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Sailing Alone Around the World By Joshua Slocum

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum

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A series of travel literature written by authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum

Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the authors included are as diverse as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Ernest Shackleton and Alfred Russel Wallace. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface, and has been printed to a high-quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

About Joshua Slocum

JOSHUA SLOCUM spent a lifetime at sea. He ran away from his Nova Scotia home at the age of fourteen and for the next thirty-five 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 earthy pastures, Slocum rebuilt a hundred-year old sloop and set off from 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

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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Used - Very Good
John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
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