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My deep appreciation goes to the five fishermen and their families for enduring my endless, pestering questions about their lives before and during the nearly five months of the Cairo III's unintended, fateful voyage. The warm hospitality of the Costa Rican people also made my research stay a pleasant one. The many hours I spent individually recording the fresh memories of the five crewmen and others especially helped me in the recreation of their thoughts, conversation and actions during pivotal moments and interludes throughout their saga on land and at sea.
I must also applaud the meticulous efforts of my friend Akihide Teraoka of Fujieda City, Japan, for interviewing a number of Japanese men who were key characters in the story of the five Costa Ricans.
Additionally, I am pleased that John P. Kaufman, a publisher of nautical books, and his chief reader believed in the enduring, universal quality of this story, which first appeared in 1989 in book form with another publisher. For the present edition, I have made slight revisions throughout, mostly re-wordings and additions for more clarity and dramatic effect.
Most of all, I want to thank my wife, Joan, who steered me right in shaping the early chapters, and my son, Michael, who proofread the manuscript and caught some choice goofs.
To all concerned in this project, I can only hope the story as told in the following pages reflects an accurate and faithful account of the crew's relentless struggle to survive.About the Author:
Ron Arias has also written a novel, The Road to Tamazunchale, which was nominated for a National Book Award; Healing from the Heart, with Dr. Mehmet Oz, and the forthcoming Moving Target: A Memoir of Pursuit. An avid sea kayaker, he is married and living in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110896219968