Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781557099174
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 1895, at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum left Boston on his sloop Spray. Three years later, after sailing single-handed 46,000 miles around the world, Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Through this, he was revered by sailors and adventurers around the world. The story of this journey is a classic tale of achievement in the face of overwhelming odds. ""'Walden' without the training wheels."" -Nathaniel Philbrick

The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574092752
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the "patron saint" of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in Sailing Alone Around the World, took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat Spray forever famous. Rod Scher received his M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is currently VP of Technology for Class.com. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Joshua Slocum Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781921799396
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: History

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. This classic account of his voyage remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time, from encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, to tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher:
ISBN: 085706424X
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: History

The first lone circumnavigation of the globe under sail This book is widely regarded a classic of sailing literature because it is an account written by the sailor who made the first solo navigation of the globe under sail. A biography of Joshua Slocum would make riveting reading in its own right, for inherent in him were all the attributes of the ideal seaman of the latter half of the nineteenth century. An unquenchable spirit of adventure propelled him through many voyages and hairsbreadth escapes from the forces of nature and pirates. In 1895 he set sail from America in 'Spray, ' a 36' 9'' gaff rigged sloop oyster boat he had rebuilt himself. Navigating mainly without using his chronometer and only by 'dead-reckoning' Slocum sailed 'Spray' without actually touching the helm. His circumnavigation, which took three years to complete, covered a distance of some 46,000 miles. His triumphant return to America went virtually unnoticed-because the newspapers were focussed on the recent outbreak of war between Spain and America. This book, detailing his epic voyage and many adventures, was written shortly after his return, was serialised in magazines and became a rapid bestseller, earning glowing encomiums from many notably figures, especially from highly regarded authors of the time, including Arthur Ransome and Mark Twain, which elevated Joshua Slocum to international fame. This edition of his work is beautifully illustrated and is available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket. Leonaur hard covers are cloth bound with gold foil lettering on their spines and feature cloth head and tail bands making them ideal for collections or to be presented as a forever treasured gift.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
Release Date: 1956
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." — Sports Illustrated. Classic 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.

Voyage of the Liberdade

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783941842854
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Captain Joshua Slocum was the first to sail around the world alone without any stopover- The Voyage with Liberdade was a sensation when first published in 1890. Still one of the best books about bluewater sailing.

Sailing Around the World

Author: Guy Bernardin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574091484
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

French writer and sailor Guy Bernardin has completed in the OSTAR and the BOC Challenge races.

Sailing Alone

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442946866
Release Date: 2007-11-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Sailing Alone Around the World" is an account of the author's journey around the world. He illustrates his adventures and daring moments in a very inspiring style. His solitude and reveries have been well-captured in these pages. This work is considered as a masterpiece in the world of travelling.

Participatory Sportswriting

Author: Zachary Michael Jack
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786439539
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Long before George Plimpton donned shoulder pads for Paper Lion, sportswriters were stepping onto the field. This anthology collects 38 essays from the Gilded and Golden Age greats. Charles Dickens, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and more prowled sporti

Alone around the world

Author: Naomi James
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015062114569
Release Date: 1979-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first woman to make a solo voyage around the world describes the 271 days she spent battling rough seas, sixty-knot winds, and repeated mechanical failures to break Sir Francis Chichester's record for speed

The Voyages of Joshua Slocum

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 0911378553
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This definitive edition of all of Captain Joshua Slocum's writings is now being reissued in time for the 100th anniversary of Slocum's epic singlehanded voyage.

The Godforsaken Sea

Author: Derek Lundy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448114856
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'One of the best books ever written about sailing' Time 27,000 miles, three and a half to five months alone at sea, chilling casualty rates, the unrelenting strain of handling 60-foot boats day and night, the absolute certainty of weather and waves that could destroy them. On 3 November 1996 sixteen sailors set out from the Bay of Biscay to embark on the Vendee Globe - a single-handed yacht race through the world's most treacherous and isolated seas. Of the sixteen starters only six completed the course, six others withdrew or were disqualified, three were plucked from sinking boats and one disappeared without trace. This is a book about the sea: how we are dawn to it and how it repels us and about why these men and women risk everything to embark on such a perilous journey. TWENTIETH ANNIVESARY EDITION, WITH A NEW FOREWORD FROM THE AUTHOR.

A Man for All Oceans Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

Author: Stan Grayson
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 9780884485506
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history’s greatest sailors while answering questions that have been asked ever since the publication of Sailing Alone. In June 1898, three years and two months after departing Boston in his aged oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made land fall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, and the death at sea of his beloved first wife, Virginia. Sailing Alone Around the World, Slocum’s book about his circumnavigation, is a seafaring classic, unmatched for adventure and literary verve, and has never been out of print since its publication in 1900. Yet despite several biographies over the decades, Slocum the man has remained unknowable to his legions of admirers, the facts of his life and career as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Here is the real story of Slocum’s Nova Scotia childhood, his seafaring career, and how he became an American citizen. Grayson gives ample evidence of Slocum’s uncanny genius as a navigator while also noting the occasional role that good luck played in his voyages, including his odyssey from Brazil to the United States in the self-designed and built 35-foot Liberdade. And Grayson brings a sailor’s perspective to Slocum’s solo circumnavigation and mysterious disappearance at sea. A fascinating appendix compares Sailing Alone Around the World with Thoreau’s Walden and shows that Slocum’s simple lifestyle and self-sufficiency prefigured today’s emphases on the environment and living responsibly. Previously unpublished photographs bring Slocum’s world to life, and detailed maps trace the adventures of a sailor who knew the world like the back of his hand. This biography reads like an adventure narrative and will serve as the standard work on Joshua Slocum for years to come.