- 2015 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Biography (Adult Nonfiction)
Christopher Madsen’s sixteen-year odyssey began with the $5000 purchase of a fifty-nine-foot wooden yacht that barely floated and looked a complete wreck. But he knew the Rowdy was yachting royalty: built in 1916 for the New York Yacht Club by Captain Nat Herreshoff, the greatest sailboat designer of all time. During the restoration, Madsen immersed himself in researching the yacht’s original owner, and what emerged is an intriguing true story of love, war, politics, Hollywood, and wealth at the highest level.
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