Around the World in 79 Days by Cam Lewis

Around the World in 79 Days Author: Cam Lewis
eBook Title: Around the World in 79 Days
ISBN10: 0385313268
ISBN13: 978-0385313261
Language: English
Publisher: Delta; First edition. edition (March 1, 1996)
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Travel Writing
Size ePub vers.: 1482 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1848 kb
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The invigorating story of a real-life race to  sail around the world--and break the fictitious  record set in Jules Verne's 1873 novel--in seventy-nine  days.

In Jules Verne's historic  novel Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg  and Jean Passepartout race at break-neck speed to  circle the globe in eighty days. Around  The World In Seventy-Nine Days is the  true story of Cam Lewis, who set out to better the  impossible pace set by Verne's illustrious  characters. Along with Bruno Peyron, one of France's most  famous sailors, and a small crew of Frenchmen  aboard the Commodore Explorer, Lewis set  sail.

A world champion sailor, Lewis's spirits and  patience were often tested by communication  difficulties with the French-speaking crew, midnight  steering shifts, fatigue, frustration, and fifty-foot  waves that threatened to smash the boat. Fearing  for his life, Lewis grappled with the idea that he  might never again see his fiance--or the unborn  child that she was carrying. This fascinating  chronicle of a world-class journey illuminates not only  the struggle to maintain endurance and faith, but  the will to achieve greatness no matter what the  odds.

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