Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN: 398594380X

Category: Humor

Page: 222

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Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum - Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World is a classic, beloved by sailors the world over who have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands. This edition is thoroughly annotated by teacher/journalist Rod Scher, who provides explanation, commentary, clarification, and In the News sidebars for historical context that will make Slocum's masterpiece more accessible to today's readers, sailors and landlubbers alike.

Sailing Alone Around The World Annotated

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 242

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Sailing Alone Around the World is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum in 1900 about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857064233

Category: Single-handed sailing

Page: 200

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The first lone circumnavigation of the globe under sail This book is widely regarded a classic of sailing literature because it is an account written by the sailor who made the first solo navigation of the globe under sail. A biography of Joshua Slocum would make riveting reading in its own right, for inherent in him were all the attributes of the ideal seaman of the latter half of the nineteenth century. An unquenchable spirit of adventure propelled him through many voyages and hairsbreadth escapes from the forces of nature and pirates. In 1895 he set sail from America in 'Spray, ' a 36' 9'' gaff rigged sloop oyster boat he had rebuilt himself. Navigating mainly without using his chronometer and only by 'dead-reckoning' Slocum sailed 'Spray' without actually touching the helm. His circumnavigation, which took three years to complete, covered a distance of some 46,000 miles. His triumphant return to America went virtually unnoticed-because the newspapers were focussed on the recent outbreak of war between Spain and America. This book, detailing his epic voyage and many adventures, was written shortly after his return, was serialised in magazines and became a rapid bestseller, earning glowing encomiums from many notably figures, especially from highly regarded authors of the time, including Arthur Ransome and Mark Twain, which elevated Joshua Slocum to international fame. This edition of his work is beautifully illustrated and is available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket. Leonaur hard covers are ideal for collections or to be presented as a forever treasured gift.

Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1877008575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. His classic account of his voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, has been captivating readers for over a hundred years. It remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Slocum writes of dangers and delights in encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish. In 1877, eighteen years before Slocum weighed anchor on his 74,000-kilometre journey, another enterprising New Bedford sailor, Captain Thomas Crapo, undertook to sail across the Atlantic to England in a boat six metres long—with his wife. Crapo's little-known narrative of his expedition is also included in this volume. A fascinating companion-piece, it may even have helped inspire Slocum to embark on his great sea voyage. In the tradition of Tim Flannery's editions of 1788 by Watkin Tench and Life and Adventures of William Buckley comes the ripping yarn of the first solo round-the-world sailor, one of the most remarkable and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Flannery's introduction celebrates the careers and achievements of these sea captains and confirms Sailing Alone Around the World as a must-read for sailors and children of all ages. ‘An immortal book...Boys who do not like this book should be drowned at once.' Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons textpublishing.com.au

The Illustrated Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: SeaWolf Press

ISBN: 9781950435951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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Sailing Alone Around the World is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum in 1900 about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum,Applewood Books (CRT)

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557099170

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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In 1895, at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum left Boston on his sloop Spray. Three years later, after sailing single-handed 46,000 miles around the world, Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Through this, he was revered by sailors and adventurers around the world. The story of this journey is a classic tale of achievement in the face of overwhelming odds. ""'Walden' without the training wheels."" -Nathaniel Philbrick

The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 1574092758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the "patron saint" of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in Sailing Alone Around the World, took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat Spray forever famous. Rod Scher received his M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is currently VP of Technology for Class.com. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Sailing Alone Around the World (Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian)

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Digireads.com

ISBN: 9781420956351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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First published in 1900, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is the detailed account of how Joshua Slocum would become the first person to circumnavigate the globe by himself. Aboard a sloop named the 'Spray', which Slocum himself rebuilt and refitted, he would depart from Boston on April, 24th, 1895 on this remarkable journey. Over the course of the next three years the boat would take him to Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, through the Strait of Magellan, through the Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, Transvaal, St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, and finally back to Fairhaven in Massachusetts. Filled with numerous illustrations, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is a real-life nautical tale of adventure filled with perilous encounters and challenges. A classic story of self-determination, "Sailing Alone Around the World" has inspired generations of sailors and adventurers alike ever since its original publication. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Sailing Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542780599

Category:

Page: 148

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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.