Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life
The author, an experienced yachting writer and a close friend, traces Blake's extraordinary life--from the small boy crazy about the sea to the rigors of ocean racing and the high drama of the America's Cup and its controversial aftermath, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans and finally his tragic death on the Amazon River.
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Chapter Two First Steps Up the Ladder
Chapter Three His Own Command
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