The old man and the sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Smith

The old man and the sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Smith year 2016
  • Book name: The old man and the sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft
  • Author: Anthony Smith
  • Release date: 2016/11/20
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781472121134
  • Rating: 8.31 of 10
  • Votes: 880
  • Review by: Dominic Lyman
  • Review rating: 8.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/6
  • Total pages: 208
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read 'Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only.' In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H4M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, Expeditions, Biography: General, Memoirs
  • Available formats: PDF, PRC, DOC, HTML, EPUB, WORD, PPT, TXT. Compressed in TAR.Z, RZ, ZIP, RAR, TBZ2, AZW4
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.43 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x199x16mm
  • Weight: 204.12g
  • Printed by: Constable
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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