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Biografie von Jonathan Franklin

On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not touch solid ground again for 14 months. When he was washed ashore on January 30th, 2014, he had drifted over 9,000 miles. Three dozen cruise ships and container vessels passed nearby. Not one stopped for the stranded fisherman.

Jonathan Franklin ist ein amerikanischer Journalist, der in Santiago de Chile lebt und bisher auch zwei Bücher über tragische Ereignisse verfasst hat. “Jonathan Franklin is an American journalist, but it is with a novelist’s eye for detail, rather than a reporter’s matter-of-factness, that he gives this gripping saga the chronicle it deserves…it unfolds like a rollicking adventure story…remarkable…” (Daily Mail) (266 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 289 Seiten noch günstig?

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The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Biografie von Nicholas Tomalin und Ron Hall

In 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product.
Few people knew that he wasn’t an experienced deep-water sailor. His progress was so slow that he decided to short-cut the journey, while falsifying his location through radio messages from his supposed course. Everyone following the race thought that he was winning, and a hero’s welcome awaited him at home in Britain.

Nicholas Tomalin, 1931 – 1973 war ein sehr renommierter britischer Journalist und Ron Hall, der 2014 verstorben ist, war Journalist bei der Sunday Times. “An analysis of a true anti-hero and a record of human aspiration and human failing rare in the annals of maritime lore.” (Daily Mail) (58 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 348 Seiten noch günstig?

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