Overview:Tamata and the Alliance - This fascinating memoir spans the time from Moitessier's magical childhood in Vietnam to months before his death, is a beautifully written saga of physical adventure and spiritual growth. Born in the French Indochina in 1925, Bernard Moitessier grew up astride two cultures--French and Vietnamese--in a turbulent era that moved dramatically from peace to war. Imprisoned during the Japanese occupation, he was later drafted to fight the Viet Minh in a French war that foreshadowed America's own Vietnam involvement two decades later. Tamata tells how the 25-year-old Moitessier left Vietnam to answer the call of the sea. He led the life of a sea-gypsy, wandering the Indian Ocean, the South Atlantic, and the Caribbean, learning the ways of boats and the sea and surviving two catastrophic shipwrecks. His greatest sailing adventures followed, the Tahiti-Alicante passage and his ten month round-the-world solo voyage in 1969 when he withdrew from the Golden Globe Race and sailed on to Tahiti. Moitessier then spent three years on a remote atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Called "Tamata" ("try it!") by his Tuamotu friends, he built a Polynesian-style house, planted coconut trees, and gradually transformed the sun-blasted coral into a speck of green in the middle of the South Pacific. After living in the United States, he spent the last years of his life in France. He is buried in a small fishing village in Brittany.
This book is on page /c7aa77b92db8fc93b6f5dfc90a1d7bf2/book/1603725640-9780924486777. It was written by the following authors: Bernard Moitessier. Book Tamata and the Alliance, which can be read online, published by the company: Rowman & Littlefield. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Biography, Sports Books. The book was published on 1995-01-25 00:00:00. It has 400 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 5312 g. File for download Tamata and the Alliance has PDF format and is called tamata-and-the-alliance.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our ajel.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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