Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean

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September 2008



The story of the first woman to sail solo from the mainland US to Hawaii and then from Japan to the US


Foreword; Preface; AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: AlonePart 1. Out to Sea1. A Widow Finds the Sea; 2. Fit for the Journey; 3. The First Sail; 4. Storm; 5. Whispers at Sea; 6. A Life to Ponder; 7. A One-Hand FinishPart 2. Adventure on Water8. South Pacific Interlude; 9. Queen Mary to HollywoodPart 3. Across the Pacific10. Another Sea Sharp; 11. Alone Again on Water; 12. Things Fall Apart; 13. 74 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes; 14. A Pink ReturnPart 4. In the Wake of Fame15. Sailing OnGlossary


Sharon Sites Adams, "Los Angeles Times" Woman of the Year in 1969, is a popular speaker, making appearances and telling her story before various organizations and gatherings. Karen J. Coates is a journalist, a correspondent for "Gourmet" magazine, and a contributor to numerous publications, including "Archaeology," the "Christian Science Monitor," and "Fodor's Travel Guides." She is the author of "Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War."


"A thrilling adventure story and an engaging read, Pacific Lady is a book of detail and depth. Sharon Sites Adams's remarkable achievements inspire us to find our own oceans and sail on through the highs and lows of our own lives." Amy Racina, author of Angels in the Wilderness "Eight-thousand miles of open ocean, with the same navigational tools used by Columbus, and no way to communicate. This is one gutsy lady. Widowed at thirty-four, she escaped into the world of sailing for the first time, bought her own boat, and sailed into history. As the press put it, 'A woman who dared and won.' This is the stuff movies are made from." Martel Scroggin, author of Wasco, The Moonlighters, and The Sheepshooters "Pacific Lady tugged at me from the opening story. Even though I know nothing about sailing and solo ocean crossings, I was mesmerized by Sharon Sites Adams's determination, curiosity of the world, and intrepid spirit. When she embarked on her trip across the Pacific Ocean alone, I simply could not put down the book until I knew that she had made it safely home. Karen Coates has done a graceful job of translating this singular story into spare, elegant prose. I will never forget it." Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back and How You Can Too
EAN: 9780803211384
ISBN: 0803211384
Untertitel: 'Outdoor Lives (Hardcover)'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 193 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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