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Voyager 3

Voyager 3: Fifty-Four Phases of Feeling

David Darst is renowned in the global financial community as an investment strategist and author of seven books and scores of articles in his field. But he is also a relentless explorer—of places, people, ideas, experiences sensory and emotional; a devotee of the arts and sciences; a polymath. With Voyager 3, he merges these personae in a passionate and poetic guide through literal and imaginative landscapes. 

Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words
and Pictures

Robert McCloskey is one of the most beloved American children’s authors of all time. His eight books, including Make Way for Ducklings, One Morning in Maine, Time of Wonder and Burt Dow Deep-Water Man are 20th century icons, winning two Caldecott Medals and two Caldecott Honors for Books.


KIALOA US-1 Dare to Win

Jim Kilroy’s long awaited autobiography is the no-hold-barred, behind the scenes story of commerce and competition; of what it takes to succeed; of adventure and glory on the high seas. Kilroy’s ocean racing yachts, all name Kialoa, amassed a record of victories that remains unrivaled in the highest levels of Grand Prix racing.

the  arrogant leader

The Arrogant Leader -
Dealing with the Excesses of Power

The Arrogant Leader is itself a contradiction; which is the point of this timely book.  Rooted in reality but backed by sound theory, it is a reminder that self-confidence unchecked can lead to willful blindness and organizational disaster.  Every aspiring leader would be wise to keep it by the bedside.

Charles Handy, author

Hill  of Beans

Hill of Beans

This memoir of growing up in the Old South during the Depression evokes a time gone by. And while it is a loving memoir, it is populated by real people dealing with hard times, sometimes with cruelty, sometimes with violence–including a mysterious case of arson that forever changed John Snyder’s life.

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Yacht Club 1886 – 2011

Founded in 1886 at the entrance to Dering Harbor – one of the finest deep-water small harbors on either coast of the American Continent – the Shelter Island Yacht Club became a favorite stopping-off point for grand steam and sailing yachts from New York and Brooklyn.