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Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea Paperback – October 17, 2002
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Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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From the time he was a kid, Callahan was addicted to the water and boats, and by age 10 was whacking together barges using old roofing boards. He taught himself the basics of boat design and celestial navigation, and helped build a 40 footer prior to graduating high school. As an adult, he has spent more than 40 years in the marine and communications trades, first building boats, then designing and teaching design, as well as living aboard, racing, doing boat deliveries, writing, illustrating, and doing photography. His educational background in philosophy and the arts as well as boat design, and sailing more than 80,000 offshore miles, most shorthanded and on unusual craft, have inspired his primary literary and artistic goal to broaden the audience for maritime subjects by taking non-sailors into the unique and magnificent offshore world where universal human issues often are magnified. He is intrigued by not only the technical elements of boats and the sea but also by the human questions that arise when sailing in the world's greatest wilderness.
Callahan continues to write about and speak publicly on survival, voyaging, and seamanship, and has been frequently interviewed for television and other media programs. He resides with his wife in Maine where they enjoy living close to nature.
Top Customer Reviews
Told with desperation and some much needed occasional humor, Callahan paints a story so real and frought with fear that you can read it in one sitting. It is difficult to imagine what one would do in a similiar situation and the very thought of it is spine tingling.
This is a tale for every person who ever took to the water and every adventurer who feels safe in thier environment. You will never take the ocean for granted again after reading this book.
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This was bought for a Xmas gift and I thought the recipient would enjoy the story.Published 21 hours ago by muffin lover
This book was so well written, It was very hard to put down. The descriptions of the chain of events were so clear, you feel you were there, but so thankful I was not, nor would I... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Theodore O Read Jr.
Author details innovative thinking that kept him alive long enough to be rescued.Published 14 days ago by W. Putnam
A dynamic book, and an incredible saga of survival against the worst possible odds, man against the sea.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
A beautifully described book. I felt as if I was in the raft with Steve. The way he describes being close to the fish that seemed to give themselves up to him after constantly... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Wellborn
A fascinating story of survival on the seas. I love how the author kept adapting and kept trying. I don’t know if I have that in me but I feel like stories like this make me... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Josie