Books: Notable: ATLANTIC HIGH by William F. Buckley, Jr.

ATLANTIC HIGH by William F. Buckley Jr.; Doubleday; 262 pages; illustrated; $22.50

Author-Editor-Raconteur-Gadfly William F. Buckley Jr. has already delighted friends and charmed critics with his account of a joyous transatlantic sail in Airborne (1976). So why, five years later, is Buckley charting the same course? Because, as he explains, "the wedding night is never enough." Or, to put it less metaphorically, the first trip and book were so successful that Buckley could not resist the temptation to set sail all over again.

And a good thing too. Atlantic High will not displace Two Years Before the Mast or Moby Dick from even...

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