A Voyage For Madmen

A Voyage For Madmen
Author: Peter Nichols
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 006186840X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Voyage For Madmen Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, comes a breathtaking oceanic adventure about an obsessive desire to test the limits of human endurance. In 1968 nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held and never before completed: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. Gorgeously written and meticulously researched by author Peter Nichols, this extraordinary book chronicles the contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms, and of those riveting moments when a decision means the difference between life and death.

Voyage for Madmen

Voyage for Madmen
Author: Peter Nichols
Publsiher: Profile Books(GB)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-05
ISBN: 9781846684432
Category: Single-handed sailing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voyage for Madmen Book Excerpt:

Published to coincide with the Golden Globe Race's 50th AnniversaryIt lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail around the world alone and non-stop. No one had ever done it, no one knew if it could be done. In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. They had more in common with Captain Cook or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, extreme sailors of today, a mere forty years later. It was not the sea or the weather that determined the nature of their voyages but the men they were, and they were as different from one another as Scott from Amundsen. Only one of the nine crossed the finishing line after ten months at sea. The rest encountered despair, sublimity, madness and even death.

Solitude and Loneliness

Solitude and Loneliness
Author: Sarvananda
Publsiher: Windhorse Publications
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 1907314458
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solitude and Loneliness Book Excerpt:

Referencing cultural touchstones such as Into The Wild, the art of Edward Hopper, and the work of Charlie Chaplin, Sarvananda considers what we think about being alone. Buddhism suggests that solitude can bring about positive emotion and change. Exploring this idea through personal experience, psychology and myth the author shows how facing our essential aloneness can lead us to better understand our essential relatedness.

The Kindred Path

The Kindred Path
Author: Steve Hazell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-27
ISBN: 130482831X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kindred Path Book Excerpt:

Brought together by a shared love of music, reunited through political action, Bob Weitzel and Steve Hazell were in and out of each others lives until Weitzel's final challenge, his solo kayak journey on Lake Superior. The kindred path is--the story of a remarkable 22-year friendship; the Green Apple Folk Music Society; reflections on 17 years of performing folk music; a participant's view of the 2011 rallies at the Wisconsin State Capitol; Weitzel's ill-fated quest on Lake Superior, based on the journal he kept during the voyage; the author's odyssey of discovery to find closure with the death of a friend. Above all else, The kindred path is a tribute to Bob Weitzel, an accomplished man who had a habit of changing lives.

Jungian Reflections On Grandiosity

Jungian Reflections On Grandiosity
Author: Francesco Belviso
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-04-08
ISBN: 0429603010
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungian Reflections On Grandiosity Book Excerpt:

In Jungian Reflections on Grandiosity: From Destructive Fantasies to Passions and Purpose, Francesco Belviso presents a dual view of grandiosity as a destructive obsession that, when approached with curiosity and awareness, has the potential of fueling our lives with a sense of purpose, while being a positive force in the world. Explaining Jungian psychological concepts in an engaging style, the book begins by examining the origins of grandiose fantasies in children, and how grandiosity persists well into adulthood, in our dreams, fantasies, and strivings. Exploring its relation to narcissism and delusions, the book describes how grandiosity can hijack many areas of our lives—as we chase fame, beauty, knowledge, youth, and even morality—often with disastrous consequences. The book’s second half explores how grandiosity can help us identify our passions and callings, ending with a discussion on how to pursue them with integrity and courage. Weaving stories from Greek mythology to Dante’s poetry, from the heroic lives of Rosa Parks to Captain Sully, from fairy tales to our everyday decisions about careers, finances, selfies, and dating, and from the lives and nighttime dreams of his patients and his own, Belviso invites us to explore the larger-than-life aspirations that stir us all. This book offers ideas and tools to better understand our ambitions, challenging us to come to terms with our limitations and find personally meaningful paths forward. Jungian Reflections on Grandiosity will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian studies, as well as analytical psychologists and analysts in practice and in training. It will also be of interest to those wishing to explore Jungian ideas and the role of grandiosity in public and private life.

Strange and Dangerous Dreams

Strange and Dangerous Dreams
Author: Geoff Powter
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780898869873
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange and Dangerous Dreams Book Excerpt:

Every culture, in every era, has its adventure myths - the golden hero willing to walk through fire elevates us all beyond our fears and limits. But more often than commonly recognized, there are darker reasons for dangerous pursuits. When do mountains, poles, and oceans become merely an incidental stage for a troubled psychodrama? Where, truly, falls the line between adventure and madness? Psychologist Geoff Powter looks into the lives of eleven adventurers he calls The Burdened, The Bent, and The Lost, presenting previously unpublished information provided by witnesses, friends, and family.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

A History of Solitude

A History of Solitude
Author: David Vincent
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1509536604
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Solitude Book Excerpt:

Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity. Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour. Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner’s cell, and explains how western society’s increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever. The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.

Good Lives

Good Lives
Author: Samuel Clark
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 0192634720
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Lives Book Excerpt:

Reasoning with autobiography is a way to self-knowledge. We can learn about ourselves, as human beings and as individuals, by reading, thinking through, and arguing about this distinctive kind of text. Reasoning with Edmund Gosse's Father and Son is a way of learning about the nature of the good life and the roles that pleasure and self-expression can play in it. Reasoning with Siegfried Sassoon's Memoirs is a way of learning about transformative experience, self-alienation, and therefore the nature of the self. Good Lives: Autobiography, Self-Knowledge, Narrative, and Self-Realization develops this claim by answering a series of questions: What is an autobiography? How can we learn about ourselves from reading one? On what subjects does autobiography teach? What should we learn about them? In particular, given that autobiographies are narratives, should we learn something about the importance of narrative in human life? Could our storytelling about our own lives make sense of them as wholes, unify them over time, or make them good for us? Could storytelling make the self? Samuel Clark provides an authoritative critique of narrative and a defence of a self-realization account of the self and its good. He investigates the wide range of extant accounts of the self and of the good life, and defends pluralist realism about self-knowledge by reading and reasoning with autobiographies of self-discovery, martial life, and solitude. The volume concludes by showing that autobiography can be reasoning in pursuit of self-knowledge; each of us is an unchosen, initially opaque, seedlike self; our good is the development and expression of our latent capacities, which is our individual self-realization; and self-narration plays much less role in our lives than some thinkers have supposed, and the development and expression of potential much more.

The Best American Sports Writing 2019

The Best American Sports Writing 2019
Author: Jackie MacMullan
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 1328507858
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Sports Writing 2019 Book Excerpt:

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curates a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.

A Voyage to East India

A Voyage to East India
Author: Edward Terry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 511
Release: 1777
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Voyage to East India Book Excerpt:

Sea Change

Sea Change
Author: Peter Nichols
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 1782835474
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Change Book Excerpt:

Sea Change is Peter Nichols' first book, a biographical account of his own dramatic adventure. When his marriage ended, Nichols had to sell the only thing he and his wife owned - their boat. With only his sextant, his instincts as a seasoned sailor and his memories of a floundering marriage, he sets out from England to sail to America to sell his beloved boat, Toad. Halfway across the Atlantic, Toad springs a leak. As the sea floods in faster, Nichols tries everything to stay afloat, desperately pumping the water out by hand. He loses the battle after three days and is forced to abandon Toad. This is more than a sea-tale. It is the painful story of his marriage, his boat and himself.

The Madman and the Pirate

The Madman and the Pirate
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Publsiher: London : J. Nisbet
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madman and the Pirate Book Excerpt:

A tale of pirate Richard Rosco and supposed madman Antonio Zeppa, The Madman and the Pirate tells of the two as they encounter one another on an island in the Pacific. At first rivals, then friends, the two survive both the wilderness and the island's natives.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bulletin Book Excerpt:

The Master of the World The Story of a Madman Who Tried to Destroy the Armies of the World and Outlaw War

The Master of the World   The Story of a Madman Who Tried to Destroy the Armies of the World and Outlaw War
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1291652221
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Master of the World The Story of a Madman Who Tried to Destroy the Armies of the World and Outlaw War Book Excerpt:

Set in a period when gasoline engines were in their infancy and automobiles were rare, and when even Chief Inspectors had to engage a carriage and horses to move about, the appearance of a vehicle that can move at astounding speeds on land, on water – and as later revealed, underwater and through the air – marks a technological advance far beyond the reach of nations. It is technology invented by and for the sole benefit of a man who styles himself (with some justification) “The Master of the World.” This book is a sequel to an earlier Verne novel, “Robur the Conqueror”, but enough detail is given to fully appreciate this story without having first read the other.

The Madman and the Pirate Other Sea Adventures 5 Books in One Edition

The Madman and the Pirate   Other Sea Adventures   5 Books in One Edition
Author: R. M. Ballantyne
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 1140
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 8027230853
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madman and the Pirate Other Sea Adventures 5 Books in One Edition Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Madman and the Pirate & Other Sea Adventures - 5 Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean The Madman and the Pirate Under the Waves: Diving in Deep Waters The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader R M Ballantyne was a famous children's author and a renowned artist.

A Voyage to China

A Voyage to China
Author: Julius Berncastle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Voyage to China Book Excerpt:

A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red Sea

A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red Sea
Author: Eyles Irwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1787
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arabian Peninsula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red Sea Book Excerpt:

A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South seas and Round the Globe in His Majesty s Ship the Centurion Under the Command of Commodore George Anson

A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South seas  and Round the Globe  in His Majesty s Ship the Centurion  Under the Command of Commodore George Anson
Author: Pascoe Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1745
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Voyages around the world
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South seas and Round the Globe in His Majesty s Ship the Centurion Under the Command of Commodore George Anson Book Excerpt:

The Madman and the Pirate

The Madman and the Pirate
Author: R. M. Ballantyne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-10-19
ISBN: 1681464349
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Madman and the Pirate Book Excerpt:

Join us aboard a pirate ship in a time that never was. A swashbuckling tale of mutiny and courage set in the Pacific. Vivid and entertaining.