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At the age of 18 and with a taste for adventure, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with only ten pounds in his pocket. With the impetuousness of youth he tried his hand at a myriad of jobs, and by the age of 26 he had been a farmhand, a boxer, a shepherd, a lumberjack, a member of three trade unions - the Firemen's, the Miners' and the Timber Workers' - a railway worker, a gold prospector, a coal miner, a door-to-door salesman, and a land agent. And it was only then that his real adventures began. It would be from a chance business venture that Chichester would discover the passion for travel that would change his life. With a fellow risk-taker, he helped to establish an early aviation company and began to fly the planes - though not necessarily with an immediate talent. But enthusiasm and experience made him a leader of the field, and in 1929 he embarked on his most famous flight: a solo enterprise in the "Gipsy Moth" from England to Australia. He was the second person ever to accomplish that feat. He was a great sailor as well as aviator, and he won a trans-Atlantic race in the yacht "Gipsy Moth III", and in 1967 he was knighted. This is Sir Francis Chichester's autobiography - a tale of ardour and adventure, of intrepid endeavours on land, on the sea and in the air, and of the physical and mental challenges he faced.
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Book Description Paragon House, New York, 1990. Softcover. Condition: Good. 398 pages. Softcover. Good condition. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. "Many men dream of adventure; some men live it. Into the later category falls the author of this book, which is both an articulate autobiography and tale of adventure. from beginning to end, this book is a thrilling account of a courageous loner who cannot resist or avoid adventure." Library Journal. (Key Words: Autobiography, Adventure, Tales, Francis Chichester, Oceans, Travel, Armchair Traveller Series). book. Seller Inventory # 20856X1
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