Sailing Alone Around the World
By (author) Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Book DescriptionClassic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written." - National Fisherman.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486203263
(204mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1969
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joshua Slocum
Sailing Alone Around the World, Hardback (November 2015)
Filled with art, photographs, maps, and period illustrations, this well-known story of the first man to circumnavigate the globe in a sailboat is the first illustrated edition of one of the world's best known sailing stories.
Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World, Paperback (March 2009)
After an epic journey lasting over three years, Joshua Slocum succeeded in becoming the first man to sail single-handed around the world. This is his account of that voyage in the form of a magical diary.
Voyage of the Liberdade, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Joshua Slocum
Slocum's first book about his trip from Brazil to America on the Liberadade, a 35-foot cross between a dory and sampan.
UK Kirkus Review » For 20 years tough, resourceful, sailing skipper Slocum navigated the oceans of the world, owned ships, built ships, survived mutiny and shipwrecks, until a last ill-fated voyage on which his crew were decimated by smallpox and his ship, with all his wealth, was lost on a South American sand bar. Back home, with no ship and little money a friend, perhaps as a joke, offered Slocum a ship. He found her in a field, half rotten, with gaps in her decks and grass growing through the hull. On her transom, in peeling paint, could just be read the name Spray. It is the story of this ship, how he rebuilt her and in 1895 became the first man to voyage singlehanded around the world that is told in this book. The final sentence: 'The days passed happily with me wherever my ship sailed' epitomizes the genial good humour with which the many adventures on land and sea are recounted. This is the special quality that brings readers back to enjoy Slocum's book again and again. (Kirkus UK)
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