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post #8 of Old 06-15-2010
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I've been entranced with the Sunday Times Race, so I would recommend A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols. I'm currently reading The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst by Nicholas Tomlin. I've just started it, and so far it's a little tedious and slow, but I'm sure it will pick up.

From a more historical perspective, I just finished The Last Shot about the Confederate commerce raider CSS Shenandoah, which was the last active combat unit of the American Civil War and the only Confederate ship to circumnavigate the globe. It was a great read. Fascinating to read about the realty covert nature of having to buy, refit, and crew the ship all in a neutral country with Union spies all around.

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