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.

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

Joshua Slocum Sailing Alone Around The World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781877008573
Release Date: 2003-05-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. His classic account of his voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, has been captivating readers for over a hundred years. It remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Slocum writes of dangers and delights in encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish. In 1877, eighteen years before Slocum weighed anchor on his 74,000-kilometre journey, another enterprising New Bedford sailor, Captain Thomas Crapo, undertook to sail across the Atlantic to England in a boat six metres long—with his wife. Crapo's little-known narrative of his expedition is also included in this volume. A fascinating companion-piece, it may even have helped inspire Slocum to embark on his great sea voyage. In the tradition of Tim Flannery's editions of 1788 by Watkin Tench and Life and Adventures of William Buckley comes the ripping yarn of the first solo round-the-world sailor, one of the most remarkable and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Flannery's introduction celebrates the careers and achievements of these sea captains and confirms Sailing Alone Around the World as a must-read for sailors and children of all ages. †̃An immortal book...Boys who do not like this book should be drowned at once.' Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons textpublishing.com.au

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 Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1543063985
Release Date: 2017-02-12
Genre:

Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

Sailing Alone Around the World Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Digireads.com
ISBN: 1420956353
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

First published in 1900, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is the detailed account of how Joshua Slocum would become the first person to circumnavigate the globe by himself. Aboard a sloop named the 'Spray', which Slocum himself rebuilt and refitted, he would depart from Boston on April, 24th, 1895 on this remarkable journey. Over the course of the next three years the boat would take him to Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, through the Strait of Magellan, through the Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, Transvaal, St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, and finally back to Fairhaven in Massachusetts. Filled with numerous illustrations, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is a real-life nautical tale of adventure filled with perilous encounters and challenges. A classic story of self-determination, "Sailing Alone Around the World" has inspired generations of sailors and adventurers alike ever since its original publication. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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 Alone Around the World Joshua Slocum

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542780594
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre:

Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Captain Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1720971285
Release Date: 2018-06-10
Genre:

Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Sailing Alone Around the World is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum in 1900 about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. In the fair land of Nova Scotia, a maritime province, there is a ridge called North Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the fertile Annapolis valley on the other. On the northern slope of the range grows the hardy spruce-tree, well adapted for ship-timbers, of which many vessels of all classes have been built. The people of this coast, hardy, robust, and strong, are disposed to compete in the world's commerce, and it is nothing against the master mariner if the birthplace mentioned on his certificate be Nova Scotia. I was born in a cold spot, on coldest North Mountain, on a cold February 20, though I am a citizen of the United States-a naturalized Yankee, if it may be said that Nova Scotians are not Yankees in the truest sense of the word. On both sides my family were sailors; and if any Slocum should be found not seafaring, he will show at least an inclination to whittle models of boats and contemplate voyages.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Bestsellers - Books USA Press
Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre:

Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. In April 1895, at the age of fifty-one, Joshua Slocum departed Boston in his thirty-six-foot sloop Spray, a derelict boat he had rebuilt himself. Three years and 46,000 miles later he returned, having accomplished one of the greatest...

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1795294957
Release Date: 2019-01-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

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.