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No Fear: Sir Francis's Life Of Adventure, Adversity, And Triumph: Sir Francis Chichester Death

No Fear: Sir Francis's Life Of Adventure, Adversity, And Triumph: Sir Francis Chichester Death

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ISBN13: 9798729315772
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Mar 27 2021
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.29
Height: 0.89 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English

Sir Francis Chichester, in full Sir Francis Charles Chichester, (born September 17, 1901, Barnstaple, Devon, England--died August 26, 1972, Plymouth, Devon), adventurer who in 1966-67 sailed around the world alone in a 55-foot sailing yacht, the Gipsy Moth IV.

In this book, the author follows in the footsteps and wakes of Sir Francis's life of adventure, adversity and triumph. Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood in rural Devon, he suffered through the sadism of the English public school system, then in 1918 left for New Zealand where he made his first fortune. There he took up flying and in 1930 became one of the first aviators to fly from London to Sydney. After being the first solo flyer across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to Australia, he set off to circle the world, only to crash, nearly fatally, in Japan.

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