Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

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Random House Publishing Group, 1996 - Travel - 234 pages
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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After the 21-foot sloop Napoleon Solo sank in the mid-Atlantic, its skipper, Steven Callahan, survived 76 days at sea in a small rubber raft because more than anything else he refused to be The Man ... Read full review

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5460. Adrift Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, by Steven Callahan (read 10 Apr 2017) This book is on the National Geographic's list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books and is the 25th book on that list I ... 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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