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Sailing Alone Around the World

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ISBN13: 9781590302668
ISBN10: 1590302664
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Full of astounding adventures, Sailing Alone around the World is the true story of the first man ever to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. In a little over three years, Captain Joshua Slocum completed the feat many experts believed couldn't be done—and he has the stories to prove it. During his historic voyage, Slocum was chased by pirates in Gibraltar, soaked by a "rain of blood" in Australia, and battered by perilous storms in the open ocean. He also met many famous—and infamous—people along the way, from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa, to Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego." This absorbing tale, written with humor and poetic eloquence, was first published in 1900 and has remained in print ever since.

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Captain Joshua Slocum (1844–1909) was the first person to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. On April 24, 1895, he departed Boston in his 37-foot sloop, Spray, and sailed around the world, returning to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898. This remarkable achievement made Slocum the most famous North American sailor of all time.

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Paul Sherr, October 27, 2007 (view all comments by Paul Sherr)
One of my all time favorite books. It is a 'ripping yarn' about the first solo voyage around the world: in a sail boat, no radio no navigation aides in 1900. However, Sailing Alone Around the World is much more than an adventure story, it is about being at peace with one's self, finding harmony with nature and how to greet each day with joy, no matter what it brings. It is a book to live by. Again, I am buying a couple copies for gifts to loved ones. To top it all off, this edition is a bargain in a well crafted hardback.
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Action & Adventure
Slocum, Joshua
Gilkerson, William
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Shambhala Library
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7 x 4.55 x 1 in 0.8 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore

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