The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race download free [PDF and Ebook] by G. Bruce Knecht

The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race download free [PDF and Ebook] by G. Bruce Knecht year 2011
  • Book name: The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race
  • Author: G. Bruce Knecht
  • Release date: 2011/1/6
  • Publisher: AMAZON PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781612181431
  • Rating: 9.27 of 10
  • Votes: 379
  • Review by: Brett Rowell
  • Review rating: 8.52 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/14
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this 10th Anniversary edition, with a new afterword from the author, G.Bruce Knecht tells the harrowing story of a world-renowned sailing race gone fatally bad. On December 26, 1998, 115 sailboats crossed the starting line of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The 630-nautical-mile contest is among the most difficult races in the world, a test of strength and endurance like few others. But no one could have foreseen the tragedy that would befall the competitors, who sailed into a massive storm that tore apart the fleet with hurricane-force winds and eighty-foot waves. What began as a race for glory rapidly became a fight for survival. In this gripping insider's account, award-winning writer G. Bruce Knecht focuses on three yachts and their crews, weaving together an extraordinary story with vivid detail, outsized personalities, and high drama. Most importantly, he offers a glimpse into how people with very different backgrounds responded to something bigger than they were-and how it changed them forever. Hailed as 'harrowing' by the New York Times, 'pulse-pounding' by People magazine, and 'the Perfect Storm of blue-water sailboat racing' by Walter Cronkite, The Proving Ground is a true-to-life adventure tale as thrilling as any work of fiction.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H9M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Australasian & Pacific History, Natural Disasters, Sports Books, Sailing
  • Available formats: HTM, EPUB, TXT, DOC, PDF, TXTz, WORD, RTF. Compressed in LZMA, RAR, ZIP, Z, LZO, AZW3
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.31 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x19mm
  • Weight: 390g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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