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The Kinsman

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Kinsman is an adventure of great proportion, as well as one of audacious success, where the impossible odds are a million-to-one. It is a drama wherein the ancient, atrocious debasement of humanity is confronted and defeated. It is a visually stunning tale of the richest, most beautiful sport on earth. It is a love story of great contrast. It is the story of a wealthy, ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Peninsula Press
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Everett Peacock
This book introduced me to Mr. McKay.

I had no idea he and I had spent two decades on the same Hawaiian island, never having met in the same idyllic seas, he on his sailboat and me on my surfboard. I imagine I may have once spotted his sails full of a brisk tradewind off of Diamond Head that textured my waves as well as his with the same magical thrill, the same shared space in paradise.

Yet, we never formally met, until I read The Kinsman. There I found his conversation quite witty, his storyte
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Al
Rwandan genocide and the America's Cup combine in this "fairy-tale" with a strong moral message. Wouldn't it be great if this could really happen?!! Loved the story and the sailing race descriptions are excellent.
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Born George Cadogan Gardner McKay. McKay graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in art. He became a Hollywood heartthrob in the 1950s and 1960s. He landed the lead role in Adventures in Paradise, based loosely on the writings of James Michener. His character, Adam Troy, was a Korean War veteran who purchased the twin-masted 82-foot (25 m) schooner Tiki, and sailed the South Pacific.

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