The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love
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The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love

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FOLLOW THE GLOBAL SAILING ADVENTURES OF JULIA AND HER CREW AS THEY DISCOVER THE WORLD AND THEMSELVES

With his first mate and crew, amateur sailor Larry Jacobson embarked on a lifelong goal to circumnavigate the globe. The namesake boy behind the gate is a passionate romantic who, since childhood, yearned to discover what’s out there….

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Hardcover, 359 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Buoy Press
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Greg Frucci
On a personal level, I loved this book because I too am a sailor of the open ocean. It took me back to the sea where I long to be once again. The Challenges he faced in preparation, being "out there" and returning are exactly what I am facing in the moment as I write this review.
On a global level, a level which speaks to all of us Humans, no matter what our race, gender, political views or sexual orientation are...we can relate to the story of a fellow human who is driven by what he or she is Pa...more
Misha
Could not finish... I do not care about somebody's sexual orientation but when it is being promoted on almost every page it becomes very annoying very fast.
Susan
A very interesting book about a six-year journey around the world. It depicts both the highs and the lows of such a trip... Each with a cocktail in their hands. An easy read, but lots of fun.
Lorna
Interesting saga. We met him and Ken at a book club event and they are truly fun people. I will look at boats and marinas in a new light now.
itmfiddler
Fascinating book. If you like travel documentaries and sailing, you'll enjoy this book.
David Jedeikin
Engrossing, epic story of a couple's round-the-world journey.
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