Never Fear "Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester"

por Strathcarron, Ian

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  • Editorial: Unicorn Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 978-1-910787-16-8
  • Páginas: 320
  • Dimensiones: 0 cm x 0 cm
  • Encuadernación: Tapa dura
  • Idiomas: Castellano
  • Fecha de la edición: 2016

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In Never Fear Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester Ian Strathcarron follows in the footsteps and wakes of Sir Francis s life of adventure, adversity and triumph. This is the first biography in 30 years and has a Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood in rural Devon, he suffered through the sadism of the English public school system, then in 1918 left for New Zealand where he made his first fortune. There he took up flying and in 1930 became one of the first aviators to fly from London to Sydney. After being the first solo flyer across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to Australia, he set off to circle the world, only to crash, nearly fatally, in Japan. After serving in the RAF in the Second World War, he took up sailing at the age of fifty-four and in twelve years became the most famous yachtsman in the world. Along the way there are struggles and triumphs, climaxing in being knighted with Sir Francis Drake s sword in Greenwich. Ian Strathcarron, himself an aviator, yachtsman and adventurer, follows him all the way, comparing what Sir Francis found then to what he finds now, meeting the descendants of the people who played important parts in his life and getting under the skin of what made the man, the man.

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