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Capsized The True Story of Four Men Adrift for 119 Days

Nalepka, James & Steven Callahan

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ISBN 10: 0060179619 / ISBN 13: 9780060179618
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Black and white photographs. "In August 1989, four gaunt, sodden men made headlines around the world when they stumbled ashore on New Zealand's Great Barrier Island after enduring an unprecedented four months adrift in the wintery South Pacific." Ships same or next business day. Remainder mark. Boards are lightly faded along the head and tail edges. Dust jacket has minor shelf and edge wear protected in an archival cover. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10"; 221 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 65295

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Title: Capsized The True Story of Four Men Adrift ...

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The tale of four men who survived on their partially submerged boat for 119 days reveals how each man faced almost certain death, overcame their fears, and found the will to live. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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After four months adrift in the South Pacific in 1989, the survivors were in such relatively good health that at first their story was disbelieved. Though upside down and half-submerged, their boat was well made. Its captain, John Glennie, a shrewd old salt, and his three companions--including Nalepka, an Outward Bound guide and the sole American--had originally set out from New Zealand for Tonga, and after capsizing they made living quarters in a compartment in the hull the size of a double bed with 18 inches of head- room. Nalepka tells how they caught fish and rigged a rain-collecting contraption, but he focuses most on the changing relationships among the men as they coped with stress and were forced to become a team to survive. Glennie lost his macho authority, the tentative Phil Hoffman, a heart patient, grew surer, and a loving tenderness developed between Nalepka and Rick Hellreigel, a young man with a brain tumor. Aided by Callahan (Adrift), Nalepka tells an intriguing tale of personal victories claimed from disaster. Illustrations not seen by PW
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