A New York Times bestseller for 36 weeks, Steven Callahan's harrowing story chronicles one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. An undeniable classic, Adrift is a riveting first-hand account by the only man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days from port. Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, scorched by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for 1800 miles, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear and watching as nine ships passed him by. "A real human drama that delves deeply into man's survival instincts" (Library Journal), it is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism, hope, and survival, and a must-read for any adventure lover. Softcover. 237 pgs. 2002 Pub.