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A Pearl in the storm : how I found my heart in the middle of the ocean

Author: Tori Murden McClure
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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During June 1998, Tori McClure set out to row across the Atlantic Ocean by herself in a 23-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. She lost communications, but nevertheless decided to keep going, without updates on the location of the Gulf Stream and the weather--in what became the North Atlantic's worst hurricane season. When a series of violent storms nearly killed her, she had to signal for help and go home in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tori Murden McClure; Tori Murden McClure
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tori Murden McClure
ISBN: 9780061718861 0061718866
OCLC Number: 228744331
Description: viii, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The quest begins --
Women and stomachs first --
A shark and an explosion --
Baptism by storm --
Death on deck --
Independence day --
Sea lions in the middle of the north Atlantic --
Three strokes forward, two strokes back --
Storm petrels --
Theodore Roosevelt's burial at sea --
Where's the rest of it, and what ate it? --
Bad breath --
The weather is weird --
Hurricane Danielle --
I'm alive! --
Losing consciousness --
Independent spirits --
Pain settles in --
Philadelphia --
The tragedy of "Civilus" --
A comedic flirtation --
The history of Muhammad Ali --
Returning to slay the dragon --
The romance of being merely human.
Responsibility: by Tori Murden McClure.
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Why would anyone want to row all the way across the Atlantic Ocean without benefit of motor, sail, or company? Tori wants to show the world what one person with a mission can do. She wants to set an  Read more...

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"The reader of this book encounters a rare spirit whose courage is an inspiration."--Jill Ker Conway, author of The Road from Coorain

 
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