A Voyage For Madmen by Peter NicholsA Voyage For Madmen by Peter Nichols

A Voyage For Madmen

byPeter Nichols

Paperback | June 4, 2002

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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.

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 othe...
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Title:A Voyage For MadmenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:June 4, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060957034

ISBN - 13:9780060957032

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! If you are a fan of adventure and what drives men to it then you will enjoy. A very easy and captivating read.
Date published: 2010-05-04

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“Extraordinary ...One of the most gripping sea stories I have ever read.”