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Rowdy / by Christopher Madsen.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B DUE (Text) 78551000640609 Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Duell (Text) 78292000352362 Adult Biography Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780996026000
  • Physical Description: xi, 456 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara California : [CPM Publishing], [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "When Christopher Madsen made the snap decision - perhaps a rash decision - to buy and renovate the 1916 yacht for which this story is named, he could scarcely have imagined the consequences that were to follow. Unexpectedly, during the course of the renovation, a window into Rowdy's past was opened, metaphorically whisking Christopher back in time. Seduced by tantalizing clues and glimpses into the personal life of the original owner, he was steadily drawn deeper into the investigation. In 2002, ninety-three-year-old Hanny, Holland Duell's only surviving child, came aboard her father's boat for the first time in 83 years, and from that moment forward, the fading memories of a most amazing cast of characters were slowly and magically brought back to life. The emerging story, bringing to life the era and flair of Hemingway and Gatsby, progressively grew, becoming more and more complex and sensational, at times to the point of disbelief. The incredible life journey of Holland Duell, decorated World War I major, celebrated New York state senator, powerful patent attorney, and highly accomplished sailor, is told here from an intimately personal perspective as he is immersed in the Great War, politics at the highest level, the birth of Hollywood, fortunes and mansions as well as love affairs and scandalous affairs. The epic tale, far from being a story exclusively for sailors, is a gripping, fast-paced adventure and love story, made all the more amazing by the fact that it is completely true, historically significant, and meticulously documented. A newly unearthed gem in American history, Rowdy will enjoyably transport the reader back in time to the Golden Age of Yachting and ever so much more."--Page [4] of cover.!
Subject: Duell, Holland Sackett.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
Yachts.
Yacht racing.

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