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Windcheck Magazine (Nov/Dec 2016): Absorbing and insightful [and] utterly unforgettable.
Practical Sailor Magazine (Jan 2017): ... adds a new depth of storytelling to a tale of madness that many sailors are familiar with.
John Kretschmer, author of Sailing a Serious Ocean, At the Mercy of the Sea, Flirting with Mermaids, and Cape Horn to Starboard: Ed Renehan's Desperate Voyage, the retelling of Donald Crowhurst's tragic voyage during the 1968/69 Golden Globe Race, is a finely honed account of what has become offshore sailing's most enduring story. Drawing on an array of sources, Renehan's Crowhurst is Shakespearean: narcissistic and reviled but also sympathetic, a flawed human consumed by ambition. Although I've known this story forever, Renehan's fresh, haunting narrative had me hoping for a new ending, a better outcome this time around. Alas, it's not to be, you just keep reading until it breaks your heart.
Steven Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Adrift: Edward Renehan's able and concise recounting ... provides readers precious insights through concentration on the backstory and how Crowhurst's basic personality drove him inexorably towards disaster, and like a dangerous vortex, dragged his family, friends, and supporters into his sphere. ... Simply fascinating.
On a dismal day at the end of October, 1968, a weekend sailor by the name of Donald Crowhurst set out from England in a flimsy trimaran, hoping to win the London Sunday Times "Golden Globe" race and become the first solo sailor to circumnavigate the world non-stop. His was an exercise in over-arching ambition, delusion, and tragedy such as the world has seldom seen. Before it was over, the world media would be subject to a fraud of enormous proportions, and Crowhurst would die a madman in the middle of the Atlantic. What he left behind was a shattered boat, a shattered family, and this incredible story.
6 x 9, 114 pages
ISBN 13: 978-0692757611
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Both eBook & Paper Editions are beautifully illustrated with drawings by Tricia Highsmith, as well as exclusive photographs of what remains of Teignmouth Electron today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Renehan is the author of more than twenty books published by Doubleday, Oxford University Press, Crown, and many other imprints. He and his wife live in Wickford, Rhode Island - near Newport. Renehan is an accomplished blue water sailor.
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