Books: Circumnavigator

IN QUEST OF THE SUN—Alain Gerbault —Donbleday, Dor an ($2.50).

When Sportsman Alain Gerbault (swimmer, poloist, tennis player, footballer, war ace) thought of going around the world,* he wanted to go alone, bought an English decked cutter, the Firecrest (39 feet, built in 1892), and put out of Havre across the Atlantic. That was in June, 1924. In The Fight of the Firecrest Sailor Gerbault gave the log of his 101-day voyage to Manhattan. In Quest of the Sun takes up the tale from there, tells how he completed his voyage round the...

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