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Undercurrents free pdf The author of this unforgettable, true-life adventure book is the outspoken Governor of Tokyo, whose efforts to rejuvenate and refinance the city have won over even those who thought him too unorthodox to support. Before politics, Ishihara was a prominent and successful novelist. However, this is non-fiction writing at its best. He has assembled 40 episodes that represent the times he felt most alive, involving his two passions: sailing and scuba diving. Ishihara has raced ocean-going yachts all over the world. In the course of this pursuit he has seen crewmen washed overboard and drowned- boats upended in monstrous seas- and navigators (himself included) being lost from the start to finish of long voyages. Beneath the waves, he recalls encounters with man-eating sharks- he has seen a great white take a fisherman. Within the confines of an underwater tunnel he has come close to losing his life to a giant grouper. In powerful currents, he has risked his sons' lives in remote Pacific seas...Linking all these episodes is the awareness he acquired in extreme situations both at sea and on land: of how fine a line separates life and death, and how possible it is to stray across that line yet still bear witness to the experience.

About Shintaro Ishihara

SHINTARO ISHIHARA is one of Japan's most successful writers. He was elected Governor of Tokyo in 1999, a post he still holds. The Japan That Can Say No, which he co-authored with Akio Morita, then head of Sony, brought Ishihara worldwide attention.

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Author : Shintaro Ishihara
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 07 February 2006
ISBN : 477003007X
EAN : 9784770030078
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 255 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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