The Voyage of American Promise
Dodge Morgan, at age 53, sailed around the world nonstop in 150 days, the fastest solo circumnavigation ever made. This book tells the story of that incredible voyage, painting a portrait of a hardheaded, warmhearted individualist and the people who helped make Morgan's dream a reality.
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