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Sailing Alone around the World (Penguin Classics), Slocum, Joshua
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Author Name:    Slocum, Joshua

Title:   Sailing Alone around the World (Penguin Classics)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Classics 

ISBN Number:   0140437363 / 9780140437362

Seller ID:   ING9780140437362

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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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