All Piss and Wind
By (author) David Salter
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All Piss and Wind by David Salter
Book DescriptionSalter writes with engaging affection, good humour and knowledge. Nobody tells a yachting yarn better' Sir James Hardy OBE This is a book about the excitement of sailing. The characters, the adventures, the disasters and the quiet little drink afterwards. No sport generates more anecdotes than ocean racing. It's a world rich in bizarre incidents, outrageous behaviour, intense camaraderie and engaging humour. The author, David Salter, is Australia's leading columnist and feature writer on the sport of offshore sailing. Drawing on a treasure-trove of stories and lifetime of personal involvement, he provides a firsthand, deck-eye view of a world where the line between fun and survival can be perilously thin. All Piss & Wind carries the conviction of experience and the authority of knowledge all enlivened by the author's sure ear for humour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741665260
(151mm x 210mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
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Media We Deserve, Paperback (August 2007)
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Breaking Ranks, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by David Salter
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Author Biography - David Salter
David Salter is a veteran television producer, journalist and author. He wrote for The Bulletin and Daily Telegraph, produced This Day Tonight, worked in US and UK television, has been Head of Sport for both Channel 7 and ABC-TV, wrote and directed the Logie-winning This Fabulous Century series, was Executive Producer of Media Watch and writes regularly on media matters for The Australian. He is the co-author of the best-selling Breaking Ranks, an eyewitness account of the HMAS Voyager disaster and its aftermath.
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