Sailing Alone Around the World

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The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas - the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable - and entertaining - travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators - Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for its courage, skill, and determination. Sailing Alone around the World recounts Slocum's wonderful adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum's incomparable book endures as one of the greatest narratives of adventure ever written.


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Author(s)
Joshua Slocum
Format
Paperback | 312 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 18mm | 458g
Publication date
06 Feb 2013
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1482378299
ISBN13
9781482378290
Bestsellers rank
1,631,658
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