Alone: The Man Who Braved the Vast Pacific and Won

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Arcade Publishing, Jun 22, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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The incredible story of one man's heroic battle against almost impossible odds, Alone tells of d'Aboville's mission to row across the Pacific Ocean. A gripping story not just of physical endurance but of mental and spiritual fortitude.--Publishers Weekly. Introduction by Paul Theroux. 24 photos, 22 in color. Map.
 

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Alone : The Man Who Braved the Vast Pacific and Won

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In 1980, d'Aboville crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat and lived to tell about it. Eleven years later, he yielded to his insatiable desire for adventure and, once again, on July 11, 1991 ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
Good Luck
22
Ahead of Me an Enormous Void
51
Rowboat Calling Okera
65
With My Head in the Stars
79
And If All This Were Really Pointless
92
Survival
108
Typhoons
115
Indelibly Inscribed
124
Do You See the Coastline?
140
The Heavenly Bum
156
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About the author (1994)

Gerard d Aboville is the first man to row across two oceans solo: the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. He crossed the Atlantic in 1980, traveling from Cape Cod to Brittany. At the age of forty-five, he spent one hundred and thirty-four days at sea in order to cross the Pacific, traveling from Japan to Washington State. He currently lives in Paris.

Richard Seaver was a publisher, editor, and translator. He passed away in 2009.

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