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Title:
Knockdown : the harrowing true account of a yacht race turned deadly
Author:
Dugard, Martin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 8.3 18 Quiz: 19816 Guided reading level: NR.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780671038786
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Martin Duggard takes the reader down 725 miles of Australia's eastern coast, and across the Bass Strait as he recreates the voyages of several ill-fated crews. Through interviews he chronicles the saga of the windswept sailors whose skill and daring were futile against the waves and winds.


Author Notes

Martin Dugard is one of today's foremost adventure writers. His work appears regularly in "GQ", "Sports Illustrated" & "Esquire". He won the 1997 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award for Best Magazine Sports Story. An avid adventurer himself, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises adventure race three times. He is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record (New York New York in 31 hours, 28 minutes) & he makes his home with his wife & three boys in Orange County, California.

(Publisher Provided) Martin Dugard is a ghostwriter and New York Times bestselling author. His books include To Be a Runner, The Training Ground, The Last Voyage of Columbus, Chasing Lance, Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook, and The Murder of King Tut co-written with James Patterson. He has also coauthored a number of books with Bill O'Reilly including Killing Patton, Killing Jesus, Killing Kennedy, Killing Lincoln, and Killing Reagan. He is the writer and producer of the movie A Warrior's Heart starring Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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