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Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum

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Published by The Century Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Voyages around the world

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Captain Joshua Slocum; illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG440 .S628
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi p., 1 l., 294 p.
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6774514M
LC Control Number00002333
OCLC/WorldCa1140885

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Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46, miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty foot sloop /5(37). Mar 14,  · Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum Joshua Slocum’s Sailing Alone Around the World is a really interesting account of the first solo-circumnavigation. It would be an interesting account even if it were written today, but is especially so due to the fact that the events he recounts take place prior to the 20th century. Oct 16,  · Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail completely around the world alone! The voyage lasted three years and approximately 46, miles; and was accomplished on a 36' ordinary wooden sloop (The 'Spray'), typical of the 's/5(). A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe.5/5(10).

Tania Aebi (born October 7, ) is an American sailor. She completed a solo circumnavigation of the globe in a foot sailboat between the ages of 18 and 21, making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the chevreschevalaosta.comtion: Sailor, writer. About Sailing Alone around the World. 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. In he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, "boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at . Sep 13,  · The account of this fantastic journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, was published in and received widespread acclaim by reviewers throughout the English-speaking world. Sailing Alone Around the World front cover It is fascinating to look at the ingredients that made this pioneering voyage possible.