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Joshua Slocum , Alan Sklar
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1 Sep 2003
Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats. Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone. Slocum's account of his epic voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement. 'It is a timeless work that can be read again and again, and a story that totally absorbs the reader with it's enormity and honest endeavour' RNSA Journal 'Slocum's prose is a model of its kind: honest, vivid, salty, and at times, lyrical' Traditional Boats and Tall Ships 'One of the all-time classic sailing narratives' Classic Boat
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (1 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400100755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400100750
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 13.6 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,182,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident.'
-- The Nautical Magazine, March 2007 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Joshua Slocum's classic account of the first solo voyage around the world. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have read any number of books by small boat sailors, but never have I enjoyed one more than this. Why? I love success stories, and Capt. Slocum was the sort who assured his success before he set out. He anticipated, and prepared for every contingency, and he succeeded in spite of doubters. But, what really sets the book apart is its language and the scope of knowledge of this third-grader. I gave most my other 'sea' books away, but will keep this one forever.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An understated epic of seamanship and adventure 25 May 2004
Format:Paperback
I share other reviewers' enthusiasm for this book, but for me astonishment and admiration are the dominant emotions it evokes. At an age when most of us are ready to start taking it easy, and long before the days of modern aids to navigation and survival, Captain Slocum cobbles together his tiny boat and sets off around the world single-handed, braving wild seas and fending off wilder but barefoot natives with tin tacks scattered on the deck. Don't look for any modern angst or self-revelation as to why he decided to do it, or what drove him to persist when, for instance, it took him exhausting weeks of battling to get round the Horn. The whole saga is so quietly told that the man's huge competence, sagacity and sheer fortitude emerge only slowly. I'm no sailor, but this is one sailing book that I will always keep to hand for inspiration.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top shelf true adventure reading! 3 Oct 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Slocum eases the reader on an adventure around the world, baiting us along with peaceful respect for the sea, and a love of sloitude. No hollywood storms or disasters. He is as good at story telling as he is at sailing. I would recommend his work to non-sailors and non-adventurers alike. This is a slice of history as he visits the South Pacific and South America in the 1800's, quietly cruising past a world just comming to grips with expansion into unknown cultures and countries. A wise "old Salt" and a teriffic story teller!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top shelf true adventure reading! 3 Oct 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Slocum eases the reader on an adventure around the world, baiting us along with peaceful respect for the sea, and a love of sloitude. No hollywood storms or disasters. He is as good at story telling as he is at sailing. I would recommend his work to non-sailors and non-adventurers alike. This is a slice of history as he visits the South Pacific and South America in the 1800's, quietly cruising past a world just comming to grips with expansion into unknown cultures and countries. A wise "old Salt" and a teriffic story teller!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this edition 29 Dec 2011
By GeoffG
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book itself is excellent, but this edition is a very poor buy indeed, and I recommend against buying it. In fact I returned it for a refund.
If you want a fully illustrated edition, this is not the edition that will provide it. Many illustrations are missing, but this is not made clear in the product description, and the "Look inside" facility is misleading, as, for the first few chapters, all the illustrations are present, but from later chapters, many many are missing, and a few are modern substitutes that add nothing.
A fully illustrated version is well worth having, and if you want an illustrated edition, with ALL of the original illustrations, this can be found elsewhere on the web (Project Gutenberg) free of charge. Otherwise the text-only version is available free of charge here in the Amazon Kindle Store.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars real life adventure 24 Feb 2011
By gossak
Format:Kindle Edition
This book takes you on a facinating jouney to many wonderful ports & across vast oceans.In a boat that he constucted single handed over 13 months.
the authour is obviously a very human & humuorous man, which makes a very enjoyable read.The trip was made in a in a more innocent time in many ways,which adds to it's appeal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic which has endured for over 100 years 23 Nov 2007
By RobF
Format:Paperback
After spending years commanding large merchant vessels, Capt Joshua Slocum completely rebuilds a 37 foot yacht and sets sail around the world in it. Slocum's grasp of the English language is exemplary as he describes his single-handed voyage around the world. The book is a fascinating insight into life 100 years ago when sailors were unable to use electronics for navigation, meteorology or helming and vessesls had to sail around the Capes as the "shortcut canals" (Panama and Suez) had not yet been constructed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read 21 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
Over the years I have borrowed this book twice and it never fails to amaze and inspire me. This is an adventure by one man pitting his wits and using all his skill against the elements (however, if he were here today he may say `with' the elements, as he loved what he was doing). I decided to buy the book as I know that I will read it many more times in my life, God willing.
You may read other more recent true-life adventure stories, but Joshua Slocum's perilous adventures were undertaken without the aid of modern technology, which is truly amazing.
This is a book that all parents should encourage their children to read, and all teachers should include it in class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really fascinating book
I first read this book 44 years ago. I loved it then, and I loved re-reading it now.

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