Sailing Alone around the World by Captain Joshua SlocumSailing Alone around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum

Sailing Alone around the World

byCaptain Joshua Slocum

Paperback | March 31, 2016

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Joshsua Slocum spent a lifetime at sea. He ran away from his Nova Scotia home at the age of 14 and for the next 35 years he sailed the world holding every shipboard rank. When a ship under his command was wrecked on the coast of Brazil in 1887, it seemed that his maritime career had ended in disgrace. Not one for retiring to earthly pastures, Slocum rebuilt a hundred-year-old sloop and set off for Boston in 1895 on the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years Slocum battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and pirates and, of course, loneliness. He crossed the Atlantic no fewer than three times, spent weeks thrashing against the elements around Cape Horn, and found shelter in numerous exotic harbours. Sailing Alone around the World is the extraordinary story of one man's courage and resourcefulness, and has an enduring and universal appeal as a landmark of world adventure.

 

 Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

Captain Joshua Slocum was a seaman and adventurer, a noted writer, and the first man to sail single-handedly around the world.He tells his story in [i]Sailing Alone Around the World[/i]. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.
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Title:Sailing Alone around the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:John Beaufoy PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190961260X

ISBN - 13:9781909612600

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