Revue de presse
Incredible true stories from the limits of endurance, written by a man who's been there (Sir Ranulph Fiennes
We need the people who climb mountains, cross oceans, voyage to the moon, to tell us who we are. In this gripping and superior book he is both seaman and historian, telling the story of his own voyage and the rowers who have gone before him (Peter Nichols, author of A Voyage for Madmen
Adam Rackley's own tale is every bit as gripping and vividly written as the others in this admirable book (Daily Mail
Présentation de l'éditeur
Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest.Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance and self-discovery.They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 a pair of Norwegian fisherman crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory - and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, gambler and shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat single-handedly in 1969. Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too.