A Voyage for Madmen

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The true story of the 1968 oceanic adventure of nine sailors who set off in a race to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop--something that had never been done before--and their obsessive desire to test the limits of human endurance. 16-page insert. 8 maps. 5 line drawings.

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User Review  - justmum - LibraryThing

A book about the various men who took part in the first round the world single handed boat/yacht race which occurred in the late 1960's. A lot of the text is taken directly from the men's daily log ... Read full review

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

Not my field (I've only been sailing once) but brings it to life both as technical challenge and human drama. Success and failure clearly shown as result of personality, rather than luck or skill. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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 New York University in Paris, Georgetown University, and Bowdoin College. He lives in Maine with his wife and son.

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