Passage to Juneau

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The bestselling, award-winning author of Bad Land takes us along the Inside Passage, 1,000 miles of often treacherous water, which he navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat, offering captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.

A work of great beauty and inexhaustible fervor. - The Washington Post Book World

With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. 

But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest’s Indians and its first European explorers - between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class.