes on the Contributors

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