The story of David Lewis's epic singlehanded voyage from Sydney to Antarctica in 1972. Icebird was a 32-foot steel sloop. Nobody had ever sailed to the Antarctic alone before, and his adventure became an epic struggle for survival. The boat was capsized twice and dismasted 3500 miles from help - it all happened in the freezing temperatures and huge seas of the Southern Ocean. His courage and resourcefulness were remarkable, and this book tells the story extremely well. Colour photos.