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The Brendan Voyage (Modern Library Exploration) Paperback – April 4, 2000
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"An extraordinary explorer." --The Independent
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The unique value of this book is in its equal appeal to a wide variety of readers. If you enjoy the intricacies of craftsmanship using leather, wood and grease; if you like great adventure travel; if you tire of hearing ancient legends cavalierly dismissed and would like to see one defended; if you love seafaring tales; if you love and/or trace lineage to Ireland; this book is for you. Severin is a self-effacingly enjoyable storyteller one can't help but like--and, apparently, one heck of a captain.
Based upon this book I now plan to read my way through Severin's complete works. This is that rare book in which tremendous accomplishment and great storytelling have the wind on their quarter.
Tim Sevrin, adventurer extraordinare, leads the reader on a dual voyage across the north Atlantic as well as through time to the medieval days of St. Brendan. Could the Irish have been to North America before the Vikings? The author sets out to prove that yes, it was possible. Using the collected works of the Navigato Sancti Brendani Abbatis, Tim sets out to reconstruct the currach (leather covered boat) used by St. Brendan on his epic voyage. The narrative of this book flows nicely, and is skillfully interwoven with informative historical documentation. THE BRENDAN VOYAGE is easy to start reading and not lay down until you have savored the... very... last... sentence.
I've read this book many times over the years and it's definitely a keeper!!!
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A remarkable book. Besides proving that a medieval leather boat could cross the Atlantic, Tim Severin is also a fine writer.Published 8 days ago by doriDNH
Great read. Well-written. Highly entertaining. Makes you think about history in a new light.Published 1 month ago by Thomas M Whitworth
Excellent Book! Well written, interesting subject and interesting voyage. I have read this many times and it is one of my favorite books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet Wehlitz
I wish there would have been better maps and Mir photos.
A great book very exciting excellent research well done! Proving myth to be fact. I highly recommend this book. Awesome jobPublished 3 months ago by Woody
This book was recommended to us by a tour guide in Ireland. An epic journey relying on luck, Mother Nature, and old documents for guidance. Goes well with any Irish whiskey!Published 4 months ago by Jon D. Wright
First read many years ago and it stuck with me . Great bookPublished 4 months ago by The Rev. Ronald S. Gauss