Row for Freedom: Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope - eBook  -     By: Julia Immonen
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Thomas Nelson / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780718021535
ISBN-13: 9780718021535

Publisher's Description

"When you’re in the middle ofthe adventure, you just have to live it. When you’re on an expedition, you putyour head down and battle through. Storytelling happens after the finish line.. . . now that time has come [and] Julia can tell her story. The full story."

—from the foreword by Bear Grylls


An incredible account ofone woman’s record-breaking row across the Atlantic

Thirty-two-year-oldJulia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewerpeople than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space: row three thousandmiles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados.

Row for Freedom chroniclesthat dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing,which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia’s search for hopeand purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence.

As Julia’s physical andemotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty millionvictims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for herrow. Be inspired by Julia’s self-discovery and her team’s triumph in one of themost formidable physical quests ever undertaken.

Author Bio

Always an adventurer, Bear Grylls reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1998 at the young age of 23. He participated in that expedition to raise funds for a children’s hospital. His additional adventures include leading a team across the freezing North Atlantic Arctic Ocean in a small open inflatable boat, becoming the first man to fly a powered paraglider to a height above Mount Everest, and leading a small team to climb one of the most remote un-climbed peaks in the world in Antarctica. Bear has written several books including The Kid Who Climbed Everest and Facing the Frozen Ocean. He now hosts the popular television show Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel where he is parachuted into some of the most inhospitable places on earth and shows how to survive. Involved with many worthy causes throughout the world, Bear has agreed to donate all proceeds from With Love, Dad to Alpha International. Bear Grylls lives in the UK with his wife and three sons.

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