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"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure."— Sports Illustrated
"A classic book. . . . Slocum's writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop, Spray, whose crossing of the Atlantic he describes vividly."— The New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Captain Joshua Slocum (18441909) was the first person to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. On April 24, 1895, he departed Boston in his 37-foot sloop, Spray, and sailed around the world, returning to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898. This remarkable achievement made Slocum the most famous North American sailor of all time. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a book for sailors or wannabe sailors. If you have read about others sailing around the world alone, you must read this. This is the first guy that did it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles Campbell
It takes a few chapters to get use to some old english writing but his depictions and stories are very well toldPublished 4 months ago by Craig Healey
The condition of the book and the speed at which it was shipped were mind-boggling in a society of over-promised and under-delivered products. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marcus L. Roberson
One of the best books on adventure and courage I have ever read. I frequently give this as a gift to clients in leadership positions. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kevin Peters
Loved the description of captain Slocum's arrival when entering savage territory. Who would have ever thought of carpenter tags to fend off intruders. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Reader
got book in good shape have read the book, enjoyed the book, have read the book before I checked it out at libraryPublished 16 months ago by Thomas F. Brannon
This was a very fun read. I love reading narratives and stories involving history and this was the prefect book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by K.R.