Summary Airborne A Sentimental Journey
William F. Buckley Jr. ´ 0 Free read Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ William F. Buckley Jr. Summary Airborne A Sentimental Journey About this title On a month long cruise across the Atlantic on his sailboat Cyrano Buckley l. This is one of my favorite sailing books of all time It is a memoir the late William F Buckley wrote about his transatlantic sail with dear friends and his beloved son His wit is just unrivaled A book to read and then rereadSummary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ William F. Buckley Jr.
William F. Buckley Jr. ´ 0 Free read Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ William F. Buckley Jr. Summary Airborne A Sentimental Journey E 13 and considers his success as a seaman and father A chapter on how to navigate stands ou. I hate sailing I loved this book
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William F. Buckley Jr. ´ 0 Free read Summary ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ William F. Buckley Jr. Summary Airborne A Sentimental Journey Ogs daily occurrences and reflections recalls previous sailing experiences as far back as ag. Airborne is about William F Buckley Jr s first Trans Atlantic sailing voyage aboard his beloved cruiser Cyrano I stumbled on this little jewel in a box free books kindly given to me and thoroughly enjoyed it Being a huge fan of maritime literature both fiction and non fiction classic and contemporary I was immediately sold on this book and it did not disappointAll politics aside William F Buckley WFB was an undeniably brilliant writer and conversationalist Unknown to some he was also a highly competent skipper and racer His mastery of the english language and sharp wit really added to the enjoyment of the book For those with socio political hangups with WFB don t let his infamous ber conservative opinions and well known diatribes steer you away from reading Airborne He keeps it non partisan and focuses his incredible storytelling and writing skills on his intense passion for sailing navigating and wayward adventuring His love of the sea is apparent in every chapterThe book has a very pleasant anecdotal tone which made for a uick and entertaining read It is as if the reader is having a fireside conversation with WFB as he reminisces about his first Trans Atlantic sailing voyage and other fond memories of sailing racing and the pitfalls of boat ownership and euipment failure Buckley s wry humor and self deprecation is present throughout WFB also peppers in many fascinating asides on the technical aspects of sailing and a few short unrelated asides about famous figures with whom he rubbed shoulders with and often uipped A definite high point is the chapter devoted to celestial navigation in which it is broken down in layman s terms WFB was renowned for his mastery of celestial navigation and his ability to explain it in a simple no nonsense manner Text is also interspersed with very entertaining ship s log entries by the Captain and numerous members of his crew which included his youthful son Christopher and other characters who s contributions were colorful to say the least and often hilarious Laughs abound as they recount downright hedonistic shore leaves and shipboard pranks often perpetrated at the Skipper s expense Though there is plenty of levity there are deeper introspective moments shared by WFB and crew as well as several edge of your seat moments as they brave the elements and fury of the sea There are also plenty of great photos diagrams and maps throughoutI highly recommend Airborne to the seasoned sailer layman adventurer nautical fanatic and casual reader It is a really fine book and great edition to any library Not knowing much about WFB politically or otherwise prior to reading this book I now count myself among his fans The world lost a great writer sailer humorist and man when WFB passed away in 2008 This book serves as a testament to his incredible life and contributions to the literary and sailing communitiesI m looking forward to reading the second book in the WFB series of four sailing books Atlantic High followed by Racing Through Paradise and Windfall I have no doubt the other books will deliver the same enjoyment
- Airborne A Sentimental Journey
- William F. Buckley Jr.
- 04 June 2019