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Title:
Row for freedom : crossing an ocean in search of hope
Author:
Immonen, Julia, author, athlete.
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
xxii, 217 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
"Thirty-two-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space : row three thousand miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados. 'Row For Freedom' chronicles that dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing, which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia's search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence. As Julia's physical and emotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty million victims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for her row. Be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken." -- back cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780529101471
Format :
Book

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Summary

"When you're in the middle of the adventure, you just have to live it. When you're on an expedition, you put your head down and battle through. Storytelling happens after the finish line. . . . now that time has come [and] Julia can tell her story. The full story."

--from the foreword by Bear Grylls

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An incredible account of one woman's record-breaking row across the Atlantic

Thirty-two-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space: row three thousand miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados.

Row for Freedom chronicles that dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing, which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia's search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence.

As Julia's physical and emotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty million victims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for her row. Be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken.


Author Notes

Julia Immonen was born and raised in Finland before her family moved to the UK when she was six. One of her passions is campaigning to end modern-day slavery. An avid sportswoman who works for Sky Sports News, Julia is the founder of Sport for Freedom, an anti-human trafficking charity based in London. She is an international motivational speaker who uses her passion and story to inspire others.


Table of Contents

Bear Grylls
Forewordp. xi
Author's Notep. xv
Prologuep. xix
Part 1 Beginningp. 1
Chapter 1 Childhoodp. 3
Chapter2 WAGp. 13
Chapter3 Brokenp. 23
Part 2 Wakingp. 29
Chapter4 Deciding to Row an Oceanp. 31
Chapter5 The Stories We Tellp. 41
Chapter 6 Are you Serious?p. 49
Chapter 7 Which Way is Up?p. 55
Chapter 8 Unexpectedp. 63
Chapter 9 Preparationp. 67
Part 3 Rowingp. 75
Chapter 10 How Are You Going to Cope?p. 77
Chapter 11 Forty-eight Hours to Learn It Allp. 83
Chapter 12 The Acceleration Zonep. 89
Chapter 13 Stories in the Watersp. 97
Chapter 14 Things Fall Apartp. 103
Chapter 15 These Waves Arep. 109
Chapter 16 Rope and Gluep. 115
Chapter 17 Prayers to Michaelp. 121
Chapter 18 It Gets Personalp. 129
Chapter 19 Something to Row Forp. 135
Chapter 20 The Gamblep. 141
Chapter 21 Goldenp. 149
Chapter 22 Not Quite Christmas Dayp. 153
Chapter 23 New Year, Old Problemsp. 157
Chapter 24 Changep. 163
Chapter 25 The First Person to See Barbadosp. 169
Chapter 26 The Final Dayp. 177
Chapter 27 The End and the Beginningp. 185
Chapter 28 The Missed Bottlep. 191
Epiloguep. 199
Five Things You Can Do to Fight Human Traffickingp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
Notesp. 213
About the Authorsp. 217

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