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An Illustrated Viking Voyage: Retracing Leif Erikssons Journey in an Authentic Viking Knarr

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The account of one man's obsession with Leif Eriksson and his triumphant voyage 1000 years ago from Greenland to North America. Carter gathered a crew and re-enacted the event in a replica of the precarious Viking cargo ship known as a knarr. Photographs accompany each stage of the voyage.
Hardcover, 147 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Atria Books (first published March 19th 2000)
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I really enjoyed learning how this man moved his idea from concept to funding to final execution. Taught me that one needs more than just good ideas! Candid telling of his feelings about people who joined his team and his own shortcomings. Could I ever be that frank in a publication???

I appreciated how depth of knowledge of some his teammates saved their butts more than once. I also learned about the need to stand for what you feel strongly about - even if you aren't the resident expert. Candid,
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Recommends it for: anyone who loves travel and history
-that the Vikings were incredibly tough and resourceful, withstanding conditions that not even these modern men could overcome.
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