Atlantic High: A Celebration PDF ↠ Atlantic High:

Atlantic High: A Celebration PDF ↠ Atlantic High:

Atlantic High: A Celebration [Download] ➾ Atlantic High: A Celebration ➼ William F. Buckley Jr. – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Ostensibly the tale of his 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic High is William F Buckley's extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company Not surprisingly as much thought Ostensibly the tale of his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic High is William F Buckley's extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company Not surprisingly as much thought seems to have gone into stocking the wine cellar as to charting out the route Kon Tiki this is not but Atlantic High: PDF or nor is it meant to be Instead it is an essay on appreciation and a chance for Buckley to share his spirited point of view and exercise his uniue sense of humorAfter a leisurely aside filled discussion of other trips Buckley sets out with several close friends and a photographer to make his second trans Atlantic crossing The first provided the basis for his popular book Airborne When asked by People magazine why he chose to make the journey again Buckley replies with characteristic drollness the wedding night is never enough It is a passion for sailing that motivates Buckley and enlivens his pagesThe book ranges fluidly from observation to speculation from humorous character sketch to wry editorial commentary It is peppered with anecdotes including one in which Buckley armed with a hacksaw breaks into a boatyard to steal his own boat back from an unscrupulous repairman In another an aide to president Reagan calls to discuss a conflict brewing in Africa and all Buckley can think about is the weather ahead of him and his crew The real focus of Atlantic High however is the voyage and the crewmembers who share it From the Mujeres Islands to Fiji to Bermuda to Sao Miguel and Gibraltar and beyond the reader is treated to Buckley's observations of the places he visits and the people he encounters A work as hard to categorize as Buckley himself Atlantic High offers a glimpse into the good life on the high seas.


About the Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

William Frank Buckley Jr was an American author and conservative commentator He founded the political magazine National Review in hosted episodes of the television show Firing Line from until and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist His writing style was famed for its erudition wit and use of uncommon Atlantic High: PDF or wordsBuckley was arguably the most important public int.



10 thoughts on “Atlantic High: A Celebration

  1. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Not as good as Airborne but a great sailing memoir from one of the great wits and intellects in American politics


  2. Richard Richard says:

    It's been awhile since I read these but I loved all his trans AtlanticPacific crossings biographical books I learned about him personally and admired him increasingly ever afterwards RIP


  3. Raymond Jones Raymond Jones says:

    WFB renaissance man Great pacing on a subject I know nothing of intersperced with great sidebars


  4. Michael G Michael G says:

    Another fine and playful journey with Buckley and friends As close as I am likely going to get to ocean sailing and a satisfying substitute Like Airborne a paean to friendship as well


  5. Gsackett Gsackett says:

    Having experienced many of the types adventures described in the book it is enjoyable to compare notes Additionally Buckley's style and erudite vocabulary are entertaining On a personal note my copy was originally my grandfather's and he annotated it with notes and comments of things that he found interesting


  6. Gordon Francisco Gordon Francisco says:

    Good readI especially like the wit and humor of William F I would have loved to dine with Buck and the boysgood wine good food good cigars and David Niven and the conversation would have been uite a treat This book is the next best thing to actually being on board Sail on WFB sail on


  7. Arlen Arlen says:

    My respect for Mr Buckley both as a sailor and as a casting director fleshing out the crew with which he sailed is amplified my inability to stomach his diffidence and his politics is however undiminished My bias may keep me from enjoying any other works by the royal William F


  8. Marilyn Hartl Marilyn Hartl says:

    This was really a wonderful fun book to read It almost made me want to make an Atlantic crossingand if I had Buckley's boat and Buckley's crewperhaps we would have


  9. Jay Tillman Jay Tillman says:

    I missed sailing and pulled this book to get over it


  10. Win Dunwell Win Dunwell says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of Buckley's sailing books I wish could have been on board


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10 thoughts on “Atlantic High: A Celebration

  1. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Not as good as Airborne but a great sailing memoir from one of the great wits and intellects in American politics

  2. Richard Richard says:

    It's been awhile since I read these but I loved all his trans AtlanticPacific crossings biographical books I learned about him personally and admired him increasingly ever afterwards RIP

  3. Raymond Jones Raymond Jones says:

    WFB renaissance man Great pacing on a subject I know nothing of intersperced with great sidebars

  4. Michael G Michael G says:

    Another fine and playful journey with Buckley and friends As close as I am likely going to get to ocean sailing and a satisfying substitute Like Airborne a paean to friendship as well

  5. Gsackett Gsackett says:

    Having experienced many of the types adventures described in the book it is enjoyable to compare notes Additionally Buckley's style and erudite vocabulary are entertaining On a personal note my copy was originally my grandfather's and he annotated it with notes and comments of things that he found interesting

  6. Gordon Francisco Gordon Francisco says:

    Good readI especially like the wit and humor of William F I would have loved to dine with Buck and the boysgood wine good food good cigars and David Niven and the conversation would have been uite a treat This book is the next best thing to actually being on board Sail on WFB sail on

  7. Arlen Arlen says:

    My respect for Mr Buckley both as a sailor and as a casting director fleshing out the crew with which he sailed is amplified my inability to stomach his diffidence and his politics is however undiminished My bias may keep me from enjoying any other works by the royal William F

  8. Marilyn Hartl Marilyn Hartl says:

    This was really a wonderful fun book to read It almost made me want to make an Atlantic crossingand if I had Buckley's boat and Buckley's crewperhaps we would have

  9. Jay Tillman Jay Tillman says:

    I missed sailing and pulled this book to get over it

  10. Win Dunwell Win Dunwell says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading all of Buckley's sailing books I wish could have been on board

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