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A SINGLE WAVE Stories of Storms and Survival by  Webb Chiles - First Edition - 1999 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and Biblio.com

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A SINGLE WAVE Stories of Storms and Survival

by Chiles, Webb

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Dobbs Ferry NY: Sheridan House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 1574090720; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1999. 9-1/4" Tall. Several unnumbered introductory pages + 188pp. Map endpapers. Dark blue boards, bright gold spine lettering. TRUE ADVENTURE. Chiles was the first American to round Caple Horn alone. "The water I baled from the bilge into the Atlantic that morning had come from the Pacific, the night before". He is the first person to cross the Pacific in an open boat - an 18-foot open undecked yawl - even though he was pitch-poled and swamped, drifting for two weeks before reach Vanuatu where he was swept over the reef to land on the beach. He was also capsized during a hurricane in the Canary Islands . He circumnavigated the world three times. At one point he had to pull the plug on his 38-foot sloop , surviving for 26 hours in the water until rescued by fishermen. "A man relentlessly driven to discover his limits, he pushes beyond them. He is a true adventurer who writes poignantly about his experiences. " Three full-page b/w photos. .
  • Bookseller: VELMA CLINTON BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 44732
  • Title: A SINGLE WAVE Stories of Storms and Survival
  • Author: Chiles, Webb
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1574090720
  • ISBN 13: 9781574090727
  • Publisher: Sheridan House
  • Place: Dobbs Ferry NY
  • Date published: 1999
  • Bookseller catalogs: ADVENTURE;


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