Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 17, 2002 - Travel - 256 pages
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5460. Adrift Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, by Steven Callahan (read 10 Apr 2017) This book is on the National Geographic's list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books and is the 25th book on that list I ... Read full review

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User Review  - WongXu - LibraryThing

Sea I enjoyed the first part of the book when he was in the race and the next part where he was sinking. After a while it started getting repetitious though. It got good again when he was saved. A good book to read and not worry about skimming and losing anything. Read full review

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Steven Callahan is the author of Adrift, Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, which chronicles his life-raft drift across half the Atlantic in 1982, became an NYT Bestseller and has been translated into 15 languages. He also wrote Capsized for survivor Jim Nalepka who spent four months with four other men on an overturned, half-flooded boat. Callahan has contributed writings, illustrations, and photos to more than a dozen other books, many about seamanship or survival, and has authored hundreds of articles for the marine press worldwide. His website is

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