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James Cracknell Ben Fogle THE CROSSING Double Signed Hardback

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First edition, second print hardback of Conquering the Atlantic in the World's Toughest Rowing Race, published by Atlantic Books in 2006. Signed and inscribed by Cracknell and Fogle on the title page
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First edition, second print hardback of THE CROSSING: Conquering the Atlantic in the World's Toughest Rowing Race by James Cracknell and Ben Fogle and published by Atlantic Books/ Grove Atlantic Ltd., London in 2006. Signed and inscribed by Cracknell and Fogle on the title page.

The book is in very good condition (Clean grey cloth boards with metallic blue lettering on spine which has minor creasing to spine edges) with minor wear to the pictorial dust jacket which is not price clipped (light creasing to the edges and very slight moisture staining to a small part inside the jacket, not visible from outside). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Ben Fogle is a presenter, writer and adventurer. His achievements include racing 160 miles across the Sahara desert in the notorious Marathon Des Sables. He has rowed the Atlantic Ocean in 49 days and crossed Antarctica in a foot race to the South Pole. He has presented numerous programmes including BBC’s Animal Park, Wild In Africa, Countryfile, Crufts, One Man and His Dog and Extreme Dreams.

He writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph and the Independent and has written five bestselling books. The Teatime Islands, journey’s to Britain’s Faraway Outposts, and Offshore, and the Sunday Times bestsellers, The Crossing (Atlantic), conquering the Atlantic in the World’s toughest rowing race and Race to the Pole. His first travel memoir, The Accidental Adventurer was published in 2011.

He is an ambassador for WWF, Medecins Sans Frontier and Tusk, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the President of the Campaign for National Parks. Ben is a special correspondent for NBC News in the United States, reporting from all over the world for Today, Dateline and MSNBC Nightly News. His 5 part adventure series for the BBC/ Lonely Planet, A Year of Adventures is currently showing on BBC Worldwide in India, New Zealand, Australia and Norway and Discovery in UK

ames Cracknell is one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time, with 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 6 World Championship titles. His epic rowing finals in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 were two of the most watched sporting contests in history but it is since retiring from his 13 year international career that James has distinguished himself as a very special and inspiring sportsman, athlete and adventurer. In the New Year Honours List, 2004, he was appointed OBE for services to sport. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph. His first book, James Cracknell's No Gym Health Plan, was published in April 2006.

"When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: a journey of nearly three thousand miles of stormy weather and colossal physical stress. But as the security of dry land became a distant memory, the full enormity of what they had committed themselves to became apparent: they were surrounded by empty ocean on all sides, hundreds of miles from home, trapped together in a tiny space for every waking moment. Winning the race was clearly the least of their worries.

Forty-nine days later, Cracknell and Fogle were the first pair of rowers to cross the finishing line. They had pushed themselves physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit. They survived without water rations, lost the few clothes they had, capsized, hallucinated, wept, fought, played games, grew beards, nursed blisters and rowed a staggering 2,930 miles.

The Crossing is the extraordinarily honest account of James Cracknell and Ben Fogle's epic race, one that forced both men to face the truth about themselves and each other.

“Inevitably, there are dangers. The biggest risk however is ourselves… What is going to happen out there? I can’t wait to find out.” - James Cracknell, 26 November 2005

“We’ve enjoyed it, but we won’t be doing that again.” - Ben Fogle, 20 January 2006"

'An incredible test of physical and mental endurance.' - Daily Mail

'The world’s foremost naked transatlantic rowers…The pair have crossed the Atlantic using nothing but the power of their own arms in a boat built from a flat-pack, enduring terrible weather, erratic water supplies and a life-threatening capsize just days from the finishing line.' - Daily Telegraph

277 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs.

ISBN: 1 84354 511 X


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The Crossing by James Cracknell and Ben Fogle

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