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Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the Oceans

Adam Rackley



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Penguin Books Ltd
24 September 2014
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.
By:   Adam Rackley
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   215g
ISBN:   9780241967034
ISBN 10:   0241967031
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   24 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Rackley was born in the Netherlands in 1981. He studied PPE at the University of York before completing an MSc from the University of London in Finance and Financial Law. He was a Platoon Commander with the Black Watch at Fort George in Scotland, before working as a fund manager at Montanaro Asset Management and a finance lecturer at BPP Business School. He lives in South London with his wife, Alice. SALT, SWEAT, TEARS is Adam's first book.

Reviews for Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the Oceans

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 *

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