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Voyage to the North Star by Peter Nichols

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Published by Recorded Books .
Written in English


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ContributionsGeorge Guidall (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio Cassette
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11142759M
ISBN 100788743821
ISBN 109780788743825
OCLC/WorldCa427410082

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This is a first novel by the author of Sea Change, an account of his solo voyage across the Atlantic, and here, too, Nichols writes of the sea and ships with great feeling and accuracy. With his lean. Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character Hardcover – Octo by Admiral James Stavridis USN (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all 3 formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions. Audible Audiobook, Unabridged. $ Read with Our Free App. Free with your Audible trial/5(). On firm, even mesmerizing footing in treating devices nautical and details of both land and sea, first-novelist Nichols (a memoir, Sea Change, ) can't quite bring off the odd lot of shipmates in this ill-begotten voyage, a rich man's folly into the Arctic in pursuit of trophy game at the height of the Depression. In keeping with its epigraph from Conrad, there are two primary forces at. Get this from a library! Voyage to the North Star: a novel. [Peter Nichols] -- Failed seaman Will Boden is hired by wealthy industrialist and adventurer Carl Schenck to navigate his luxurious but ill-equipped yacht through the perilous polar waters on a dangerous Arctic safari.

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Voyage to the North Star offers an amazing combination of high-seas adventure and human folly. It is also filled with authentic detail, since Nichols is an experienced sailor who has made a solo journey across the Atlantic. Voyage to the North Star A Novel (Book): Nichols, Peter: America is marching headlong into the Depression. Unemployment is rife, Reds are protesting in New York's streets, but on the waterfront Prohibition has failed to water down the beer. The rich are meanwhile getting richer, and the poor only more destitute, in this powerfully wrought novel that crosses the paths of two men from opposite. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life’s voyage: the voyage of leadership of course, but more important, the voyage of character. Sailing True North helps us find the right course to chart. Simply as epic lives, the tales of these ten admirals offer up a .   Voyage to the North Star by Peter Nichols Carroll & Graf, pp., $ Voyage to the North Star shoots the curl of the gargantuan wave left by .