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by Ellen MacArthur

Author: Ellen MacArthur
Subcategory: Biographies
Language: English
Publisher: Gardners Books; Abridged Ed edition (August 31, 2002)
Category: Outdoors and Sports
Rating: 4.5
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Taking on the World book. When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart.

Taking on the World book. When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything! This is her story, written intrue Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer. Passionate, dramatic and and deeply affecting, her story When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart.

Ellen MacArthur's autobiography, Taking on the World, is as different from other sailing books as she . But MacArthur drives and commands her world with instinctive leadership

Ellen MacArthur's autobiography, Taking on the World, is as different from other sailing books as she is from other sailors. But MacArthur drives and commands her world with instinctive leadership. This - shown here in detail - is what it takes to win. MacArthur's prose, not ghostwritten, is straightforward and without affectation, serving her narrative well. She is unusually frank about her life, her emotions, her frustrations, her relationships with men and the unhappiness and loneliness that come with such a rigorous command. She creates a whirlwind with her ambition and, positioned at its vortex, she is spun and ripped by it.

When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything!

When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything! This is her story.

Ellen was only 18 when she sailed alone around Britain in a 21ft boat that she had rebuilt herself, and just 26. .On finishing the book, we still don't know quite what miracle mix of genes made Ellen MacArthur "take on the world", but we do appreciate one vital element in her success.

Ellen was only 18 when she sailed alone around Britain in a 21ft boat that she had rebuilt herself, and just 26 when she came second in the world's most arduous single-handed sailing race, the Vendée Globe. Behind her she had a family who believed in her all her life, helped her when her own efforts could get her no further, and were brave enough to let her go into a world so full of dangers.

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycle.

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.

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Ellen MacArthur Has become my hero, because of her book I know that it is possible for a five foot two, twenty something . Taking on the World is a real live fairy tale, one in which Cinderella goes by the name of Ellen MacArthur.

Ellen MacArthur Has become my hero, because of her book I know that it is possible for a five foot two, twenty something British girl to become a knight and one of the worlds most renown sailors. Her book is an inspiring tale with all the ups, downs and plot twists that accompany any good book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. I read the recent article in National Geographic Adventure magazine and then I needed the book to get the full story.