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Author Name:    PETERSEN, Neal.

Title:   Journey of a Hope Merchant : From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing.

Publisher:    Elevate, Charleston, S.C., 2007, ISBN:9781601940186 

Seller ID:   97409

PETERSEN, Neal. Journey of a Hope Merchant : From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing. With William P. Baldwin and Patty Fulcher. (Charleston, S.C.) : Elevate, (2007). Pp [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-201,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Seemingly the mostunlikely of men to compete in the elite sport of world-class yachting, Nea l Petersen has lived a modern-day adventure that affirms one can overcome adversity with determination and hard work. Of mixed race, Petersen was bornphysically disabled and impoverished in apartheid-era South Africa, where he found healing and equality in the turbulent waters surrounding Cape Town. Petersen dreamed of building his own boat and of sailing in the great solo races of the world. Journey of a Hope Merchant recounts the epic journey that took him from a racially segregated neighborhood to the prestigious BOC Challenge and ultimately to a place in history as the first black man to race solo around the globe.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Presentation copy signed by the author : “To -----, Each person gets toweave on the fabric and make the quilt of life. Thanks for your threads. N eal Petersen.” 18.00


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