I think anyone that likes historical events would enjoy reading this book.
Mr. Murphy tells of trip he made to Cape Horn to explore the region with several companions but he also spends a great deal of time discussing the history of the area.
The overall sense of balance to the book, and the wealth of information about an undernoticed area of the world, made this a very satisfying read.
Great book. Learned things about that part of world never knew! Especially about the unusual native Yaghans who existed for over 7,000 years until explorers caused their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cecilia Soseman
The background and insights offered by this remarkable book will greatly enrich the experience of any traveler headed to Patagonia, Ushuaia, the Strait of Magellan and/or onward to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CalGal
I'm very pleased with the book. If you are interested in learning more about Drake's Passage, this is the book for you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary J. Hall
History and adventure all rolled up in one daunting exploration of an exciting area.Three oceans meet and compete with chaos the resultPublished 7 months ago by John Urban
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the history of the tip of South America. I didn't want to put down!Published 7 months ago by DakotaNan
This is a fun read with great history of the area and of Magellen, Columbus and many others as well as old sailing ships.Published 11 months ago by Tim
If you love sailing and history then you will enjoy this book. He is skilled at
going from present settings to what took place in the past as ships rounded the horn and... Read more
I have bought three copies of this book, the first one for my son in law, a sailor getting ready to "round the Cape", I read a few pages and got hooked, had to buy a copy for... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Susana E. Grebe
Great read even for those who don't know "the pointy end from the square end" of a boat. Wonderfully written history too.Published 17 months ago by Marc Onetto