Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

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Random House Publishing Group, 1996 - North Atlantic Ocean - 234 pages
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A NEW YORK TIMES besteller, this true story tells the riveting, first-hand account of the only man in history to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, and broiled by the tropical sun, Steven Callahan drifted over eighteen hundred miles of ocean, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear, and watching nine ships pass by without turning back. Here is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism, hope--and survival.

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User Review  - kslade - LibraryThing

Great true story of surviving in a tiny life raft in the Atlantic. He's almost like McGiver for using things at hand to improve his chances. Makes you appreciate life more. I was relieved when he finally made his goal. Read full review

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User Review  - StevenJohnTait - LibraryThing

Amazing story of survival. I don't want to be over judgemental but the guy was so selfish he wouldn't even travel home with his parents after the ordeal. He seemed really selfish after he'd hit dry ... Read full review

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Steven Callahan is a naval architect who has contributed more than sixty articles to yachting magazines. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost At Sea (1986) is an autobiographical account of the second solo voyage Callahan attempted on the twenty-one-foot yacht he had designed and built, the Napoleon Solo, and his harrowing two-and-a-half-months adrift on a five-foot inflatable raft after the yacht collided with a whale and sank. Callahan was born in Needham, Massachusetts, in 1952 and received his B.A. from Syracuse University in 1974.

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